The F3 sounds good but I'm still waiting for someone to conduct proper full screen evaluations because the human eye is extremely adaptive and it can get rather difficult to make evaluations. However, thank you so much to those individuals who have initiated a comparison to provide initial insight. There are a few things that I am sensitive to and appreciate when they are in effect:-
1. Image sharpness - this is dependant mostly on the projection technology being used and good glass.
2. Colour accuracy - This is important to me.
3. Highlight detail - Subtle details in very light areas of the image should not blow-out to white (0% tone) unless it's intentional.
4. Shadow detail - Subtle detail in very dark areas of an image should not be crushed to black (100% tone) unless it's intentional.
I notice the F3 is being recommended for home theatre use but does it not become too bright for night time viewing when there is absolutely no natural ambient light in a room apart from the typical LED down-lighters in modern homes ? In such situations are white levels retained to sensible levels to avoid the subtle details from being blown out of highlights or white areas ? In this respect, is the F2 better for night time viewing ? During daytime with the presence of natural ambient light, are the black levels retained to preserve image fidelity in terms of decent contrasts ?
Based on member experiences here, the F3 seems to be a very good screen and I like the fact that it provides a bright colour accurate image. I'm just trying to figure out how the screen performs at night in reduced ambient light conditions. The use of a neutral density filter makes sense but it works in a linear fashion which means highlights, mid-tones and shadow areas would be darkened with the use of an ND filter. An adjustable iris would make sense but I wonder how that would turn out in real world tests. JVC projectors are very good for their amazing black-levels and cinematic image but I'm not sure how it would perform in a daytime indoor ambient-lit environment with it's approximately 700 lumens spec, can someone with a JVC PJ try this and report their findings ? In a bat cave the JVC is awesome although I personally prefer single chip DLP engines as opposed to LCOS engines for their image-pop and sharpness. I think saying the F3 is better for home theatre can be a bit misleading because to some the term "home-theatre" is associated with dedicated rooms that are completely dark and often have white screens in them. I think what people mean to say is that the F3 can provide close to home theatre like image quality in typical indoor ambient light environments.
I like what I'm reading about the F3 but need some of these issues clarified.