Originally Posted by dchalfont
Buying a 4k TV in the last 12 months would have been like buying a receiver that did DTS MA half way through the DVD era...and years before blu ray.
The crappy panels in them, plus the price premium....plus no content and PC hardware that curls into the fetal position when trying to run 4k is just insane impulse buying.
When and if 100gb+ blu ray disks are introduced with the next DTS, Auros formats fully on board, and also the next gen graphics cards for pc...which are 12-24 months away...then will be the time to get a 4k TV.
Your argument has been regurgitated repeatedly over the past 15 years as this all has evolved and your obviously not in the camp as an early adopter.
Facts are HD started the same way and things are moving along much faster now with 4K UHD.
That next 4K console will focus on streaming services but also cater to dinosaurs that must have a physical piece of media to hold and see just all that came before them and they've all fallen by the wayside. Virtually Zero Video rental stores, Record Shops, VHS, Laser Disk, Cassettes, - the BD disk will eventually fall victim once streaming/broadcasts capture the wider audience by sit on their arse OD.
Streaming and Broadcasting will put an end to that need. Sure next year they'll add some appeasement to those that need to hold it that eventually will die off.
- Amazon Prime
- Sony/Samsung Consoles
- Many other systems likely to be announced
- Asia went full-time with UHDTV Channel back in June in Japan and others likely will follow.
Displayport 1.3 is a game changer that pretty much makes HDMI obsolete. We may see more of it in 2015 - Panny AX900 has the previous version.
Your correct for yourself as your argument has been there during every step of this evolution of HT. Save your money and join us by 2020 - in the meantime for many it's a hobby that's not really that costly to enjoy the HT seat firsthand IN the HT Revolution. I prefer my seat over yours even if I'm an early adopter as it's a safe hobby that harms no one. I'll take a piece at a time just as we did with HD especially back then the prices were 5 times higher than today.
We're both correct I believe but we (early Adopters) get to enjoy the game for all four quarters and it sure as hell is NOT as bad as you make it out to be - Jesus Cripes did you ever dream you could buy a 75" - 85" for less tha $10K or those low prices on the Vizio P though not perfect most buyers of UHD are happy campers which is why YOY sales are up over 475% and growing.