Lol. But seriously, he actually said this during a presentation. I'll never find it, but I would be surprised if it indeed was circa 2003.
I suspect a lot more is being shot in 4K than you may think. Like color was long before many had color TVs. Youtube already supporting 4K tells me this will move quickly along. It is quite a shock when you see it, I think the average Joe will go for it as soon as costs come down and I suspect Netflix will be offering it sooner than later. It's no gimmick like 3D was.
True. And a good point on not being gimmicky, but are predictions like I read here indeed true?
Here's an old, oct 2012, article with a negative view of the future of 4k:
I don't think this will help though:
Anyway, read or don't read those short articles, this YT video on the nMP with a 4k display is an informative one:
But that's not a video on 4k TV, so I'll do some searching over the weekend on its marketshare and projections for the near future.