Originally Posted by Wouter73
At normal-people viewing distance a few pixels more makes a larger impact than superior blacks, contrast, mostion, textures etc? Every bit of proof and common sense says otherwise...
That's a great point, squeezing "a few extra pixels" on an inferior screen is a meaningless exercise. On the other hand, four times as many pixels on a screen with good performance in each of those categories has a huge impact, more so than the minor incremental increases in black levels found on the premium panels.
To go to a camera analogy, with point-and-shoot and cell phones, it's been long known that more pixels is a meaningless measure of quality. But, the opposite is true at the high end—pixel count is a primary ingredient in getting that additional "wow."
Same goes for TVs. High-end UHDTVs already outperform a $500 plasma in terms of PQ, so what's left is pixel count. Quadruple the pixel count is not "a few more pixels"