Originally Posted by Postmoderndesign
I don't think anything I said was contradicted, 4K is a ways off and it is too early to purchase 4K equipment unless you have deep pockets or a specialized need or you just want to be number one on the block.
You said 80" screens are too expensive for normal people (paraphrasing), that's not true, you can get a very nice 100, 120, or larger screen easily for under $2k, I think that's "within reach" of normal people.
Though on the 4k, you have a point, good 4k is going to be quite expensive for the next year or two still, although there's the 55" Seiki that's <$1500.
Originally Posted by cybrsage
Bolding is mine.
Therein is the problem, if you compress it to BluRay standards, you are back to 1080p, which removes the purpose of 4K. It is like compressing a BluRay onto a dual layer DVD. Also, 100GB is still too large for the current physical format, so a new physical format is needed.
You misunderstand, I didn't mean Blu-ray disc specification, I mean the standard to which Blu-ray movies are encoded regarding of artifacts. 1080p on Blu-ray is compressed to a very high quality output, the same sort of quality (lack of artifacts), would be less than 100GB total size. This is vs some of the demos showing 4K at as low as 20Mbps with HEVC which would be more of a Netflix type quality.