Originally Posted by whitetrash66
hmm this 4k talk is interesting, but what concerns me is the lack of an HDMI that can support 4K gaming or 4K 3d sources (both require more than the 24p that is the max output of hdmi 1.4 at 4k resolutions). I ALMOST bought a vw1000, but you know how it goes: by the time 4K sources are abundant, prices will be the same as current 1080p prices. Still, i ALMOST got that VW1000... too rich for my blood at this point though:)
There will be a new HDMI standard released in 2013 (1.5 or 2.0), and also a new bluray 4K standard, to address the issues you raise.
Sony said that it will upgrade the hardware of the VW1000 (external box? internal board replacement?) to offer 4K inputs / HDMI 2.0 compatibility, but it remains to be confirmed.
It is one of the weakest points of the existing 4K displays.
It's also the weakest point of the upcoming JVCs with eshift2 as once bluray 4K is released they will not be able to accept a 4K input (unlike Sony, JVC hasn't promised an upgrade, but they are much less expensive).
We'll have to wait until next year to get 4K displays or "faux 4K" displays with proper 4K inputs. Even if the panels/optics are not 4K, we should still see an improvement if 4K content is displayed with eshift-2 (provided that's possible).Edited by Manni01 - 11/24/12 at 12:53am