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Why aren't TV manufacturer producing those (QHD 70" monitors)? It is not that in desperate attempt to differentiate themselves from the rest of crowded field they are not exploring each and every possible niche, thus often experiencing spectacular failures, such as 58" letterbox Visio TV. I would suggest that large format display in QHD format has greater chances to success, simply because many people would connect it to HTPC and don't bother with TV specific stuff like tuner, sound, or "smart" features. Then, with HTPC content the notorious 1080p figure is no longer relevant as well. Viewing 70" at 8 feet I will benefit from 1440p, while 4K is overkill. So, why jump to 4K, and not to lower cost 1440p in the living room?
Edited by Tegiri Nenashi - 10/23/13 at 4:18pm
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There was a chance for it two years ago. There definitely would have been market for such - both higher res & higher display size (imho though anything beginning with 36" should do) while still using "old" display port types (pre HDMI2 and pre DP MST) and where most reasonably priced gpus are powerful enough.
Problem being - 4K displays are out already. It would be "marketingish" loss to release "inferrior" sub-4K monitor/TV now, so my bet is that vendors won't.
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Originally Posted by Churchne View Post

There was a chance for it two years ago. There definitely would have been market for such - both higher res & higher display size (imho though anything beginning with 36" should do) while still using "old" display port types (pre HDMI2 and pre DP MST) and where most reasonably priced gpus are powerful enough.
Problem being - 4K displays are out already. It would be "marketingish" loss to release "inferrior" sub-4K monitor/TV now, so my bet is that vendors won't.

Your argument is logical, but logic often fails to prevail in real life. Here are few examples from recent history:
1. 1980x1200 were the norm and the argument for 16:10 was that it is really helpful to have that space at the top and the bottom for those toolbar happy applications. Few years passed by and 1080p becomes the "latest and greatest".
2. When 2560x1440 became pretty common, they are still trying to introduce this 2560x1080 abomination (at the same price level).

Therefore, it would be naive to expect vendors to produce QHD display (or dumb TV) and honestly market it as reasonably priced somewhat inferior alternative to 4K. Yet the niche is certainly there, and they can markup the product above standard "Full HD" akin to what they do with 3D and "smart tv" features. If this display is passive 3D, then 720 horizontal lines is step above of 540 (which artifacts are clearly visible to me).
Edited by Tegiri Nenashi - 10/25/13 at 1:18pm
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Niche is there .. and it was there for already long time (remember - for how many years QHD / WQXGA 30" were maximum?). If they chose to not make/sell bigger one 5+ years ago when nobody heard of 4K, chance of QHD 30"+ released now is 1/10th of that. Yes, i myself would love to buy such then and even now (simply because of cheaper gpu-s needed to drive QHDs), yet it's futile dream.

On the other hand 1st gen chinese 4K TVs now cost even less then 30" QHD, so once they'll get 60Hz (via HDMI2 or DP MST) more common at more reasonable price level, there won't be need to keep waiting for such never to release display. After all, on non insane gpu-s one can always game at FHD on 4K display without much scaling artifacts, while using 2D desktop & playing back videos @4K.
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Originally Posted by Tegiri Nenashi View Post

Why aren't TV manufacturer producing those (QHD 70" monitors)? It is not that in desperate attempt to differentiate themselves from the rest of crowded field they are not exploring each and every possible niche, thus often experiencing spectacular failures, such as 58" letterbox Visio TV. I would suggest that large format display in QHD format has greater chances to success, simply because many people would connect it to HTPC and don't bother with TV specific stuff like tuner, sound, or "smart" features. Then, with HTPC content the notorious 1080p figure is no longer relevant as well. Viewing 70" at 8 feet I will benefit from 1440p, while 4K is overkill. So, why jump to 4K, and not to lower cost 1440p in the living room?

 

I've been asking this for a very long time...

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