Dinosaurs....you had your day...
To all the Dinosaurs who have no idea what "content" there is that will make good use of this resolution, you stick with your poor-mans 1080p and enjoy... just shut up and quit bithcing, you probably can't afford one anyway.
Anyone buying a 4K set will have a damm good reason to, these aren't the sort of consumer who goes to "Dixons" for advice on what TV to buy, with intent of watching their DVD collection on it....
4K screens will have a high pixle density, upscaling 1080p content will be B E A U T I F U L....
as for DVD? Fuckoff....DVD is a Dinosaur format... I don't watch ANYTHING below 720p.. or as I like to call it "fuzzyvision"...just not worth it.....
Media is already available in 4k... if you have the money.....BlueRay could carry 4k media, it is a multi platter media. Streaming 4k doesn't need that much bandwidth, if you can afford 10k for set you could afford the cost of a decent connection to use a 4k service, remember this is inbound traffic so a 5-10Mb/s ADSL service would suffice. (i'm sure such services will pop up as soon as screens are readily available).
You stick with your 80" 1080p sets with pixles the size of weetabix, I will move with the times.
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For "those of us who have MANY ways to use ANY extra resolution, and that goes beyond watching TV, we would greatly appreciate a move on from that shitty low resolution, HD, that has gotten us stuck with rubbish low-grade consumer screens for the past 10 years.
I personally can't fucking wait for 4k and even 8k screens to become mainstream. Screens with that resolution, of a decent size can be used for so much more than plugging in your DVBT1 feed you know!
Quite rightly pointed out, even to just work on photos, mine are 7360x4912 RAW out the camera, I would need 6 (yes SIX) 30" dell screens (2560x1600) to view them at native resolution. That is six screens. Six power leads. Six stands. Lots of electricity and waste, not to mention almost £6k to buy them.
I would buy a 60" 8k screen without blinking.... mount it right in front of my desk, do my work.... and have the pleasure of being able to have a shit load of other ways to use it....
Traders, designers, artists, CAD/CAM, anyone who uses music, video or graphics tools...would give a limb for 8k..... (traders as in those peeps with 6 HD screens in a semi-dome surrounding them like a pod, could have a single 60,70,80" screen with all their software open)
So, you can stick your HD res where the sun don't shine, there is much more to life than worrying about watching DVD and SDTV on a screen....move with the times you damm Dinosaurs!