Originally Posted by Mrorange303
I'm not even gonna lie if I truly seen a benefit of the 8k sets I would buy those. I just embrace technology.
Imagine those on a 120" 8k. It would be glorious.
Based on calculations of viewing distance, screen size, and resolution, a 120" screen viewed at a distance of 8 feet would be where you can fully notice the full benefits of a 4K display. To actually start noticing the benefits of an 8K display, you would have to sit closer than 8 feet, or buy a larger screen.
And see, this is where the numbers start getting ridiculous, because if you’re viewing a screen of that size from that close a distance, you would have a viewing angle of approximately 57 degrees. For reference, the SMPTE recommended viewing angle is 30 degrees, and the THX recommended viewing angle is 36 degrees. You would have to back up to over 13 feet just to meet the recommended THX viewing distance, and at that point you wouldn’t even be able to distinguish the full 4K resolution. 8K would just be overkill.
Originally Posted by 2013guy
The reason I asked is that there are several members here that have criticized orange's pictures from his 4k set as being inaccurate, yet it is surprising to me that none of them have uploaded pictures from their calibrated 1080p sets, just to have some points of reference
I’ll try to post some pictures tonight, for comparison.
Originally Posted by vddobrev
From my point of view, 1080p material looks better on UHD in my house from my sitting point. I have both UHD and HD set. I analyzed a sharpness test pattern, and it is better on the UHD, since I don't see the individual pixels.
First of all, there is a huge difference between a test pattern and an actual moving image. Secondly, why are people so upset that they see actual pixels? I once saw a movie projected digitally at Pixar, and the projector was calibrated so precisely that I could actually see the individual pixels, if I was looking for them. But I only noticed for about five seconds, before the picture quality and the story sucked me in. As far as picture quality goes, the visible pixels were more than made up for by the pristine color reproduction and the exceptional contrast ratio.