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So the only people who will really care are the "receiver crowd"?
None of us have compatible receivers?
Some of us have TVs that are 4K but are also incompatible?
Again, this is for copy protection in a format that is completely pointless to copy? (You can rip a BluRay and torrent that; torrenting a higher-quality rip is essentially pointless.)
These discs won't be rentable at Redbox and almost certainly not at Netflix either? (And Netflix is phasing out discs every quarter, down an average of 400K subs over the past 10 quarters.... Even if that rate slows, Netflix seems poised to shut down the disc business no later than the end of 2016.)
It's essentially a 50GB disc format, which means it's essentially crippled from being truly great? (Yes, I've seen the math. Yes, I know what HEVC is. No, I do not buy that you can have the truly great 4K quality that will actually make a noticeable difference to regular folks on a BluRay format by crippling it this way.)
I would absolutely love to be wrong about this, but 4K BluRay seems like a commercial failure before it ever gets started.
There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working. (Oh, and plasma didn't die because of logistics problems, nor does OLED ship in big boxes because it comes from Korea.)