Originally Posted by mycatsnameis
Just a thought with all the rumours flying around about the conversion of the MacBooks and iMacs to resolution independent displays.
I can't imagine that Apple would be able to steal a march on the TV industry and somehow create and ship (cost effectively) large screen TVs that displayed 1080p signals more cleanly/crisply using a higher res panel (as they've obviously just demonstrated being a desirable feature with the new iPad) ... but if they could ...?
Maybe gen 2 or 3?
If it was gen 1? Wow!
What if ... The iTV has a Retina screen?
It does not matter in the least. A retina quality display will neer change the fact that the incoming signal is not as high of a resolution. So you would get groups of pixels displaying a single transmitted pixel. The picture would not be appreciably different, so there is no point in over-specifying display resolutions.
If 4k were to come out as a common consumer recording or media download resolution despite the extreme bandwidth increases then it would be worth it for a 4k display, not until then.