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Old 01-09-2008, 11:43 PM
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I get the feeling in a few years a new disc format with enough space for QUAD HD movies will be coming out. The question is how soon will that happen?
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The market wouldnt be able to take another huge hit like this after just getting an HD standard. People dont wanna reinvest in all there movies again every 5 years. Every 15 years should be the desired reasonable switch time.
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The market wouldnt be able to take another huge hit like this after just getting an HD standard. People dont wanna reinvest in all there movies again every 5 years. Every 15 years should be the desired reasonable switch time.
Yeah, I don't have cash coming out of my ass to invest in stuff like this, as nice as it would be.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:11 AM
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This technology, as cool as it sounds, is only relevant to people with huge budgets and monster screens (80 inches and above, perhaps?).

This is so far from mainstream that I don't see it catching on for a long time.

Plus, there is no broadcast standard above 1080i, so who is going to master for QuadHD? Not HBO or any of the other TV producers.

So, we would be talking films on super-high def media only. Read: expensive.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:27 AM
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my hope is Blu-Ray becomes the DVD replacement. then sometime down the road 3-5 years, a holographic disc format comes as a 4k master and would be the old Laserdisc type replacement.

there isn't any need for me to step up to that right now. and it would be limited market... but one day who knows
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Look at DVD, and BD and HD-DVD, People were buying HDTV's long before BD or HD-DVD came out, and really not long after DVD was introduced. the lag between displays and formats is usually quite a bit.

add in the fact that these tv's wont really be commercially available for a while (id guess 3-4 years till they are sitting in stores without special orders) and it wont make much of a difference.
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This technology, as cool as it sounds, is only relevant to people with huge budgets and monster screens (80 inches and above, perhaps?).

This is so far from mainstream that I don't see it catching on for a long time.

Plus, there is no broadcast standard above 1080i, so who is going to master for QuadHD? Not HBO or any of the other TV producers.

So, we would be talking films on super-high def media only. Read: expensive.
wasn't HDTV the same way when the first ones came out a decade or so ago??? There was no broadcast standard above 480i, and a 42" screen cost a fortune.
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The market wouldnt be able to take another huge hit like this after just getting an HD standard. People dont wanna reinvest in all there movies again every 5 years. Every 15 years should be the desired reasonable switch time.

Maybe not you, there's plenty of people out there that aren't going to jump into this generations HDM's. Still need about 80% of all households to get into HDTV before they'll even consider HDM.

HDTV is still niche, HDM is a niche of that niche and technology just keeps getting better while they both try to get a foothold.

I for one, am not 100% happy with HDM, it could be a lot better and there is plenty of room for improvement. QuadHD looks freeking awesome, IMO. Throw in a solution like HVD and lossless video would be enough for me to make the jump again. Anyone techminded enough to join this forum should know that we aren't simply going to freeze technology in it's tracks and wait for mass adoption to take place.
 

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