Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
JK advocated for a 720p red-laser disc-based HD format, because he couldn't see how 1080p resolution would become available to the consumer with the advent of digital chip-based projectors and flat-panel displays.
If you think about it, 1080p being a standard has actually hurt more than it has helped.
Not to say that having displays with lower res is a terrible thing, but for some technologies pixel count should be so high right now, that they should be irrelevant. (so many of them you can't possibly see them, at any distance, thinking more of PC monitors here, since for projection we'd need better optics that turn out to be more expensive than the chips themselves)
But, 1080p seems to have stopped development of higher resolution displays on it's tracks. I guess at least prices have come down.
Now, i'm not saying displays haven't improved a lot in other areas that needed more improvement anyway. I just don't think they're mutually exclusive, pixel count should be off the charts by now in some displays technologies with out adding too much to the price.
For projection chips i can see the optics being a challenge. But is there really a reason chips themselves couldn't be much higher res than they are if they're bound to Moore's law?
It sure would be nice to see pixel count keep going up like it used to be before they reached 1080p.
I mean, remember how many models of 540p projectors Panasonic had before having a 720p one? and then a 1080p one?
We've been stuck at 1080p longer than anything else. (again, this is not to take away anything from other areas that have improved tremendously, but like i said, they're not mutually exclusive)