History and science can be beat by marketing. But if one wants to look at history look at how well 4K sets sold prior to the widespread availability of 4K content. People are more than willing to purchase a TV that outperforms the signals available. 4K TVs displaying mostly HD content. Prior to that HD TVs displaying mostly SD content. Displays can be better than the signals they are fed. (Not the PQ, but the capability of the display itself.)I'm looking at it more from the perspective of history rather than science. Science doesn't play as big of a role as it perhaps should in marketing and buying decisions when it comes to TV.