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Television manufacturers bigged-up their products at IFA this week, adding additional inches to their respective boob tube offerings. Here's a run down of what to expect and where to focus those square-eyes in the future. Sony wowed punters with the unveiling of an 84in 4K LCD display, boasting four times the pixel count of our …

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Why does *anyone* want something that size glaring over them?

<shudder>

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"...now too large to fit in a normal house"

Srlsly?!? WTF!?! There's no such thing as a television that's too large. It's like saying "You're too healthy".

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Re: "...now too large to fit in a normal house"

If you're too close to the screen because of the the size of the room, it can feel pretty uncomfortable.

Your eyes have a maximum natural viewing angle so for a particular distance, there is an optimum maximum size of TV.

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Re: "...now too large to fit in a normal house"

Very true, though I'd suggest that if you can afford to splurge 20 grand on a telly, you're unlikely to be living in a rabbit hutch. I think one of these would go nicely on the minstrels' gallery in our baronial hall.

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...20 grand on a telly, you're unlikely to be living in a rabbit hutch.

Nope, most likely to be living in a council flat on a sink estate. No doubt available from Brighthouse, for a mere 30% APR.

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I agree the current crop of 55" TV's are large enough for most houses in the UK, but there are people who want bigger because they can.

And then there are people like me who have a large lounge, who have a 55" screen and seriously think they need bigger...

Although I would get a front projector IF they had the resolution...

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and then there are people where it represents a penis extension ...

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"and then there are people where it represents a penis extension " There is no place for sexism on the Reg forums. Let me correct that for you.

"and then there are people where it represents a penis extension or bigger tits..."

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60"

Would be the sweet spot for my lounge, however I'll stick with my now ageing 42" Panny Viera plasma. It's still a sweet TV.

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just the right size....

to play COD with real size foe coming at you from all sides, thats if you have 3 off them and a bad ass computer, bring it on....

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Why 4K?

Not sure if I'm being silly, but just where exactly are you going to get 4K content so these screens actually look good? If you watch 1080p content like a Blu-Ray won't it look blocky on a gigantic TV? I'm guessing downloading 4K content from the internet would send me over my BT monthly download cap in about 90 seconds.

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4K would be great for computers

For example CAD would really profit from that. Currently screens can only show tiny "less than A4" pieces of the design, that's why people often print things out in CAD.

With such a large and high resolution screen you could finally have your whole design on screen. You would no longer need to scroll and you could discuss designs with your peers easily.

I personally see little use for such high resolutions with TV sets as in typical living room situations you cannot fit screens large enough.

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Re: Why 4K?

It won't look blocky because the up-scaling is done within the set and will (depending on the upscaling algorithm chosen) try to use intelligent processing depending on the local content. Or, failing that, use one of the well established video upscaling algorithms. The same techniques used today to upscale SD content to HD screens

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Price is too high and image quality too low...

A good SXRD JVC or Sony 1080p projector in the $4,000 street price range is much better value for money, offering better image quality. Adding a $1,500 92" or a $2,000 180" foldable high quality with 1.2gain projection screen would still allow anyone to have true high quality theater in a normal house at a cheaper price.

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Re: Price is too high and image quality too low...

apart from some people like to have the lights on.

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Re: Price is too high and image quality too low...

You forgot to mention the NOISE fron the cooling and the HEAT from the stupidly hot EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE bulb.

Most peeps don't go the projector route because of the above. And....it's only 1080p. Sorry but 1920x1080 is poor mans resolution and for the inconvenience of above, no, I think as the larger sets come down in price, better to wait, 4k will be mainstream soon enough, shit I use 2560x1440 for my desktop screens and that is too small most of the time, and upscaled 1080p content looks B E A U T I F U L.... can't wait for an affordable decent 4k screen!

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The second picture is good...

have you got a version without that TV getting in the way?

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"Boob tube"?

Isn't that anachronism about played out?

There's been no major brand tube type TVs released for years now. How about:

Stupid slab

Silly screen

Wall wanker

Couch potato farm

Mind melter

or Orwell's eye?

Anyone got any other suggestions?

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Re: "Boob tube"?

Captain's Console

DaFt Display

(you inspired me)

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Re: "Boob tube"?

the spanish use "caja tonta" ... stupid box

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Re: "Boob tube"?

LU Cu D TuV?

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I want oled...

come on LG and samsung let me buy one...

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so where are folk going to source input at 4k?

you cannot just "upgrade" blue-ray.

how many 4k cameras are there in the world,couple of dozen.

as for 8k cameras,they are countable on yer fingers.

total waste of time and resources,usless kit built for richers.

any chance of a report from ifa on kit that normal folk will be able to afford and actualy want to buy?

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Sorry, you fail. I can use 4k right now, if I had one in my living room on the wall I could use the resolution from more than one input source and benefit. Even my humble PC can drive 3x 4k screens.....well my quite expensive gaming card can :o

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Re: again

Actually, thinking about it more, my Nikon D800 is 36mp(7360 × 4912), I can use the 4k screen to edit my "work" on too....a decent calibrated/calibratable screen right now would be a godsend for me.... even if it is a "livingroom" screen....I can make the space!...anyone got 20k spare? :p

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Think of

the porn!

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Yeah, you could watch 8x 480p pR0n0's at a time on a 4k screen!

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oy vey!!

need a 5 point harness on me seat, for fear of falling in

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Same old same old, except bigger

In rock and roll circles, there is a saying "If you have no talent, play it LOUD!"

With TV's, it would be "If you have no content, make it BIG!"

(Unless you enjoy drooling on Snooki's boobs sized 500ZZZZZ in your living room. Bleagh!)

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