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Comment All this has happened before... (Score 1) 277

Nintendo did not just survive the crash of '83, they were the ones that took the lead in resurrecting the industry.

Then again, they survived their mid 90's slump. And each time the XBOX/PS war is rekindled on a new generation of systems.

And even if Wii-U falters, Nintendo can survive on brand recognition alone from the mass of parents in their 30s and 40s that grew up with the NES. Now, perhaps in 10 years when the XBOX/PS generation gamers start having kids of their own, things might change.

Comment Re:There really is no point (Score 1) 559

Existing 1080p quality can't be discerned as better by someone sitting 10 feet away on a couch looking at a 42" TV. Going past 1080p has no value whatsoever unless you're talking about insanely huge screens or impractically close viewing.

A: Existing 1080p quality can't be discerned as better by someone sitting 10 feet away on a couch looking at a 42" TV
B: Going past 1080p has no value whatsoever unless you're talking about insanely huge screens or impractically close viewing

You're implying:
C: 42" is insanely huge.

My answer is:
C is demonstrably false, as I'm about two feet away from the screen I'm using at this very moment.
D is demonstrably false, as many sane people buy larger screens.

I suggest you rethink your position replacing distance and size by field of vision. Your previous statement would turn into "an field of vision over n degrees is useless". To which I'd answer "Anything less than my entire FoV is not enough."

I am lost, what was D again?

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