If you've read Marks feedback and articles over many months here it should be clear that while he possesses a certain AV expertise to be respected he has a leaning towards the technology as doing it on the CHEAP targeted at hobbyists on a budget versus early adopters that aren't necessarily simply surviving within budget perspectives - we got's money and we don't need saving like we're at a Vegas casino on our last dollar.
Being 63 and survived heart attacks , quad bypass and live with tech implanted in my chest some of us may not have a next generation timeline.
I lived through this evolution I've repeatedly witnessed this argument of when to adopt. Man, if it were up to these guys we'd still be stuck in the sixties.
If your young in great health and must live within a budget and it's not a hobby then Yes stay with the budget quality 1080P panel that's more affordable than ever, my original 23" Sony LCD nearly 12 years ago cost $1700 and today we can buy a 70" panel for that. My kids are grown and gone.
His leanings often seem so far leaning to budget
means that his opinion is slanted towards budget - best bang for buck but not necessarily BEST.
Come on Mark can you truly say you can view a 4K panel at it's best (money differential aside) and 1080P panel with 4K from 8' and not see a dramatic difference? I've stood that 8' viewing 4K at it's best and it dwarfed the 1080P panel making it appear dull and boring.
If your brain involuntarily makes your mouth go WoW from 4K and the 1080P makes one Yawn then your ISF measuring instruments don't mean JACK as they cannot illicit WoW's!
4K involuntary WoW trumps as that doesn't reside in your toolbox as it resides in one's eyes/mind and no ones yardstick.