The visual difference 5K+ vs 8K from Sebastian’s review:
it seems that with these photos you can understand the small difference that exists between the headsets. And it is really thin:
- 8K - small more blurry, less noticeable SDE (it’s hidden)
- 5K + sharper and sharper, little SDE can get into the eye.
I would even say that 8K is different from 5K+, just as Odyssey + is different from OG Odyssey.
Probably, we can assume that 8K = 5K + with a filter from SDE. There is some analogy here.
But I was always interested in another moment, which is very important to choose.
Is the actual resolution of 8K higher than 5K +? (for some reason there are doubts)
But, if for example, 8K have Pentile-3840x2160 panels, then by SDE and clarity they will look like 2560x1440 LCD RGB panels. Then everything is clear and the choice is obvious.
Here are examples of the comparison of LCD vs Pentile:
Note 3: Pentile (1080p), Z Ultra: RGB (1080p), Note 2: RGB (720p)
The S4 uses PenTile and the HTC one uses RGB. Both screens are 1080p.
Who needs better colors and black level, and also needs an SDE filter of a diagonal pattern, they will choose 8K.
And who wants to look at the original picture without upscaling, then choose 5K +, but SDE will be a little more noticeable.
Pros and cons are in both headsets. But if you compare the price, then 5K + wins 8K without straining.
But I think now I can make a decision.
It was necessary for me in the autosimulators on the horizon that the pixel grid did not scratch the eyes. I think if a that with 8K it will be possible to achieve this, Then I would stay at 8K.
But if the difference in SDE is very thin, it would be better to choose 5K +, because I see it has more advantages: higher detail, higher clarity, better readability, 91Hz, no upscaling.
For me in 5K + everything is clean and transparent. But 8K is some kind of incomprehensible beast with strange screens trying to pull 4K resolution on each eye, but it fails, although SDE and less.
But I also hope for further reviews to some extent, in order to finally consolidate this attempt at choice.