I don't believe you're European. Many people here in the States tell us how good it is in Europe. How everyone in Europe are handed huge paychecks, perfect healthcare, a wide selection of Amiibo, and months off for maternity/paternity leave.
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I would guess that it would be for bigger monitors. I would love to have a bigger monitor with a higher resolution.
Outside of macs, 8k would look amazing in my theater room. 1080p looks pretty good, but I'm sure 8k at 100" would look stunning.
And 20 years from now when we are using 8M monitors, someone will dig up this post and giggle. "Remember in 2015 when gweihir said that 8k was overkill! ROTFlyingCar!!!"
Or else Nintendo really would have been doomed. Just look at Rare. RIP
I've always disliked this non-answer. Imagine you were in the "Hunger Games" and you won. Someone then asks you, "How did you survive?" You then answer, "If I didn't, I wouldn't be able to answer you." Everyone would agree that this does not answer the question.
PS4. I honestly don't think these fantastic looking games would look even more fantastic on a PS4.
And I think that's a good thing. Back when I was a kid, everyone made fun of me for liking Street Fighter II better than the "realistic" Mortal Kombat III. I would hear how cartoony SFII was and how that somehow made it suck. Fast forward a couple decades and the vast majority of gamers today would say that SFII looks a lot better than MKIII. This, of course, was due to its timeless stylized graphics. Likewise, if you pop in "Jet Set Radio" for the Dreamcast, it still looks nice. But if you pop in a "realistic" original XBox FPS, it looks awful despite being on a more powerful machine.
Just like previous generations, the most memorable games of this generation of gaming hardware is going to be on the Nintendo consoles.
Man! (insert AAA Nintendo made Wii U game here) looks awful!
- No gamer ever
Seriously. Pop in Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, Super Smash Bros Wii U, etc... and then tell us all how it looks outdated.
Saban legally had a license to create Power Rangers using the footage from Super Sentai shows. The derived work is owned by Saban. This isn't the first time this has happened either. Voltron is a reimagining of "Go Lion". Card Captors deviated quite a bit from Card Captor Sakura.
When my Amazon Echo arrives, I'm going to work with the API to see if I can use that as a controller for home automation. Voice control really is the only way to go for this stuff. Pushing six different buttons seems a bit silly.
If I knew you in real life, I'd invite you over for a movie to show you that you're a bit off in your assumptions. Yes, the contrast is affected by light more than a TV, but the picture doesn't look terrible as you suggest. It's 1080p just like an HDTV. Everything is just as crisp as 1080p will allow. I can literally see a football spiral while watching the Superbowl. Video games like Super Smash Bros. look fantastic on a 100" screen at 1080p. For casual TV viewing, it's not a great choice, but if you are like me and watch TV or play video games on purpose, then it's fantastic. Just dim the lights, grab some popcorn and enjoy.
In fact, I will say that the quality of my home projector setup looks better than the local drive in movie theater.
I think you'd be fairly surprise to learn that you're incorrect on just about every point you made. 1080p projector is $800. Screen can be made for $100 and still look nice. My projector isn't noisy and consumes much less energy than a plasma TV. As for bulbs, I've never had to replace one. By the time my first projector's bulb died, it was obsolete. But I don't just sit around and watch TV all day either. In any case, a bulb is $180. Hardly the "hundreds" that you claim.
Inexpensive is relative here. If you can find a 100" TV for less than $10,000, I'd be surprised. Since content is only 1080p, I'd say just pick up a decent $800 1080p projector.
During the day, my basement is still fairly dark.