Originally Posted by Mrorange303
We'll sit fairly close I guess that is why I am so admiring of 4k tech. I also have 20/15 vision. Not that I am saying huge thing or anything but I've always noticed pixels in hd material. Uhd non with good native 4k. But we will all own 4k sets anyway one day so what's the big deal. I think there are advantages and we early adopters drive the tech.
Your statement is so important, I always forget that most people have less than 20/20 vision, considering this is "average" eyesight, and the mean population here is above 16.
My wife and I are 47 and 44, respectively; she has extraordinary distance 20/10 vision, whereas I have only 20/15 vision. She can read street signs 1/2 mile away, a full 5-10 seconds before I can. This is our vision currently, and not from when we were 16!
We sit anywhere from 10 to 12 ft. away from our 46" LCD (Sony Aquos from '08) and definitely see pixels in 1080p. Resolution of 720p vs. 1080p is like night and day to us. My mother-in-law was over last night and we are amazed she still can't tell the difference between SH and HD! As for PQ, the level that my wife cares is a 1, whereas I am (like all of you in this forum) at a 10. Basically, she cares if she can turn the TV on and off, and if a rom/com is on.
That being said, this past weekend my wife, daughter and I went to Jordan's to look at new furniture. After ice cream, I told her I wanted to show her something at Paul's TV. I have been on the UHD 4K kick for only a week, and I just had to show her the Samsung 50", 55", 65" and 75" HU8550. They had the 9000's also, but when she saw the 55" HU8550 she just said one word: "Wow!" My eyes welled up with tears. It was so incredible!!!
So, for someone who cares not one iota for PQ, I think this was a great test for HD vs. UHD. Most of us here are all ridiculously knowledgeable about A/V compared to the average, reasonable TV viewer. So I think at times we get so caught up in the details.
I think sometimes getting the impromptu opinion of someone who is 100% objective is just as important as that of the educated person.