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4k TV versus 8k TV Any Thoughts...

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I was not too long ago enlightened about the 4k TV benefits an Apple version of 4k TV when I was enlightened on the arrival of 8k TVs into the arena of picture quality. I'm not an expert in the least but thought I'd post the question among the experts and most knowledgeable digital community. What's the difference if any? and how does one align themselves with the right home theater purchase, among the many Tv quality options?

 

For a little reference here's some valuable info if you're a novice like me (removed per forum guidelines)

 

  I'm Just curious, what Tv quality experts and knowledgeable consumers think...

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Any Apple 4k Tv owners, I'd love to hear from you and how you feel about Apple Tv. 

 

Nelson

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I don't think it makes any difference if you have Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roko.

 

What I have noticed about 4k is you can really see a lot of imperfections in the set design. 

 

When I got my first 4k tv the first show I watched was Black panther.  I was simply dismayed at how shoddy and cheap it made some of the sets look. 

 

I would not get to excited about the idea of 8k.  It took a long time before there was a significant amount of 4k content available. The big hang back was the requirement for more bandwidth.  People already complain about data caps. 

 

8k if it is to be considered 16 times as many pixels will probably require up to 16 times more bandwidth. 

 

However, to contradict that article.  it is 16 times as many pixel's but only twice the resolution.  You are still only doubling the horizontal and vehicle lines. Think of it as putting four football fields together.  You have 16 times as many square feet of football field but it is still only 100 yards more from one end to the other. 

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Hello TheWeeklyDeals,

 

I’m completely 100% on the Apple TV bandwagon! Personally, I stream everything and need something that allows me to have access to all my subscription services while still managing my expensive movie collection. The interdiction of Movies Anywhere application has made easier too. Currently,  I only subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime with a few specific channel subscriptions. I also love that I can use my iPhone as remote too.

 

As bobberuchi shared that the 8K is more so at this time about future proofing your investment. I believe you’re welcome to choose 4K as a device at the moment. For the most part major channels still working to put 4K into common place prior to 2020. In other countries such as Japan, 8K is already commonplace and highly embraced.

 

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Thanks, 

 

 

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Nice...

 

Thanks, Mariah I see you have an arrangement of great shows you keep up with. I got to remember to reach out to get some 4k content recommendation from you, so if I get a 4k Tv I won't be behind the trend, geared to enjoying great cinematic visual experiences at home.

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I recently purchased a Samsung 4K TV for my basement.  We hooked up the old Xbox 360, Chromecast, and it comes with a bunch of Smart Apps.

 

What really enhanced the experience was purchasing a Yamaha home theater receive to go with it.  The receiver connects to my home Wi-Fi and allows me to stream internet radio through my system.

 

I was simply amazed at how good the TV streamed 4k content from Netflix and Amazon.  

 

I am looking strongly at a new 4K TV for my main room and I am giving strong consideration to the Sony 900F.  there is a Magnolia Store near my office and this TV is simply stunning. 

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I agree sound enhances everything. There's nothing like a great surround sound or sound bar to enhance your movie, tv or gaming experience... Sound systems is a whole other talking point...but it truly adds to the home entertainment experience.

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The Dolby Atmos Sound bars they have on demo at my local BB are simply outstanding.

 

I really dont' think they can match the overall experience of 5.1 or 7.1 surround.  

 

But the sound bars with a sub are simply outstanding.

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Re: 4k TV versus 8k TV Any Thoughts...

Thoughts...

  • 4K is gorgeous, so 8K will be even more realistic
  • Where I am, we are just starting to see 4K content providers, but mostly limited to sports.  I don't watch sports, so it goes not get me excited to upgrade from my 1080 screen and equipment.
  • Going from 720, to 1080, to 4K.... I can see more irritating motion blur.  Can 8K screens, bandwidth, and equipment keep up, but be affordable?  Otherwise, I will stay with 1080 for a few more years.
  • Some media report 8K is available in Japan for the last two years, other sources says December next year.  They want to be ready for the 2020 Olympics
  • Bandwidth is mentioned, but with today's 150 and 300Mbps download speeds where I am, it's less a concern.  Netflix allows downloads for bandwidth stability, but not for newer titles.