Maybe, but keep in mind that's at an optimal setup, where most people are running 2G WiFi from a router that barely functions. Regardless you can't make the claim that it's equivalent to any mid range or high end PC when it objectively looks worse than a PS4. If you can see High or Ultra quality settings then you can certainly see the color banding.This is where you are missing the point.
It doesn't really fucking matter. The masses can't see the difference... and if they can they still don't care.
That's a lie and you know it. A $1k-$2k PC (which btw is not mid range) will get over 60fps and run at 1440p or better. You're not getting 120fps in Doom 2016 with Geforce Now, but I can achieve that on a RX 480. Also the only thing that makes Geforce Now equivalent to a mid to high PC is graphic settings, and unless there's a feature in Geforce Now to turn off color banding then its not equivalent to a mid to high end PC. It's actually worse than gaming on a Xbox One or PS4. Also, we don't even know if the games on Geforce Now run at max settings. Most of the games people have been testing are made like 5 years ago. Run Borderlands 3 and try that at max settings, cause I'm certain you'll see a difference. Either in input lag or image quality.Also I'm sorry but a little bit of banding in a moving image in the SKY. Really average gamers can't see that if you plunk them down in front of it. Yes streaming on a good connection is as good as a $1-2k mid range gaming PC to the eyes of the vast majority of average gamers.
Yea except input lag is still the primary problem, and will always be the primary problem. The lower image quality is just the extra shit sauce to the cloud gaming sandwich. In time you can fix the color banding with more bandwidth but the input lag is never going away. While you could ignore image quality, you can't ignore input lag.Streaming is going to make us cry the same tears the Audio and Video people did before us.