Monday, May 6, 2013

2013, Year of the 4K Display?

It isn’t hard to argue that Ultra HD provides some of the most stunning pictures on an equally stunning size of screen. Boasting sharper images and more detail than the conventional 1080p set, Ultra HD is without a doubt a different type of breed when it comes to high resolution TV.

But…let’s be honest, we all have our questions about this intriguing emerging technology.

From content scarcity to the pricing (think the cost equivalent of a mid-size car), some folks are raising their eyebrow in question to this latest technology and whether the typical consumer will “buy-in.”

As with all new technologies, it goes without saying that the newest and latest always comes with a gut-punching price (remember when plasma TVs first entered the consumer space?) and let’s not forget to mention that early adopters don’t normally fall into the category of your typical run-of-the-mill consumer.

However, outside of a few minor tech complaints (motion blur, black levels that aren’t quite black etc.), there aren’t many issues on the technical side with Ultra HD. The bigger problem lies in the hefty price tag and the much bigger concern of “what the heck am I going to watch on my brand new, super awesome Ultra HD TV?”

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