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http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/26/lg-84-inch-4k-tv-goes-on-sale-in-the-us-for-19999
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Sony might have beaten LG to the punch in the 84-inch 4K TV wars with its XBR-84X900 pre-orders, but you've got to be on the field to win -- and the first to show up for battle is LG's 84LM9600, which is officially on sale and in stores as of today. Anyone who can find a retailer carrying the Ultra High-Definition LCD can drop $19,999 to get what will undoubtedly be the centerpiece of the room, even if there's hardly any content to fully exploit those six million extra pixels.




But..why.. Theres hardly any 4k content out there to my knowledge.. at least not for consumers...and by the time there IS I'm willing to bet there will be some new connector or copy protection scheme out that means this TV wont be able to display it and you'll be out money for ANOTHER 4K TV when thats all decided on..
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Let the I/O wars begin.
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I'm buying 3 for surround goodness.....because i can.

then i woke up from my dream and realised i'm too poor
 
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Future proof like the comment @ Engadget says. Technology needs & will keep moving forward.Though, a pricetag like this is out of reach for the average consumer but let economy of scale bring it down. Currently since the demand for these ridiculously large resolution screen is relatively small, it's a given why it's nearly 20k. I remember when we saw the first plasma...They were 20,000 back in 2001,now look at them? They are pretty dirt cheap. Give it about a decade or so for the price to come down...I can tell you if I won the lottery I would buy that immediately no questions asked tongue.gif
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Now I want to see 3 of them in Eyefinity with 4 7990s and a Haswell CPU (I know they're not out yet). I'm wondering if you'd even get 30 fps. That's a lot of pixels to push.
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So who wants to buy 5 for portrait mode Eyefinify? Let's run some BF3. I have a HD 5770 we can use.
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Now I want to see 3 of them in Eyefinity with 4 7990s and a Haswell CPU (I know they're not out yet). I'm wondering if you'd even get 30 fps. That's a lot of pixels to push.

It wouldn't be a nice experience that's for sure lol
PS: You can only run 2x 7990's in crossfire
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All this is for people to show how big their weenie is and laugh at poor folks while doing it.

Whilst the poor folks laugh uncontrollably at them for not having any 4K content that's worth a damn. thumb.gif
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Holycow. That's alot of pixels and dollars..
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It's gonna take a long time for this round. At least for TV's.
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This is taking far too long to happen.
    
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