Originally Posted by sage11x
The big argument that Scott brings up in his original post and the one that Mr. orange has been championing since is that 4k doesn't need native 4k content to look better than 1080p. That, thanks to sophisticated scaling, a 4k television can project a 1080p source image with greater clarity and quality than a comparable 1080p television.
I disagree but that's at least a discussion.
What I don't think anyone can make the claim for is that 4k is worth a purchase for the wealth of 4k content available. There is none. And I'm not counting home movies or a PC connection because that's not content-- it's a hobby. Home videos and gamers won't push mainstream adoption and at this point I think that's a big point of consideration before spending the extra money for a 4k set.
4k sets account for less than 5 percent of the total TVs shipped. 4k content is sparse outside of demonstration material and there is currently no infrastructure in place to deliver content besides highly compressed netflix streams which, based on demographic data from netflix, the vast majority of users won't have the bandwith required to access anyway. Bluray is 1080p, so is cable, satellite and OTA. Both of the new consoles don't support or plan to support 4k. I'm not saying 4k is going to fail but if I told you I was rolling out ANY other product and this is how I planned to support it and drive interest in the market you'd tell me I was insane! Lol!
That said the same thing to Tesla about not having charging stations etc.
They would never be a viable all electric car company.but they are.
To say there is NO content is wrong. If you aren't familiar with where or how to find content then please seek the 4k owners forums.
If you say there is little content to support the purchase to you then fine.
This part is not to you sage.
If anyone uses the excuse that you have to buy a new TV every year to stay modern that is a scare tactic.
Weather you buy the best plasma or uhd this year we are all in a transition period.
It is likely that any sets sold in the next few years are already outdated tech wise.
But is your 1080p sets going to stop working because 4k?
Not all all. You can choose to buy a new TV when it's right for you.
If you choose the best of now then you are set for years.
If you bought a 4k set today it still plays all the 1080p content just fine. Your good for years.
What we look for in a picture is different. I love the resolution and impact of depth. With good signal improved motion.
Plasmas don't care about motion. They rule motion. So If you love that feature you should only go plasma.
This is the issue. I could give the downsides to the tech over and over as many here do.
Or I can continue to spread why I believe they make sense. I'm not worried about that.
There are reasons buyers care for 4k. You guys will just have to accept we are not all the same and want different things.
not arguing it's infancy. You guys are.
I'm saying it's worth a discussion. The market has changed and there are additional factors to consider when buying a Tv.