Originally Posted by fierce_gt
I don't even have 1080p cable available here, heck 90% of what comes down the pipe is still 4:3! uhd sounds like a million years off for anything other than online and disc content. I don't even think streaming is possible with current high speed internet here.
I agree with you, 4K sounds like a crazy idea, I hope it does not sell that well like 3D sets (ESPN already dropped or it is about to drop the 3D cable channel), so TV manufacturers should stick with 720p and 1080p sets for a really long time, maybe they can produce 4K for just 60+ inches as an example, but I can´t imagine the "beauty" of having a 480p or 720p broadcast been upscaled to 4K on 60" set! That sounds really sick and it is a very stupid idea! But sadly most of the people do not think about it, people minds are "trapped" that if its 4K or "8K", it will be better but that is really not the truth in practice.
It is really irresponsible from TV manufacturers to try to cheat people with the 4K resolution feature to sell more sets, but this is not new at all, TV manufacturers adopted 1360x768 as the native resolutions for "720p" sets instead of matching 100% 720p resolution (1280x720), this created an image problem (non-native resolution issues specially with LCD/LEDs) and that is why people were pushed to buy/upgrade to 1080p sets (matched 100%native resolution (1920x1080)), as they had "better" image quality.
Let´s hope for the best, let´s have faith that OLED will be cheap soon with great image quality and good reliability, let´s hope the internet or electronics media will be honest about 4K sets in order to convince people such resolutions are not necessary so it could accelerate the need for OLED TV´s for a better overall image experience, I really hope the consumers can understand that 4K is just a part of a marketing plan to sell more sets and that it is really not necessary to purchase a 4K set right now that there is no 4K material as of today, and I bet TV channels will not implement such resolutions natively for the next 10-20 years.
Edited by figo123 - 11/24/13 at 3:29pm