Skip to comments.CES 2020: What to expect from the tech bonanza - from smart toilets to 8K TVs
Posted on 01/09/2020 2:06:55 AM PST by Libloather
LAS VEGAS - CES 2020 officially kicks off here in Las Vegas on Tuesday, and companies from around the world are rolling out the forklifts to build out some of the massive exhibits that will be on display for the 170,000 attendees at this years edition of the tech industrys trade show.
But weve already got a good idea of the kinds of major announcements well get during the biggest week in tech. Heres what to expect, from 8K TVs to smart toilets to smartphones with foldable displays.
As usual, some of the hottest news will come from the TV industry. This year, you can expect plenty of companies talking about 8K resolution. It's more than a bit of a stretch to say that 8K, which offers twice the vertical and horizontal resolution of 4K if you're keeping count, is necessary for most consumers.
In fact, 4K is still not even the norm for streaming services - you have to pay to watch 4K content on Netflix (NFLX) - so it's unlikely that you'll want to pony up the extra cash for 8K anytime soon, with sets costing well into the thousands of dollars.
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They should purposefully hold back on tv’s for at least another decade. Many of us just bought 4k tv’s.
Funny thing is we are already at the point where we have reached the human eye’s resolution. Anything above 4k is probably going to be useless in terms of an upgrade to image quality and only be a marketing ploy.
Smart enough to tell males from females so the seat would always be in the right position before and after. Scrubbing itself would be nice also.
My 720p TV reveals compression artifacts. Imagine how many flaws I could see in 8K.
how smart do you want your toilet to be. seriously
I really satisfying BA-WOOSH sound is all I require.
“...how smart do you want your toilet to be.”
Back in the 80’s there was a device you could hook up to your toilet seat. Unsuspecting ‘bowl’ visitors would be greeted by a toilet seat saying “Get up you’re blocking my light”. LOL
The biggest advantage 4K has over 1080p is the color depth/saturation. Blacks became incredible with 4K. I’ve also noticed a distinct improvement in eliminating motion blur. The resolution improvement was not truly apparent to my eyes upon upgrading to 4K.
Therefore, I expect more of the same improvements with 8K, which will basically amount to incredible color saturation. As far as resolution is concerned, what I’ve read is for a person to gain benefit from it, you’re talking about a minimum screen size of 80” and up, which is one of the reasons the initial prices are so astronomical.
For instance, with 4K, you really need a minimum of 50” to notice the resolution difference.
Yeah, I know, live events and such may be pretty cool if people can even see at that resolution. Will the cable/wireless infrastructure support it and how will we even know if theres degradation in the quality?
Im just tossing this out there. After 20 years on this site I can finally play the grumping old dude. Recently Ive had to use glasses to see up close. Its not so bad that I need them all of the time, but I dont think I could tell 4K from 8K at this point.
Ahhh... thank you for addressing my concern.
“Funny thing is we are already at the point where we have reached the human eyes resolution. Anything above 4k is probably going to be useless in terms of an upgrade to image quality and only be a marketing ploy.”
Yes, and some of us have a hard enough time even finding the remote control without wearing glasses.
I have two large plastic bins in the basement of legacy interconnects. I really should have a go at reducing it to one.
More generally, 8k seems absurd, given that we barely have 4K content. But I suppose you have to start the next upgrade somewhere.
” youre talking about a minimum screen size of 80 and up”
Wouldn’t it be dependent on viewing distance?
I’m holding out for 16K
For resolution, yes. What will be the next ‘breakthrough’ will be when movies, etc. are filmed with multiple lenses in an attempt to mimic 3d imagery.
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Imagine a world where everyone is streaming the same movies over and over at 8k. How much of the backbone of the internet will be used just transmitting movies and television?
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