Engadget described the overall positive experience as akin to "looking through a window directly onto the Olympic stadium".
The article added that even the tiniest figures in the larger-than-life projection appeared totally vivid and sharp, while the 60-frame-per-second footage was both artefact- and flicker-free.
A companion 22.2-channel speaker system also provided an immersive sound field, which seemed to impress Engadget, too, as "it was impossible to tell whether the people sitting behind us were clapping, or if it was actually someone in the Aquatics Center".
We are not the very least bit surprised by these accolades, after auditing an early 8K demonstration by Japan-based company NHK back in CommunicAsia 2008.
According to BBC's project head Tim Plyming, "8K is the maximum the human eyes can understand, and it is the end of the resolution story". Do you agree with him?