Here's the thing, I didn't think 4k would take off because the content issue. I was wrong and I'll tell you why. How do people shop for TVs, they stand RIGHT IN FRONT of them. Too close, I keep telling them to step back even but they won't do it. They want to use a magnifying glass and look at the pixels even. An image clean enough on a 1080 display to look at up close will with current technology look soft and washed out from a distance. It's like zooming in on a photo. People don't need 4k but will get it because it looks better at the store.
You don't need 240hz but people insist on it. You don't need 1080 in many cases (to a lesser extent) but people still insisted on it. People will insist on 4k when a- they see them and b- the price reaches a good threshold such as perhaps +50-75% over 1080. Depending on the screen size 4k is a significant improvement. Getting 4k content is the next battle.
Yep. 4k is a significant improvement and people will experience the same scenario as they did w/1080. this time 4k sounds rich
(& not like 3D were people need to wear glass) I think is ganna speak for it self.
I used to stand far, look & compare 720 to108 and I’d say I don’t see any deference then wait for the rep to say you need to get too close to see the pixels….
So, if (next week) starting price of 55” is $5k maybe it’ll drop to $3K or less by Xmas & I won’t be surprised if comes to $2K or less by summer of 2014, by then retailers may only display 4k TVs.
As far as 4k contents, I think there will be plenty of it by next year. Look at vudu if it wasn’t for their HDX. There is always a demand for real HD. I’m sure 4k digital copies will be available sooner than later (for a price). UltraViolet and cloud storage services are just getting started.