Originally Posted by CINERAMAX
You are joking right? Because the TI P7 $25,000,000 autocalibration feature of the superkontrast renders the purest rec 709 signal on the planet down to 3 nm accuracy. This is what real post houses use not the JKP. No 16 bit single chip projector can begin to aspire to that level of accuracy. Because we can we instead chose to not present the demo in (flat) rec 709, our system dimensionalizes that standard, but it is always there as an option.
No, I am not joking. I want to see simple things like white field uniformity. I want to see a single pixels lines and patterns to check for any possible ringing and screen interactions. I want to see the full chain being 709 compliant. I want to be able to walk up on a still image and examine the image on screen. It may have been all of that. But without showing it, I wouldn't know. I managed to do all of these with Joe's demo.
The whole basis of comparing systems is using known sources with known output. Playing movies in one room and another movie in another room is entertaining but only mildly informative.
And to be clear, I am not saying Joe's system is better than yours. Only that he approaches the show as an engineer trying to prove the science behind his system using objective tools.
Joe's first demo material was a black and white film to show the full dynamic range and resolution of the image. Others put up Batman and Transformers, rattling the walls and asking, "isn't that great?" Answer is, well, maybe.
Take the triad demo. They could have picked material which hid the moire pattern but they didn't. The artifact was purely visible in the Stewart microperf screen. Had they been smarter and avoided those few scenes, I may have walked away with a more positive impression. In other words, they managed to get a test signal or two by accident in there. But we should not have to rely on accidents to properly evaluate technology.
So no, wanting to see objective video demonstration is not a joke in my book. I have done too many shows to know the many ways there are to accentuate what is good, and hide what is not
Had you said that "this is a show and we are trying to make a living" would have been far, far more convincing argument than above answer!