Originally Posted by teckstud
Not to the naked eye at six feet away which is where the majority of large screen displays will be viewed. Even still, the difference is splitting hairs.
What does the "naked eye" have to do with anything when you need the display's full resolution for desktop screen space? So you think it is better to have only 19200x1080 pixels instead of 2560x1600 pixels on a computer display? I always thought more pixels meant more screen space. What's the point of having them if the display connecter can't support the resolution?
Do you even know what you're arguing?
The point of the mini-DisplayPort was to be able to connect smaller devices to larger displays. mini-HDMI and mini-DVI couldn't handle the bandwidth required. Even on desktop systems it required dual channels to support larger resolution displays. Obviously a new standard was needed to support them.
Funny you lambast Apple for not supporting Blu-Ray. Well that's a counter argument to what you're debating here. If you sit 10+ feet away from your TV set, then why in the hell would you need Blu-Ray over regular DVD? You couldn't possibly notice the difference from your couch!