Just got done with my free copy of Home Theater I got at HE 2006, and finished my June/July edition of a "leading competitor" and they both had some bits about detail that caught my eye.
One article talked about Hi-Def video getting so Hi-Def that you can now sometimes "see through" the movie into the details of the scene that were never intended to be so visible. The article mentioned being able to see how sets were made, or make-up or costumes were made and rather than watching the film, appreciating the acting, or following the plot, there is so much detail that it takes away from the experience of watching the movie.
Another article about Hi-Fi touched on detail in a recording that would not have been appreciable to a listener who was at the actual event. Maybe hearing things that the artist didn't intend to be heard (like inhaling) or having such etched sound that an orchestra might become a collection of individual instruments rather than being heard as a whole.
I never thought about it with video, but I guess you could get to a point where 1080 Blu Ray at 96 inches could actually give too much information!
You think this is possible with Hi-Fi?
I've heard only a few things like that...a female vocalists HUGE inhalation before starting a song, things like that. Then I got to thinking, maybe some of the orchestral works I've been unable to get into because they sound like a bunch of trees rather than a forest is a matter of too much detail.
(Some of those popular Diana Krall discs seem mic'd like she's deep throating the mic rather than singing into space.)
The jury in my brain is still out on this, but do any of y'all think there could be such a thing as too much resolution or detail?