HDMI 2.0 - worth waiting for?
I've been mulling over a complete upgrade of my home cinema system but I'm a bit concerned that I might be buying into some redundant tech. So I was hoping that I might be able to get some thoughts and opinions from my fellow forum members.
Specifically I'm talking about HDMI 1.4 and the new HDMI 2.0 standard. From what I've read regarding the new standard, the following seems to be true.
(1) HDMI 2.0 will be needed for all future UHD broadcasting and video either streamed or on physical media. Whilst HDMI 1.4 can be used to run 4K at a lesser FPS, that seems to be a stop-gap in my view.
(2) the upgrade from HDMI 1.4 to 2.0 will on the whole need to be more then just a firmware upgrade. Although some TVs manufacturers will just require only a software release, this seems to be the minority from the current set of press releases. AV Receivers especially I'd imagine will need native HDMI 2.0 support.
So on the basis that the above is in the right ball park then would it be a bad idea (in your opinion) to go ahead now and invest in a new HDMI 1.4 only home cinema system, which would surely need to be replaced in 2-3 years. If I'm going to outlay circa £5k on the upgraded system then a 24-36 month lifespan seems like a poor return to me.
Any and all thoughts would be appreciated.