Man laments that progress takes time, sucks for early adopters. 4K Edition.
I guess I might be a bit more sympathetic if I had a 4K display, but I doubt it. Every change takes time, heck the myriad exclusively-non-HD channels still available is testament to that. So I guess while I understand that the pace of progress is frustrating at times, it’s not surprising or frankly unexpected that the current landscape is quite limited. Either way, if you’re up for a so-so-sad vent about the state of 4K video options here’s the piece you were looking for.
If there was a technology I’d call out as a dismal failure in 2015, it would have to be 4K.
It’s also one of those innovations I want to like. I had visions (excuse the pun) of watching major Hollywood movies like Ant-Man in wonderful 3840×2160 pixels, which is four times the resolution of HD. (For those who care, it’s 2,073,600 pixels versus 8,294,400.) I expected brilliant colors, sharp focus, high contrast — essentially, something that’s a bit otherworldly as though the actors were sitting right in front of me.