The introduction of 4K TVs in the past couple of years and subsequent current-day affordability of 4K displays comes at the perfect time for home theatre enthusiasts. Namely, 4K’s arrival matches that of the steady increase in the typical size of a HDTV over the past decade. From 32 inches to 46 to 55 and now the impressive 65-inch screen. Without a doubt the increased wall real-estate has led to a rise in the sheer immersive value of the home cinema experience. Larger displays coupled with surround sound mean that watching the explosive spectacle of Transformers: The Last Knight or the high-speed escapism of Baby Driver in 4K can just about rival that of heading out to your local theatre.
Posted 07:54pm 18/4/18
Also it would have been good to mention that even today most amplifiers don't have HDMI 2.0a so it pays to check this if you're looking at a HDCP 2.2 compliant receiver (or any other HDMI hub device). Even HDMI 3.0 is on the cards soon and will have a higher bandwidth than the latest DisplayPort standard (which can currently carry an 8K signal at 60Hz).
Guess why this complicated mess exists and the legitimate consumer loses out again? Yep, DRM.
Posted 09:48pm 18/4/18