One of the latest advancements in home entertainment is the advent of 4K. 4k is the highest quality of entertainment. The colors are more accurate, and the details are easier to discern. However, there is a problem for PC users. The files that the PC displays are not 4K. However, the online video services do support 4K Ultra HD playback. However, the service has not been extended to the PC. Therefore, people who use the PC for home theater are still stuck with the lower HD quality images until the necessary advancements are made which enables people to experience the detail that comes with 4K UHD. However, the cheaper streaming boxes offer 4K resolution streaming.
There is also something else at play. This is copy protection. Hollywood is trying to keep 4K on lock. Even with the new content coming to the PC, it is very possible that there is a need for new hardware in order to experience the difference. Hollywood’s eagerness to protect its products is always going to factor in on issues like this. Of course it is to be expected that 4K will eventually be released for PC users to enjoy. It just takes a while for all forms of media to catch on.
When it comes to piracy, this is always a concern for Hollywood. There has always been bootlegs throughout the eras of entertainment. One thing that the industry is concerned about is the possibility that the studios could hook up to a video capture device so that they can get DRM-free copies of content at the highest quality. For people that are able to get analog captures of 4K, they will be able to put together content that has very high picture quality. There is also the high bandwidth that allows for many copies and files of high definition video. As of right now, they are trying to prevent 4K from being easily streamed and leaked. However, as 4K catches on, people may be a little more relaxed about 4K.