My friend—call him
to write about 4KTV.
This could be another
way of saying, “Let’s
paint a target on your back and see what
happens.” My colleague just wrote an obit
for 3DTV and got flamed. He looks hilarious
Since I need my eyebrows for the false
confidence vanity brings, I asked other
people what they thought of 4KTV—fad or
phenomenon? Xerxes thinks 4KTV is a snipe
“Really,” he says, emphatic. “Who can
see the difference?”
My BFF on 4KTV: “Why? We’re not even
delivering 1080p/60 yet. 4K cameras offer
improved pictures and flexibility. At home,
there’s not much improvement.”
Brad Adgate, senior vice president of
Horizon Media, said this: “It’s very expensive;
not a lot if content outside of movies; they
take up a lot of bandwidth; consumers are
still getting new HD sets. So I think it’s still a
few years away. That said, Sharp had an 8K
demo at the CES last fall.”
I asked my subjects for 20 or so words.
Amberfin’s Bruce Devlin gave me 14, proving
that engineers can be brief and succinct.
“It will have a long life, but not as soon as
people think,” he said.
And then he gave me more, proving he’s
My server guy went political: “4K—
UHDTV-1—has the potential to drive next-generation
video, transmission and delivery
capabilities for the industry’s facilities and
And here’s Peter Putman, quintessential
“The dog will wag the tail this time;
the implementation of 4K will be driven by
widespread adoption in commercial markets
and then trickle down to consumers.”
One certainty about 4KTV—it has a
significant noise factor. I couldn’t have
received more feedback had I offered
Let’s take this to the Interweb. Check out
the LinkedIn poll at http://linkd.in/170KSF4.
Let me hear what you think of 4KTV.