Program note - Scott will be filling in for Leo during 4th of July weekend. Also, Home Theater Geeks is now live on Thursdays around noon. Guests lately include SMPTE engineers who are establishing the television standards for ultra high definition. We've had HD for over ten years now and the industry is moving into 4K in order to sell more TVs. They tried 3D and it didn't really go over too well. There is a new 3D technology called UltraD that's coming this year, but everything is in 3D. And it's not going to do much better. So now it's all about 4K. Leo wonders about high frame rate. Scott says that when you're watching TV at high frame rate, things look strange in your peripheral vision. And some experts are saying that amping the TV frame rate up to 120 smooths it out and makes it less jittery. 4K allows you to sit closer to your TV for a more immersive experience.
But should you buy a 4K TV now? Scott says no. There's more resolution, sure. But current TVs don't have other options like increased dynamic range, better color gamut, standards and other features that the TV needs to really be a good buy. So while Scott embraces the early adopter, buying a 4K TV now would be premature.