Well yes and no... It's a little complicated to someone unfamiliar with the ins and outs of video technology. You have to understand, 4K is somewhat of a gimmick. Most broadcasting and the majority of Blu Rays are still being output at 2K resolution and will be for years to come.
Is 4k Video forcing me to upgrade?
Yeah, you'll see the advent of 4k Blu Rays and more 4K Monitors and yeah, you'll see more 4K this and that. But here's the real truth on 4k video...
The benefits of a resolution that large can only be enjoyed and noticed to the naked eye on a large theatre screen, sitting in the first six rows. Comparing 4K blu ray to a 2k blu ray on a 50 inch HDTV, you will hardly notice the difference if at all.
Yeah, most news stations will be transitioning here in the next couple years with the current release of 4K braodcasting cameras and their low price tags. It's already happening in Japan as a test run. But that's not the point... The point is, there is really no big difference to be expirienced in the home theatre setting. So is 4k Video forcing me to upgrade? No, not right now, 2k TV's will continue to be released for years and years. 2k Blu Ray isn't going anywhere for a long time and it looks just as crispy. So feel comfort in the fact that both options will be released back to back for a long while.
Don't go out and start upgrading everything to 4k to keep up with the Jones's. Do your own thing and transition when you feel comfortable to. At this point, you still have time to enjoy what you have without feeling left out.
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