But there is still many issues with UHD, and it seems as actual status is, that only panel resolution is "checked OK". To support when-to-buy decisions (yes, I know we are still to wait some time) and give people an overall status update, perhaps the sum of competences in the forum here can help with the questions below.
Is interlaced finally history?
In HD television we had to strive with two formats. 720p and 1080i. Many hailed 720p to be better, due to progressive format, and theoretically this is right, but almost nothing is recorded in true progressive format and we end up with an interlace recording in a progressive signal path. Not a good thing.
- Will interlaced finally be scrapped, so we get _true_ progressive recordings, in all situation, in UHD?
The currently seen examples of TV channels in UHD, is Satellite with separate boxes.
For many reasons i dislike separate boxes, and my provider is cable.
- Is the standard for UHD TV tuners defined?
- Will we have DVB-C2 HEVC tuners (as opposed to DVB-C MPEG4)
- Which tuners are in currently sold UHD TV's? And is the first DVB-C2 HEVC tuner seen?
Color depth and bit-rate:
Where are we on color depth and bit-rate. UHD formats seems to support bigger color depth and bit-rate than is actually realized by panels and other 4k hardware.
- HDMI 2.0 didn't achieve full color depth and bit rate as to UHD specifications, did it?
- Will coming UHD Bluray be better?
- What color depth and bit rate does the currently sold UHD TV's support? And which one is best?
It seems like HDMI 2.0 didn't meet the requirements (as least requirements of us nerds :-)
- HDMI 2.0 max's out at 60hz
and what about color depth as above?
But what does this mean for HDMI
- Is a HDMI 2.1 coming up shortly to better these things?
- Or will another standard take over?
- Or shall we just learn to be content with e.g. 50/60hz.
US vs. Europe:
US uses 60hz and Europe 50hz (I'm in Europe).
- Will we continue to see this difference with UHD, or can we finally see a world standard?
Many things are seen across continents, e.g. sports, documentaries, soaps, etc..
Also in connection with the TV tuner standards above, will UHD TV broadcasts in Europe in up being 2160p50 and in US being 2160p60 ? (and hopefully no 2160i50 formats as mentioned above).
I don't see many articles summarizing these known issues. I would like to know my self, and probably many others would like to know also.
So, if you specifically know the answers to the above, please share with us :-)