Originally Posted by rxp91
There isn't - the TV would be far more immersive in that scenario. The 65" from 1 meter would appear so much bigger than the 120" at 5 meters. The 120" @ 5 meters is only a 30 degree viewing angle and the TV is 71.5.
I get some of the arguments that real objects in the room make you feel a bigger picture so it's not just viewing angle. But it depends on your room.
It's entirely personal preference and the objectivity that people are claiming doesn't exist...
I understand the maths, which is why I chose those sizes to make my point
. I really do think that part of cinema is for the screen to be larger than the viewer, not just the various THX, SMPTE viewing angles. It is my subjective
point of view that this matters as much as the immersion that the larger viewing angles provide.
I don't know if there is a term for the feeling, but I do think something cinematic happens when the screen is larger than the viewer.
Originally Posted by Wizziwig
... And no, you can't compare displays using your memory - it's utterly unreliable and easily biased. That's why all proper display shootouts are done with all of them in the same room, properly calibrated, and showing the same content. I don't own either an HDR TV or HDR projector so don't really care about the results of this poll. But please let's stick to actual science instead of simply confirming/validating whatever product you currently own.
if it was close, but it isn't... The gap is just too big.
Would you need a side-by-side, same room, same time, comparison to know that your 65" OLED is a better movie viewing experience than your ipad? Of course not. The gap is too big.
Now, if we were comparing a 100" OLED to a projector, then I agree that we'd need the side by side, but at the sizes we're discussing (sub 100" 16:9 ratio TVs), it is my personal
opinion (is there any other kind?
) that the gap is so big that one can easily compare without having them side by side. Of course if I was making a database of my findings or running a review website, I'd have to take the objective approach of measuring and holding variables constant... luckily, I'm not in that business
As for validating choices, I have had to choose between OLED and projectors recently, while not having either so I have come to this topic fairly unbiased to existing equipment (I am biased towards 21:9 ratio screens due to my computer monitor and cinema going habit). As a result I have just bought a projector for a dedicated room and will buy an OLED once the contractor is done with the living room... if I had one multi-use room, I would have only bought a large TV
... horses for courses...
Originally Posted by Hellohowareyou
Meanwhile, the silent majority is just as happy watching high/ultra high def content on their 5.5-10" handheld device. I suspect that is because of the ease with which they can access entertainment within their busy schedule.
^ I concur... I have seen my fair share of movies on my tablet when travelling, or on small airplane screens...