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``Washington, D.C. (April 23, 2013) - For an industry struggling to sell expensive new Ultra HD 4K TVs, Samsung last week didn't do it any favors.


Twice Magazine reports that Michael Zoeller, Samsung's senior director of sales and marketing in Europe, basically advised people not to buy current 4K sets. Speaking before the IFA Global Press Event in Italy, Zoeller said "no IHD (Ultra HD) today will be compatible with the UHD standards to come."

Of course, Zoeller tried to soften the blow by adding that Samsung would soon introduce an "Evolution Kit," which is supposed to allow Samsung 4K sets to stay compatible with any new standard. But Zoeller acknowledged that the Evolution Kit would only be operative for four to five years.



According to Twice, the Samsung executive said future compatibility issues will include new 4K Blu-ray discs; 4K streaming; broadcast data-rate issues and HDMI 2.0. In laymen's terms, that means those products might not be able to be played on current 4K sets.


Despite the concerns raised last week, Samsung plans to continue manufacturing 4K sets and, in fact, recently introduced a $40,000 model.``


http://www.tvpredictions.com/4k042313.htm


i`m guessing this is to do with current HDMI standards only allowing 24p inputs, thoughts??
 

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lol. He's right though. 4K standards haven't been set. Why buy a $20,000 TV now that's going to be outdated in a few years?
 
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