CES 2014: 4K TV Inches Closer to Mainstream
Last year, 4K TVs were the eye candy at CES. Expect to see more of the same this year, but with a wider range of models. Yes, there will still Ultra HDTV sets that cost more than a car, but manufacturers like Sony (SNE), Samsung and LG are facing competition from upstart Chinese companies trying to break into the U.S. market with cheap 4K TV offerings. So expect to see more affordable 4K TVs added to the line-up at CES 2014. In addition to 4K TV, expect to see more curves, with OLED TVs that improve on traditional flat screens picking up steam.
The other challenge 4K TV makers faced was a lack of content, and that should also be addressed at CES 2014, with Netflix (NFLX) expected to announce details of its Ultra HD 4K video streaming service. Google’s (GOOG) YouTube is also primed to make a 4K streaming announcement.