Originally Posted by KidHorn
UHD is going to take off and if you want to buy a high end TV in the next 5 or so years, it's going to be a 4K TV. Just like you can't buy a high end TV that's not 3D. Manufacturers are going to put all their future R&D into 4K and/or OLED.
I don't get why so many on these forums are against progress. They don't like 3D, so they are against it completely, even though no TV forces you to watch 3D and as far as I know, it doesn't make the TV worse or much more expensive. UHD doesn't make 1080 look worse. In of itself, it can only make it look better. If I can get a UHD TV that's essentially the same as a 1080 TV with higher resolution for not much more cost, then I'm all for it.
UHD is new, so give it time. It will only get better. Once content creators get more experience with it, maybe they'll find good uses for those extra pixels.
I like progress, but I don't like the direction they are progressing. i'm sure it doesn't equate exactly, but I can't help but feel if less effort was spent trying to make 3D look good, more effort could be spent making other improvements.
i'd rather manufacturers fix things like LCD viewing angles, contrast and blacks, or plasma dithering, power consumption, brightness.
even now, it's like oled vs 4k lcd. the only thing 4k lcd is going to do is make oled more expensive, and take longer to get right. i'd rather have oled in 3yrs and no 4k, then have 4k and wait 6yrs for oled.
the question I always have is, what did we give up to get those extra pixels. unless that answer is nothing, it's not a simple matter of progress.