Originally Posted by lsorensen
Well if cable/satellite doesn't care to give us 1080, why would they care to give us 4k? Clearly they think we don't care one bit about picture quality.
Agree. Most people I know are perfectly happy with their old DVD players. Even know one person that bought a (cheap) 4K tv...but refuses to spent $$ on even a blu-ray player. So yea, the masses don't seem to care much about PQ , surly not as much as we here do on AVS.
8K...I imagine many folks here will embrace it early. And eventually we will all own 8K sets.
Wonder how far away 8K discs N players are...or even if they will be in a disc format.
But back to the HDMI 2.1 question. Found this 2 day old review of the new 8K Samsung...
Samsung Q900 8K review: The best HDR TV we've ever seen
"There are four HDMI inputs that support High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Colour Gamut (Rec.2020) and HDCP 2.2 to ensure compatibility with 4K content (although with no 8K content, whether a different handshake will be needed in the future is an unknown right now). You'll also find three USB ports (2x 2.0, 1x 3.0), twin terrestrial and satellite tuners, an optical digital output, a CI (Common Interface) slot, an external link for auto calibration, and a LAN port (there's also built-in Wi-Fi).
The HDMI ports are all version 2.0 and although the first input supports 8K/30p, the rest are limited to 4K/60p. To handle 8K/60p would require version HDMI 2.1, and Samsung has said that once it is rolled out, an upgrade for the One Connect box will be made available on request.