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This is Sony’s 4K LCD 84-in. TV. Price is $25,000.

I think, as does Sony, there’s a future for 4K yet the stumbling block is the present lack of 4K source material. Sure, a Blu-ray 1080p signal can be upscaled four times depending on the chipset but that’s a reach. It’s far more complex than taking a 480 DVD and upscaling it to 1080.

My view is 4K will be used for projection TVs rather than flat screen at first. Some amplifiers today offer 4K pass through so that won’t be a bottleneck but upscaling might be – unless companies such as Anchor Bay create a cheaper upscaling chipset.

Interesting Sony would be behind 4K since almost the entire movie production companies were dead set against higher resolutions. This is why Blu-ray takes so long to initiate: the disc has to be verified as acceptable. The same time may be with 4K or longer because of copy protection. Shouldn’t be but my guess is 4K source material will become available only after improved copy protection, et al.

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