Originally Posted by coolscan
Se my Edit of my post higher up. Shows that this is just some useless B***s**t chart some amateur HT guy has made.
I believe there is some merit to the chart. I know some AVS members might be a little miffed by it because they don't won't to be given a dose of reality. 4K TV's is a joke and a scam on the public right now. Only in world of some narcissistic AVS folks is 4K a factor, but not in the world of reality. I seen an 84 inch LG 4K TV for 17,000 dollars advertised at a brick and mortar retailers. What a joke? I mean who's coming up in there to buy a 17,000 4K set , there is no 4K content, so what fool is going by that set. That TV is a "white Elephant, they will never be able to sell them, they're wasting money on advertisement and also causing a great deal of consumer confusion. Anyway, buying a 17,000 84 inch 4K and sitting 3 feet from it stupid, why would you spend 17,000 only to sit in the cheap seats.
I would agree that 4K is fine for front project system with large screens in dedicated movie rooms,where cable, broadcast and satellite programming is not a factor. However, the lack any real content 4k content and inability of human eye to discern the difference between 2K and 4K from intelligent viewing distances is going to doom this format. Its just too early for it.
Just because you see some greedy companies like Sony, LG and some others introducing 4K TV's into the market doesn't mean they're going to succeed. Remember LCOS, SXRD? A complete failure, I just received a letter in the mail regarding a class action suit against Sony. Sony is notorious for introducing failed formats. Remember that 10 inch OLED in the Sony stores, it had a price around 9,000, smh!!
Also, optical disc is dead, 4K blu ray is a joke, its not going to happen any time soon or at all. Unfortunately, streaming is the future, I'm sure ultra greedy companies like Comcast/NBC and AT&T love that, can't wait to see how high your internet bill is going go up in order to stream 4K movies. We already get a separate charge , at least a dollar more for HD movies vs. SD movies. I guess it will be 2 dollars more for a 4K (so-called Ultra HD) movie streamed.
When you see the Superbowl broadcast in 2160p then that will be the time to buy a 4K set. Right now Fox broadcast in 720p, ESPN 720p, NBC 1080i and CBS 1080i, still no 1080p and some of you think they're just going of all a sudden start broadcasting in 2160p, that's just delusional.