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    Panasonic 145" 8k resolution plasma

    WANT!



    The world's first self-illuminating Super Hi-Vision TV, it features every pixel of its expected 8K resolution -- 7,680 x 4,320. After working for months on smaller (only 85- or 103-inch) 4K plasmas, the two companies had to come up with an entirely new drive method for the display that works by scanning the pixels vertically to achieve a uniform picture quality.
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/27/p...sma-nhk-japan/

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    Re: Panasonic 145" 8k resolution plasma

    Don't we all fella, lush ain't it.... the picture must be near photo quality there... or boarderline eye level. Not sure what level our eyes work at... but this must be close? Stand 5ft away, wonder if you can see the pixels?

    ... but back in reality, I'm actually looking out for LG's 4k display with it's 82" think it was screen coming to UK in August... now that could well be mine... however, I'm not 100% it'll be released here... Home Cinema Mag seems certain it will be... price, who knows, probably around 6k ish?


    Also, once again with 4k and 8k coming, slowly but coming, it will prove that optical media ISN'T DEAD as will still need to be the media of the near future as the size of films in 4k+ is enormous and even people with 100+mb broadband can't handle that kind of download lol.

    So this now raises the question, we need a new media to play films through these TV's... no way am I gonna blow big wonga to upscale blurays to 4k and above...

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    Re: Panasonic 145" 8k resolution plasma

    I'd like to see that resolution in a 52" screen. :)

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    Re: Panasonic 145" 8k resolution plasma

    Quote Originally posted by terrannova View Post
    I'd like to see that resolution in a 52" screen. :)
    That would be the most pointless thing ever.

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    Re: Panasonic 145" 8k resolution plasma

    I need a new job so I can afford one of these.

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    Re: Panasonic 145" 8k resolution plasma

    Quote Originally posted by reactivator11 View Post
    That would be the most pointless thing ever.
    ?

    You obviously haven't seen retina display on the iphone4, 4S, or third generation iPad. In fact I can't wait till all screens big and small use super high resolutions. It's just so much better.

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    Re: Panasonic 145" 8k resolution plasma

    Quote Originally posted by terrannova View Post
    ?

    You obviously haven't seen retina display on the iphone4, 4S, or third generation iPad. In fact I can't wait till all screens big and small use super high resolutions. It's just so much better.
    I have seen and used both.

    You do realise that there is a massive difference between a screen used on an tablet or a phone and a television.

    The high resolution is pointless for television and movie viewing.

    Hell, most people already sit too far away from their screens to appreciate 1080p resolution, let alone this one with 8K.

    I hope they start releasing bigger cheaper screens soon, right now every brand is stuck at around 60-65 inches.

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    Re: Panasonic 145" 8k resolution plasma

    We're not going to be at 1080p forever, and I can clearly see the pixels on the screen. Not everyone sits far from their television. I welcome massive resolutions, even on the smallest devices. Higher resolutions are not pointless, it's progress.

    I have a Dell u2711 at 2560x1440, I couldn't imagine the same screen at 1920x1080.

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    Re: Panasonic 145" 8k resolution plasma

    They should improve the technology used in flat panel screens before focusing on getting bigger and bigger, so I agree with Tera. Not to say bigger isn't useful - but it's only useful for people with ****ing huge places to put them and for niche areas where projectors are not good enough or not feasible - such as outside sports viewing. Also is a problem with bandwidth for home use and digital transmission.
    Last edited by russ18uk; April 27, 2012 at 19:08.

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    Re: Panasonic 145" 8k resolution plasma

    Quote Originally posted by terrannova View Post
    We're not going to be at 1080p forever, and I can clearly see the pixels on the screen. Not everyone sits far from their television. I welcome massive resolutions, even on the smallest devices. Higher resolutions are not pointless, it's progress.

    I have a Dell u2711 at 2560x1440, I couldn't imagine the same screen at 1920x1080.
    I'm all for higher resolutions, I currently have a 24" 1080p monitor and I'm dying to upgrade to a 27" incher with an IPS panel and a 2560 res.

    You're again comparing two screens which are very different, higher resolution is definitely better for handheld devices since not we hold them closer (usually from a few inches to a couple of feet away) but the screens are much smaller (12 inches or less) and therefore necessitating a higher resolution to be able to view text on full pages.

    Computer screens benefit as well since we do productivity and smaller pixels are always a plus.

    We watch tv's from a distance of 6-12 feet, almost everyone watches their from a distance from a distance which is not recommended. According to THX and STPE standards, a 60'' inch TV @ 1080p resolution has to be watched from about 6 feet if we want to appreciate the detail of 1080p. The farther we move away the less we can see the details offered by a 1080p resolution, above 9 feet humans can't make out the differences between 720p content and 1080p.

    Obviously this is assuming the person has very good 20/20 visual acuity or better.

    That is why more than 1080p resolution is not needed for televisions.

    Then there is a question of content as well, a lot of it hasn't even been scanned at 1080p yet, let alone higher resolutions.

    What we need is bigger screens so that we can be able to appreciate the detail of 1080p content at comfortable distance.

    Not that I wouldn't like higher resolutions but 4K and upwards screens will be quite pointless at sizes of less than 80 inches, it's like having 1080p of a 32" tv which you view from 8 feet away.
    Last edited by reactivator11; April 27, 2012 at 21:51.

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