Originally Posted by JlgLaw
In your example they may share similar square inches of screen size, BUT, they do not share the same number of pixels, with 1080p displays having just above 2,000,000 pixels to over 8,000,000 pixels with a 4K display. The pixel density is therefore higher on a 4K display which accounts for the ability to sit much closer to the display without seeing the pixel structure.
Agreed that 4K display has a higher pixel count of over 8million but this total of over 8million is the same whether the 4K dispaly is a 50" or 100".
Similarly, 4 pieces of 2K panels stacked in a 2 by 2 cube would give us over 8 million pixels as well: (1920x2)horizontal x (1080x2)vertical = 8,294,400 which would qualify it to be called a 4K panel, no?
The point I am trying to figure out is: are panel manufacturers not charging us too high by making us believe in so-called larger 4K panels where in actual fact they are simply re-packaging their money-losing 2K panels and selling them to re-coup their loses.