Originally Posted by sonoftumble
My two cents . . .
Depending on the content source type, I can see a big difference - and I sit around 7 ft from my 65" C7. When I say "content source type", I'm referring to UHD/HDR/DV Blu-ray movies vs. 4K/HLG HDR DirecTV video content.
Generally, I really can't see much detail difference - if any - with UHD/HDR Blu-ray movies vs. HD Blu-ray - other than colors and contrast. But there's so many ways to master a movie - and sometimes the original media is less than 4K - which means it has to be upscaled at the studio anyway. Some media sources will take full advantage of 4K and others . . .
With DirecTV 4K/HLG HDR video content, the differences can be striking. It will be most noticeable with reflections; i.e. water, or the front of an electric guitar on a concert stage, with various spotlights hitting it. 1080P simply doesn't have the pixels to reproduce those subtleties. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Hi sonoftumble [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
It may have been lost in the mists of time but I was only referring to the actual resolution (pixel count) making a difference. I agree that there are other factors that make a difference. For one a higher contrast image is interpreted by the brain as being sharper than a lower contrast image.
Also we have HDR images with 4K and also how individual manufacturers process the images. For instance some people bought 1080 Samsung TVs rather than Sony 1080 because they felt the Sony image was soft in comparison.
What I am referring to is the ability of the eye to resolve detail and that is , to a large degree, distance related. And I did state for normal size TVs at normal domestic viewing distances.
Here are a couple of articles which explain where I am coming from :
With regard to the viewing distance vesus TV size table, how many of us sit just 4.3 feet away from our 65 inch OLEDS ? Very , very few I would bet.
This debate reminds me of all those who say they can hear a difference with Hi Res music. They are either hearing mastering differences or have bionic ear implants because our ears just dont enable us to hear frequencies much beyond 20kHz.