I went from:
- 1280x1024 in 2003
- 1920x1080 in 2008
- 2560x1080 in 2013
I will probably end up with a 3840x2160 by 2016.
- SD before 2005
- 1366x768 in 2005
- 1920x1080 in 2012
Can't see my self buying a TV with a higher resolution in the near future mainly because I only have 13 HD channels that output at 1280x720 then upscaled to 1920x1080 on my TV.
It's not a gimmick resolution is a natural progression with PC monitors that progression is quicker because the content is there where as with TV's it just isn't and with the now current generation still running games with a resolution lower than 1920x1080 and that the majority of channels are SD I don't see 4K being "standard" till another 10 years or even 15.
The trouble with monitors is that the market is overflowing with options:
- 1920x1080 monitors
- 1920x080 monitors with 120/144Hz refresh rates
- 2560x1440 monitors
- 16:10 monitors
- 21:9 monitors
Personally after using a 21:9 monitors I can wholeheartedly say that aspect ration is more important to me than refresh rate or resolution.
I would much rather have a future where we had 39" 21:9 monitors with a resolution of 3840x1620.
4K is great but I refuse to go back to 16:9.