Sony has metaphorically given the US trade body the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) the finger, saying it will continue to brand its 3840 x 2160 TVs ‘4K’, thank you very much. The Japanese giant briefly said this afternoon: “We laud the CEA’s efforts to come up with a common language to describe the next generation [of] …
TV's with definition so high...
...that it's like looking through a window. So how about Windows TV? No wait...
Real TV. Lifelike TV. Super Duper Ultra Amazingly Stupendous Definition TV.
Perhaps 'It's got a lot more pixels than your bog standard telly missus' (IGALMPTYBSTM) TM.
Or how about just calling it overpriced shite we want to sell to you as the next big thing that you really don't actually need if it's less that 40 inches.
Call me again when OLED is under 1K for a 50" as I want that more than 4K LCD or plasma.
Certifiably realistic astoundingly perfect TV
...because terseness abuts godliness.
"Then again, does ‘4K’ really suggest a significant improvement over HD either?"
Maybe 4X would have been better, but we can work with 4K.
Start saving, guys...
Cos I think 4K will be the price that early adpoters have to cough up.
How about 4Years
Because it will take that long before we can get/afford one.
4Q for 4 times the quality
and 4Q if you down vote me ;)
How about Retina TV. Oh, wait…
SuperHD gets my vote. It's also in use already to describe 4k sets.
S-HD like the S-VHS upgrade for VHS long ago. Hold off on the 8K until there is a ghost of a chance anybody will be broadcasting with it.
Does it come with free laser eye surgery to remove the limiting factor?
How about FATV (Frickin Awesome TV) for 4K and GDFATV (God Damned Frickin Awesome TV) for 8K.
Nice. When I go to buy one of these TVs I'll also pay "1k" which will be £800 going by their maths. ;)
But 3840 x 2160is not 4k is called Quad Full HD...ie 4 x 1920x1080 pictures.
Cinema 4k is 4096x2160 and a Full 4k screen costs a loot more than your average home set
Again, thouse in the business don't speak honestly to their customers. Why am I not surprised? (4G, "unlimited" internet, promises of services not available, etc)
Awesome Definition Same Old Crap On
Here we go again
Well at least the dead pixels will be smaller, but equally annoying.
It's all about branding
... but I reckon '4K' combined with subtle advertising slogans like 'Welcome to 4K: the Next Generation of Television' would do just fine. The usual cheesy shite.
How about HD4?
Rather a simple abbreviation perhaps, but dumb people will assume it's 4 generations ahead of their current TV, and smart people will know the '4' refers to 4k. It's also future-proof for a while, though eventually even the dumbest people may wonder why we're jumping straight from HD64 to HD128, and somewhere down the road it'll become a mouthful with HD8192 and HD16384.
Whatever though, as long as it results in something better than the current crap displays shipping for PCs and laptops, I'll be thrilled. Might even finally replace my old IBM CRTs at that point, beautiful though they are.
What was wrong with calling it Super Hi-Vision, as NHK initially proposed?
What is wrong with "Megapixel"??
720p = 0.9 megapixel
1080p = 2 Megapixel (Actually 2.0736)
4K = 8 Megapixel.
8K = 32 Megapixel
I agree with megapixel
Then it is consistent with how digital cameras are sold
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