Originally Posted by Robinson_A
As a person who has now worked in the native 4K realm every option is a compromise on more than a few levels. My down converted dailies are 1080p and look horrid compared to the native files.
While I certainly agree that 4k down-converted to 2k or even 1080P is a loss of 75-80% of actually recorded picture information, I think it is just a little bit misleading to say that it "looks horrid".
I have screened thousands of HD programs on my Sony SRX-R110, most in 1080p, some in 2k, and several in 4k from the DCI Digital Media Prints. There is a big, big difference, but I wonder what the 1080p version you have created looks like in comparison to some of the best HD-DVD or BD titles (like LOST)?