At last, some sensible, practical and relevant comments by tuxedocivic, c-not-k and Saturn 94. Well said gentlemen.
We all know that no matter where we sit watching our tv's or projectors that we can tell the difference between VHS > DVD > Blu-ray.
We can even tell the difference between a high quality Bluray such as Baraka and an average or lower quality transfer.
And no matter where we sit we will be able to tell the difference with 4k2k, and 8k4k too.
Above 8k4k...who knows ?
4k2k computer monitors are coming too and they will also be "better" (in terms of visible resolution) than current monitors, no matter where we sit, in practical terms anyway.
With all due respect to people such as sdg4vfx who are involved in the industry, I have heard too many such views expressed by similar people on the Red forums to give them any real credence.
Not because of any lack of honesty or experience or expertise in their field but because they are looking at this area from multiple angles eg. colour etc which causes them to overlook or downplay the obvious that tuxedocivic, c-not-k and Saturn94 point out to us.
That is why we own 1080p tv's and projectors, and not 720p or lower definition devices.
Even with a 32" tv or monitor we will be able to tell the difference between a 1080p device and a 4k2k device, at any practical viewing distance, viewing native content of course.
End of rant.