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What mobile content can you get in QHD?

I read you can get YouTube in QHD now. Do any other services support QHD phones like the LG G3?

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TJ Skywasher  Aug. 27, 2014 at 20:00

I know that some YouTubers provide videos in up to 4K resolution, but to be honest it's just a bit of a gimmick. 99.9% of people don't have a display to take advantage of 4K content anyway. I'm sure that will change over time, bit of a chicken and egg thing at the moment. You can spend the cash on a 4K TV but there's next to no content available, for the small amount of content there is out there practically no one has a 4K TV to benefit from it. I'm sure the same thing happened with 1080P, time takes care of it.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 27, 2014 at 20:37

YOU WILL NOT SEE ANY DIFFERENCE on a 5in or so smartphone! Sorry... it's nonsense for people who need to write about exciting new things every day, and others who need to sell or own 'new' even if 'new' is on holidays on Planet Sania.
I have no idea how Android geekoids can still laugh and rant about "Retina Display" to then go and waltz to whatever tune industry throws their way...

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 27, 2014 at 20:37

I know that some YouTubers provide videos in up to 4K resolution, but to be honest it's just a bit of a gimmick. 99.9% of people don't have a display to take advantage of 4K content anyway. I'm sure that will change over time, bit of a chicken and egg thing at the moment. You can spend the cash on a 4K TV but there's next to no content available, for the small amount of content there is out there practically no one has a 4K TV to benefit from it. I'm sure the same thing happened with 1080P, time takes care of it.
Yep, time takes care of the situation. More specifically, people will buy new TVs which happen to be 4K ready, whether they specifically wanted that feature or not. The same thing happened with HD, it'd be almost impossible to buy a non-HD TV these days, so every new TV sold helps spread HD ready hardware further and further afield. Hell, my 76 year old neighbour has an HD TV, but I can guarantee he didn't buy it because it was HD, it just happened to be.

It'll be several years yet before 4K becomes anything like worth it, one problem it'll face is that the PS4/Xbone don't have the grunt to play 4K games, unlike the PS3/360 which could upscale to 1080p. Also, TV isn't even broadcast in 1080p yet, nevermind 4K. They could get away with calling 720p "HD", whereas they can't get away with calling some vastly inferior resolution 4K (although most 4K isn't actually true 4K, it's about 3.8K, I believe).

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