Sure I want it....but one way Apple's hype of the 5K Retina is misleading...

Ryand123

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Phil Schiller (who, by the way, I always count on for unintentional comedy when he says "this is very exciting" in a breathtakingly unexcited voice) pointed out how many more pixels this has than an HDTV. True enough, but if he's implying watching video will look correspondingly better, that's probably untrue. You're still limited by the content: i.e., the generally compressed, lower bit rates of things you can get in iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, etc. I would wager Blu Ray still looks better on a humble 1080p $600 TV.
 

WilliamG

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Phil Schiller (who, by the way, I always count on for unintentional comedy when he says "this is very exciting" in a breathtakingly unexcited voice) pointed out how many more pixels this has than an HDTV. True enough, but if he's implying watching video will look correspondingly better, that's probably untrue. You're still limited by the content: i.e., the generally compressed, lower bit rates of things you can get in iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, etc. I would wager Blu Ray still looks better on a humble 1080p $600 TV.
It's not misleading. He's simply giving people a reference point.
 

Ryand123

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It's not misleading. He's simply giving people a reference point.
Maybe not directly misleading, but if people interpret it as markedly better than an HDTV in every way, I'm sure he would be fine with that.

Oh, another way I'm trying to talk myself out of it....it still has fewer pixels per inch than the humble iPad!
 

EnderTW

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Maybe not directly misleading, but if people interpret it as markedly better than an HDTV in every way, I'm sure he would be fine with that.

Oh, another way I'm trying to talk myself out of it....it still has fewer pixels per inch than the humble iPad!
iPads are held closer to your eyes than a 27 inch monitor. Which requires higher ppi.

This display is a beast no doubt.

I wouldn't watch tv or movies on it. I have a nice 60 inch tv for that. ;)