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4K vs 2K RESOLUTION DEMO


COMPARISON BETWEEN
DIFFERENT SCALING ALGORITHM

2K

Media Player Classic

4K

Original

2K

Nearest neighbour


VIEWING ANGLE

TV / BIGGER TV / CINEMA

Even if we are sitting very close to the screen, let’s say at a 60 degree viewing angle, the pixels are getting so small that we cannot tell the difference between 4k and 2k resolution anymore.


SAME BITRATE COMPRESSION

Blade Runner 2049 / Directed by Denis Villeneuve / © Warner Bros. Pictures

60 Kilobyte

60 Kilobyte

A 4k resolution requires a lot more bitrate compared to a lower resolution to avoid artifacts.

If you want to dig deeper into this topic, I recommend Yedlin’s
“Resolution Demo Part 2” Video: http://yedlin.net/ResDemo/