Originally Posted by tonybradley
I honestly don't know if my eyes would be able to see a difference in sharpness between two PJs unless looking side by side. I think some things can be nitpicked to the point that it means nothing. Good is Good is Good. Meaning, I don't think most people looking for PJs in this price range are going to be able to discern small differences in sharpness, etc. Those that can would be more like yourself who review PJs and see many of them.
I will say this much. When we put on Incredibles 2 a couple weekend's ago, on the HT2050a, I thought it looked really good. I then put on my glasses that I don't care to wear except when I'm staring at spreadsheets all day at work, and the Image Quality was AMAZING!!! LOL. I upgraded my HT2050a by putting on my glasses.
In isolation, the Ht2050A is amazingly sharp. I started by watching several hours of content over several days back to back to back. I started to wonder if you really need 4K... And then I went back to the HT3550, watched The Martian, and the power of 4K melted my face.
Everyone is going to have their own opinion but in MY opinion 4K is an absolute game changer for projection. The best way I can describe it is this: have you ever upgraded your phone, then, several months later, you find your old phone in a drawer and power it on for nostalgia’s sake and you gasp at how chunky the resolution looks? That’s what 4K does to 1080p. I’m on record saying 1080p was plenty— and then I had to eat that crow. Even HD content looks better in 4K thanks to the extra pixel density and complete lack of discernible pixel grid.
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