@VoodooDE, I agree with you, our own eyes are the only ones that can give us the truth.
Keep in mind that the 5K+ can enhance colors, blacks and even have lenses with some better sharpness, but not much. But the 8K has much more room for improvement, with new lenses with less magnification and better adapted to the larger size of the screens. This could make the 8K surpass the 5K+ in sharpness. Also, Pimax allows 60hz and 72hz in the 8K, many performance problems will be solved (and I don't think it's a problem to work with these hz for the vast majority of people, so I've seen with the Pimax 4K and Oculus Go).
Apart from this, by my many tests with projectors, I can say 3 things with total security:
- If you don't compare, anything will be good enough and if it isn't, your eyes and brain will get used to it.
Only by comparing in situ and side by side, and with your own eyes, will you be able to perceive the differences and say what is better and what is worse for you. But it will remain a subjective opinion that will only be valid for you and not for others.
- There are eyes and brains more trained than others to understand what they are seeing, draw conclusions and propose improvements. The ideal is to do these comparative tests in situ and side by side with many brains and eyes and collect all these opinions.
At the Berlin event, in SweViver final interview video, practically everyone ended up choosing the Pimax 8K.
Anyway, I think the problem is different. If the Pimax 5K+ had not appeared, the Pimax 8K would be the best because they could not compare. But being able to compare, it has been discovered that the 8K should have been much sharper than the 5K+. And that's a problem, because the 8K is theoretically a higher product than the 5K+, and should have had a sharpness over 50% higher.
Honestly, although Pimax was doubting it, I think they were honest and did well to show the Pimax 5K+. But I also think that, following the same honesty, I should have cancelled the Pimax 8K and announced the jump to an improved Pimax 8K+ or even 8KX.
This would have meant a delay of several months, but the backers who wanted a Pimax right now, could have received the 5K+ and the backers they wanted to wait would have had an improved version 8K+ or even 8KX.
I think investors have pushed Pimax to launch the 8K, and I also think it was a mistake.
I don't know what would happen if in the spring of 2019 Pimax released a Pimax 8K+ with a 50% improved sharpness. Would the current 8K backers be angry?
I think it would be better if Pimax went directly to the development of the 8KX, with improved lenses (Pancake?), real 4K/UHD screens (not fake), and native 2x4K/UHD resolution without scaler.
It's just my opinion.