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CES 2020: What to expect from the tech bonanza - from smart toilets to 8K TVs
Yahoo ^ | 1/06/20 | Daniel Howley

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 year’s edition of the tech industry’s trade show.

But we’ve already got a good idea of the kinds of major announcements we’ll get during the biggest week in tech. Here’s 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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Hobbies; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: ces; smart; tech; toilet
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Tech seems to be moving at warp speed. Neat to watch. I just wish they could settle on one connector and stick with it for about 20 years.
1 posted on 01/09/2020 2:06:55 AM PST by Libloather
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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.


2 posted on 01/09/2020 2:08:39 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cultsther)
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To: Libloather

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.


3 posted on 01/09/2020 2:09:52 AM PST by LukeL
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how smart do you want your toilet to be.     seriously


4 posted on 01/09/2020 2:16:50 AM PST by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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how smart do you want your toilet to be.

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.

5 posted on 01/09/2020 2:28:24 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: LukeL

My 720p TV reveals compression artifacts. Imagine how many flaws I could see in 8K.


6 posted on 01/09/2020 2:31:19 AM PST by Moonman62 (Charity comes from wealth.)
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how smart do you want your toilet to be. seriously

...

I really satisfying BA-WOOSH sound is all I require.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL2YRDzpTL4


7 posted on 01/09/2020 2:37:06 AM PST by Moonman62 (Charity comes from wealth.)
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“...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


8 posted on 01/09/2020 2:38:25 AM PST by duckman ( Not tired of winning!)
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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.

any toilet knowing my gender is a bridge too far for me...


9 posted on 01/09/2020 2:39:02 AM PST by 867V309 (Lock Her Up)
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To: LukeL

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.


10 posted on 01/09/2020 2:56:47 AM PST by KobraKai
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Does anyone here really want to watch reruns of old Whoopi Goldberg movies in 8K? If not, does anyone trust Hollywierd Pedophiles to produce content you would want to watch in 8K?

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 there’s degradation in the quality?

I’m just tossing this out there. After 20 years on this site I can finally play the grumping old dude. Recently I’ve had to use glasses to see up close. It’s not so bad that I need them all of the time, but I don’t think I could tell 4K from 8K at this point.

11 posted on 01/09/2020 3:03:34 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Ahhh... thank you for addressing my concern.


12 posted on 01/09/2020 3:04:08 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: LukeL

“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.”

Yes, and some of us have a hard enough time even finding the remote control without wearing glasses.


13 posted on 01/09/2020 3:04:18 AM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: Libloather

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.


14 posted on 01/09/2020 3:13:35 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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“smart toilets”
???
No-siree-bob.


15 posted on 01/09/2020 3:34:39 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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” you’re talking about a minimum screen size of 80” and up”

Wouldn’t it be dependent on viewing distance?


16 posted on 01/09/2020 4:47:44 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: Libloather

I’m holding out for 16K


17 posted on 01/09/2020 4:51:06 AM PST by xp38
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To: LukeL

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.


18 posted on 01/09/2020 4:52:37 AM PST by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Libloather

“Smart toilet”.

Be Seeing You...


19 posted on 01/09/2020 5:20:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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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?


20 posted on 01/09/2020 5:23:50 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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