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Mark Sasicki on 4K

Mark Sasicki is a TV buyer for Abt Electronics and Appliances, the largest single-store retailer of electronics and appliances in the country and its national ecommerce site. He quickly chats about his thoughts on 4K.

Q What do you think about 4K production?

A ​ 4K/UHD TVs offer the best picture available whether you are watching a 4K source or regular HD.

Q Is it really worth all the hype or do you think it is over-rated?

A ​It has a noticeably better picture than regular 2K panels and when a 4K source is being showed next to a 2K, it is not even close. More detail and colors contrast make it easily visible to see that it offers a better, clearer, more lifelike picture.

Q How soon should we expect a movement towards 6K, 8K, and so on?

A ​TV manufacturers are always looking to make a better product. As soon as anything is released they are already trying to make a better version. They push to offer consumers the best entertainment experience they can.

Q Or are we going to have at least a few years with 4K?

A ​They are always trying to improve on everything, but it’s safe to say that 4K will be the format for some time.

Q Will something else be the hot ticket item next year?

A ​There will be more and more ways to get 4K content like 4K Blu-ray DVD players. OLED panels are great looking and you will see more selection in screen sizes. ​

Q Learn more about Abt

A Abt Electronics and Appliances
Founded in 1936, Abt is the largest independent, single-store retailer of electronics and appliances in the country. This third-generation family-run business provides unparalleled customer service with its team of 1,200 expert staff members at its Glenview, Illinois-based store which boasts a 100,000 square-foot showroom on 37 acres. The company has been recognized by Chicago Tribune as one of the Top Workplaces in Chicago for five consecutive years, taking the #1 position in 2012 and 2011. Abt services customers nationwide through its ecommerce website, where customers can receive advice and customer support through the site's live chat feature, email and toll-free phone number. Abt has its own 12,000 square-foot recycling center and features an atrium where customers gain access to its boutique stores-within-a-store such as The Apple Boutique.