Apple TV 4K

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by joscejrod, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. joscejrod macrumors 6502

    joscejrod

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    I've just read the rumors that could confirm my thoughts: "@MacRumors: An unconfirmed source says Apple is already shooting "Shot on iPhone in 4K" ads in Iceland, South Africa, and Australia.".
    I think we're going to see a 4k combo in the next keynote (iphone 6s/6s plus and new Apple TV).
    It would be perfect, and Apple tv with apps(obviously, I'd choose this if I had to choose between apps and 4k) and future-proof. They could release a good source of 4k content now, when 4k tvs start to be affordable to many people. What do you think about it?
     
  2. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    This would be pretty cool.

    Personally, I give it 30% odds though. Based on how late Apple was to the 1080p party, and how bad the current 1080p compression in the iTunes Store is due to the bandwidth limitations of streaming high-resolution content, I don't think 4k is likely in AppleTV.

    Though, if that happens, I might be in for a 4k TV upgrade sooner than I thought :)
     
  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

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  4. punchwalk macrumors regular

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    This. I think 30% is generous. 4K TVs are slowly gaining steam, but haven't truly proliferated the market yet, and 4K content is practically non-existent outside of a few internet services (and you need consistently good bandwidth to adequately leverage them).
     
  5. Menel macrumors 603

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    Will need h265 for 4k.
    If Apple is on top of their game, will see full hardware support for h265 decode/encode in the A9 SOC and iOS9.
     
  6. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know that it will come with 4K live with content, but I do think the delay was because of the 4K standard so they could build it 4K ready.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G3

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    I'd love to see it. There is already some content that would be available right out of the gate with Netflix and Youtube.

    However a member above gave it 30%, I'll give it it 20% and I feel like thats being generous.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I think h265 is a must. Look how long they go between updates on the ATV...not adding h265 would be a big mistake.
     

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