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dlr5288
dlr5288
9/30/2016 1:23:21 PM
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Re: Bad Pun, Great Article
Exactly! Being able to be useful to a majority of people and still having them be able to afford it really is the key here.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/26/2016 11:02:47 PM
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Re: Bad Pun, Great Article
Since you asked--the 99% who can't necessarily afford the latest gadgets that the current luminaries of the tech world seem to endow us with.   The 1% who can afford the $ 500 Apple Watch, the $ 800 iPhone 7 with all the bells & whistles et. al certainly won't lose sleep over it--right?  That's the key challenge--I trust you agree. 

 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
9/26/2016 8:17:22 PM
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Freehe,

No, industry needs to keep changing so that every consumer always needs to buy something else, and whatever they just bought is obsolete.  Cf. John Kenneth Galbraith and every marketing department ever!

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
9/26/2016 8:16:02 PM
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Re: Bad Pun, Great Article
Mpouryan,

Affordable to whom? (And not affordable to whomelse?) and practical for what?

Look at the crowd at any big sports event nowadays; how many have a screen at hand to show them what is happening in the game, because they've lost the ability to see and appreciate the game from a cheap seat.

And if income is a bell curve for most of the population, then it's an interesting property that out by the low-end tail, small changes in the price of access produce very large percentage changes in people denied access.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/26/2016 11:53:31 AM
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Re: Bad Pun, Great Article
Progress is always good and exciting to be witness to.   As long as it is affordable and practical--that's the key driving force as I see it.

 

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Adi
Adi
9/26/2016 4:37:26 AM
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Re: Bad Pun, Great Article
@mpouraryan - I'm not sure people will have a choice for much longer. I think its going to start getting harder and harder to find anything but UHD TVs in stores from next year. 

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freehe
freehe
9/25/2016 2:35:08 PM
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IBC 2016 The Last Word
HD tv is great but is really not necessary unless you work for NASA, the military or CIA where employees need to view clearly crisp images. TV viewers don't care about high resolution that allow you to see an actor's wrinkles or pimples.

UHD is definiltey a better option. However, the industry must decide what technology will be used in the future so consumers will not have to purchase a new TV each time a new technology is introduced.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/25/2016 10:39:34 AM
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Re: Bad Pun, Great Article
For sure--no doubt!!    If Amazon Kindle Tablet's pricing is a harbinger, I am sure TV will be the same.     I suppose the sky will continue to be the limit as we're witness to this continued transformation.

 

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afwriter
afwriter
9/24/2016 11:47:37 PM
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Re: Bad Pun, Great Article
@mpouraryan I think the prices will have to come down a little more.  I am not really worried about the content coming out.  Much like many technologies, "if you build it, they will come."

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
9/24/2016 6:23:26 PM
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Re: Bad Pun, Great Article
You are a lot braver than I am @afwriter--especially as the technology as I see it is not there.   What will finally prompt you to invest in it?    

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