In the video industry 4K is the buzz right now. The old tube TV's of 10 years ago had a screen resolution of 540, then came high definition which was 720-1080. You can see the difference, but 4K is four times 1080 and will soon have an impact. As with all new technologies, our suggestion is to wait. Once Netflix starts to stream 4K, the hefty price tag might be worth it.
Here at VIDEO CENTER media we will be purchasing our first 4K camera and editing system this summer, in the hopes to stay on the cutting edge of image quality. More to come on this exciting media...
4K resolution is a generic term for display devices or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. Several 4K resolutions exist in the fields of digital television and digital cinematography. In the movie projection industry, Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) is the dominant 4K standard.
The television industry has adopted ultra high definition television (UHDTV) as its 4K standard. As of 2013, some UHDTV models are available to general consumers for under $1000. However, due to lack of available content, 4K television has yet to achieve mass market appeal. Using horizontal resolution to characterize the technology marks a switch from the previous generation, high definition television, which categorized media according to vertical resolution (1080i, 720p, 480p, etc.). - Wikepedia