Originally Posted by kiwi2
No way! How boring that would be!
how boring and embarassing it is now.
i havent touched the large flat screen market a SINGLE time yet .. i've sat back and watched a hundred thousand people make the mistake of buying a new high resolution screen and then they dont sit up close enough to see the high resolution in all of it's glory .. and the final result can still be compared to a really REALLY good 480p signal.
your peripheral vision has limits...
your television should be at those limits, or in the middle where the peripheral vision ends and the front-facing vision begins.
those televisions can be made to 1,000 inches
it isnt a single bit of effort to build them.. but getting them into a box .. shipped to the store .. and inside the store with enough room for half a dozen
plus getting it to fit in or on a vehicle to get it home
all that adds up .. it makes those larger screens more of a problem than a tool.
and that simply means people got rid of the thick entertainment center and learned what it ment to enjoy some more space in the room.
next they are going to want to get a bigger screen and a projector.
..and that means the projector business will be seeing more light in advertisement|promotion
too many people forget..
your television is basically a grid.
that grid has dots per inch.
the number can go up or down.
once that number is there.. you can stretch those dots (but you cant always shrink them because there isnt enough physical room).
when you stretch the dots.. you can still get the same high dot per inch resolution with the bigger diagonal surface area .. and you can sit back further and see all the dots.
if your screen is small, you will know the dots per inch go up ... but that doesnt mean you are REALLY seeing every single dot.
want some more funny?
what about the people that melt their own glass and build themselves a projector lens that fits over an LCD monitor that is less than 30 inches and it casts a screen size over 100 inches?
i mean seriously.. the television behind the glass went out and you run to the store to get a 20 inch LCD screen that costs you $150 to get a 100 inch viewing area ... and the rest of the people are spending $1,000 to get 60 - 70 inches in their living room.
yeah.. a lens, some magnification .... they take all that nice new convergence printed onto the screen and bend it again with the plastic or the glass used to create the projection.
not enough people playing with materials like that.
i remember 80-90 inch CRT televisions hanging on the wall angled downwards and you could walk inside the tube.