Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma
I would rather have the ability to play 4K than not, that is for sure.......
Of course you would, you are a retailer. Listen, there is no real delivery system for 4K material and the cable system hasn't really been decided completely. HDMI 2.0 can't do 4K 3D because of the 8K bandwidth needed. Display port 1.3 Can. Personally I was looking forward to 4K 3D at home. HDMI ruins that and firmly keeps that out of consumers hands. And Now NHK in Japan is teaming up with Sharp on 8K TV's that have that 4 time the pixels as 4K? And they have been developing 8K for the last couple of years as evident from 2012 CES-2014 CES.
Blu-ray. Gonna have to die off and have a new delivery system like Sony's Media hub with at 3TB hard drive. Or a Media type stick for plug and play. 4K/HFR/3D or 1080p stays till something is decided.
Here is your 4K facts:
No real 4K steaming service in the U.S. (Infrastructure would need massive overhaul. Not going to happen.)
(my opinion, not fact) --->Blu-Ray will be a waste of time and money with its limited storage regardless how much compression is used and with 8K right behind it and already in development and use.
A real media hasn't been set in stone on any 4K/8K material.
What is going to be the connection we use? HDMI 2.0 which is already outdated and behind/ or is it time to move to Displayport 1.3? Wireless?? With the new AC bandwidth, is it time to cut our cords?
And I am sorry, my own eyes still do not like LCD (even in UHD form) and since we have killed off Plasma/DLP, we all are being herded like sheep to the cheapest form of TV. I really wish consumers would sit the next few years out on TV's and let the companies hear that in their loses and start giving us better quality technology not the cheapest and easiest.
So with that, I say grab the best 1080p screen you can whether it be Projector or Flat screen and sit this war out for the next 5 years.
(That's the conclusion I came to after searching for the best 4K and seeing all the issues with it.)