Originally Posted by W.Mayer
the about 5 companys that will show a 4k display at ces will have this display for sale in 2011 for sure.
this are all the big names.
They showed 4K TVs last year and none where for sale then. Would it be different this year. Maybe. I suspect there will be more of a push this year but with the down economy and such, it is not a sure bet.
hdmi chips that can do 4k are there since some weeks.
And what sources, and processors/AVRs will have such a support? Your only connection if that, will be from the PC or dedicated black boxes.
i have much 2D and 3D in 4K material and even above 4k and all consumers that have a full format still digital or a better one will be very happy to have such a display in 6 month from now. there are many people out that do only stills in high quality but they have no display to show this pictures.
I don't think there is a big market for people to buy 4k displays to show their still pictures. People (enthusiasts) want movies and that content unfortunately is not here.
i will be happy to see such displays as it will be a start to go above 2k. if it will not stars now its again and again the chicken and egg problem.
display manufacturer will say there is no content. content holder will say there are no 4k displays and so on.
Not in this case. Studios want to protect the theatrical market. Going beyond 1080p will blur that line completely. Seeing how the move from 480p to 1080p was not as big of a demand creator as once thought, studios are much more cagey about chasing resolution yet again. All forces are toward better convenience and access than more fidelity.
To be sure, 4K displays will come and be commonplace not because they are needed or there is content for it. But because it is a very powerful marketing tool. People will automatically think 4K means their content all of a sudden is much higher resolution when it reality nothing changes in that respect.
it will be sad if someone buy today a big plasma for $30k(85") or even $100k (103")and some month later he saw a 4k for the same price.
That is one reason to not buy a large flat panel. By using rear projection, you can swap the projector when the time comes that you want 4K image at much lower cost than replacing a 100 inch flat panel.
but yes if you like it today and you have the money to change
it in 7 months from now yes go and get what you can buy today.
There will be zero motivation to change out a 1080p display in 7 months to 4K. Nothing in the industry is going to shift demand that way.
Again, the only reason to want a 4K in this world is if you sit very close to the display and see the pixel structure. Outside of that, you want to be careful to not get pulled into that marketing machine