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8/10/2012 01:36 PM EDT
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David Ashton
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David Ashton   8/12/2012 3:41:15 AM
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I am reminded of an old but rather good Phillips ad: Idiot Customer: "Morning, I want a new video recorder." Suave Salesman: "Well Sir, this is our new model, one touch recording, on screen display, ultra simple operation...." IC: "Naaah, it hasn't got enough knobs on it. How about this one over here?" SS: "That's a Washing Machine...." Most customers wouldn't know the difference between UHDTV and HDTV, and in fact I'm sure I wouldn't unless it was on a screen as big as a shop window. But make something into a status "must have" and people will buy it.

Jeffhirsch
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Jeffhirsch   8/12/2012 4:30:33 AM
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I have a 3D TV. NBC's coverage stopped at 7:30PM, before I generally watch TV. Verizon did not transmit the format code, so I had to set up the TV manually each time. Neither of these is conducive to generating viewers. I have watched sports on ESPN's 3D channel and the experience is worth the hassle of the funny glasses.

alex_m1
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alex_m1   8/12/2012 8:07:26 AM
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When marketing a new technology , you need to convince a certain groups of people who like to try new things, are generally more techno savvy, and are trusted by their friends to recommend such things. I Think that among this group, many use p2p networks to get content or use streaming video services. since 1080p is relatively bandwidth intensive and harder to get, they have less demand for 1080p and no reason to seek UHDTV, an no basis to recommend it.

rwik78
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rwik78   8/13/2012 12:08:38 AM
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My take on the TV: what manufacturers really need to work on is: 1) The ablility to mirror any screen on any device within a reasonable range on the TV, with an attractive and simple user interface. 2) 3D without glasses.... 3) SIRI for TV :-) Unless we enter the sci-fi scenario where the wall of a room turns into a TV at a command, UHDTV sets will only be bought if they are priced HDTV set rates.

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   8/13/2012 12:44:18 AM
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I am so happy to find, finally, among our readers, someone who actually had 3-D TV Olympic experience! Judging from what you posted here, it's one thing for NBC to brag about their 12-hours a day 3-D TV Olympic coverage, there was a lot to be desired in terms of translating that into an actual consumer experience. First, I had no idea that they stopped 3D coverage at 7:30p.m. (why?); second, I had no idea Verizon did not transmit the format code! Once again, thanks for sharing your experience.

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   8/13/2012 12:47:37 AM
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What prompted you to work on UHDTV video, may I ask? Was this a part of your work project?

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   8/13/2012 12:57:17 AM
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Well put. And I think many of us do agree that the Ultra HDTV won't make sense unless you have a HUGE wall size screen. Looking back on how long it took for HDTV to get off the ground, I see UHDTV something we may see in one or two decades from now. Still, I actually think what UHDTV can bring to us in terms of realism is something really remarkable. Sure, we won't be able to afford it any time soon; but it does amaze me.

_hm
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_hm   8/13/2012 1:39:08 AM
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@Junko: Does Panasonic have UHDTV resolution projection system? It will be interesting to know what kind of DLP/DMD projection chip they use for this. Panasonic's high lumen projection looks quite impressive.

elPresidente
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elPresidente   8/13/2012 2:43:35 AM
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3-D is all about content. NBC being idiots and exclusively broadcasting US athletes' activities is not a reflection of the technology and is something I am glad I did not have to watch. Even in 1-D NBC's Olympic coverage smells of arrogance and feeds American xenophobia and ignorance. I watched it for hours each day in another country...how refreshing it was, and I don't spectate sports.

agk
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agk   8/13/2012 11:27:15 AM
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From all these discussions i feel that 3D tv is not attracting most of the viewers at this time.Even though this is the prime area of R&D ,till a attractive solution is not found. So a real 3D projection in space will attract every one, provided affordable.

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