Originally Posted by roxiedog13
OK, Porn aside
What is needed to display 4K content ? I have a Sony 500ES, and a PS4 , other than that I have a standard 3D Sony BR player and a Lumagen Mini. For me, and I'm still old school, I would prefer to have a hard copy of anything I can
get my hands on. Even with a fast internet connection and I do have high speed , it will take forever to download any 4K movie.......correct? I'm looking into the HTPC option , probably the best way for me at this point I guess .
It will be interesting to see what the industry ultimately settles on as a 4K container _ either they will have to some how compress all that info on a 50GB Blu-ray or come up with yet another format.
This is assuming that's 4K movies will be on a disc form. Maybe one will be able to purchase them virtually, but then again the server for that would have to be enormous, plus the fact of how long it would take to download the movie or stream it....
So far from what I've seen of it, I was not impressed _ it's the same old thing as before with DVD's _ garbage in garbage out. I brought in Blu-ray disc of the Fantastic Four to my local Audio video store to see what sort of up scaling capabilities a 4K display was capable of _ it did nothing for the picture quality at all.
So I sat there and watched the 4K demo (a downloaded you tube video) and honestly it didn't look a whole lot better then a native 1080p source _ it was disappointing. The display was a smaller Sony, why did they even bother with such a small screen _ it was too small to tell the difference. ( I think it was a 55 inch, but can't be sure).
Another confusing thing, why 4K, why not 2160p ??? 4K to me is 4000 _ wow 4000 pixels, there's an improvement... Must be some sort of marketing thing because 2160p doesn't roll off the tongue quite as nicely as 4K. I think 4M would have made better sense, at least when you're dealing with quantities "M" stands for 1,000,000...
I think I will wait a couple of years until there is something to be impressed about, but for now the whole 4K thing is just in it's infancy.Edited by JeffR1 - 12/29/13 at 4:47pm