Originally Posted by Artwood
For all the 720p worshipers answer me this: at what EXACT resolution does one enter into Video Nirvana?
The 720p worshippers will say 720p. Of course they are biased because they worship that particular resolution.
Does anyone know that at the DVD forum there are people who swear that 480p is all that you need?
That is all you need when you watch a DVD. Nevertheless, they should not be swearing.
Pr that when DVDs first came out that there were some that even advocated that 240 was all that you needed?
They would have said 480i was all you needed. It was when 480i came out that everyone said that 240 was all you needed (200 after overscan).
And that there have always been people who claim that the human eye is not capable of seeing anything more than the resolution that they're trying to promote?
It depends on how far you are from your resolution box.
Do you think that the creator designed the human eye to see Earthly reality in 720p?
Yes. Somewhere after 'let there be light' there was 'let 720p be indistinguishable from 1080p at 8 feet or more'.
And can anyone argue the concept that sitting at the perfect distance from a 720p display just isn't as enveloping as sitting at the perfect distance from a 1080p display that is LARGER?
Anyone can argue, but who would anyone argue with?
And what about 1440p?
It is a perfect multiple of 720p!
2 isn't perfect. 3 is perfect. We should wait for 2160p
Say you sit VERY close to it and the display is MASSIVE are you really going to tell me that 1080p and 720p are bettter?
Depends how massive is massive and how close is VERY close. My 768p 12" laptop screen looks much sharper than my 50" 768p kuro at 2 inches, for example...and I can't get either to focus.
If one is space limited and can't sit close to a 1080p display that isn't LARGE enough I can understand that argument.
If you are space limited then you have no choice but to sit close.
But for the life of me I don't think that the intention of HIGH DEFINITION was to reach the state of 720p NIRVANA!
Given available media...it will be nirvana for a long while yet.
will the 720p worshipers form a picket line in front of them to get people to not watch them?
No, they'll watch on their 720p 50" set and not see a difference at 8ft. Then they'll invite all those 50" 2160p owners over and they won't see a difference either. They they'll say 'see? What'd I tell ya?'
Who knows--maybe years from now the sons and daughters of 720p worshipers and the grandsons and grandaughters of 480p worshipers will grow up to be mature 1080p worshipers!
And risk excommunication?
For all the true video afficiandos out there come along with me and DARE to dream the impossible DREAM--that there really are useful resolutions beyond 720p!
Aren't there rules against sacrilege on this forum?
PS: very entertaining Artwood.