Originally Posted by VinnyS
I think that is the major problem. Technology development didn't move that fast even a decade ago. A format expectancy was supposed to lat 10 years as VHS and DVD did. Even today though DVD still is available on the market even though prices on Blu-rays and players have gone down in price.
Today we are simply trying to catch up all time. It took the Chinese a couple of years before they started replicating technology and now, it only takes a few weeks. 4K was announced at Vegas in January. By the end of the month, Seiki at announced a UHD display a 10th of the price of most large name manufacturers. Technology doesn't last as long anymore because of the constant development in the industry.
I think by the time it comes out, I will probably pick one up. The time I pick one up will probably coincide with the death of my current Blu-ray player.
But don't forget though, 4K have been shown as early as CES 2011 and have been showcased at Tokyo Tower (by NHK) back in 2004. So in teRms of technology, 4K have been around for almost a decade before we get it.
Just to add, 8K have even already been standardized since 2007.