I’ve seen a lot of exaggerated claims regarding screen texture on this and several other UST model’s topic pages. I feel this is a disingenuous marketing ploy thats been around since 480p projectors we’re common. Now I can’t prove this so I’ll just chalk it up to blissful ignorance.
What I can prove is that texture plays a very small roll in the perceived detail on screen. The major contributing factors are lens quality and the imagers themselves. Here’s how I’ll demonstrate.
First, I’ve taken a small piece of cardboard and covered it with a paper towel with far more texture than any screen even the cheapest low quality screen one could find.
Next, I’ve moved my 1080p PJ as close to the screen as possible to recreate the pixel density of a 4k screen. Admittedly it’s not exactly 1/4 of my screen, however I’m confident it’s close enough for demonstration purposes.
Here are the results, a clearly defined high density pixel grid on a paper towel.
(Note Tapatalk would only allow a low resolution upload, the pixels were even clearer in person)
My, reason for doing this silly experiment? To dispel myths used to sell products at ridiculous margins. After all this is the Audio Video Sience forum not the Audio Video Sales forum. Plus, even crude science and experiments are always fun for me.