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News Dell announces UltraSharp Ultra HD monitor range

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 3 Dec 2013.

  1. Nexxo

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    Maybe I'm an old fogey whose eyes are not that sharp anymore, but 1080p looks just fine on my 40" TV and 2560x1600 is perfectly fine on my 30" monitor. The problem with 4K monitors is:
    - a higher price monitor
    - demanding a more capable, expensive card,
    - and demanding more data to fill that resolution,
    - creating bigger game/image/video/web page files,
    - requiring more storage, and
    - requiring more and faster internet traffic,
    - not to mention faster data handling inside the PC (hence faster CPUs, chipsets etc.).

    So it's not just the monitor; it's all the other costly stuff that comes with it. We will not really start seeing the benefits of this until maybe five years from now, so I'm not in a hurry to go out and get one.
     
  2. Guest-16

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    Didn't they say the same thing about Full HD when we were rocking DVDs? :lol:

    4K is great if your OS and apps scale correctly. Having used a 32" I'd LOVE one. love love love love love. Don't 'test' one unless you want to feel perpetual disappointment afterwards.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    You can join me in the queue for a new pair of 4k eyes if you like :D
     
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  5. Xir

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    No they show 2048 × 1080.

    Actually, the problem with digital cinema projection isn't the resolution, but it's the idea that these projectors are virtually maintainance free.
    Cinema's don't employ projectionists anymore. With film on most projectors focus needs to be pulled after the film started as every film is a bit different.
    With digital, this shouldn't be necessary, which leads to cinemas not checking the focus at all over long periods of time.

    I never had so many blurred films before digital projection. :miffed:

    The again, I quit going into cinema's anyway as I've got near enough one at home.
    Cinema is 2048 × 1080, mine is 1920 x 1080, big deal.

    Whish I had an Imax near me though, that would be really interesting.
     
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    It's not so bad for workstation monitors like this, where additional resolution for static displays is always welcome (up to a point, which we yet to reach, so no complaints about these monitors in that regard)... I just wish that instead of needlessly pumping up res for multimedia/gaming displays they would do something about the things that have a much greater effect on the quality of moving images. As far as games and movies goes, 4K is a total waste of time outside the cinema. Instead of using bandwidth more sensibly to feed fewer pixels more often (which gives a direct benefit to dynamic resolution) they're chewing through exponentially more bandwidth pumping more and more pixels with decreasing returns. It's like the almost totally meaningless megapixel race that happened with cameras is happening all over again with tellies. Pah. Rant over.
     
  7. Anfield

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    Just in case someone thinks those new screens aren't wide enough...
    Apparently there are also two new 21:9 screens on the way from dell.:naughty:

    Although the 34" might as well be renamed to deskinstafill.
     
  8. Nexxo

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    34" wide screen monitor? NEED!
     
  9. Xir

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    Yes it is, worked well to sell new camera's, now it's used to sell more tellies.

    For monitors it makes sense, but for tellies? Not without content. and no, upscaling isn't the solution.
     
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    *Sigh*
     
  11. Xir

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    *sigh*...you whish you lived near an Imax too? :D
     
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    I want Dell to update their site with the 4K monitors and shopping cart icons!!

    Went into Currys to buy a Hoover and microwave and NEARLY bought a new TV to replace my 6 year old Sony 40". I am astounded at the colour quality and sharpness of these new TVs ...

    Then I stroked a 4K TV like a dirty pervert. The detail level is beautiful.
     
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    I laughed more than I should have at this as I do it regularly when I visit our LCD dept. hahahaha
     
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  14. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger What's a Dremel?

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    Just exasperation with so many false statements in one post, and not willing to further correct those it would be wasted on.

    S*D

    :wallbash::sigh:
     
  15. forum_user

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    These 'odd' behaviours are what separates us from the non-geeks.

    Geek, and proud! And a tech pervert!

    Welcome to the expensive world of future tech heaven!
     

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