Interesting post from Douglas Spotted Eagle in the LinkedIn forums on the topic of 4K adoption. Note this is about acquisition of 4K, not necessarily playback.
“We’ve been upgraded to, and editing 4K for several years. We’ve only delivered a couple of 4K pieces, but our clients want 4K masters when it’s affordable. It’s unfortunate that so many people really don’t understand what’s happening with 4k. Those that are detractors from it now, please come back and read these posts in 2 years. This is exactly the same series of opinions that occurred when DV hit the streets. The same opinions came out when HDV hit the streets.
In both era’s, those who opined “it’ll be a long, long time” were wrong.
is being adopted at broadcast, production, and delivery 4X faster than HD was adopted. It is the step that many content distributors have been waiting on.”