## The latest in TVs

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### The latest in TVs

Has the TV finally been perfected? Look at these beauties:

LG's 55-inch OLED TV packed with 3D bells, smart TV whistles

The main thing about this TV is it's 4 mm thick and it's all screen right to edge, except for a thin metal strip wrapped around it to protect the edges. Is that crazy or what?

Right now it'll cost you about 8 grand to get this beauty but wait a few year and I bet everyone will be able to afford one.
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### Re: The latest in TVs

It's a giant sheet. How am I supposed to fit that into my overhead bin when I fly. How inconvenient.

TV won't be perfected until it can be beam directly into my cerebral cortex and give me blow jobs.

Stop fooling around and get back to work, LG scientists.
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Anyone ever thought it was funny how TV commercials for fancy TVs try to demonstrate how great the image and color is--which you're seeing on the TV that you already have?
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gnome wrote:Anyone ever thought it was funny how TV commercials for fancy TVs try to demonstrate how great the image and color is--which you're seeing on the TV that you already have?
Yes. Glad someone else got the irony of it.

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The same irony is everywhere. Print ads for monitors, display ads for printing, etc.
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### Re: The latest in TVs

Bender says:

"Irony is the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention."
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Bender can bite my shiny metal ass.
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If your ass was either metal or shiny he likely would do so.

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"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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an iron E will rust pretty quickly.
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### Re: The latest in TVs

4mm is too thin to allow any connectors. Even if it receives the picture signal wirelessly, it presumably still needs a power cord.

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It powers itself off the heat it generates. . . .

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Not to worry: They'll (LG) have all that worked out by 2016.................when this sweetheart hits the market. And remember, the picture is simulated.
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### Re: The latest in TVs

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:12 pm
Has the TV finally been perfected? Look at these beauties:

LG's 55-inch OLED TV packed with 3D bells, smart TV whistles

The main thing about this TV is it's 4 mm thick and it's all screen right to edge, except for a thin metal strip wrapped around it to protect the edges. Is that crazy or what?

Right now it'll cost you about 8 grand to get this beauty but wait a few year and I bet everyone will be able to afford one.
Technology marches on.
LG Unveils First 88-inch 8K OLED TV at IFA 2018 in Berlin

I'm not sure there's any 8k content out there but I find myself wanting this. Price? Around $15k Anaxagoras Posts: 23880 Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan ### Re: The latest in TVs Rob Lister wrote: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:44 pm I'm not sure there's any 8k content out there but I find myself wanting this. Price? Around$15k
NHK is on it. They launched an 8K channel last month.

One of the first things they showed was 2001: A Space Odyssey, which they chose because it was filmed on 70mm film.

https://newatlas.com/nhk-bs8k-satellite ... nel/57496/
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2001: A Space Odyssey was converted to 70mm.

It was filmed in Cinerama, which never will be seen again.
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### Re: The latest in TVs

2001 was filmed using Ultra Panavision 70. This used 70mm wide film gauge, but only used 65mm of the available width (the final prints used the other 5mm for sound tracks on 70mm stock or were converted to use three simultaneous 35mm projectors for Cinerama projection). The film area per frame is more than double the usual 35mm stock because as well as being (nearly) twice as wide, it also feeds through five sprocket holes per frame instead of the usual four for 35mm.

It's not completely dead. Tarantino shot The Hateful Eight in 2015 using essentially the same film format.

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'Fraid he's right AA--

"The film was announced in 1965 as a "Cinerama"[67] film and was photographed in Super Panavision 70 (which uses a 65 mm negative combined with spherical lenses to create an aspect ratio of 2.20:1). It would eventually be released in a limited "road-show" Cinerama version, then in 70mm and 35mm versions.[68][69] Color processing and 35 mm release prints were done using Technicolor's dye transfer process. The 70 mm prints were made by MGM Laboratories, Inc. on Metrocolor. The production was $4.5 million over the initial$6 million budget and 16 months behind schedule.[70]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001:_A_S ... sey_(film)
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With such cameras and such screens reality itself will pale.

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I've seen it both ways.

Cinerama was better.
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