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I always thought 4096 x 2160 was considered 4k Cinema while the 3840x2160 was Ultra HD (movie and television marketing.) Widescreen is neat but if it were up to me, I'd still be using a 5:4 monitor.
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Originally Posted by wedge View Post

How the hell should I know? Lol. If I had to guess, it would be that most broadcast material will be 3840x2160. Disc content could probably go either way.

off topic FYI: the future of BluRay is grim. All media is in progress of going digital. The days of physical media are coming to an end.
Huzzah! Definitely a good thing in my opinion, well it is for those of us with good broadband tongue.gif

And yeah, 4096 x 2160 is known as "Digital Cinema Initiatives" 4K. There is also 4096 x 1716 and 3996 x 2160 which are known as DCI standards. 3840 x 2160 is UHD and will become the standard thing we see in TV's and broadcast material. ALL of these are 4K, just variants, 4K is really just a marketing term.
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Originally Posted by Someguy316 View Post

Widescreen is neat but if it were up to me, I'd still be using a 5:4 monitor.

Agreed. Widescreen is great for tv and movie content. But it was never meant for productivity on a computer. Hence my 16x10 monitors. 1080p was designed for tv/movies. 1200p was designed to fit two full pages of text side by side without zooming or cropping. But the market demanded 1080p, so that's what it got. and now the good monitors are rare and expensive.. sad-smiley-002.gif

Also: Invader Zim FTW!
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Reminds me of some Projectors that say they can output at a nice, clear 1920 x 1080, but actually they can take that input but can only output at 1280 x 720 or less. Always been weary of Projectors for that reason alone.
    
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How the hell should I know? Lol. If I had to guess, it would be that most broadcast material will be 3840x2160. Disc content could probably go either way.

off topic FYI: the future of BluRay is grim. All media is in progress of going digital. The days of physical media are coming to an end.

Ah, that's what I thought you meant.
Had my OCD twitching there for a second.

I don't think discs will be around much longer though. But, I don't think physical media will be going anywhere any time soon, maybe an alternative. Those 4K Blu Ray discs hold up to 300GB. I doubt every film would use that much (I think the average Blu Ray is about 25GB, as opposed to it's 50GB limit). But even if they used 120GB of that, barely anyone's internet could handle that, not at least without loosing out on bitrate.
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I think physical media will be around for a while still, the average connection in the US is nowhere near good enough to stream a true Blu-ray, further with ISP's implementing data caps, it would destroy peoples connections to stream a 50GB Blu-ray
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An older post from the same site says:
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The New 2.0 HDMI standard will feature 18 Gbps bandwidth which will enable your 3840 x 2160 TV (4K)

http://www.hardwarepal.com/new-hdmi-2-0-standard-finally-announced/
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An older post from the same site says:
http://www.hardwarepal.com/new-hdmi-2-0-standard-finally-announced/

In addition, right before that it said...
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The HDMI Forum has announced its new Hdmi 2.0 standard today. About time if you ask us. The Ultra HD (4K) resolution have been featured on new tv sets and monitors for quite some time now.They are becoming more affordable as time goes by.
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In addition, right before that it said...
Oh yeah UHD is not 4k right?
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I've always wondered why manufacturers call 3860x2160 4K, they need a different name for 'nearly 4K' lol
4k stand for Four time HD resolution , theres 4x more pixel thats it.
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