I really wish people would get their facts straight before they make statements like "4K is t least 6 years away"! I just talked to our Telus rep yesterday and was told 4K boxes are coming Sept this year! Rogers already has 4K boxes in Ontario and Bell Fibe has 4K as well right now. Blue Jays games and Maple leafs games are already slated. If its already starting down east, why do people think we are 6 years away for Alberta? And Netflix has about 30-40 shows in 4K right now if you have the $12 subscription. There will always be people who would still like to watch channel 3 through a coax cable because they are so cheap. Others who actually enjoy TV and home entertainment will pay the money because they think its worth it. Also, People who cant see the difference in 4K (even when the TV is upconverting 1080P to 4K) maybe need to invest in a new pair of glasses first. Then come and see the TV's!
If 4k boxes are coming, they would have to be offered at the same time as Shaw's roll out of 4k. Just as Bell Fibe 4k came out at the same time as Rogers 4k. I'd doubt Telus would start offering before the 2016 Olympics begin. It's more likely to be a pre NHL season start this September.
I wouldn't expect them for a year or two. The connection speeds out there needed for 4K just aren't sufficient yet to a large enough portion of the userbase to make it profitable. When fiber finally reaches a sizeable portion of the userbase, and Telus is able to crank up the speed, then, I'd suspect 4K will come.
I, too, heard that they would be out prior to the Olympics for fibre customers. Also, TELUS is producing VOD content in 4K already and down-converting it to 1080p for the current hardware, so this is happening sooner than later.
Well I sure can tell the difference on my Netflix on my 4k tv or my ultra HD tv to my 1080p tv because Netflix is 4k or ultra HD,so you can say its way in the future but there's a big diff on Netflix..iv watched (underworld)and( Pacific rim) side by side on my 4k Tv and my 1080p and there was a huge difference in picture quality..Its just like everyone said about 1080p and now you cant find a 720p tv unless you go to Walmart.And I do have the internet power to run 2 TV's on ultra HD.I think if you want to pay for it they should provide it like Xfinity does in the states,the people on telus 50 or telus 100 can afford it so let the person pick what they want just like Netflix..It just depends on how much you want to spend,I would be willing to pay a extra 50 to 75$ more for ultra HD services..And for 3d, I just rented transformers 3d on optic to watch with my son tonight,so some people still do watch and use the 3d TVs,just because you don't have one does mean other people that have them don't use them.