Originally Posted by Talk2Me
Guys, this is not my opinion on 4K. I wish true 4K was going to happen, but sadly you are all mistaken, and taken in by the marketing hype by the hardware suits, and not the studio executives(content). They are not going to release native 4K content to the general public. It is to small of a market. The general public can barely tel the difference between dvd and blu-ray. And 2k blu-ray has not reached it's full potential. Take a good read over on the Ultra High End $20K+ site, and the "Sony 4K and the rest" thread. Moreover, most of the general pubic listens to compressed mp3 audio. They want convenience, not better quality. Like the guy said, Just because a Ford GT will do 200+ mph, Michigan is not going to increase the speed limit to 200 mph. The hardware companies do not dictate, the studios do.
and also ....
1) Folks got burnt already with the whole 720p HD and 1080p Full HD debacle
2) No plans for OTA distribution for 4K
3) TV studios, content creators and alike would need to upgrade their technology. Where's the money coming from? Whats the drive to do this?
4) Based on the music industry, folks don't care about quality (e.g. mp3, SACD, DVD-Audio) [as stated above]
5) In general, disk based content playback is dying. Streaming and instant availability is the future.