Originally Posted by gus738
okay mr expert what is your ideal viewing distance recommendations?
Most of that "can't see it" concept seems to stem from a chart made by Carlton Bale. That was determined originally based upon eye charts and the calculations for static image acuity. But among the problems there are that the eye charts were based upon being able to recognize a particular glyph, not determine if one looks better than another.
There's also an issue regarding the difference between seeing an individual pixel vs. seeing an image improvement.
We've been around and around this one here at AVS. Far, far too many issues to rehash here. Belongs in one of these threads instead, in order of recent activity, the largest and oldest thread being the 2nd one down.
Reasons To Be Optimistic about 4k: Viewing Distances and Viewing Conditions.
4k by 2k or Quad HD...lots of rumors? thoughts?
4K Resolution Is Visible vs 1080p on 55″ TV from 9′ Viewing Distance
Interest In A 1080 vs 4K Shootout? Can We Get to the Heart of the Matter?
Inexpensive: <$2k - 4K TV about to enter US
Pay attention to Irkuck's arguments (the argument that 4K is not valuable past a close distance) and Chronoptimist's (the opposing viewpoint, that I share). A lot of research to get up to speed with in there.