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2160p Displays - Who Wants One?
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May 7, 2013, 04:29 PM
 
What it says on the tin, and why.
     
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May 7, 2013, 05:29 PM
 
I just now bought a 32" 720p TV, so not really. I'll wait until I can buy it for cheap 5 years after it is introduced.
     
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May 7, 2013, 05:32 PM
 
Is that a gaming screen, too?
     
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May 7, 2013, 05:47 PM
 
Indeed it is, I've seen 1080p LED sets at 32" and couldn't tell the difference, past the 60hz vs 120 hz refresh.
     
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May 7, 2013, 06:20 PM
 
What was your previous rig?
     
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May 7, 2013, 06:27 PM
 
With the projector, I'm already on board, don't care about the rest of the TVs. 1080p looks great for them.
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May 7, 2013, 06:29 PM
 
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What was your previous rig?
15 year old 32" Panasonic SDTV with component inputs.

I paid under 280 bucks for the new 32" Samsung.
     
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May 7, 2013, 06:36 PM
 
Why are you talking to me and not replaying Fallout in true HD?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU, MAN?
     
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May 9, 2013, 01:26 PM
 
At 32" and proper viewing distance the average consumer probably can't really tell the difference between 720 and 1080. I have a 32" 720p Sony and my parents have a 32" 1080p Samsung and the resolution difference isn't noticeable except in macro shots such as closeups of a characters face.
     
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May 9, 2013, 01:54 PM
 
I've heard the theory (which I'm inclined to believe) it isn't as simple as screen size vs. viewing distance.

My understanding is the smaller the screen, the more willing you are to reject artifacting. They played the same clip of 1080p footage for people on different sized screens, with the viewers at the appropriate distances. On the smallest screens, no one saw any artifacting. On the biggest, everybody did. Between was dependent on how sensitive you were.

The size screen where everybody could see it on 1080 was 72". This person argues that's the minimum size if you actually want to see everything.

Of course, sometimes you don't. Seeing everything is very much not the same as looking best.
     
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May 9, 2013, 02:44 PM
 
You're certainly correct; I think that there is a fine balance, really. And of course, a lot depends on the processing that the TV set itself does, the contrast of the panel, and other factors as well, if you're going to be specific. On smaller screen sizes artifacts will always be less apparent. A good example of this is that one of my favorite wallpapers on my iPhone shows a decent amount of artifacting in one of the corners as well as some issues with a light gradient from a sunset when you look at it on my computer's display at 100% resolution. But when you put the image on my iPhone's screen at the same resolution you can't see any artifacts at all due to it being compressed into a 3.5" display.
     
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May 9, 2013, 05:18 PM
 
There is definitely a noticeable difference between the 120hz and 60hz sets as well, but only really matters (to me at least) while playing video games. Watching movies and TV I actually prefer 60hz over 120.
     
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May 9, 2013, 07:58 PM
 
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Of course, sometimes you don't. Seeing everything is very much not the same as looking best.
That's one of the reasons why there's been a trend away from plastic surgery in porn. Once you can see the scars, big boobs become a liability.
     
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May 10, 2013, 12:21 PM
 
Isn't most porn digitally compressed to within an inch of its life?
     
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May 10, 2013, 03:35 PM
 
Unless you're the kind of guy that buys porn on blu-ray I suppose.
     
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May 10, 2013, 03:37 PM
 
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That's one of the reasons why there's been a trend away from plastic surgery in porn. Once you can see the scars, big boobs become a liability.
Except for labiaplasty, which has skyrocketed because of porn.
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May 11, 2013, 11:20 AM
 
Labia and Plasty.

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