Beady Old Eyes And A Bazillion Pixels

As we get older, the eyesight (among other things) of boomers and seniors starts to go; tell me about it. So it's good that displays are cramming more and more pixels to give brighter and crisper displays - right? Pixels are the tiny picture elements - colored dots to you and me - that make up TV and computer images. Sure enough, an Apple "Retina Display" is a beautiful thing, but it's also true that if the image being displayed is more detailed than our eyes can actually perceive, there's little point in pushing the envelope further, is there?
As one expert told NBC, if you buy a 4K TV, “a regular human isn’t going to see a difference.” With the iPhone 4, NBC also tells us the screen was so sharp “that further refinements would be unnoticeable.” Today’s TVs have four times more pixels than hi def TVs, and again, like the experts tell us, “There’s going to be some density beyond which you can’t do any better because of the limits of your eye.” 
Then we took a gander at the Sony and Samsung 4K prices. $3,000 to $25,000?! And Sony responded to the story by saying in a statement, “the 4K picture quality difference is evident when seen in person, and we invite consumers to see and experience the difference for themselves because seeing is believing.” 

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