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Will Cord Cutters Drive Ultra HD TV Adoption?

USA TODAY’s Mike Snider recently penned an article titled “Cutting the Cord: Smart TVs can be the ticket to 4K” discussing how cord-cutters–those who are canceling their cable/satellite subscriptions in favor of streaming services–may drive the adoption of 4K Ultra HD TVs. This makes sense, given that Netflix, Amazon, M-GO, and other streaming services are embracing 4K a lot faster than their broadcast, cable, and satellite counterparts…with the exception of DIRECTV, which is now offering 4K VOD to subscribers who own compatible equipment. – Home Theater Review¬†¬†
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1/2 Of TVs Use Netflix

Forty-seven percent of all U.S. households subscribe to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime or a combination of these services, and 49 percent of all households have at least one TV connected to the internet, according to a new study from the Leichtman Research Group about emerging video services. Four years ago, only 24 percent of all households had an internet-connected TV. […] Leichtman’s numbers are echoed by a recent Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) study about the market for U.S. television services. 45 percent of all U.S. TV households watch internet content on their TVs, according to that study. The use of internet TV programming steeply increased from 28 percent in 2013. – Gigaom via Home Theater Review