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afwriter
afwriter
1/14/2019 10:37:06 PM
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Re: When does it stop?
Eventually, we will all be on the holodeck emersed in our entertainment but for now I'll stick to regular old TV and wait for VR to be more refined.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
1/14/2019 9:22:23 AM
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Re: When does it stop?
I'm still skeptical that VR is going to take off for the average viewer. It still seems to be relegated to the gamers and for the novelty effect that's not quite ready right now for the average person. Kind of like the 3D ideas that didn't pan out because of the need for extra eyeware and equipment. Actually 3D glasses seemed easier to use than the current VR googles.

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afwriter
afwriter
1/11/2019 11:44:46 PM
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Re: When does it stop?
Not to be uncouth but I have heard in the past that the adult film industry has always set the standard for what video technology is adopted. I wouldn't be surprised if they put some influence into making VR more popular.

On another note, before VR became a reality I always envisioned holographic technology becoming the future of media viewing.  

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afwriter
afwriter
1/11/2019 11:35:15 PM
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Re: Wow
We've gone so far down the road with digital media that I doubt we will ever see physical media in 8K. Even at Walmart and target now they sell cards with digital download codes instead of movies and games. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 1:10:23 PM
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Re: Wow
4K optical discs exist as UHD Blu-ray -- but I'm not sure if the roadmap for Blu-ray extends to 8K, but I assume it will. However, Blu-ray discs once supported 3D video, but that support has since ended because the adoption of 3D TVs was so dismal.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 1:00:09 PM
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Re: When does it stop?
VR sounds like the next 3D TV to me.. A lot of hype, but not much adoption. Maybe that will change? And if it does, then I assume it will overtake 4k or 8k or whatever resolution arms race is going on -- because when the screens can be measured in millimeters from your eyeballs, the resolution limits probably become irrelevant more quickly. 

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afwriter
afwriter
1/10/2019 11:16:43 AM
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When does it stop?
You would think that with the rise of VR we will eventually stop watching TV and start experiencing it. When do we stop putting money into improving TV technology and start improving VR and making HoloRooms?

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afwriter
afwriter
1/10/2019 11:15:09 AM
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Re: What is the limit?
I already can't tell the difference between HD and 4K so I'm already there. How long until the pictures of nature documentaries are more realistic on screen than they are in real life? 

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afwriter
afwriter
1/10/2019 11:13:25 AM
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Re: Wow
Are the new UltraHD discs only 4K? I'm behind the curve too. How long before we need to include smell-o-vision into our viewing experience?

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 3:14:49 AM
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What is the limit?
Maybe 8k will be mainstream in a few years, but when does it end? At some point, I assume the limits of human perception kick in and no one will care about 32K video vs 64K video... right?

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