Given that it upscale resolution while logical to do and a good feature as nothing will take advantage of it as of yet there is a downside. Upscaling does not equal the quality of something native to it. Have we not learned anything from HDTV's at all? For quite sometime they were unreasonably expensive and widely unsupported leaving their purchase to being nothing more of a waste. Nowadays you can buy a superior TV that actually is utilized for extreme amount less in cost. HDTV's failed to sell for quite sometime until they became affordable which later convinced media companies to begin to widely support them.
[citation][nom]SuperVeloce[/nom]84-inch? why not smaller? Is pixel density a problem? Sounds like four 42inch 1080p panels glued together .140cm is about the largest TV for home, anything else is for cinemas xD[/citation]
EVen at that size (84 inches) you have to sit 1.65 meters from it to not lose the full 4k-experience (longer away and the pixels will blend into each other). So, for the normal 3 meters tv-vewing distance it is way to small!
The benefit is that you now will be able to watch 1080 at about 3 meters distance (or thereabout, think it was even 3.5 meters), wtihout losing any visual acuity. As it is now a 42 inch 1080p tv have same same pixel density as a 84 inch 4k tv and to fully get the benfit of 1080p you have to sit at 1.65 meters for a 42 incher (which you can enjoy normally with a 84 incher).
Problem is, that there is still a lot of lowres sd-content out there. Terestrial channels, cable, websteraming and so on will look just terrible on such a big screen.
[citation][nom]velocityg4[/nom]I'd wait for the 8K TV's that will be the Ultra HD standard. It'll be just like the early adopters of HDTV getting 720 screens when 1080 became the standard.[/citation]
It is just that 720p really is the standard for high def tv program content.
This may push 1080p to become standard, since it will finally be possible to watch it without losing visual acuity at 3-3.5 meters distance when using a 84 inch monitor.
8 K would be totally useless if you don't have 200 inch monitors or sit with your nose right in front of the screen for a 84 incher.
1.65 meters is the ideal viewing distance for 4k at 84 inch screenssizes now.
8K will come when 4K has not "Wow!" effect anymore... SO 8K screens will become to the market when 4K are cheap enough for normal customer who is willing to pay "little" extra for better quality. So it takes something like 6-7 years, even it is possible to manufacture those 8K screens even today... I am not sure how long it has been possible to manufacure 4k screens... 4-5 years? and now they are coming to super highend market.
So don't wait 8K ;-)
Allso 8K is more usefull in 100" and bigger screens, so they will newer be cheap... well maybe someday, but it takes time to see 8K 32" screen...
Beast! If you have a fortune to spend buy it! But what of 4K content? And bigger panel and bigger screen size needlessly jock up the cost of the TV. Better give Ultra high definition in 42-60 inch models mate!