Well yes and no... It's a little complicated. You have to understand, 4K is perceived as somewhat of a gimmick to some. Why, might you ask? Because our naked eyes can only see the true value of 4K resolution on specific screens, namely really large ones, while sitting close to them. The broadcasting standard is still 2K resolution and will be that way for years to come. Although, UHD purchase options exist on most hosting sites like Amazon and Vudu. It's no surprise that some peeps are feeling forced to upgrade.
Is 4k Video forcing me to upgrade?
4K Monitors were supposed to be a hot item and were predicted to fly off the shelves, yet that didn't happen and the majority of the public's transition to the new resolution option has been turtle speed at best. I mentioned the real truth about 4k video and the benefits of a resolution that large dwindling based on the size screen you are watching. Comparing UHD to HD on a 50 inch HDTV, you will hardly notice the difference if at all.
Most news stations have already transitioned to 4K in the past few years with the release of 4K broadcasting cameras and their low price tags. It's been a standard in Japan for years, but that's not the point. The point is -- there is no big difference to be experienced in the home theater setting unless your TV's the size of your wall. So is 4k Video forcing me to upgrade? No, not right now, 2k TV's will continue to be released for years and years as well as 2k Blu Rays. 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. At this point, you still have time to enjoy what you have without feeling left out.
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