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CES 2013: Should 4K Be in Your Future?

From our sister site SportsVideo.org:

From a broadcast- and cable-network perspective, CES certainly gave 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) the initial push it needed. Bloggers, journalists, and analysts crying that consumers don’t need or want higher resolution tend to forget that how good a picture looks is the first consideration in shopping for a new TV. That’s because the picture is the first thing TV buyers see (mainly because the screen is large, and the largest item is seen first). This is typically followed by (in font-size order, largest to smallest) price and then features.

Consumers may not say they want more resolution or a better picture, but that’s before they’ve seen 4K/UHD. Price is an issue, but consumers know that, although they won’t be able to afford a 4K/UHD TV today, prices will come down. So, though buying a regular 2K HDTV today, they know what they want their next TV to be — if they can afford it.

Given that knowledge and the limited plans for 4K distribution to the home (for now), should 4K be in your future? Absolutely.

Read more at http://sportsvideo.org/main/blog/2013/01/11/ces-2013-should-4k-be-in-your-future/