Originally Posted by Ryan711
funny, you could have said the same thing about 3D when it came out. What you're saying makes no sense what so ever. When theaters were still using 2k, content owners still released 1080p bluray, so why would they not do the same with 4k. There is much more money to be made from people re-buying their movies and new ones than from theater ticket sales. I mean, how could someone be so far off base on this. 4k is a marketing executive's dream. It is coming whether you like it or not.
I guess what they say is true, the older you get, the more wrong you are about the future.
Originally Posted by hd_newbie
If you are right, why did studios come up with the 3D content? All the reasons and explanations you are providing against 4K were also applicable to 3D? If we follow your logic, studios should have learned that they will not make additional margin when they switched from DVD to 1080P, then why in the world they went and repeated the same mistake yet again in 3D?
Amirm.. with all due respect.. and acknowledging your technical prowess, I have to agree with Ryan, Hd_newbie, julio and many others on this thread.. that your logic about not to expect 4k is perhaps incorrect. Not sure whether your studio exec meets are related to this subject..
I would probably be more interested in what LG/Samsung/sony/panasonice et al have to say about 4k players.. I assume above announcement of 4k2k players are valid? 4k2k really means 4k, yes? I assume by 4k2k, they mean 4k horizonal resolution and 2k vertical resolution, yes? Of course, you of all people, would know about the 4k discs.. you did work on the compression algorithms for microsoft, yes? I think I read an article with your interview, a few years ago, in WSR..
If the players really do start showing up, that would be to me, a clear indication of 4K. I would assume Sony chose 4K for a reason.. Not for just a "show off flag ship".. I cannot even imagine how much R&D would have gone into Sony 4k and would guess that others will play catch up.. within 2 years, perhaps? Sony's new CEO Kazuo Hirai's statement rather confirms the arrival of 4k, does it not?
I have to agree strongly with Ryan et al.. Your kind of logic was talked about, since the inception of VHS/Beta for mass markets.. Today's 2K home theatres rival the commercial theatres, perhaps except for the best. In fact, considering your own theatres with the Synthesis tuned audio and your video, I doubt that too many of my local cineplexes are better - - except for the large Ultra screen.. Personally, I prefer my own home theatre (jbl synthesis and sony qualia 004 2k) to the small movie theatres.
But there is always the social and positive experience of going to a movie.. I submit, that going from 2k to 4K for home, would not change that significantly, if any..
I agree.. "the older we get, the more wrong we seem".. I could be, therefore, wrong of course. :-))