i'm not sure i even have a wall in my lounge that's big enough to fit an 84 inch telly on, even if my bank account was 100x better off than it currently is
LG has put its first 4K x 2K - aka Ultra HD - LED-backlit LCD TV into shops. Its 84in monster, the LM960V, will today be available to view in posh peoples’ shops Harrods and Peter Jones Sloane Square, part of the John Lewis group. Of course, how many punters - even well-off ones - will feel the need to fork out £22,500 for a …
Think of it more as a choice instead of a projector/screen. 84'' isn't a particularly large PJ screen.
Still, it does mean you need a dedicated room, probably with reinforced walls. It would indeed look ridiculous in any, even very large, living room.
Image when the kids "lose" the wii remote in vigorous game of tennis though. Oh dear.
UHD comes in two flavours: 4k and 8k as featured on El Reg a few months including a video with some bod explaining the difference. SuperHD & UltraHD or similar could have been used but were rejected in favour of the industry tradition of confusing the customer in the hope that will somehow help (HD, HD-Ready, 1080i & 1080p, etc. ad Nauseam)
...I realise your definition of 'good' may not be exactly the same as mine (I prefer the term 'Alternately Ethical' as it is less hurtful than 'Evil') but if you could see your way to cramming one of these down the central heating flue this year I would certainly re-examine some of my behaviour patterns in future.
It's not like you can buy 4k Blu-Rays or download 4k streaming movies (of any significant length)... upscaling lower-res content is rather pointless.
I guess if you've access to a digital cinema (a real one with hundreds of seats) you might possibly 'borrow' 4k film content and a player? If it's not DRM'ed up to the hilt, which I suspect it is. Pretty small market.
Well, there is a hypothetical advantage of upscaling. You essentially get oversampling, so you won't see the gaps between the pixels. Plus there are already some 4k TV stations around.
Other than that, it would make a _great_ monitor for CAD. Finally you could get a whole A0 page into a screen.
Must say that Harrods did surprise me the other weekend when we were there (taking the kids to see Santa) - their book section is now "by WH Smiths" (says so on the wall) and they had Twilight (the movie) merchandise on sale.
Of course still also had silly prices, but it did seem somewhat in danger of losing some of its reputation (whether this is a good or bad thing I leave to your personal judgement).
"What, its reputation as a garish shit-hole....."
You forgot to mention "the store apparently taken over illegally (according to a DTI report) by someone who had stolen money from the Port au Prince Harbour Authority in Haiti and from his brother-in-law and notorious arms dealer, Adnan Kashoggi"
If you go to "ways to watch" at the bottom of the page, it takes you to
In Ireland, I'm getting a site error.
Time was when the blu-ray player I bought, an LG BD660, was listed there.
Now Netflix and LG are doing a co-ordinated back-pedal.
And guess what, the wayback machine
isn't of much use either in this regard.
Not only does Netflix require cookies, but it checks your IP address to see where you're visiting from, even for the page that shows what devices support Netflix.
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