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C0deZer0
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Re: Won't be a market for it

To be fair, a 4K display has more marketability than 3D. Unlike 3D, 4K res displays (monitors and TV's alike) are something that can universally benefit, and don't require wearing stupid, expensive, battery-sucking glasses to be able to appreciate their benefits and positives.

In the short term, it would mean being able to watch four 1080p feeds simultaneously, which means a one-screen lan party for those interested. And that is already something worth getting excited about.
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Re: Won't be a market for it

It doesn't until the price is comparable and my point is that will not happen for many years thus 4K will not see market adoption in the near term...which in turn means Netflix is wasting their time. 4K will be niche until the sets simply come as 4K just like they "come" with 3D.

Consumers can't tell 720P content from 1080P content. There is no way they're going to upgrade from 1080P to 4K with a typical family room sized TV.

When their current HDTV takes a dump and if 4K is $1000, then they'll consider it. Otherwise it will be relegated to nerd-vana along with other expensive niche tech.

This is the simply marketing reality of the typical consumer.

aaronwt
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Re: Won't be a market for it

said by skeechan:

It doesn't until the price is comparable and my point is that will not happen for many years thus 4K will not see market adoption in the near term...which in turn means Netflix is wasting their time. 4K will be niche until the sets simply come as 4K just like they "come" with 3D.

Consumers can't tell 720P content from 1080P content. There is no way they're going to upgrade from 1080P to 4K with a typical family room sized TV..........................................

You mean upgrade from 2K to 4K.

It's either upgrade from 1080p to 2160P or upgrade from 2K to 4K.

2K is 1920x1080 and 4K(UHD) is 3840x2160.

skeechan
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Re: Won't be a market for it

It isn't one or the other. The descriptions are synonymous.

aaronwt
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Re: Won't be a market for it

said by skeechan:

It isn't one or the other. The descriptions are synonymous.

By mixing them up it makes people think that there is larger difference than there actual is. I've been using 2K for many years many people reference it as 1080P. Now for some reason people are saying 4K instead of 2160P.

skeechan
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Re: Won't be a market for it

No one seems too confused by it whether it is called 2160P, 4K or UltraHD.

aaronwt
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Re: Won't be a market for it

said by skeechan:

No one seems too confused by it whether it is called 2160P, 4K or UltraHD.

Sure it does. I've seen people refer to 1080P as 1K. And think what we watch now is 1K instead of the 2K it actually is.

skeechan
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Re: Won't be a market for it

Consumers aren't confused. They just don't care.
dfxmatt

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Re: Won't be a market for it

bingo, nor should they have to.