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8K Upscaling Players?

While we may never see a true 8K Blu-Ray player I wonder if we will see “Upscaled To 8K” players in the next year or two? I remember back in 2015 when I bought my last 1080P Blu-Ray player Panasonic BDT460 it was advertised as Upscaled to 4K and was/is a great Blu-Ray player and since Panasonic & Sony have come out on top of the player market with other manufacturers not being able to make a go of it and pulling out I think it’s not far fetched to see an Upscaled to 8K players from both Panasonic and Sony.


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Sure, when 8k displays become more popular, the manufacturers will come out with 8k upscaling players. Of course the display itself will upscale all video inputs to 8k.

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With less and less manufacturers interested even produce any 4K player, I doubt we will ever see any 8K upscaler. That's an extreme niche market.
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Usually the TVs' internal upscaler is better than any source's upscaler, especially when it is a high-end TV like the early 8K TVs.


The 4K upscaling players looked more like a useless marketing trend unless you really have an entry-level TV with a poor internal upscaler.
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While we may never see a true 8K Blu-Ray player I wonder if we will see “Upscaled To 8K” players in the next year or two?
Are people who have spent thousands on an native 8K display really going to fall for such pointless product!

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Usually the TVs' internal upscaler is better than any source's upscaler, especially when it is a high-end TV like the early 8K TVs.


The 4K upscaling players looked more like a useless marketing trend unless you really have an entry-level TV with a poor internal upscaler.
I never understood the point of upscaling players considering tvs usually have better ones. I bought the Sony 6700 last year mainly for its SACD playback, but I played around with its upscaling abilities. It slaughtered 480i DVD upscaling. It looked worse than 480i cable tv upscaled on a low-end tv. I mean, it was horrible. Even my Vizio tv was much better. I'm not sure how Sony could have even released such a product.
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Are people who have spent thousands on an native 8K display really going to fall for such pointless product!


That would depend as I remember back in 2015 if you wanted a high end Blu-Ray player you had no choice as all high end players “Upscaled” to 4K, now that doesn’t mean a person has to set the player resolution to do so but it is a feature that all new high end players had.


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That would depend as I remember back in 2015 if you wanted a high end Blu-Ray player you had no choice as all high end players “Upscaled” to 4K, now that doesn’t mean a person has to set the player resolution to do so but it is a feature that all new high end players had.
Anybody who's spent thousands on an native 8K display will most likely already own a 4K UHD player. So unless their existing 4K UHD player has crapped out, they would have to be as dumb as a brick to swap their existing 4K UHD player for a new 4K UHD player with an '8K up-scaling'. Especially if that's the only unique feature it offered...

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Anybody who's spent thousands on an native 8K display will most likely already own a 4K UHD player. So unless their existing 4K UHD player has crapped out, they would have to be as dumb as a brick to swap their existing 4K UHD player for a new 4K UHD player with an '8K up-scaling'. Especially if that's the only unique feature it offered...
IMO, the latest posts missed the OP's point. He conjectured that the major manufacturers will come out with 8k upscaling players. He is not stating they are needed, but rather that they will be available. I agree. When 8k displays become more commonplace, there will be 8k upscaling players for sale. I do agree they are not needed since the 8k displays will upscale perfectly well (I have my A9G upscale everything to 4k rather than have my Oppo do it), but that was not the original question.

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you won't need an 8k upscaler. Most TVs natively upscale 4k with great success. im sure the 8k sets will be the same.

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If 8K on disc is going to happen, it’s probably going to be on the current BD-ROM 3.x disc format. It can be done, but the challenge is going to be whether the 100 GB disc capacity will allow enough playing time without sacrificing picture quality, which would defy the whole point of 8K.
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