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Re: Ultra HD at CES
My biggest interest in 4K is the effect it will have on high resolution computer monitors. I look forward to the current standard of 1920x1080 to be replaced with 4096x2160 (or 3840x2160). It would be nice to start buying LCD monitors that are 30" or greater in size and not cost $1K.
I predict that since very little needs to change with existing hardware technologies, support will be adopted at a rate similar to 3D. It will be available whether you want it or not. I believe it's mostly just a chip hardware update. The latest HDMI (1.4) has support and existing panel technology shouldn't have a problem.
I think it will quickly become the standard for projectors since they would benefit the most. Already Blu-ray players and A/V receivers are adding 4K support at little to no additional cost.
The biggest failing will be content. Source material will come in the form of "criterion" style Blu-rays at double the cost and directed towards the Home Theater enthusiast. Similar to Laserdiscs in the early 90s.