Ultra HD TVs hitting the market, but many doubt whether you actually need one

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  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    I no longer work Directv and somewhere later year 2000 people asked why my hd not coming in clear on my new hdtv? Yep, need hd receiver and pay more per month for hd service. Boy they were not happy about that. And more new tv (uhd) coming soon and we will find out need to have cable provider going have to update to do something on their end. No, I don't need this uhd.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 9:22 a.m.

    Bigger TVs with higher resolution will come but it is not about watching a movie on an 84 inch screen in super high resolution. It will be about watching more than one thing on the same TV at once. In some cases it will be like the "Back to the Future part 2" movie where the TV was showing 6 channels at the same time, but mostly it will be about having several other windows open with supplemental content.

    Just like a PC where you can have a dozen or more windows open at once, we will be able to see extra stuff without it encroaching on the movie or TV show. Instead of the score, the stock ticker, or other stuff intruding on the picture real estate; they can be in their own window off to the side. Switch back and forth between two or more sports programs without the silly "Picture-in-Picture" stuff we have now.

  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    Nov. 9, 2012 1:25 p.m.

    Captain obvious here: there are many engineering and scientific applications that would benefit from higher resolution, and there are many of these types of companies, university labs, the military, and government labs that will get these TV's and use them. Further, we really don't care if anybody broadcasts programs or not, because we will use them to view our own imagery, models, and simulations. There is a big market for these displays outside of the livingroom, and they will get used. Like any other tool, you just need to know where to use it.