Perhaps you can't distinguish lines from horizontal resolution ?
In my defense, I did state that maybe I was being dense, and wasn't understanding what you were saying and asked you to explain it. The simple line above made me understand what you were getting at... and you are correct... either Philip Goswitz spoke incorrectly, or Chris Forrester quoted him wrong. Considering what Philip's job is, and the fact that he called out DirecTV executives for their lack of technical know-how, I hope it's the latter. Either way, I had a brain-fart and didn't catch it.
However, I still don't think...
It's just a PR buzz to raise attention to the company ...
... is an accurate statement. Sure, it's good PR, but we know 4K is coming. The manufacturers, studios, and broadcasters are working on it. 8K is farther off
, but it's good to know DirecTV is thinking about it.
The HEVC codec is supposed to be finalized early next year, and the hope is that it will hit CE products late next year.
I'm not sure DirecTV will rush out with 4K content right away given the costs of TV sets and monitors, but as I said, it's coming.