Sounds like you are describing something that can be done with the Horizontal Portal technique.
You can set a portal to display 4 rows with initial row 1 and the next can show 4 rows with initial row 5 and then the first portal shows the first 4 records and the second shows the next. You can even set up a grid or a row of one row portals with this method.
I think I have heard of this technique.
Can you describe in more detail? What I need to build will resemble a color picker you would find in any graphics software.