So, will we live in a world of upscaled 1080i and 1080p for 5 to 10 years while the cable and satellite companies catch up? And where is the 4k bluray and all the 4k media needed? 4k seems to be following the same trend that 3D followed--build it and they will come and the movie studios will create--but they don't because it's too expensive. Don't get me wrong, but we've got a big cart before a little horse coming at us.
And I love this stuff and wouldn't part with my 3D projector unless the house blew up and will get a 4K 3D projector as soon as they get cheap enough.
That said, I have to share my plight with several friends and family.
1. My neighbor Joe has bought three 42" screens in the past 5 years. The first was a plasma, followed by an LCD, followed by a 3D LCD. He still watches most of his TV channels below 100--ie.in 4:3 stretched to 16:9 non hidef. I keep telling him he needs to go to the high-def channels, but he says he can't remember where they are so he sticks to the lower channels and they are okay. I asked him about why he got a 3D TV and he said, he wanted to get the latest technology, but he also said 3D makes him dizzy so he doesn't watch it.
2. My nephew who always has the latest technology, also watches mostly 4:3 stretched to 16:9. I keep showing him hi-def, and he says he doesn't like it because people don't look right. I said that's because the 4:3 stretched to 16:9 makes people fatter--he thinks they look better that way.
3. My best friend from high school, now in his late 60s, still has the 25" color TV he got back in the early 80s and it's good enough for him.
4. My brother was given a new 40" LCD TV by his sons and he hates it. He just can't figure out how it works half the time, and he only watches the non-hidef channels too.
5. My good friend who watches a lot of sports invited my over for a college game. He has three TVs in the house. Two were on non hi-def channels, while he accidently stumbled on the hi-def channel of the game on the third, but he couldn't figure out how he did it. I tried to explain to him about 1080p and hi-def. He just didn't get it.
Accept for Joe, who tried 3D, the others have never seen a 3D movie and didn't know 3D TVs even existed.
And the list goes on. To support 4K or any new technology, it's going to take a complete revolution in TV cable and satellite technology before it takes off, if ever. You can already see how 3D TVs are dying a slow death. Just sayin'.
I don't mean to sound like a troll, but just getting frustrated will all this great technology coming at us and major companies stopping production of 3D cameras and TVs, and pushing 4K technology without a clear vision of content or usability.