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Calling All Resolution Experts-opinions please

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by charlyee, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. charlyee

    charlyee Ultimate Insanity
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    Disclaimer: This is not all about cellphines but considering the whole retina dispaly started with the iPhone 4s, it's fair to post it here in my opinion. :)

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    I've seen a 4K projector in action and I can attest to the fact that from a normal viewing distance I was not able to tell the difference between it and 1080p (it could be switched to that mode). Granted, it was playing a 1080p source -- the story would've been quite different had it been a 4K source due to increased amount of detail. But until 4K sources arrive a 4K projector or a TV would be a waste of money, especially considering that the current crop is not likely to accept a 4K input should one become available.

    I could tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on my 50" from about 10ft away -- but it could've easily been due to the fact that the TV itself had a native resolution of 1080p, so displaying 720p would naturally introduce some artifacts. The proper comparison would've been a native 720p display vs. native 1080p display, each playing a source matching its native resolution, in which case I feel the statement above would've been correct.

    Personally, as long as I can't see individual pixels and the text looks reasonably crisp I'm OK. That means for a 15" MacBook 1680x1050 is enough -- no need for Retina.

    All of the above is IMHO, of course :)
     
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    [video=youtube;N2P7mIDT9pc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2P7mIDT9pc&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]
     
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    While this is only my opinion, I believe what the guy in this article said is true. That as far as which display is best is a matter of personal preference. :)


    http://www.androidpit.com/super-amoled-vs-retina-display
     
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    I think it comes down to a little technical difference bolstered by a huge marketing difference. While it's true that screens with higher pixel density may be nicer to look at, it's not like it's a disaster if one phone has a few pixels more or less.
     
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    I I believe that our mutual friend and resident "pixel w*#re" would disagree with you. :D
     
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    You rang? :D

    No, I would agree -- it's not a disaster, it's just a phone not worth having :evillaugh
     
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    Regarding Retina display:

    I remember years ago when I bought a new washer. Big label on side of it: "The only one with 'cyclone action'." (And the blissfully ignorant crowd responds: "oooh, ahhhh!")

    In reality, it was just a branding / marketing term for technology that everyone else had.

    A year from now someone will come out with a display that is so dazzling, it will be marketed as the only one with true OMG. (And the valley girl texts her friends: "OMG! I've just got to have OMG")

    And so the world turns.
     
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    LOL, so true. Anyway, I'll take the 1680x1050 over the new Retina, since Retina is just 1400x900 in a nice dress with smooth curves (pun intended) :)
     
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    With a screen size of 3.5", I think the 1400X900 Retina display is perfect on the iPhone 4 and 4S. However, with larger screens such as most Android devices these days, yes, I would also prefer 1680X1050.


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    Sorry, a couple of threads crossing in my head. I was talking about the recently announced MacBook Pro computers with "Retina display". The iPhone 4S has a 640x960 resolution.
     

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