4k TV's dropping in price

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  1. Shane

    Shane Active Member

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    I saw just recently that 4k TV's are dropping in price.

    Sony announced a $1,500 price drop on their sets.

    The 65" is now $5499.
    The 55" is now $3999

    If you are into cheap Chinese brands, Seiki has 2 4k TV's for sale.

    The 50" sells for $1,069 http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-Digital...?ie=UTF8&qid=1378157729&sr=8-1&keywords=4k+tv
    They also have a 39" for $699 http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-Digital...?ie=UTF8&qid=1378157729&sr=8-2&keywords=4k+tv

    Having seen the 50 in person, it's not that impressive but it is a good sign that prices are plummeting.
     
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    Steve Tannehill Active Member Top Poster

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    But what native content will you play on them?
     
  3. Shane

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    Sony has a new 4K player with 10 native 4K films on it for $699.

    One big benefit to the Sony TVs are in the 3D realm. On traditional passive 3D sets, the image is dowrezzed to 720P, on the big Sony, the video is full 1080P.
     
  4. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    So the Sony is a passive system? Does that mean the glasses don't have a battery?

    I noticed that Samsung and LG also cut prices as well.

    My hope is that Sony will have a decent 4k 3D PJ out by next fall at a reasonable price. I like their SXRD PJs bigtime and am very happy with my Black Pearl (VPL 60) so much so I would like to stick with them for the next one even though I don't care for Sony as a company.

    Max
     
  5. Shane

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    Correct, the Sonys are passive sets.
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Is this the next 3D? Is this a solution no one asked for? I personally would rather have a 100" quality LED at around $3000 than a higher resolution screen. At my seating distances, 1080p is plenty.
     
  7. JoeM

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    I'm with you CJ. I am actually hoping that this just helps lower the price points and increases the availability of decent quality larger 1080P sets. I swore I would not go less than the current 73" when I eventuially replace my current DLP RPTV. At this point I'd be targeting 80+ inch LED sets.
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    I have a 70" and I'd like larger.
     
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    You should check with your wife first. Oh, and you're missing a decimal point.
     
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    <rimshot> :2tu:
     
  11. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yes, on all counts.
     
  12. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    When the current set dies (a 42 inch 720p) I'll upgrade to a 50" 1080p.

    I'll think it's fantastic - :)
     
  13. Jeffrey Forner

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    I can understand the benefit of a higher resolution screen. In fact I'm all for it, whereas I always saw 3D as nothing other than a poorly realized gimmick.

    You tell me how having a higher resolution image is ever a bad thing.
     
  14. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    It's not bad but between a 60" 4k screen and a 100" 1080p screen I'd go with the bigger screen.


    Posted via Tapatalk. Forgive my brevity and potential typos.
     
  15. Rick C

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    The companies keep looking for the next big thing. The 4k TV I have seen in the stores look good but are not a huge benefit at normal viewing distances. They are also not compelling enough to replace our current HDTVs. With no content, to speak of, and the new technology high prices it does not seem that the 4k will make much headway in the market.

    When it becomes a feature, like 3d, that is thrown in as part of the standard purchase, or a $200 premium then perhaps it will make a dent in the market.

    The curved Oleds are also pretty hard to understand as well. It is almost as if the manufacturers are grasping at straws trying to figure out how to make money in this saturated market.


    An interesting read. Contrast is still king!

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_...-resolution-rumble-720p-plasma-vs-4k-led-lcd/
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    It's not bad but between a 60" 4k screen and a 100" 1080p screen I'd go with the bigger screen.



    Posted via Tapatalk. Forgive my brevity and potential typos.
     
  17. Saurav

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    Our marketing guys aren't expecting this to gain significant traction for another 2-3 years. There will be some pops around events like the Olympics. I saw some study that projected 10M 4K sets sold in 2015. I think for HD the numbers are currently around 50M per quarter.
     
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    I am in need of a bigger set for my home. I have been sitting on the corner on this for awhile. I have a really nice Bravia 42" Sony. the pic is just fantastic. I just want a bigger screen.
     
  19. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    CJ have you looked at any of the set yet? Just curious.

    Michael Mitten posted an interview with Joe Kane awhile back and it was like 45 mins long and I eventually sat down and watched the whole thing. When Mike posted, it was to show that 4K isn't needed, much like you feel. After watching it I found it only made me more interested. First I find the picture to be excellent on the sets I have seen and I also have a pretty decent size screen in my room and obviously the bigger you go the more resolution helps, but Kane went into other things that he thinks the new format will bring like a new color space that works better, and many other picture improvments that add up.

    Max
     
  20. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    I've seen two. They look good with the demo loop but it will be 5 years before there's any real mass of material and the market may have moved on by then.


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