Originally Posted by HowlinWolf
Wrong. The lines aren't "difficult to notice" they are impossible for a human eye to detect unless you get too close. Just like the shutters if an active display are impossible for a human eye to detect unless you use them wrong.
You can sit at whatever distance with an active display abs it's not an issue. I can use whatever lighting I want with a passive display and it's not an issue. Both work fine when used as intended.
Impossible to detect is an awful strong claim to make... kind of like the claim you can't tell more than 72 fps of motion (which is tossed around in the gaming world all the time).
I can DEFINITELY detec the missing lines 9 feet out on my 55 lg... can I resolve each individual one? Like could I could the or tell you if you took one away? Probably not... but I can definitely detect it...
It's put it this way, the wires in a screen door are much thinner than the lines of missing image on my TV, but I can still tell the screen door is there from all the way across the room... if I can tell that I can tell there aer scanlines on the TV from at least as far.
And I have tested this out to 9 feet (I say that because the area it's in is only 10 feet wide so I can' test further back) and taking the glasses of fand putting them back on while looking at a flat red screen I can definiteyl tell you can I detect them at least to 9 feet.
Toss some high contrast text on screen? Definitely further... I honestyl have no idea how far back I would have to go for something like the Titanic logo to exibit no detectable scanlines...
Say not resolveable, or not bothersome or masked by normal images under normal use conditions or something, but don't laim not detectable... because they absolutely are. Maybe not for you, just like rainbows aren't detectable by some on DLP projectors, but I can tell you for sure I can detect them.
If you could double blind test somehwo I woud bet the farm on something like the Titanic logo I could call it well past the 10 foot mark.
As for active shutters, I can definitely detct them... I also can't resolve each shutter bt I can definitely detect them.
And remember it's nice to say "I never ahve to experience flicker with passive glasses" it's apples and oranges... you aer trading resolution for possible flicker. I honestly can't imagine many situations in which all else being equal someone would say "bah! I just can't swap out my bulbs, I will take a hit in resolution instead".
That being said all else is NOT equal but as far as considering the tradeoff between ALWAYS lower resolution and SOMETIMES flicker I find it a hard comparison to weight equally...