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#1 tsnbd

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:00 PM

http://www.wgrz.com/...tv-4k/413246205



#2 Augie

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:13 PM

I'll worry about that for my non-4K TV's, as soon as there is some content for my actual 4K TV.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:18 PM

Still rock a tube tv



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:28 PM

Would this be worth it? I found them on eBay for 49.99. My television is LED 1080p. 65" Samsung. Anybody have any thoughts?

I don't have any 4K programming currently through DIRECTV...well that I know of. Maybe major sports events?

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:11 PM

Was the Super Bowl in 4k?



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:30 PM

If people know of content, I'd love to hear.

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:11 AM

what is 4K ?



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:27 AM

#makehdmigreatagain



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:43 AM

I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff.  Just ordered one; I'll report back once I test it.



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 09:27 AM

Same here.

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:43 AM

what is 4K ?


AMAZINGLY CLEAR Like hi def on steroids!

#12 PromoTheRobot

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:52 PM

HDMI is a digital cable. Digital either works or it doesn't. Sounds like a hype.



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:24 PM

As someone who used to sell TVs and works in video, I'm confused.

There are literally only so many pixels on a 1080p TV, 1920x1080 to be exact. 4K is shot at 4096x226 pixels.

How is this cable able to add more pixels to a TV screen that only has a specific amount of pixels?

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:42 PM

Would this be worth it? I found them on eBay for 49.99. My television is LED 1080p. 65" Samsung. Anybody have any thoughts?

I don't have any 4K programming currently through DIRECTV...well that I know of. Maybe major sports events?

 

No. You need a 4K TV for this.

 

As someone who used to sell TVs and works in video, I'm confused.

There are literally only so many pixels on a 1080p TV, 1920x1080 to be exact. 4K is shot at 4096x226 pixels.

How is this cable able to add more pixels to a TV screen that only has a specific amount of pixels?

 

It's not. The "ad disguised as an article" is confusing. It's just upscaling 1080 content to 4K for your 4K TV. They used to do this for DVDs (480) to upscale them to 720. Back then it had a little improvement, but it still wasn't as good as a true 720 broadcast. I would imagine this is the same.

 

 

Edit: The first link in that article goes to a domain that immediately redirects you to a page that attempts to get you to subscribe to a YouTube channel. If this is an honest attempt at an article from WGRZ.com, then they have the internet acumen of an 90-year old grandmother, and you should never visit their site again.


Edited by QCity, 24 February 2017 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:51 PM

It's not. The "ad disguised as an article" is confusing. It's just upscaling 1080 content to 4K for your 4K TV. They used to do this for DVDs (480) to upscale them to 720. Back then it had a little improvement, but it still wasn't as good as a true 720 broadcast. I would imagine this is the same.
 
 
Edit: The first link in that article goes to a domain that immediately redirects you to a page that attempts to get you to subscribe to a YouTube channel. If this is an honest attempt at an article from WGRZ.com, then they have the internet acumen of an 90-year old grandmother, and you should never visit their site again.


I see that now.

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 03:35 PM

I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff.  Just ordered one; I'll report back once I test it.

please do



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:02 PM

what is 4K ?

 

I think it is like smell-o-vision.



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:52 PM

I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff.  Just ordered one; I'll report back once I test it.


Same. Please report back.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 09:37 AM

 

No. You need a 4K TV for this.

 

 

It's not. The "ad disguised as an article" is confusing. It's just upscaling 1080 content to 4K for your 4K TV. They used to do this for DVDs (480) to upscale them to 720. Back then it had a little improvement, but it still wasn't as good as a true 720 broadcast. I would imagine this is the same.

 

 

Edit: The first link in that article goes to a domain that immediately redirects you to a page that attempts to get you to subscribe to a YouTube channel. If this is an honest attempt at an article from WGRZ.com, then they have the internet acumen of an 90-year old grandmother, and you should never visit their site again.

 

I if I understand it correctly,  the cable will upscale 480p and 720p content if you have a 1080p TV.

 

You DO need a 4K TV to experience the upscaling of 1080p content.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 10:39 AM

Do we need to worry about the 4K bug if we do not upgrade?