Thinking about getting a UHD / 4k television (actually I read it’s wrong to term them identical, as 4k is technically cinema screen resolution and UHD is a fraction off this at 2160p).
My question (for Uk people at least) is: is it worth investing now or holding fire? Do those with a 4k screen regret jumping onboard too soon?
It seems at first glance that there isn’t that much UHD content out there (i’m not counting promotional albeit lovely videos on YouTube of rainforests in pristine detail). Not sure about forking out on an UHD Blu-ray player just so you can then fork out some more on UHD Blu-rays either.
Also, some basic questions from the uninitiated perspective:-
- how good are these TVs at upscaling from 1080i/p to 2160? if most decent content remains in 1080 ‘True’ HD at best and often at the lower end of this scale (720p)
- does 4k do anything for SD channels at all?
- is it true that it’s basically not worth getting a 4k Tv unless you either A) plan on sitting a few feet away from it or B) buy an enormous one (60" and up) to take advantage of such a resolution difference?
The obvious positive regardless of when you buy is future proofing to an extent with HDCP 2.2 standard I guess, it’s just a case of when the scales tip and enough people are forming the market demand for UHD content?
Thoughts etc. Any help appreciated