I have a no clue where you get that from, I know no one who has replaced a TV with an Hi Definition one and simply because its a higher res have moved back further, even if its a larger TV.
And I am saying the quality of the detail in the Samsung 4k display that I have seen kicks Hi Definition's caboose I don't care how far away I sit. The detail of people in far off distances and buildings and so forth is incredible. The problem as usual will be if producers actually utilize the full ability of it. Frankly most Hi Definition could be a lot better than it is, but they don't use it to its fullest abilities anywhere really.
I think the point he was trying to make is that many people who upgrade from SD to HD sets sit way, way, way too far away from their HDTVs. So much so, that their eyes cannot possibly resolve the detail that the HDTV is currently trying to show them. My experience has been EXACTLY that with SD > HD upgrade customers in our area. It's not that they move back for the HDTV, it's that they have been sitting so far back with SD (so they don't see the scan lines), for so long, that they think that all they need to do is replace the SD with an HD TV and leave their sofa/chairs in the exact same spot and they are doing fine. They aren't, but they don't know it. This is particularly true of many elder customers, at least in rural Iowa.
Again, it's not that they have backed up, but rather, they haven't moved forward! I've dealt with hundreds of customers and the trend is obvious....sitting way too far back...not because anyone told them to move, but because no one told them to move forward to take advantage of what the display is actually capable of. To make matters even worse, I've had people say they can't see the difference between SD and HD, when it is being demonstrated to them on the spot. Now, that's some pretty bad discernment. Even when told what to look for (when the overall picture doesn't impress them), they often can't see it.
I'm not saying everyone is that indiscriminate, but I am saying a LOT of people who come from SD to HD in the beginning have no clue that they need to move forward. I did have someone today who needed my help setting things up get WOW'd by HDTV. He had been watching cable on channel 3 (RF MOD). I disconnected the cable setup and went directly to the HDTV and he was amazed, especially on the local hi-def channels. It made the trip worthwhile. The local cable company thought Channel 3 RF Mod resolution was just fine for these older folks. Fortunately, it wasn't and now they are having a great time.
Edited by hasan, 13 March 2014 - 05:38 PM.
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