Originally Posted by Suzook
Is it me or does 4k seem like another gimmick to sell sets. I barely hear anyone mention 3d any more so this is obvious the next buzz word to boost sales.
Next up 960mhz refresh
In my personal opinion, if you were viewing a screen big enough, 100+ inches, projector, perhaps, and you had a movie shot with say, 70mm film, or something like that, there would probably be a noticeable enough difference with a 4k transfer. Enough of a difference for me or most people to care? Probably not. But, you'll still get plenty of people coming to 4k's defense, if you tell them it's probably not practical or necessary for most home theater applications.
Not to mention, it's not gonna make enough of a difference to get me to upgrade my TV, receiver probably, and start buying 4k encoded movies. I just don't see it on the horizon for consumer use anytime soon. But, give this thread a few more hours, I'm sure a dozen or so people will show up and start crying that I'm wrong and that they can tell the difference from 1080p vs 4k on a 19" black and white TV, so it's, totally, necessary.
Yeah, buzz word is what I'm thinking. I can't wait for 9600hz, it totally makes a huge leap in picture quality over 9480hz! There's a new 92" set coming out next year for only $8,000 dollars that has the feature. It's totally worth the upgrade over this outdated set I just bought this year.