Originally Posted by Kris Deering
Hence my comment on consumer displays. And again, I am all for CAPTURE at higher than 8K, but for consumer playback at really any size that you will have in a home (yes, including 16-20' wide screens) 4K is MORE than enough. It was enough for massive cinema screens, it is MORE than enough for consumer sizes. So many other things that can be improved that would actually make WAY more difference in the picture quality before we get to more resolution.
I agree, I was referencing commercial as TI has no reasonable consumer 8K chip. They could theoretically put out an 0.95" native 4k DMD (would be same mirror density as the 0.66 xpr) with 4 way shift, but until then 8k would be out of range for typical consumer as the lenses needed for 1.38" are huge and very expensive.
You could even argue 1080p was "more than enough" for the consumer market. The content studios research showed that the majority of TV buyers (even large screen) saw no benefit to 4k. This is why they added HDR into the UHD spec as their research showed 4k alone would not move content.
Otherwise, they probably would have dribbled out UHD content in 4k SDR first for 5 years then start releasing 4k HDR after that, like what they did with 3d in the Blu Ray spec.
But anyway, TI making large leaps in areas like native contrast which I know you are a fan of will not happen until TI makes it possible for all manufs to make use of some of the patented tech by Dolby, Christie, and Barco (or similar). There doesnt seem much urgency to do so though as the markets that generate the most revenue don't seem to care as much about this aspect of PQ as you do.
We should give credit for TI and DLP manufs pushing the boundaries of low cost 4k solid state solutions as this will lead eventually to other techs having to come down in price to compete or look outdated as a result. For instance, I believe this already happened once with low cost dlp lamp 4ks forcing Sonys hand on the 285, next step I hope to see is the same with laser/led. We are also getting closer to more common use of RB laser and RGB laser due to DLP manufs innovation in this area.