Originally Posted by darinp2
As I said to you at CEDIA when I was only half joking, the JVC didn't remind me of 70mm. It reminded me of IMAX. I know different strokes for different folks, and I didn't see the Wolf demo or the Meridian demo at the show, but to my eyes the JVC 4k was the class of what I saw at the show. The Titan has a different kind of look that I can see some prefering, but the JVC images had a more natural look to my eyes, not even counting the 4k content. Even with the 2k content scaled up I felt like I could watch it at .5x the screen width or so, which I figure was probably about how far back the 2nd row was where we sat. I would have loved to have seen the smilebox version of How the West Was Won
on it. I think sitting close really helps the effect with that one.
Until some expert viewer can come down here and corroborate my claim, take my word that the cinema dlp hacked for contrast and with s gamma is on a class of it's own in perceived depth (that is what I refer to as pseudo 70mm and I attribute greatly to the projectors huge MTF and s/n ratio). The Titan Reference(6.2k-1on/off,3,300 ansi lumens) with s-gamma settings can be made to approximate the Barco but the s/n ratio of the 1920x1080 platform does get in the way, it gets in the way even more on the Wolf due to it's native platform selection which has consistently being noisy looking (in my observations over repeated viewings since it's inaugural display in Info comm 2006). That platform does benefit from the isco softness in smudging the noise a bit as evidenced in previous Runco Vx-55 displays.
That being said the JVC was a very competent picture but in a way Darin it was rigged the Meridian is more honest in it's content, it certainly benefits sitting close with these ones, agreed 100% that it calls for Imax seating distances, the problem is YOU NEED REAR PROJECTION for these projectors to be able to get at an arms length of the screen without seeing your o0wn silloutte, the JVC/Meridian and Stewart Starglass (9'x16') are the ideal mix- I see a huge future for it in the super high end secondary media room.
[I envision large estates outfitted with more than one super high end theater, I see a 40 foot long movie theater equipped with cinema dlp, a gaming room outfitted with a 8k giant 150' plasma(with 3-D), an outdoor pavillion with a giant 3-d outdoor rear projection screen, and a 103" plasma in the bedroom(with 3-d)- to me having such a 3-D multiplex in a large estate makes sense for people in the industry that have access to Dolby Show Content, it will allow them to savour every nuance in all these advanced display technologies during different occasions and with different company ]
3-D 103 panny.
For example this is a prime candidate for a CINERAMAX MULTIPLEX
I am point blank going to say that due to the periphery fill of sitting close to such a screen THE LCOS higher fill factor CREAMS DLP FOR 3-D applicability.
To me 3-d should seem like a giant Viewmaster come alive...
and no one projector has taken me closer to that experience than a pair of lowly rs-20's feeding sensio pro Beowulf in hd. It brought tears to me eyes
how uncanny this technology replicated my viewmaster days in the late sixtees.
The Smile vision is something that has me captivated, but with the enormous depth of field of the Titan, and since Ruben has the capacity to crank out unusually deep curved screens (PLEASE WOLF DON'T USE THIS IDEA ON YOUR NEXT CEDIA) I am very tempted to recreate the cineramax curve required to make the Smilebox footprint a constant height deep curve display. Yes Personal CINERAMA [IDNK that CINERAMA was an anachronism for AMERICAN , guess that makes me an Extreme American, how cool is that].
Darin- Did you actually see a video processor at the JVC 4K booth? I did not, I asked and 4 engineers told me everything was coming of a 4k deck, the 2k video was bumped up (that is why all that wonderful grain was there-no wonder it reminded you of Imax). Enter the need for the Meridian- the Marvel processor works fabulously (except heavily DNRing all grain in it's path).
What can I say, I need this Wall Street bailout to work and work fast , there is a lot of experimenting to do in the coming years and I need patrons with really deep pockets this time to be able to accomplish it all.