HBO’s Bob Zitter Believes that 4K TVs Will Fail

4K TVHBO’s important figure, Bob Zitter, recently revealed his true opinion about the fledgling 4k technology. He is skeptical that consumers will purchase 4k TV sets in sufficient numbers. Not only these TVs are prohibitively expensive for many buyers, measuring at above 55”, few people will have enough space in their living room to fit one.

Major content broadcasters, including HBO, are currently reluctant to deliver 4k programming unless many people already have 4k TV sets. He also argues that 3D TV sets are dead, especially those requiring special glasses. Eventually, consumers will find 3D glass an impediment, which negatively affects their experience.

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Manufacturers Will Ship 2.6 Million 4k Panels This Year

4K PanelsDespite criticism on the usability of 4k panel and concerns on the availability of compatible content, we will eventually see widespread adoption of the 4k technology in the TV industry. NPD DisplaySearch predicts that in this year alone, manufacturers will deliver 2.6 million 4k TV panels.

As a comparison, only 63,000 units produced last year and this should be very strong evidence that 4k TV sets are finally taking off.  Manufacturers of 4k TV panels will focus on 50”, 55”, 58” and 65” display sizes. Hopefully, this will significantly lower the 4k TV price points, as they are currently priced above $10,000.

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