Originally Posted by Bill Mullin
I'm in the market for a new TV and am thinking about getting the P70 4K while Costco has it on sale. But am I making a mistake by not considering a TV which includes 3D, as well as 4K?
If you are a big fan of 3D, of course you'd be making a mistake.
But if you use 3D as often as my family and I do (which was 2 or 3 times when we first bought our previous 3D TV in early 2011 and at most once since then), then probably not.
Those who enjoy 3D will keep wanting it, but is is inlikely that there will be a second and more successful initiative to get those who don't already use it to adopt.
HDR is the initiative likely to be recieving the most marketing $$$s this year and next, so the more important question than 3D (which you already know how to answer for yourself) is whether you will regret purchasing a 4K TV that does not support HDR now?
And the answer is, probably not for the price the P70 is being offered for today. HDR is shaping up to be the next standards battle and it will probably be 2016 best-case before the 'true' 'final' HDR standard has emerged (and very possibly not before 2017).
1080p Bluray upscaled to 4K resolution and 4K streaming is a good enough upgrade over 1080p streaming that if you are in the market for a new TV now, I'd suggest a FALD 4K like the Vizio P is a better value than a high-end 1080p model for the same price...
(Unless you need 3D, in which case the calculus is more complex