8,000 Euros = 11,218 US Dollars. Damn that's expensive; even more expensive than current 3DTV sets out there.
In any case, I'm sure that amount of money will be worth it to have a 4K x 2K resolution and to ditch those 3D glasses that most people say are stupid. Still, there is no shaking how expensive it is. I mean this just has to be the most expensive 55' 3DTV out there right now.
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It's not worth it - I saw it in action in Germany. It might be a nice 4K display in 2D mode, but how are you going to feed it? There's no HD-SDI (as far as I know) and Toshiba used four (4) HDMI cables to run a live 4K feed from JVC's prototype 4K camcorder to the display.
As for glassless 3D... it looked atrocious. I mean really bad. Not only was the resolution terrible (4K divided by 9 views = resolution per viewer, do the math) but image quality overall was a massive disappointment. Toshiba had set up tiny viewing booths where three people could sit side by side, with practically no room for movement. I came out very unimpressed.
I think the above post just killed glasses-free 3D...
Hardly :) Glasses-free 3D is the future, there's no doubt about it, but I believe it's still 3-5 years before there are affordable, good-3D-quality sets on the market.
Thanks for the information pteittinen. While the price would have been too rich for me anyways it is always nice to see new technology. It would appear that this is just a stepping stone to something better :)
I personally don't mind passive 3D glasses technology but active shutter glasses I find to be annoying especially when the batteries die on you in the middle of a movie.
wow... 40.8 gpbs is just staggering to think about. 8-| shouldn't we be focusing more on compression technologies than improved resolutions on televisions? whats the point of pioneering 4k x 2k tvs if you just are gonna have to require the consumer to use 4 HDMIs at once or develop a cable that will pass 40+ gbps of data, which id assume would be one thick and expensive as heck (at best buy) cable? noone will buy into that. not even in the next decade, i dont believe.
famous last words?
"I think the 3D works well, cause I can perceive the 3D image of the scenery in the TV through my monitor."
I have no idea why Toshiba used 4 HDMI cables to feed the TV as HDMI 1.4 spec already supports 4K resolution at 24fps. Hmm, well, it could be the camera was running at 4K 60fps progressive which does not go through a single HDMI 1.4 connection.
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