Originally Posted by Aztar35
There was a step backward in contrast with the RS2000/NX7, RS3000/NX9 compared to the last series' similarly tiered models. I remember Javs had both the X9900 and the X9500 and did an A/B deep dive with both e-shifts and found more clarity with the e-shift version 4.
I really don't get the whole 4k craze. Most 4k displays other than resolution have a worse picture than 1080p for the same price back in the day.
The only advantage I see with a 4k is now each pixel allows a dithering effect of 4 pixels to every one.
There's an old early 80s computer called the NEC PC-98 which only had 16 color but has a 640x400 resolution. It took advantage of converting 192 - 224p images and essentially line doubling, but adding an enhanced scanline between, essentially making it appear like a 256 color image in some instances. But the effect still isn't as good as true 256 color.
What I think people are really seeing is the effect of expanded color. Because most people who own a 4k TV aren't close enough to tell the difference between 4k and 1k.
Therefore if they saw a high end 1080p display which was super sharp and had very accurate colors, they would think the display was really 4k.
Had they just increased color depth and color space of 1080p, what people like about 4k would've got the same results or better.
But it would've been a hard sell for: "increased color capabilities beyond last generation!"
Ultra color just doesn't have the nice same ring as "ultra high def!" Because before HD 709 from SD 601 increased both the color space and resolution.
No amount of special processing can fix 480p to 1080p. But the returns on 1080p to 4k are much less.
So unless you're at desktop editing distances, a more color capable display will look better.
If you compare a last gen Pioneer Kuro or Panasonic plasma with the same size 65" OLED, the plasma will trounce the OLED with 1080p REC 709 material.
I don't know what it is, but OLED just have this movie poster quality to them, and look lifeless despite their contrast.
But maybe the above is just all me?
I'll post some pics for you to decide which are both only 16 color.
PC-98 16 color.
EGA 16 color.
PS... You're not missing much with the Possessioner game. Although the intro looks like an awesome Bladerunner esq game, it's really a lame point and click hentai.