The 4K movie theater I frequent when in Chicago is amazing.......
Impressive! I have a similar one here nearby as well.
Just to be clear (pun intended)...having seen several 4K HDTVs at CES this year firsthand - yes - the image quality is stunning
...even from only 6 feet away. An 1080p image in comparison (even with 1080p content feeding both sets) is noticeably below that of a 4K screen presentation. That should come as no surprise really.
But we won't be seeing 4K content delivered in any significant quality nor 4K HDTVs in the mainstream market for 1-2 years most likely. Form a content perspective, the leading first candidate would be the new 50GB technology Blu ray disks and new corresponding 4K players coming to the market some time within the next year or so.
It is refreshing, however, that DirecTV is at least thinking about 4K HDTV in their roadmap plans. The bandwidth required to deliver it will be staggering compared to a 1080p signal...but technology always advances....so something new could help bridge at least some of the bandwidth gap.