Samsung's 85-inch 4K TV to Cost €40,000

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I'm pretty in to my home cinema - I have a whole room built around it. But the thing is, those who get serious enough with it to spend that sort of money, don't buy a TV, they buy projectors. This is a pointless market segment at that price bracket.
 

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It no different than when LCDs first came out. They were ungodly expensive. It will be another 5 yeas at the least before 4K even becomes a household possibility.
 

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They can keep their TVs. We're not stupid enough to fork out that kind of money even if it was 8K. Who asks for that price when the content providers don't have anything near that quality. Absurd! And even if they did I still wouldn't pay over 5Gs for a TV let alone 40Gs.
 

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Great TV, I want two of them ... but whait... I've been screwed! As a consumer, I cannot buy any 4k contents to feed the beast ???

NB: for that kind of money, you can buy an excellent home cinema with a top notch beamer, a screen and speakers and even a few sofa's. But it's nice that some manufacturers are actually doing the effort to bring this to the market as a proof of concept. This is how the technology evolves...
 

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It don't matter how high the resolution is what content will support it. When I see the difference between cable and OTA it's going to be a long time before my favorite TV show is shown in 4K
 

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It's called an S9 ?

Hmmm. let me see, so I upgrade my S3 not to the S4 phone then but to the S9 making me the owner of the worlds largest smart phone :)

OK, I'll lay off the silly juice now :)
 

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I have a 40inch Sony XBR, looking to replace it with a 46inch Samsung 8000 series..... but when I see these70+ inch screens, it makes me wonder who buys them, especially at 40k.

I think Samsung would make more profit if that screen was $7000 and they sold 200 in a year instead of 1 huge tv at 40k where they sell 1 every 2 years.
 

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[citation][nom]dthx[/nom]Great TV, I want two of them ... but whait... I've been screwed! As a consumer, I cannot buy any 4k contents to feed the beast ???NB: for that kind of money, you can buy an excellent home cinema with a top notch beamer, a screen and speakers and even a few sofa's. But it's nice that some manufacturers are actually doing the effort to bring this to the market as a proof of concept. This is how the technology evolves...[/citation]


JVC has a 4k camcorder for under $5000, came out 18 months ago. This is one area consumers are ahead of the broadcasters. So, yes content in 4k is available and it has been.
 

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4K is a marketing gimmick, you'd have to sit 4 feet from a screen that size to be able to tell the difference between 4K and 1080P.
 

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4K is not a marketing gimmick. Have you seen the difference between iPad 2 and retina iPad. 1080p looks like a crap when lookin at any closer distance. But yeah at longer distance the difference becomes less important.
 

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[citation][nom]jn77[/nom]JVC has a 4k camcorder for under $5000, came out 18 months ago. This is one area consumers are ahead of the broadcasters. So, yes content in 4k is available and it has been.[/citation]

Buying a TV this expensive without any material available is pretty stupid. Buying a TV this expensive to watch someone else's crappy home videos might just be worse.
 

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[citation][nom]jn77[/nom]I have a 40inch Sony XBR, looking to replace it with a 46inch Samsung 8000 series..... but when I see these70+ inch screens, it makes me wonder who buys them, especially at 40k.I think Samsung would make more profit if that screen was $7000 and they sold 200 in a year instead of 1 huge tv at 40k where they sell 1 every 2 years.[/citation]

They're not trying to make money off of this. It's a halo product. Probably also a technology testbed for Samsung. What they learned from designing and manufacturing this set will be applied to future generations of the product.
 

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[citation][nom]alchemy69[/nom]4K is a marketing gimmick, you'd have to sit 4 feet from a screen that size to be able to tell the difference between 4K and 1080P.[/citation]

An 84" 4k TV has a PPI of about 52. That's about half the density of a 21" 1920x1200 monitor. If you can't tell the difference beween a 21" 1920x1200 monitor and a 21" 960x540 monitor from a significant distance, you are blind as a bat.
 

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[citation][nom]hannibal[/nom]4K is not a marketing gimmick. Have you seen the difference between iPad 2 and retina iPad. 1080p looks like a crap when lookin at any closer distance. But yeah at longer distance the difference becomes less important.[/citation]

[citation][nom]kinggremlin[/nom]An 84" 4k TV has a PPI of about 52. That's about half the density of a 21" 1920x1200 monitor. If you can't tell the difference beween a 21" 1920x1200 monitor and a 21" 960x540 monitor from a significant distance, you are blind as a bat.[/citation]

The average distance to watch a tv from is around 10ft. Are you in the habit of using your iPad or computer monitor from 10ft away? 4K is marketing hype and I guess there are always going to be people dumb enough to fall for it. I bet you use use Monster HDMI cables because they give a "better picture", don't you?
 

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[citation][nom]alchemy69[/nom]The average distance to watch a tv from is around 10ft. Are you in the habit of using your iPad or computer monitor from 10ft away? 4K is marketing hype and I guess there are always going to be people dumb enough to fall for it. I bet you use use Monster HDMI cables because they give a "better picture", don't you?[/citation]

Average distance according to who? Nice job pulling an unresearched stat out of your ass. Within the HT field, the recommended viewing distance from a TV is 1.6x the diagonal. So unless you own a 75 inch TV or larger, you should not be sitting 10ft away from it. Like I said, if you can't see the difference 52ppi and 26ppi, you are blind as a bat.
 
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