Originally Posted by wuther
Thing is they can cheat that by putting a crummy image on the 1080p. What I would like to see is a BD on the 1080p vs a 4K version of the same film or you give them a highrez photo to display on both.
Btw did you see the OLEDs?
Wow. Is there really this much distrust towards a company? In an age where people believe everything on the internet (Ummm, bonjour), manufacturers are doing their very best to keep it above board. The images were on two Sony TV's, both at their optimum settings. There is a lot of Japanese pride and integrity still left at Sony, as well as other Japanese companies. The damage from "fixed" compairisons is too much to risk. And I would hope no company would make one of their own products perform subpar.
With that said, I did see OLED, even Sony displayed theirs, as did LG and Samsung. But industry insiders are predicting (but remember the Mayans) that OLED will be taking a back seat to 4K.
Having a HW50ES (simply amazing 1080p projector) on a 102" screen with a seating distance of 11 feet, I can tell you on the same clip I was able to see a difference on the VW1000ES on a 177" screen at 9 feet seating distance. I have been in this industry for over 25 years, so I am confident with my observations, all the while keeping an open mind to others, as this is, I believe, an opportunity to learn.
For the record, possibly the weakest 4K demonstration came from Samsung. But this could be the result of content. Sony's strong showing could be attributed to their involvement in the movie industry; 4K theaters, 4K digital cinema cameras, their own movie studios (Sony Picture Group), authoring (mastering), production and editing facilities.