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Poll GB 4k display adoption poll (503 votes)

I've had one for awhile, I'm an early adopter. (let's say a year and a half or longer) 7%
I pulled the trigger relatively recently for reasons. (let's say a year and a half or less) 14%
I pulled the trigger relatively recently with a PS4 Pro (or purchased one around the same time.) 7%
I pulled the trigger relatively recently with a Xbox One S (or purchased one around the same time.) 1%
I pulled the trigger relatively recently with a new PC build or upgrade (or purchased one around the same time.) 2%
I'm thinking about pulling the trigger and gettin' damn close. 4%
I'm thinking about pulling the trigger with a PS4 Pro. 1%
I'm thinking about pulling the trigger with a Xbox One S. 0%
I'm thinking about pulling the trigger with a Xbox One X. 3%
I'm thinking about pulling the trigger with a new PC build or upgrade. 3%
I'll probably wait 'til the PS5 or the Xbox after the XB1X. 2%
I'll wait 'til I feel there are enough gaming content specifically made for 4K. 3%
I'll wait 'til I feel there are too much gaming content spcifically made for 4k. 1%
I'll wait 'til there are enough 4k releases of movies I love. 1%
I'll wait 'til we near mass market adoption. 6%
I'll wait 'til we meet mass market adoption. 6%
I'll wait 'til I'm no longer satisfied with my main display. 21%
I'll wait 'til my main display is busted. 11%
I'm thinking about gettin' one of them "HD" displays, know what I'm sayin'? Everything's got one of them HDMI plugs and nothing just comes with the yellow plug. What happen to the good old days damnit. 1%
Results (There aren't enough options to pick from) 6%

I got my first HDTV around the time I got my 360 'cause it was pretty much a requirement. I know it's weird but it kinda helps when you're able to read the texts being displayed on the screen. Also, the leap from standard to high definition resolution was momentous, something we never had to do in the previous generations.

This gen is a bit trickier with the 4k displays 'cause of the mid gen hardware refresh of the consoles which basically means, 4k can't be a necessity, only a luxury. Not only that, though the leap from HD to UHD is massive, it's a much tougher sell. Most people don't see a problem with just HD and to jump to a new format so soon after the last feels highly forced.

Anyway, I wanted to see the outlook in a community that'll admittedly be more willing to convert to better tech quicker.

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Holy fuck too many options Batman!

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#2  Edited By liquiddragon

@picky_bugger: I'm sorry. I wanted to separate the PS4, Xbox, and PC platforms 'cause it is a gaming site but that 'caused it to become wayyy too big.

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Also where's the option for 'Monitor resolution zzzZzzzZzzzzzzzzz'

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The HDMI connections on my 8 year old Samsung TV seem to be on the way out (They sometimes will say no signal until I restart my TV) so I'm weighing my options right now. I already have a PS4 Pro so I now have to decide between 4k (which won't actually be all that effective for me given it's a bedroom sized TV, like 40 inch) and everything super smooth at 1080p, which is what I've been using my Pro for so far and have been liking.

Once I get my own place I'll definitely have a bigger 4k TV but until then I think I might just get a really good 1080p for my bedroom.

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The closest I have is a PC that can play games at 1440p, at 60 to 90 FPS on high/max/ultra settings. (Blessed be the GTX 1080)

Not interested in pushing it to 4K, and I probably won't get a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X. If I wasn't in grad school, I would've bought a PS4 Pro, but you know, money.

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I got a 40" non-HDR 4k TV to replace my '06 vintage 1024x768 plasma so I could read text on it while playing Elite: Dangerous. I only picked up the 4k model because it was on sale for the same price as the 1080p version. I still don't have a 4k capable console and even my gaming PC is too old for HDMI 2.0 ports.

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10,000 options but not "I'm a member of the UltraWide Master Race, and have no need for your peasant pixels and filthy 16:9 aspect ratios"?

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#8  Edited By oldenglishc

I just replaced an old plasma with a TCL P-series about a month ago. Games on the PS 4 pro definately look better, especially areas with several different kinds of lighting. The HDR makes a pretty big difference for that. But I don't think the upgrade is worth if you already have a pretty good HD TV. It's better, but it's not a lot better.

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I just can't find a reason to care, yet.

My eyes are shitty and I hate wearing glasses so 1080p looks great to me. Plus as far as gaming is concerned, I prefer framerate over resolution... so.

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#10  Edited By nnickers

Jesus Christ this is way too many poll choices.

That said, I bought a cheap 50" 4K tv last Black Friday. It replaced a 32" 720p tv I'd bought over a decade ago and honestly apart from the size difference and without the two side-by-side I never noticed any noticeable improvement.

But the 1440p monitor I have in my office looks crisp as a motherfucker. But that may be more a matter of my souped-up pc in the office being more powerful than the standard PS4 I have hooked up to that tv in the living room though.

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I have a 5120 x 2880 display, it's one of those 27" Macs. Pretty great for work, no doubt.

I've watched some 4k video, but no real 4k games to play that I have other than that remaster of Knights of the Old Republic.

I definitely have 0 intention of buying a 4k TV in the next 12 months. Maybe next year, but more likely the year after that, when I am also planning to build a new PC. I just don't care that much about 4k right now.

I have a PS4 Pro hooked up to a 1080p display as well.

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#12  Edited By notnert427

I'm buying a 4K TV here in the next few weeks when it hopefully goes on sale for Labor Day. The lack of 4K content currently is kind of a bummer, or at least will be until I get the Xbox One X. I'm probably upgrading to Google Fiber to be able to stream 4K stuff as well, because it would be nice to be able to watch some of Amazon's series in proper 4K. I'm excited about it.

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The expense of buying a new TV + AVR to support 4K is not worth it right now, besides my current TV works just fine.

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I just bought an OLED

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#15  Edited By BoboBones

I have a 1070 and when I can afford it I'm debating on on going either 21:9 1080p (200hz), or 21:9 1440p (100hz)

I bought a Switch not that long ago, so It will be a while before I can think about a TV. I'll wait till OLEDs get cheaper. The latency on those things have gotten much better this year.

I have a Pro hooked to a 1080P set. Games like Nioh and MLB offer me the option to stick at 1080P but with better frame rate instead of a higher resolution. That is always going to be my preferred option.

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#16  Edited By BelowStupid

My 50" vizio has had band hdmi ports for years now and I just got a new job six months ago so I've been looking at getting a replacement. However I'm going to be moving in the near future so I'll probably hold off till I see a holiday deal.

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#17  Edited By Seikenfreak

Should be another option that involves OLED having a more significant impact on visuals compared to 4K or HDR.. And you should buy an OLED asap.. and if you do, then it might as well have 4K/HDR as well because /shrug lol

@notnert427 Funny you mention this, I just had Verzion FIOS gigabit installed mere hours ago (no thanks to Dan's tweet which made me aware of it's local existence, plus having problems with Comcast at the same time.. plus it ended up saving $55 a month because of ditching the old Verizon copper phone line and getting the Verizon digital voice crap) Early tests show I'm only getting 100-200 down and 450 up. Hmmmmmm. "Up to" eh? But I'm magically getting the perfect 960/840 whatever speeds on Verizon's test lol

Anyway, that's a discussion for another thread.

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I cannot justify replacing a TV that works. Even if it is 720p.

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#19  Edited By mellotronrules

i bought my first tv last year (VIZIO M43-C1 43") and it is technically 4k, but no HDR. that tv was $500 new (and i got it for $250) so i think i came out on top. also i hear it's dope for refresh rate, but the heck if i know about that.

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#20  Edited By Sinkjaer

I went from a 30" 1600P monitor to a 43" 4K TV as my primary screen 8 months ago and have zero regrets.

I use it at a normal PC desk setting, but have it mounted on the wall instead of using the stand to have it as low as possible. The size makes the pixel density almost the same as my previous monitor so I have windows at 100% scaling without any trouble, but I also really like the screen real estate in windows with multiple programs running side by side.

The TV a Sony XD8005 (X800D in the States) with a VA panel and pretty low input lag for a TV.

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Had one for just over a year now, my first one was a really cheap insignia now that one died and i got a x700d with my refund. I really like it, i think even 1080p looks better on my latest model, hdr could be better but i knew that going in. I have a gtx 1080 and game usually around 1800p( upscale is honestly very good on both tvs i had). If i get my finances right i may get a scorpio, but i am thinking about a oneS just for the 4k bluray.

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I'm enjoying how overkill my PC is for 1080/60 right now. I can play anything maxed out with room to spare, probably for a few years. Meanwhile I'm just gonna pretend 4k and 144hz doesn't exist.

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#24  Edited By Dixavd

My TV is only 720p.

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I have the capability for 4K gaming with my new PC build but I only recently got a 144 Hz 1080p monitor so I'm in no immediate rush to make the jump to 4K yet but I will likely get on that in the foreseeable future.

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#26  Edited By fisk0

I have my computer connected to my TV. It can do 1080P, but I almost always play in 720P because I think most games scale the UI and text to a size that's more comfortable to read that way, and I sit far enough from the TV that the 720P resolution isn't too pixely, even though it's noticeable at times.

Playing at 720P means I can push all other graphics options to max on my 1050 TI GPU though.

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#27  Edited By FacelessVixen

I'll upgrade to 4K when a midrange $250 - $300 GPU can pull it off since 1080p with a 1060 works fine for me. But I am curious about 21:9, not just for games but for media production as well, so I'm curious to see if a 4K variant of that aspect ratio will be a thing in the future.

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I'll move to 4k once prices for projectors are a bit less astronomical (might get a 4k monitor before that though, who knows).

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#29  Edited By jay_ray

When I can get an OLED 50"-ish display for sub $2000 Canadian (preferably closer to $1500) I probably will but there are some great LED TV's that may get me to bite if a Black Friday or Boxing Day sale is the right price.

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The only reason I'd get a 4K monitor is to view softcore porn photosets. I might be interested if I had a PS4, but I'd rather have the option to downscale everything to 2560x1440 or use that res natively. It's far less demanding and still looks a lot better than Full HD.

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When I don't need to drop several thousand dollars on the monitor and the rig to keep up with it. 1440p sounds like a good next step, but I'm not even moving up to that anytime soon.

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I've got a nice 1080p tv and a hrf 1440p monitor, so no need to update to 4k until oled prices come down.

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#33  Edited By TheManWithNoPlan

I had been saving up my cashback rewards from my credit card for quite a while, and finally decided to get something. I had been pining for a 1070 or 1080 for the longest time, but after looking at 4k monitors on best buy I decided to bite the bullet and get one. (Asus 28" 4k UHD Monitor) I basically got it for free and I'm really happy so far. I've had to make concessions on resolution over graphics quality with my crickety ol 970, but I figured out I can run most games at 2k on medium settings.

One of the few unfortunate things I figured out after the fact was that you can only run 30hz over hdmi. 60hz requires a displayport cable and while this is fine for my pc, I had hopes of maybe getting a scorpio down the line. Now console games don't always run at 60 fps, but the idea of being definitively capped at a lower framerate is a bummer. I haven't looked, but I guess it could be possible they include a displayport cable on both the scorpio and ps4 pro.

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None of the options really fit me, so far as I can tell. I wouldn't mind upgrading my main display, but I'd be going from 1080p to 1440p, rather than all the way to 4K--the performance hit necessary to drive all those extra pixels (mainly game on PC) just isn't worth it to me, and I don't see that changing for a decent while. What I do want is HDR - ideally on an AMOLED panel; love the juicy contrast on my phone - but panels that offer HDR at 1440p are very rare, and AMOLED panels that offer HDR at 1440p are nonexistent.

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I'll wait 'til I'm no longer satisfied with my main display that's what I picked, I'm fine with 1080p for now I think once the next PC VR headset can run 4k then I'll probably upgrade. Right now I'm pleased with my PC, Oculus, and PS4 set up.

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I stream all my movies/TV, and 4k streaming requires more bandwidth than I can have for a reasonable price (where I live). Unless the big boy isp's like spectrum get their heads out of their ass, or someone else comes along and rips the rug out from under them, I'm stuck with 20Mbit at a ridiculous price.

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One of the few unfortunate things I figured out after the fact was that you can only run 30hz over hdmi. 60hz requires a displayport cable and while this is fine for my pc, I had hopes of maybe getting a scorpio down the line. Now console games don't always run at 60 fps, but the idea of being definitively capped at a lower framerate is a bummer. I haven't looked, but I guess it could be possible they include a displayport cable on both the scorpio and ps4 pro.

You can go from DP to HDMI with a cable, but can't go HDMI to DP. You need an active converter for the later.

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@falconer: Hey, thanks for the clarification duder!

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#39  Edited By sfw44

I saved money for a bit to buy a relatively cheap 4k tv with HDR. It's not the best HDR, but it's worth it. It's a incredible upgrade over the 6-7 year old tv I had before. But for some reason I can't connect my PC to it via HDMI because it causes my pc to crash, maybe it's a problem with the Samsung smart tv crap thats on there, so I'm limited to consoles on it, which is fine. I only have a couple of HDR games on console, FF XV and Horizon Zero Dawn. On FFXV I could barely notice the HDR, but the HDR on Horizon Zero Dawn was pretty noticeable.

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#40  Edited By yabbering_yeti

Ah, 1440p... you should have been the stage after 1080p

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My 55" 4k OLED arrived yesterday, and my PS4 Pro will arrive with Destiny 2 next month. This thing sure blows away my old 42" cheapo HD TV.

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Got an offer for my old TV and regular PS4 about half an year ago so pulled the trigger and upgraded back then.

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I just got a 1080p TV a few months ago. Upgraded from a 10 year old 720 when one of the inputs started getting fuzzy. I suspect this'll do me just fine for a few years.

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Por que 4K, I say, eh?

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All those options and not a simple "They cost too much"?

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I needed a new TV since my 2006 vintage 1080p was so old. I figure if I am buying a decent TV in 2017 not getting 4K is foolish, unless I needed a sub-34" tv set.

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I have 4k for a while now. I bought a 55' About a year and a half ago. It's hooked up to my PC which has 2 1080ti's in SLI.

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I'm so glad that there are still a few of us with a 720 TV from 2005. Can't really Justify getting rid of mine if it still works. I guess I'll just have to wait till it dies. Who knows, It might be 8K by then.

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I got a 1440p 140hz GSync a couple of years ago, so I will wait a while until I jump on 4k.

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If my monitor dies i'd probably get another regular one... i'm more interested in g-sync or higher refresh rates than 4k (there weren't enough options :P).