Re: Starting to be excited about this ...
I'm certainly interested.
a "25-inch high" screen seen from eight feet away.
For me it would depend on the text size. I guess they're talking about a 30" widescreen telly equivalent. I couldn't read subtitles on that from 8 feet away. So I'd be OK for icons, arrows, status lights, or very large text that covers most of the screen. Otherwise I'd be stuffed.
But then, for context, I use 5x magnification to read normal 8-12pt type. So a relatively bad case.
You could make something up with a nicer camera, or at least one with a zoom lens, and a slightly bigger display that could be excellent for me. SatNav display where I can also magnify road signs and train departure boards. I can read these if I stand close enough, but in cities they tend to be placed 20ft up in the air, so the only way to get close enough would be to carry a ladder.
Still once the tech is mainstream, it then becomes much cheaper to make up modified versions. So I have hope for shiny things to come.