Originally Posted by R Harkness
Today while at Best Buy viewing the LG OLED display, it reminded me that I think I've been spoiled both by seeing too many 4K flat panels, and especially in owning an E-shift JVC projector.
The boxing day sale and the incredible color and contrast on the OLED almost had my credit card itching in my pocket. But, as has happened each time I'm in front of that display, I can't help that I naturally want to move forward to a more immersive position than just "average TV-seating distance" at which point the 1080p resolution pixel structure of these displays becomes just too apparent to me. It's like taking a step backwards and I think it would just nag at me too much. It's especially apparent after standing in front of the 4K flat panels in the same store. But mostly I'm so used to a pure pixel-grid-free, smooth image from my projector that it feels like for me there's no going back to 1080p. For any display I'd want for critical viewing, especially projection, it's now 4K or bust.
I'd be surprised if people who own a 4K projector or JVC wouldn't have similar feelings.
Yes-I had the same "temporary" feeling when I saw a 1080p OLED at my local PC World.
I own a 1000es(not upgraded to1100 yet).
The contrast of the OLEDs are incredible-but you always have to be weary of demo material on shop floors(A budding flower or a static cityscape sped up).
How an OLED reacts to older and proper material(e.f 35mm/70mm sourced flicks) is another matter altogether.
Went back home and fired up the 1000es and(bat cave but on smallish screen-77inches width 2:40)---sorry no contest----the projector wins hands down---more immersive and more detail by virtue of the larger size alone.
Also the 1000/1100 on AutoIris on full can offer great contrast(not quite as good as a JVC or obviously an OLED for that matter) but still bloody impressive!--that allied to the increased detail courtesy(relative to any other display type out there) of the 4K upscaling and it is a home run.
Just watched Alien(a film with plenty of intra-scene contrast) last night and it was like heaven baby!