Originally Posted by ae-?a
That guy is a joke if he needs to be 3.5 feet away to get the 4k benefit and thinks he has 20/20 vision... Uh, 20/20 vision I think not... My vision right now is around 20/35 right now as I got lasik recently and have not fully healed and even then I can see pixels from farther away than that. When I had glasses and an updated prescription I could see significantly better.
And the guy obviously did not even know how to change the backlight level. For a 'professional' reviewer he sure comes off like a noob. You can't even calibrate individual colors without the service menu so I don't see how he did a decent job calibrating it...
"Yes, certain graphics tricks like anti-aliasing can help those issues, but it's tough to argue that from 4 feet, games that can take advantage of 4K resolution will look better than at 1080p."
Even with my ****ty vision games at 4k look significantly better even from 8 feet away. I don't know what this guy is smoking.
I also like how he wasn't able to do 1080p with zero overscan. Just more evidence of noobness. For the price of the seiki you can easily overcome some of its issues with a bluray with its own scaler or a computer. I mean hell for the price difference you can easily get a top of the line PC to run the seiki for the same cost as the sony.
Theoretically 50'' 4K screen would become "retina" at ~1 meter - i.e., going any further than that you will not gain the full benefit of having 4K - however, obviously you can tell the difference between 1080p and 4K from further than that. From ~2 meters a person with 20/20 vision should no longer be able to tell the difference between 4K content and 1080p content on a 50'' screen. A link to an calculator for that as well - http://isthisretina.com/
- ofc its rather simplified and reality is more complex. Stuff like contrast, looking angle and that there is no such thing as "exactly average" human.
That is without commenting on that review in particular. Have not read it (yet). And regardless of the higher pixel density and correspondingly shorter viewing distance I'm on opinion that 4K is rather nice thing to have. You can always run a 4K screen at 1080p if you so desire, but running 1080p screen at 4K is not possible.