Newest TVs have big screens – and big prices

  • Article by: John Ewoldt , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 22, 2013 - 9:11 PM

It might be the ultimate upgrade: an 84-inch television with four times the clarity of a typical high-definition model.

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luzhishenJun. 22, 13 8:53 PM

"Currently, they don’t have a lot available content to show off." That is the big problem, same one that doomed SONY's BetaMax.

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joe_mnJun. 22, 13 9:10 PM

news flash. they are working on an 8K model too.

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bosshogJun. 22, 1310:06 PM

The real problem is the US internet infrastructure is so bad. If the majority of US internet users had access to 10Mbps+ internet for a reasonable price Netflix would be serving 4K movies today and there would be a massive demand for 4K screens.

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erikj3Jun. 22, 1310:37 PM

No one needs a TV that big.

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treetoad22Jun. 22, 1311:03 PM

I do just fine with my 51" HDTV and Blu-ray player. I barely watch t.v. anyway. I recently dumped cable altogether and bought an indoor antenna. Instead of 200 channels of garbage and a monthly bill, I now get 10 channels of garbage for free.

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dmcnevinJun. 23, 1312:54 AM

I did the same thing treetoad. No more $100.00 plus per month cable bills for me. I'll watch free TV or Netflix. Can't justify spending $1200 or more a year on Comcast any more. Maybe someday they'll come back to reality, but for now the price gouging monopoly they've created has gotten way out of hand.

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nonewtaxesJun. 23, 13 4:51 AM

Cable prices are already ridiculous. The cable operators will want another additional premium for 4K content. Sooner or later their pricing model will collapse or be legislated against.

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bizsmithJun. 23, 13 6:50 AM

Who needs to count the individual whiskers on a man's face. My 19" non HD will do just fine.

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pitythefoolsJun. 23, 13 8:03 AM

I cut my Comcast bill in half by switching to a deal from DirectTv, and got better technology to boot. Sure the price goes up over the next two years, then I'll switch again. Don't get shafted by your TV provider. Each provides pretty much the same as the other. Just keep switching every time the contract expires.

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timandtiaJun. 23, 1310:23 AM

Both my mom and I just bought new LED televisions to replace our old "heavy-box" TV's. Now the industry comes out with something new. I somehow just can't fathom the thought of now buying a new "idiot box" - I guess I have better things to do than sit around!

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