Originally Posted by Tom Roper
I generally agree but *IF* the pixel sizes on the displays were the same, it would be easy to spot because the 6K/8K image is now blown up in scale yet the per pixel sharpness has not degraded. This is like an 8x10 photo enlargement that didn't suffer when blown up from the 4x5 size. But I agree, if the screen frame sizes are the same it comes down to seating distance only. No surprise then that displays are getting bigger.
Tom, even that’s a problem. I spend more time on the displays threads (obviously a far more active area than our camcorder threads) and most people are already hitting the size limits they can reasonably accommodate. Many condos, homes and apartments will have problems accommodating displays in excess of 80” where, if seating distances are close enough, some actual slight benefit can be discerned. I’ve got a 77” OLED and although I can see some difference between HD and 4K at my approximately 8’ seating distance, I’d be lying if I told you it was day & night. It’s not.
I can honestly tell you that I see more requests for OLED screen sizes less than 55” than a wish for sizes in excess of 80”. People are also very resistant to moving furniture closer to their display so as to be able to enjoy higher resolutions. Chalk that one up primarily to spousal resistance.
Gigantic 8K screens will simply be a real issue in many/most cases. In some cases it will be a limitation of wall space, in other situations it will be a spousal/partner resistance issue and in many cases it will simply be price. I don’t see resolutions in excess of 4K being widely discerned by owners of 8K displays. They may feel good about having an 8K display for bragging rights, but chances are they won’t actually see the difference between 4K & 8K. We haven’t even discussed content. 4K has been around for several years and there’s still a dearth of content. 8K content? Good luck.
IMO, the benefits from well produced HDR exceed that of the resolution differences by a significant degree (and they can be appreciated at any screen size)...and I’m a huge fan of 4K’s higher resolution as you know. But the physiology of the human eye is what it is and we can’t ignore that.