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Youtube and Netflix 4k, is not even real 4k.

1080p youtube is hardly comparable to real 720p content.

Even1440p Youtube is a joke due to compression artifacting...

4K Blu Rays are still questionable to me as it was done by improving the compression scheme which may or may not yield better results..
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There really isn't much of a point. I'm sure some people have very specific needs/wants that make them worth having, but I'm definitely not willing to pay through the nose for a TV/Monitor that's going to be better and less expensive 5 years from now when I'll actually have a reason to have one.
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^- Pretty much, and OLED is the biggest upgrade of all of it... So I decided to drop the money today and get the F8500 before its gone, enjoy it for 5 years then go 4k/OLED....
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Only reason to get a 4K TV is for Future content, and the few 4K content we have now. Cable isn't even at 1080p, but 1080i. So 4K is not going to happen any time soon.

4K monitors are nice though.


OLED will be the next big thing, once they get all the kinks worked out.
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Only reason to get a 4K TV is for Future content, and the few 4K content we have now. Cable isn't even at 1080p, but 1080i. So 4K is not going to happen any time soon.

4K monitors are nice though.


OLED will be the next big thing, once they get all the kinks worked out.

A lot of Cable is 720p even... and even then its INCREDIBLY highly compressed

Because instead of giving us a few really good high quality channels, they give us 20 channels of ESPN I dont watch..Ever...

And thats why I mainly watch Netflix/Hulu these days
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I don't watch cable nor stream from netflix or viaplay, they never have anything that interests me anyways. and the range of good movies that i like ain't much to speak of. And forget about new releases lol
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I won't talk about gaming or movies (which I'm probably not allowed to say what I'm going to say then haha), but I'm a photographer. The point for me would be editing my photographs. My native resolution out of the camera is 6000x4000, So there is a need for it. Gaming? idk, not much (at the moment), but there are uses for it. I would cry if I got to edit my pictures on a screen with that res smile.gif
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I won't talk about gaming or movies (which I'm probably not allowed to say what I'm going to say then haha), but I'm a photographer. The point for me would be editing my photographs. My native resolution out of the camera is 6000x4000, So there is a need for it. Gaming? idk, not much (at the moment), but there are uses for it. I would cry if I got to edit my pictures on a screen with that res smile.gif

For photo editing my question would be color accuracy on the 4k panels available at reasonable pricing... Arent most of them VA and dont cover 100% sRGB much less Adobe RGB?
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For photo editing my question would be color accuracy on the 4k panels available at reasonable pricing... Arent most of them VA and dont cover 100% sRGB much less Adobe RGB?
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Good question. I wish I knew the answer to that. I've always color calibrated my monitor as accurately as possible to fit my "eye".. If it looks good, it has always printed fine. It's always looked great when I've uploaded to the web. Not sure about support for any adobe RGB or sRGB, but I'm sure they wouldn't leave that out. I'm really not sure. I never actually thought about the color on a 4k monitor and the support it might offer, so now I'll have some things to look into. I was mainly just commenting because the resolution would really help for pixel peeping. I could view my images to their full potential (for the most part) without having to zoom in and actually look at individual pixels (which yes I've had to do this before, I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my photography). Keep in mind, with the way things are upgrading these days, I wouldn't worry too much about it "NOW" and give it a year or two. I'm personally doing well with a 1920x1080 monitor for gaming and editing.

Now, I guess I'll try to answer the question you've started to ask in this thread. What's the point of a 4k tv "today"? I'm not sure, I just know it LOOKS amazing, and people don't really care about the rest. But we here at OCN are of a higher breed haha! thumb.gif
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I'd buy an AdobeRGB 4k Display like the Dell UP2414Q for photo editing but for TV there's no point. The majority of the channels in the UK are still in Standard definition and HD is only really an advantage for movies. I doubt I'd be able to perceive the difference of 4K to HD at 8ft+ away from my TV. The higher the res the diminishing the returns in a living room environment.
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