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subego May 7, 2013 03:29 PM
2160p Displays - Who Wants One?
What it says on the tin, and why.
 
sek929 May 7, 2013 04:29 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.
 
subego May 7, 2013 04:32 PM
Is that a gaming screen, too?
 
sek929 May 7, 2013 04:47 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.
 
subego May 7, 2013 05:20 PM
What was your previous rig?
 
Shaddim May 7, 2013 05:27 PM
With the projector, I'm already on board, don't care about the rest of the TVs. 1080p looks great for them.
 
sek929 May 7, 2013 05:29 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4229571)
What was your previous rig?
15 year old 32" Panasonic SDTV with component inputs.

I paid under 280 bucks for the new 32" Samsung.
 
subego May 7, 2013 05:36 PM
Why are you talking to me and not replaying Fallout in true HD?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU, MAN?
 
imitchellg5 May 9, 2013 12:26 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.
 
subego May 9, 2013 12:54 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.
 
imitchellg5 May 9, 2013 01:44 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.
 
sek929 May 9, 2013 04:18 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.
 
Phileas May 9, 2013 06:58 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4229879)
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.
 
subego May 10, 2013 11:21 AM
Isn't most porn digitally compressed to within an inch of its life?
 
sek929 May 10, 2013 02:35 PM
Unless you're the kind of guy that buys porn on blu-ray I suppose.
 
olePigeon May 10, 2013 02:37 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Phileas (Post 4229961)
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.
 
subego May 11, 2013 10:20 AM
Labia and Plasty.

Two great tastes which...
 
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