Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 18th Jul 2010 09:32 UTC
Multimedia, AV I'm a couch potato. There, I've said it. I love sitting down and watching sci-fi movies, like any good geek would. And this is an (almost religious) action that hasn't changed for many, many, years. But I feel that we're in for a surprise soon. The way we watch TV and access content is about to change. TV watching will at last arrive into the 21st Century, and the technology giants will be there to duke it out for the reins of this new industry.
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RE[2]: bah
by TheGZeus on Mon 19th Jul 2010 13:16 UTC in reply to "RE: bah"
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"and with 1080p monitors being as common as they are, and virtually no one able to discern resolution above 720, there's no need for _that_ even.

See an optometrist. People with half-decent vision should be able to see the difference between 720p and 1080p at normal viewing distance. Now, 1080i and 1080p is more difficult; but 720p and 1080p are miles apart.

If you can't easily see the difference between 720 and 1080 then you probably have an undiagnosed eye problem.
I'm not making this up.
Perhaps better display refresh rates have changed things, but as recent as last year researchers were claiming that it wasn't possible.

Reports seem different now, which is frustrating (I hate being incorrect, and this sort of thing _should_ be easy to calculate) but meh.
That's not the point I was trying to make, it was something of an aside.

I have a 1080p monitor.
It was cheap. I can watch whatever I want, and I don't have to ask anyone if I want to change the channel.

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