Originally Posted by Airion
Whatever the percentage is, it's growing and will continue to. But so what if only a small percentage of people will benefit from 2160p? It's good for them. If it's not good for you, don't buy it. Let people who want it have it and educate people whether they need it or not. Don't just whine that some people are getting something that doesn't interest you.
You'll get your picture quality improvements eventually at a reasonable price. Meanwhile manufacturers have to try to make profits in the way they think they can. Mostly I hear you complaining that the industry is putting effort into something which isn't the exact thing you want.
If that's what you think of my posts, either re-read them or have someone help you out as to their comprehension/meaning.
It's not about what "I" want at all...it's about a "need" or problem that doesn't exist for 99% of the populace...and still
doesn't a few years into 70+" displays being available for quite reasonable expenditures.
The idea that a decent number of Americans are going to gravitate (read: purchase) LARGE displays anytime soon simply is not taking form. And I could care less about "significant jumps in large display sales" touted by Sharp. The fact of the matter is that they have grown from unbelievably insignificant to fantastically insignificant...the vast majority still do not want gigantic tv's in their living room, never mind paying thousands for them
Until TWO things change: a sea change in the public's "acceptability" of 70, 80, 90, and 100" televisions in their living rooms, and a MARKED reduction in their cost, 4k will be precisely what it is: market-speak to sell tvs.
It's not about raging against "tech" that's coming anyway, it's about gauging the nature/degree of its validity/prospective use...precisely as the title of the THREAD reads. Or if you choose to imply/state that it IS a need to some, at the very least recognize that figure is fantastically small right now and will likely continue to grow at a snails pace until both of the above parameters change dramatically.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 1/8/13 at 6:52am