Most people posting here doesn't seem to be much updated on what is happening in the "UHD TV World".
We have a section here on AVS that monitor almost all developments around UHD. Flat Panel General & New FP Tech
, and some goes in the Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP and Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+) sections.
To recap some of the latest; (more news arriving daily from CES).
Sony UHD TV 84" MSRP $25000, (panels made by LG.)
LG UHD TV 84" MSPR $19999, Real Price Now when the TV just reached the Shops $12,829.00 - $16,999.00.
Imagine what the price will be in 6 months.
Westinghouse (panels by CMI) > (to show where the real pricepoint starts for 4K TVs)
50", with a $2,500 USD MSRP,
110"> $300,000 ( made to order).
Both Hisense and Haier (also panels by CMI) will have the same sizes (not the 110") and probably the same prices which will fast drop to equal to the price these are being sold in China already.
Sharp has a 32" 4K resolution IGZO PC-monitor at $5000. At 137.68 PPI, that is much lower screen PPI than many people have on their mobile phones and tablets.
Expect that someone will release a non-IGZO monitor for much lower price later this year.
Sony tried to claim to be the first one with a 4K content distribution system at CES. Reality is that they didn't really have anything.
First 4K content player; RedRay 4K Cinema player by RED Digital
shipping about now for $1,450.
Content delivery of 4K movies downloaded from Internet from distribution network ODEMAX
, which will be formally launched at Sundance filmfestival and start to operate from March.
Red will also have two 4K laser projectors (one for HT (Redray) one for Cinema (Crimson) expected to launch later this year.Eutelsat Launches Europe's First Dedicated Ultra HD (4K) Channel with first transmissions of content filmed in 4K to start on January 8.
This is just to inform people some of what is going on just at the start of making 4K UHD the next TV/Film standard.
One can deny the necessity of 4K/UHD as much as one want, but everybody here at AVS will have 4K display and playback products within the next 3-5 years.