Originally Posted by b curry
To quote Judge Chamberlain Haller form the movie My Cousin Vinny, "That is a lucid, intelligent, well thought-out objection."
But, I don't think they could have gotten away with doing nothing at the time as the cat was already out of the bag with the FMP units supporting their 4K TV displays. Sony needed 4K content to push sales of the 4K TV's and that's true even today. And back peddling by telling the public to wait until the specs have settled and hardware becomes available for the VPL-VW1000 would have killed their 4K TV sales by begging the question about the hardware and specs for the 4K TV's.
Lol, we just watched that a few weeks ago...what a classic movie...
My point is the 4k service (Sony knowing what it was -no better than Blu Ray with no content) was immaterial or even mildly hurtful to Sony. What goodwill does that facata service generate for them?
Most people bought 4k to future proof their purchase, and still do to this day since there's nothing to watch. If marketed correctly, (and with some foresight of engineering design to facilitate updates easier, an area where Sony failed, but Samscum may have done better with external boxes for their sets), they still could have sold boxes and taken the correct path for the marketplace
As it stands the Puck, Brick, and service ended up being a joke and helped Sony in almost no way. Joe Six Pack wasn't the customer for 4k, so focus on the relatively higher standards the boutique market wants, make a name, and grow it from there.
Almost everything that could be done wrong with 4k was done wrong by this industry. And the same farce is now playing out with multiple new audio surround formats.