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How are people feeling about these new 8K displays? Most of us have been burned at some time jumping into tech early. For me, I bought a Sony 65" SXRD TV ~13 years ago that was one of the first "1080" displays. They sold it as 1080p and it turned out it only took a 1080i signal and "upgraded" it to a 1080p itself, this gave me grief for 10 years. Sony was sued over it. Or, how about the first 4K TV's that didn't do HDR, or the late blooming of the "premium" 4K spec which asks for 1000 NIT (which ticked me off since my current Samsung only does 600). There are thousands of examples out there. We all know that these standards eventually settle for a long period of time, my Panasonic 1080P projector lasted for 10 years with the best 1080p specs (except when 3D came out, but thats not an issue with the 1080p standard)

So, if we buy a 8K TV now, are we getting in to early, is something new going to be the default standard which these TV's will be missing... new hdmi standard with higher bandwidth... etc... etc... etc.... This has to be the case since there isnt even 8K media out yet. Are we being fooled if we buy 8K now?

Around the end of the year Im planning on spending ~$6000 on a new 75"+ OLED or QLED TV for my new theater and I want a set spec that will last another 10 years.

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All about the cost for me. Just to high for my tiny wallet. But I would imagine there is some refining that will be done as the pricings drop down. Saw one of the 8K Samsung's at BB and it did look very nice.

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How are people feeling about these new 8K displays? Most of us have been burned at some time jumping into tech early. For me, I bought a Sony 65" SXRD TV ~13 years ago that was one of the first "1080" displays. They sold it as 1080p and it turned out it only took a 1080i signal and "upgraded" it to a 1080p itself, this gave me grief for 10 years. Sony was sued over it. Or, how about the first 4K TV's that didn't do HDR, or the late blooming of the "premium" 4K spec which asks for 1000 NIT (which ticked me off since my current Samsung only does 600). There are thousands of examples out there. We all know that these standards eventually settle for a long period of time, my Panasonic 1080P projector lasted for 10 years with the best 1080p specs (except when 3D came out, but thats not an issue with the 1080p standard)

So, if we buy a 8K TV now, are we getting in to early, is something new going to be the default standard which these TV's will be missing... new hdmi standard with higher bandwidth... etc... etc... etc.... This has to be the case since there isnt even 8K media out yet. Are we being fooled if we buy 8K now?

Around the end of the year Im planning on spending ~$6000 on a new 75"+ OLED or QLED TV for my new theater and I want a set spec that will last another 10 years.
Well we don't have much 4k content and no 8k content at all, so I see no need or use of 8k displays for a while.

Was that Sony the one that ran 1080p internally, so it could scale 720p and keep the refresh rate or deinterlace 1080i and keep the resolution but had no actual inputs that supported 1080p?

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At a minimum, I would get one with full 48gbps HDMI 2.1 ports.
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Wouldn't touch one with a 10 foot pole this year and maybe next. Rumors are a new/different codec will be used to decode 8K content. Would suck to buy a TV now that won't be able to stream in 8K. Especially since there may be no 8K blu rays coming at all.

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