Originally Posted by ramicio
What console is pumping out 2160p? I don't see what aliasing on the source has to do with the display. Surely we need more resolution instead of making sources better
Right, because none of these TVs will ever offer an upscaling option, which, while not perfect, does indeed smooth things out a little bit, of course only when they have some processing to do it. Standard upscaling looks terrible.
And supposedly the new consoles will support upscaling on their end, though I have only read rumors of it.
You don't see what aliasing at the source has to do with the display? Really? Don't even bother to comment on something if you are unfamiliar with it entirely. You obviously don't game, and you obviously barely use a computer for anything other than fairly basic tasks, most of which seem to be related to video and audio. Which is fine, of course, but don't sit there and tell me that antialiasing has no effect at the source. The best upscaling is generally done by the source device, because they are often designed specifically for it, while many of the cheaper TVs only offer enough upscaling to display an image at its native resolution.
Much like video of a real object looks far smoother on any display, which you should know... you don't see too many jagged edges in a movie, applying AA to a video game smooths the image. This does not happen as strongly, if at all, with consoles... so the effect is horrid. Upscaling has the rather nice side effect of artifically smoothing the image, at the cost of definition. That's why running Halo 4 or something on a 360 looks sharper on a 720p screen, at the cost of jaggies, but smoother and less jagged on my 1080p screen at home.
At least, I have noticed this to be true. As I said, some devices offer horrible upscaling.
It is a pretty safe bet that any decent 4k TV will have at least a somewhat better than minimum upscaling feature. Monitors likely will only have the basic, which is why most monitors look horrid at lower than native resolution, but a TV can do it fairly well.