Originally Posted by Brian-HD
. . . ."Delivery is the most important thing at the moment, because there is no way to deliver 4K [to the home]. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [David Fincher's English-language version] was shot in 4K, and The Hobbit, but how do we deliver? A home server
? A BD disc player
? Only then will it be possible."
Stream it by Netflix after compressing the cr*p out of it?
Obviously if 4Kx2K comes out of the Netflix app then it MUST really have been true 4Kx2K streamed from their server, right?
Seriously, native 4K content playable in the home is going to be a bit of a wait.
The reasons for having 4K upscaling in the player are pretty much the same as for having 1080p upscaling of SD content in the player, even though that, too, is done by TVs.
The TV implementation may have a bug. Having the option of doing it in the player gives you a point of comparison
Or having the option of doing it in the player may give you the option of buying a cheaper TV and getting comparable results to a more expensive model.
In addition, doing it in the player means it can be done in conjunction with value added processing in the player -- such as Deep Color algorithms, or user interface features like Zoom.
All in all, it should be an interesting next few years as various knowledgable folks try to figure out what's working well and where the problems might be lurking.