- Feb 1, 2019
- 1,119 (0.76/day)
- UK, Leicester
|System Name||Main PC|
|Motherboard||Asrock Fatality K6 Z370|
|Memory||32 Gig 3200CL14|
|Video Card(s)||3080 RTX FE|
|Storage||980 PRO 1TB (OS, others not listed)|
|Case||Fractal Define R4|
|Audio Device(s)||Asus Xonar D2X|
|Power Supply||Antec HCG 750 Gold|
I agree, there is diminishing returns, 480p is a bit yuckie but definitely watchable on my 27inch, 720p I actually feel is good enough for me personally, and 1080p kind of refines it.People who actually care about superior BR quality and have hardware which lets them appreciate such quality, i.e. a treated room, semi-professional laser projector worth as much as an average apartment and an equally expensive audio system? I happen to know such a person, he would laugh very loudly at the idea of using a computer with Windows as a source.
For most people watching movies is just a thing they do as low priority entertainment, not their core activity. In this context streaming is a huge progress for the vast majority of people - convenience is king and the quality only has to be "good enough".
If I watch 4k and look for the differences I can see them, but its definitely far from a requirement for me, at 1080p I can already see all the details I need to see.
Netflix has proven as you said, it just needs to be "good enough" and convenience is king, been able to at a click start watching a movie, instead of buying or renting a disc, and having to get up and insert it into a player. Plus no storage space required on shelves etc.
I am also someone who now thinks stereo is good enough, surround sound speaker setups just aren't worth the hassle, and this is also proving itself on PC where the most dominant setup by far now days is stereo headphones.