Originally Posted by Ken Ross
Originally Posted by vinnie97
Well, 4K junkies who seemingly fixate on resolution more than the other aspects of the PQ. Not implying that's you necessarily, but I get that vibe from some of the early adopters.
The flip side of that is that many, including myself, think some underestimate the value that 4K brings to the table. I suspect if we had 4K plasmas we'd hear far fewer people scoffing at the value of the greatly increased resolution.
I don't think anyone would complain about extra resolution. Heck, I know I wouldn't. I do think we have to question, is a 4K TV right now enough reason to ditch a great 1080p TV? Why should someone sell or get rid of their 1080p to purchase a new UHD TV? I cannot think of one reason. Maybe in 3-5 years but we will also have better TV's in 3 to 5 years as well.
So to me it makes sense to keep your 1080p TV's and possibly look towards the future for a 4K TV when more content is available and we start seeing an accepted standard for the tech.
If someone is going out today to buy a TV, maybe look at 4K TV's but what should stop them if there is a 1080p offering better PQ then that 4K TV? You can get a Seiki 4K TV for under $1,000. Should someone purchase that TV just because it is 4K over a much better TV that is 1080P? That is the question.
Also, your examples of 4K use with home video's would probably not be enough for most people to run out and spend $4,000 on a new TV to watch their home movies.
This is where the Vizio P series I think will be the no brainer. Good specs and 4K priced at a 1080p level set. This is where it makes total sense to purchase that 4K TV at this time.
I know we also spoke about TV's just giving an overall good picture even if their black levels or contrast might not be all that impressive but I will say, if manufacturer's want to charge high dollars for their high end TV's the measured spec's should at least test better then your average TV's. A contrast ratio of 2,000:1 is not that impressive. If they want to charge $4,000 for a TV shouldn't you at least expect them to give you contrast levels that equal a top end TV?
My projector is a little less in contrast levels then this but it also only cost $750. If they wanted to charge me $4,000 for this projector then they should be giving me at least 4-5x better contrast then what I am seeing at $750. Does it still look good. Of course it does but it most definitley will look better as the contrast levels improve and you can't really argue that.
I think it is more that we should get what we pay for. 4K resolution alone is not worth the price of $4,000.