While the apparent verdict from the great jury of the consumer masses is that 3D is one too many Ds for the average TV purchaser, 4K appears to be more than a passing fad. This year has seen 4K TV sets debut as a massively over priced luxury, then drop to fairly reasonable prices for a premium TVs (paying a premium price for a decidedly non-premium TV just because it has the resolution, is a whole different rant.) Even though internet delivery seems more likely, there has been rumblings and rumors about cramming all those pixels onto existing Blu-Ray tech. We've seen Netflix and Amazon start to offer 4K streams in the US, so Australia might get it some time before 2025 if we're lucky.

Of course the more cynical amongst us will point out that the drive of 4K might have more to do with consumer electronics manufacturers' need to push newer and newer devices to keep the public buying. LG have their eye on the future. They will be showing off a 55" 7680 x 4320 8k TV at the CES 2015. Just to gauge interest...