I no longer work Directv and somewhere later year 2000 people asked why my hd
not coming in clear on my new hdtv? Yep, need hd receiver and pay more per month
for hd service. Boy they were not happy about that. And more new tv (uhd) coming
soon and we will find out need to have cable provider going have to update to do
something on their end. No, I don't need this uhd.
Bigger TVs with higher resolution will come but it is not about watching a movie
on an 84 inch screen in super high resolution. It will be about watching more
than one thing on the same TV at once. In some cases it will be like the
"Back to the Future part 2" movie where the TV was showing 6 channels at
the same time, but mostly it will be about having several other windows open
with supplemental content.Just like a PC where you can have a dozen
or more windows open at once, we will be able to see extra stuff without it
encroaching on the movie or TV show. Instead of the score, the stock ticker, or
other stuff intruding on the picture real estate; they can be in their own
window off to the side. Switch back and forth between two or more sports
programs without the silly "Picture-in-Picture" stuff we have now.
Captain obvious here: there are many engineering and scientific applications
that would benefit from higher resolution, and there are many of these types of
companies, university labs, the military, and government labs that will get
these TV's and use them. Further, we really don't care if anybody
broadcasts programs or not, because we will use them to view our own imagery,
models, and simulations. There is a big market for these displays outside of
the livingroom, and they will get used. Like any other tool, you just need to
know where to use it.