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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/11/2017 2:31:25 PM
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Re: Why stop at 4K?
> "Some of the UHD TV's I saw in booths at IBC looked great -- but they could probably eat my entire apartment for breakfast."

Ha! Yah, the number of people who could accomodate an IMAX theater in their home is probably negligible.... 

At some point, though, I suppose people will mount displays on the ceiling directly over their beds so that they can watch an enormous screen... Maybe TVs will come in Queen/King/Cal-King sizes someday.... 

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Adi
Adi
4/11/2017 5:44:25 AM
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Re: Why stop at 4K?
mhhf1ve - it's all tied to screen sizes I think. Unless you have a TV screen that is above 60 inches, at least I don't believe 4K will do much for you. And unless your screen is 100 inches or so, 8K is pretty pointless. In urban areas, specially outside the US, I'm not sure that many people have the wall space to go much beyond 40-45 inches. Some of the UHD TV's I saw in booths at IBC looked great -- but they could probably eat my entire apartment for breakfast. 

But HDR and WCG have an impact at all screen sizes, and the payload impact is about 30%, so much less than uprezzing to 4K. I think we are on our way to 4K -- it's happening now, whether it makes a difference or not. But I think we'll see HDR, WCG and HFR all get included, and that will create a significantly better experience. I also think we'll see 4K deployed more judiciously than HD, at least to start with.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/11/2017 12:10:01 AM
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Re: Why stop at 4K?
The "experience" is part of why HDR and other non-resolution advances exist. I think the marginal benefit of anything beyond 4K is questionable. Or maybe I just need better glasses....

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afwriter
afwriter
4/10/2017 10:51:27 PM
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Re: Why stop at 4K?
I feel your sentiment here. At what point can the human eye not even tell the difference anymore. Maybe the future isn't definition, but experience. Smell-o-vision anyone?

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afwriter
afwriter
4/10/2017 10:49:37 PM
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Re: Deutsche Telekom 4K
I think we are at a tipping point for 4K in entertainment, I say that only because I am starting to see 4K Discs taking up shelf space in stores.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/10/2017 7:38:54 PM
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Why stop at 4K?
I'm curious if there is a roadmap beyond 4K..? With all the HDR and other enhancements that video can get, is there a growing uncertainty to back 8K or whatever should come next? Will consumers even care beyond 4K? When is it "good enough" for most people? 

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Adi
Adi
4/10/2017 5:14:55 AM
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Re: Deutsche Telekom 4K
Ariella - Pretty much. Maybe "standard" isn't quite the right word in this context, maybe "approach" would be more precise. But essentially, ye. I think we'll see different approaches from different providers.  

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Adi
Adi
4/10/2017 5:13:23 AM
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Re: Deutsche Telekom 4K
dcawrey - not only that, adaptive bit reate streaming means that unless you have an actual (as opposed to advertised) connection at the time of 15-20 Mbps or more, the actual "UHD" stream you will be getting won't be at UHD quality anyway. The player will recognize the throughput is lower and ask the server to switch to a lower encoded profile, meaning even the stream won't be UHD. 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
4/8/2017 5:01:45 PM
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Re: Deutsche Telekom 4K
4K is all about the hardware. If I see a service promoting OTT for this, I'm going to have to wonder how many people can actually notice the difference since most people use laptops to stream. 

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Ariella
Ariella
4/7/2017 9:48:17 AM
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Re: Deutsche Telekom 4K
@Adi True, so it is possible that no single standard will emerge -- at least not for a while.

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