Lately, and I'm sure this experience is shared by more than a few people, after the VHS to DVD to HD boom in the past 12 years or so (longer for you in the big cities), resolution just isn't much of a draw for me anymore. Of course I'm not 20 or 30 anymore either, when
"NEW, HOT, IMPROVED!" meant something as I was filling my first Apartment/Condo/House with all the hot new gadgets to impress my friends who were doing the exact same thing.
When I look at the movies I am watching and going "Gee, I sure wish this picture were twice as sharp".........oh wait, I never do that. I watch movies on my 720p projector, or my 1080p flatpanels....and the effect is largely the same. Is the movie any good? Is the show?
Do I care that I could see Tony Stark's Armor Scuffs "maybe a bit sharper if I pause and squint" if I had all new 4K equipment......no, not even a little bit.
We, on this forum, get really caught up in ScreenShots and other things that can largely be called "Bull****" when the day finally closes.....its a hobby, we all chase tech if we hang out here....but 4K is really starting to bump into the law of diminishing returns. At least to me.
I'm sure many will disagree.
4K will be the new norm because, lets face it....if we already have Television Sets that will last 50 years and provide a super sharp picture when presented with the right content (in focus, CGI, etc).....what else can they sell us? They have to bump the resolution, its almost the only
dog they have left in the fight. 3D? Meh. Better PQ? Seems to me they improve one thing and ruin something else with each new model release......"Black Levels are now great! Once you get past the flashlighting or buzzing or color inaccuracy or..."
They are already milking 1080p for all its worth with almost no place left to go.
I welcome our new 4K masters.......however I won't be jumping on the bandwagon until its "The norm" and not the fringe.
You early adopters, I thank you profusely for the trail you blaze, but I can say unlike the move to HD (which had everyone excited), I see this more as a "ok, evolution", not a game changer.
(although I will be happy to be proven wrong, too.....)