Originally Posted by irkuck
From the Olympics story:Ultimately, there's plenty of reason to believe the BBC's project head, Tim Plyming, when he says that "8K is the maximum the human eye can understand" and that "it's the end of the resolution story." As far as he's concerned, anyone investing in 4K may as well go right to the end of the track and put their money in 8K instead, because that's the technology that "puts people at the event."
8K should be considered as technology providing healthy resolution headroom and ending the quest for resolution. At the same time this tech may be opening to new viewing scenarios. There is also kind of proportion factor too: 2K is now pocket display tech, 4K will be soon tablet display tech, so 8K will be big display (though obviously is not needed there).
8K is not long way off if one considers full chain on which the Japanese are working.
So good 2K has always been 'looking out the window'. Translation? It puts people at the event.
So 4K has 4X the resolution of 2K and it too has been described as 'looking out the window. Translation? It puts people at the event.
So now 8K apparently 'really' puts people at the event.
C'mon, seriously, this really is getting more than a bit silly. People will not see the difference. When NHK themselves puts a 100"-200" screen in the home and THEN says you need to sit 3'-6' away to derive the benefits, am I supposed to take this seriously? Really?
Sorry, this won't sell, people won't see the difference and it's a waste of time & money IMO. Let's focus on technology that's actually observable in terms of improvement in the home, not 3' away from a 100" screen. Geeesh. Irkuck, I know you're in love with everything that NHK does, but there reaches a point where you have to ask legitimate questions!