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Old 11-03-2016, 10:09 AM - Thread Starter
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Apologies if this was asked in the past...

I could not find anything on the subject but here are my questions…
Are there specific 4K screens?
If so are they that much different than a screen bought less than 10 years ago and were made to work with 1080P?
Would I lose out a lot by projecting a with a 4K projector onto a 1080P screen?
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:34 AM
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Here's a response I recently posted in another thread with a similar question:

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To ease your mind on this, "4k ready" is a screen marketing term. It derives from the old "HD ready" term. The history is that many screens -- especially pull-down screens -- have surface texture. When 1080p projectors were introduced it was found that in many cases the pixels on the screen were smaller than the texture grain, which resulted in a grainy image. So screen manufacturers switched to finer textured screen materials that better displayed 1080p and called them "HD ready."

The same is now happening with the transition to 4k projectors -- the pixels on the screen are smaller than 1080p so the screen texture also has to accomodate the smaller pixel size. However, most fixed screen material on all but the cheapest screens is made of smooth PVC with little or no texture. So it's not only HD ready and 4k ready but also 8k ready and 16k ready. In other words, any smooth screen surface with little to no texture -- including the economical Silver Ticket fixed screens -- is ready for the smallest pixels that can be thrown at it.
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Well thank you for that elaborate answer.
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