Originally Posted by ImmortalJman
Yep. You are right. In order for this tech to work, it really is just displaying 540p. However, the 4k screens they showed at CES last year would be capable of showing roughly 1080p material but it would be stretched over a 4k resolution.
I take the same exception in this post that I took in my last post to saying that it's 540p. It's certainly double the horizontal resolution of 540p. And, due to the way the brain interprets what the eyes are seeing, it looks
higher resolution than that.
And what matters most? What it is
, or what it looks like
It might not look like full 1080p, but it (at 1,036,800 pixels per eye) is certainly higher resolution than 540p (518,600 pixles) and, at worst, it's just higher than 720p (921,600 pixels). At best, it appears to be very close to (if not quite as good as) 1080p, because the eyes/brain are not seeing it as 1,036,800 pixles per eye, but much more like 2,073,600 pixels per "vision".
All that being said, I was in Best Buy yesterday and they had the 48" LG on display. It was showing a sizzle reel consisting of some shots from Toy Story 3 among others. There was horrendous ghosting and motion artifacts galore. Edges of objects that had a large depth delta looked terrible. I'm set to blame the source material (probably a low resolution, heavily compressed video) because I don't remember Tron Legacy looking anything like that when I watched 10 minutes of that a couple months ago. But maybe I wasn't looking hard enough then.
One last comment since this is patently the wrong thread for this discussion, but if you were to watch T/B or O/U 50% material on it, you wouldn't be losing any resolution at all. Sadly most stuff is SBS 50%, which means you've already lost half of the horizontal resolution to the SBS format, and then a possible other half to the polarized filter on the screen...