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post #11 of 16 Old 10-29-13, 04:32 AM
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Apple knows what they are doing. I'm sure it will network with it's apple tv, iPhone's and every other Apple product under the sun. And in Apple's case as we've all seen if they build it, they will come. People will buy them like hot cakes, the reason they can sell these tvs at that price is because a 4k tv doesn't cost any more to manufacture than the current led/LCD tvs that are on the market right now. Other manufacturers are just selling them at a premium right now because they can. Wait till 2014 when Vizio releases there 4k line, they are gonna be half the price of everyone else. Then the whole market is gonna follow suit, then when Apple releases there tvs the prices will plummet even more! That's why they are now pushing for oled, so they have another technology they can charge a fortune for.
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post #12 of 16 Old 10-30-13, 10:08 AM
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I just don't get 4K when consumers still don't care about quality and stream in 480i in complete delight.... We are probably 5 years away from streaming in 1080p and who know how long till we can stream in 4k. If consumers are all about streaming content why are they going to buy a 4K monitor that has no content ?
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the reason they can sell these tvs at that price is because a 4k tv doesn't cost any more to manufacture than the current led/LCD tvs that are on the market right now. Other manufacturers are just selling them at a premium right now because they can.
Actually it does cost a substantial amount more to make a 4K tv. You have to remember that there are 4x more pixels in the panel that are smaller and more compact. That involves much more precision and the drivers are much more complex. It is part of the reason you won't see a 4k plasma as the weight and heat generated by it makes it not cost effective thus you are starting to see the end of production of them in the near future.

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Actually it does cost a substantial amount more to make a 4K tv. You have to remember that there are 4x more pixels in the panel that are smaller and more compact. That involves much more precision and the drivers are much more complex. It is part of the reason you won't see a 4k plasma as the weight and heat generated by it makes it not cost effective thus you are starting to see the end of production of them in the near future.
I remember reading on a couple sites that there isn't actually that big of a cost differential between manufacturing a normal HD unit and a 4k. They say the real big difference in manufacturing cost is between LED and OLED. Granted that's just what I've read from several different sources, there's no doubt I could be wrong, or they could be wrong. Depends on how you look at it. Lol
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I just don't get 4K when consumers still don't care about quality and stream in 480i in complete delight.... We are probably 5 years away from streaming in 1080p and who know how long till we can stream in 4k. If consumers are all about streaming content why are they going to buy a 4K monitor that has no content ?
There is a good use of a 4k TV without any content. You can view your Photo Camera pictures on it.

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There is a good use of a 4k TV without any content. You can view your Photo Camera pictures on it.
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