Originally Posted by hk2000
I have the Flagship Sony of 2015 and I regret spending the money- I'm watching mostly 1080P and 720P on it, and UHD is a gimmick and very unrealistic, even in the demos I've seen where they were trying to justify it.
The zoom used in the picture for this article to sort of justify it is misleading- you can have 16K and still be able to zoom in on a spot small enough to make the picture look pixilated compared to say 32K, that doesn't mean it's lacking. If you're going to sit 10 inches from the screen, even 4K will still look to be smooth enough to fool your eyes.
I have the same TV (assuming you mean the Sony 940C) and I don't regret it at all, there's a lot of 4K content out there, and more coming every day. The selection of UHD Blu-Rays is increasing rapidly, Netflix and Amazon are offering the majority of their new content in 4K HDR, and even with 1080p content the upscaling is very nice.
At the same time, I'm cold on the idea of 8K. While 4K can have benefits given a large screen and a relatively close viewing distance (which is my scenario) the only benefits from 8K would be from huge projection screens, and native 4K projectors are just now starting to reach the realm of affordability.
Plus, there's the whole issue of where the content will come from. As you mention, the cable/sat companies aren't even on the 4K bandwagon yet, and they've time and time again shown that they'd rather cram more channels into their pipe than offer higher resolution and fewer channels, and streaming services would likely want to increase their bandwidth costs for a resolution that only a tiny percentage of people could take advantage of.
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