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Unless they have some kind of upscaling technology

it won't look any better, because it can only display the signal provided. Therefore it would be the same signal on your 1080p TV, it theoretically shouldn't look much better.

There could be some technological tricks that help, but it's probably not going to make a huge leap. I haven't looked into whether the 4k TVs will upscale lower res content, and if they do, the results.

But your complaint is valid. I get what you're saying. Without doing any research but underlying the general technology I would say don't expect any significant gains from getting a regluar 1080p signal on a 4k TV. I admit I'm slightly talking out my ass because I've stayed ignorant to 4k technology, but I'd be willing to bet I'm not far off.

The difference from 1080 to 4k (with actual 4k content) is going to be more akin to going from DVDs to Blu-Ray, not VHS to DVD. 1080 to 4k is obviously going to be an improvement, but it's not going to be near what the experience is like going from SD to HD. It's painful watching SD for sports these days.
[Post edited by Lucius at 11/14/2017 1:45PM]

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Posted: 11/14/2017 at 1:45PM


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