Right now the UHD format isn’t doing so hot as far as I can tell. The rollout has been, to put it mildly, sluggish with low player and software market penetration in comparison to the sheer overwhelming number of affordably priced 4k displays currently saturating big box stores across the country. Furthermore, what discs are out there are wildly overpriced due to Ultra4k Blu-rays being chained to their predecessor format over incompatability with video featurettes or something like that. As I mentioned in another thread, I personally fear this is going to go the way of a reverse 3D where there’s plenty of displays out there but the industry failed to properly support ways of utilizing it to its fullest, as opposed to flooding the marketplace with useless Blu-ray3D editions of titles that just collected dust on Walmart shelves because the tvs were priced out of the market/not for sale period. Which is kind of a shame really. And for those who have adopted the format, at least around here, there is a growing level of discontent (YMMV) over the perceived technical benefits of the new format and whether or not stuff like HDR/Dolby Vision/etc. is a load of hot air or not (again, YMMV).
The question is, is it too late for Ultra4k? Are these self-inflicted wounds too much to overcome? Or can steps be taken to help shake off its current status as a third wheel? Thoughts?