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u are joking? what are most tv's if not 4k? 8k? :p last 1080p i bought was a plasma LG long ago (still works but i dont use it due to reflection heat and 1080p sillyness.
Maybe you should visit a retail store.

How do you figure? Looking at best buy for 1080p vs 4k, they have 39 vs 214. I would say MOST are 4k.
Did you actually go into the store. My local store still has more 1080p displays than 4k. Target and Walmart are the same, though to be fair Target is stocking up.
 

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Maybe you should visit a retail store.


Did you actually go into the store. My local store still has more 1080p displays than 4k. Target and Walmart are the same, though to be fair Target is stocking up.
That's interesting because you enter a Target, Walmart, or Best Buy up here easily 80% or more of the stock is 4k. Maybe it depends on where you live.
 
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Did you actually go into the store. My local store still has more 1080p displays than 4k. Target and Walmart are the same, though to be fair Target is stocking up.
i walk by in the store all the time, you actually count the tv's and look which type each is? I cant really use the internet now to look but i can use google real quick to see..
https://www.walmart.com › browse › electronics › 4k-ultra-hdtvs
Products 1 - 40 of 687
So they have more than 687 1080p? What size are we talking about i think under 19-40" you will find 720p gpx rca crap brands no one in their right mind wants anyway. sure since its silly to have 4k with 19-40", over 42" id say its hard to find 1080p, also who buys tv's at target or walmart, how about bestbuy / costco / frys or something.. how many 1080p costco tv's do you think they sell? ;) what year are the tv's manufactured in? yea also what city / state do you live? im in california so. maybe more tech advanced that say kentucky? heh
 

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@lexluthermiester, so for perspective, the closest Best Buy to me has 24 displays that are 720p, 18 that are 1080p, and 76 that are 4k. That's just under 65% of them being 4k.
 
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That's interesting because you enter a Target, Walmart, or Best Buy up here easily 80% or more of the stock is 4k. Maybe it depends on where you live.
That is possible. I was at all three recently comparing prices. BestBuy and Target had a higher ratio of 4k/1080p than Walmart but it was still less than 50/50. Was in LA recently and while I was deliberately looking, I did notice a high number of 4k displays. But then again, those are TV's. Fry's and Microcenter both still had more 1080p and 1440p monitors than 4k.
how many 1080p costco tv's do you think they sell?
Actually I was there recently and there was still a good number of them, though you're right Costco does tend to stay ahead of the curve.

Getting back on topic, most people using Linux are not on 4k displays. It's not something the Linux dev community needs to place a big priority on. Looked into it further however and it seems 4k is well supported so the original complaint seems curious.

@lexluthermiester, so for perspective, the closest Best Buy to me has 24 displays that are 720p, 18 that are 1080p, and 76 that are 4k. That's just under 65% of them being 4k.
Wow! 24 720p's? Good grief! You're not gonna find that crap in my area in such a large number. I counted 4 at BestBuy, 2 at Target and 7 at Walmart(surprise, surprise).
 
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That is possible. I was at all three recently comparing prices. BestBuy and Target had a higher ratio of 4k/1080p than Walmart but it was still less than 50/50. Was in LA recently and while I was deliberately looking, I did notice a high number of 4k displays. But then again, those are TV's. Fry's and Microcenter both still had more 1080p and 1440p monitors than 4k.

Actually

Getting back on topic, most people using Linux are not on 4k displays. It's not something the Linux dev community needs to place a big priority on. Looked into it further however and it seems 4k is well supported so the original complaint seems curious.
like i said you are talking about monitors and the sizes are way off.. I have no idea what "most" linux users are using however most people use it for a server right? not a desktop or am i wrong? Do you not use 4k on your desktop to maximize work or viewing pleasure? Do you not watch UHD movies? EEEK scary to think of those days still so close to 2020, 8k will be here so soon and still no 4k support gimme a break.
 

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like i said you are talking about monitors and the sizes are way off.. I have no idea what "most" linux users are using however most people use it for a server right? not a desktop or am i wrong? Do you not use 4k on your desktop to maximize work or viewing pleasure? Do you not watch UHD movies? EEEK scary to think of those days still so close to 2020, 8k will be here so soon and still no 4k support gimme a break.
Computers have been a little slower to adopt 4k. It probably costs a lot more to miniaturize 4k into a 27" screen versus a 42" one. I only bought a 4k a little under 2 years ago. I was using 1080p until then and I still have two 1080p displays to compliment the 4k I have. However, that's not because I'm unwilling to replace them, but because options for 4k monitors are limited (particularly with an adjustable stand and the ability to be rotated to be portrait as opposed to landscape,) and because of the cost.

With that said though, TVs are very different and 4k adoption in that market has been pretty impressive to be honest.
 
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Do you not use 4k on your desktop to maximize work or viewing pleasure?
No. I use dual 1440p displays stacked one on top of the other for my gaming rig. The one I'm typing on ATM is a similar setup but with 1080p displays and this is the one I run Mint on.
 

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No. I use dual 1440p displays stacked one on top of the other for my gaming rig. The one I'm typing on ATM is a similar setup but with 1080p displays.
I can't blame you for that either. 1440p displays are pretty well priced and are good for ~27" displays. Honestly, I'd like to have two 4k 32-inch displays, but that's a lot of money. Two 1440ps would probably cost somewhere between 1/2 and 1/3. I love 4k though. I use it at home and I have it at work. I'd have a really hard time going back at this point.

Edit: I should add that I use two 4K displays at work (they're actually 5k, but my laptop can only drive them at 4k, but you can't notice the different to be honest.)
 
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No. I use dual 1440p displays stacked one on top of the other for my gaming rig. The one I'm typing on ATM is a similar setup but with 1080p displays and this is the one I run Mint on.
what size 1440p 27"? that sounds crazy also why not one monitor? multitask while gaming? I bought 3x42" 4k seiki's for 225$ each 4+ years ago to run vertical next to each other, the bezels made it less enjoyable, went to a 49" 4k tv then to the 65" nu8000 that i cant stop recommending 600 openbox is the best ive seen for price. I guess we all choose to spend our money different ways but after using 4k ill never go back, i am eagerly awaiting 8k/hdmi2.1 (but not looking forward to 200gb movie downloads or how ever big they will be)((4kuhd seem to be around 50-75gb))

65" might be to large for some people to work with if you have a small room?
 
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what size 1440p 27"?
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that sounds crazy
Why is that crazy?
why not one monitor? multitask while gaming?
Multitasking in general.
I bought 3x42" 4k seiki's
Good grief! On your desk? Must be a crowded desk...
went to a 49" 4k tv then to the 65" nu8000
Again, on your desk? Either one of those are just huge!
I guess we all choose to spend our money different ways but after using 4k
I've got a 4k TV in the livingroom. It's nice and looks great, but it's not as useful as you might think for computing.
65" might be to large for some people to work with if you have a small room?
Yeah, I'm not putting a 65" display on my desk. I had a pair of 32" displays at one point and they were just too big to be practical. 27's are almost too big.
 
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Why is that crazy?

Multitasking in general.

Good grief! On your desk? Must be a crowded desk...

Again, on your desk? Either one of those are just huge!

I've got a 4k TV in the livingroom. It's nice and looks great, but it's not as useful as you might think for computing.

Yeah, I'm not putting a 65" display on my desk. I had a pair of 32" displays at one point and they were just too big to be practical. 27's are almost too big.
the desk has a keyboard and mouse, the tv's are always wall mounted, why would you have it on the desk? I can fit SO much into the screen with 4k maybe 6x the content of a 27" 1440p right? I guess if your face is close to the screen 27" could be ok? but not for me
 
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why would you have it on the desk?
Because wall mounting isn't always an option or desired.
I can fit SO much into the screen with 4k maybe 6x the content of a 27" 1440p right? I guess if your face is close to the screen 27" could be ok? but not for me
That's kinda the point I was trying to help you see. What works for some doesn't always work for others and what some desire as a feature doesn't always appeal to everyone else. For me, my screens are less than 3feet(1meter) away from my face. Even mounted on my wall, 65" would be WAY to big..
 
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Because wall mounting isn't always an option or desired.

That's kinda the point I was trying to help you see. What works for some doesn't always work for others and what some desire as a feature doesn't always appeal to everyone else. For me, my screens are less than 3feet(1meter) away from my face. Even mounted on my wall, 65" would be WAY to big..
they make 4k 55" with vrr 120hz@1440p too but use with 4k for desktop to fit a lot of diff windows / multitask, sure if you live in apartment and catch patch / paint the wall after? or have glass walls? but just because you dont want 4k doesnt mean linux shouldn't support it for the masses who use 4k tv's as desktop i dont see anyone using monitors anymore just big screens.
 
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When did this thread about "Which OS you prefer" pivot to monitor availability, size, cost and resolution?
 
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this is getting a little OT guys it's supposed to be about which OS do you prefer not which desktop res is best or most prevalent yada yada

When did this thread about "Which OS you prefer" pivot to monitor availability, size, cost and resolution?
oh snap
 
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