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post #11 of 22 Old 07-06-13, 08:50 AM
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Re: Sharp Unveils World’s First THX Certified Ultra High Definition Television

I've spent quite a bit of time with Sharp's LC-70UD1U UHD TV and I can tell you this new display looks like a very strong contender in the growing crowd of UHD TVs.

First allocations are scheduled to ship by the end of August and we have them on order. We're setting up a UHD store within our store for all of the new UHD displays. I'm also expecting an early surprise on two competing OLED displays for late August.

Very happy to see Sharp use the 70" panel size for their UHD offering.

Very exciting times ahead.

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Re: Sharp Unveils World’s First THX Certified Ultra High Definition Television

This is indeed good news for Sharp. I much prefer 70 inch 4K tv rather then an 85 inch 4K tv due to room size restrictions.

I am just waiting for the hdmi 2.0 availability and EVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), or H.265, to compress hefty 4K files, functionality built into these 4K units.
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Re: Sharp Unveils World’s First THX Certified Ultra High Definition Television

I'm pushing all of the UHD manufacturers to have an upgrade path for HDMI 2.0 and HEVC h 2.65. Most are willing to develop solutions, some are not.

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It would be good to know which manufacturers can assist and which can't assist. For these very early 4K units, it is always best to know otherwise if they are not capable of being upgraded, the tv's would be useless for those who may need hdmi 2.0 and/or h 2.65
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Re: Sharp Unveils World’s First THX Certified Ultra High Definition Television

Here's the bottom line... any early adopter along the chain of products associated with 4K will run into this issue, whether it be an AVR... a 4K media player... or a 4K TV. The current crop of AVRs only have HDMI 1.4 (and usually only one or two HDMI outputs for passthrough)... so if you buy an AVR now, thinking that you'll be safe 5 years down the road, you're probably better off reconsidering. None of these devices have HDMI 2.0. The chipsets for HDMI 2.0 have yet to be manufactured...

Perhaps there will be add-on upgrade kits that users can add to their devices. Who knows... but once HDMI 2.0 arrives, then we're going to have a situation of two different worlds of equipment. Perhaps Robert has some insight as to whether or not these worlds will be bridged or not?
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Wow! I might have to get one of these bad boys, and with a $8000 MSRP that's the same price as Samsung's 75" hd tv. Which I was looking into purchasing.
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Wow! I might have to get one of these bad boys, and with a $8000 MSRP that's the same price as Samsung's 75" hd tv. Which I was looking into purchasing.
You can do it!! I thought I was crazy spending $3700 on a Samsung F8500, it's only 64 inches but its been great. No way I could go $8000 but good for any that can and will. Any reason to not go with a projector? I just don't have a good space or we would have went that route.
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I guess mainly because it'll be in my living room. We have a fairly open house plan and it would be difficult to control the lighting. I had looked into the black diamond screens which are very nice and would make a big improvement. Also a projector has to have the bulb changed every so often where most tv's will last many years with little maintenance.
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This will be an interesting technology to track. I have the 80" Sharp Aquos Quattron with 3D. I think it's a bummer 3D doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I like to watch 3D here and there but do agree a little goes a long ways.

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This will be an interesting technology to track. I have the 80" Sharp Aquos Quattron with 3D. I think it's a bummer 3D doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I like to watch 3D here and there but do agree a little goes a long ways.
No doubt, I enjoy watching movies in 3D my self. I think its just in a little slump right now. If they had more 3D movies like Avatar which was amazing when I watched it at the IMAX. It would really give the industry a big boost
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