Originally Posted by [Olivier]
Honestly i don't mention a big difference, i was well impressed with the 8500, and it was my final choice.
The only problem was the image wich is more "cold", not enough "vivid" compared to dlp.
Finaly i chose the infocus, really similar to epson with dlp touch.
I think we may see difference in black level if we compare side by side.
For now i don't remember that the black level are really superior on the epson.
Of course the epson is really good and the infocus is certainly not better but similar as long as i remember.
I will try to measure it this weekend.
Meantime i saw the SP8602
I translate my opinion on it , with google
"At last I saw
I begin with you that is a really good projector. The settings are the default ones, so "out of the box, and I only adjusted the iris on" auto "(ie dynamic) and off the ring around bright optics that though choreographed, it is quite bright enough to to get to the screen.
The projector is quiet, a bit less than my 5000 but in general, be a DLP can say that it is silent. the iris could hear a bit but it is much quieter than my 5000 and then in the room the sound was turned off, it was quiet and had the projector to 30cm from the ear.
E 'brighter than my 5000 though I would check with the probe, the real difference, the black level with active dynamic iris is good, I think it's better than my 5000, but it is not a record but I would say "Chissenefrega "because what struck me most is the absolute intelligibility on the low lights really impressive how easy it can be seen all the details (remember that it is virtually in default), the difference with 5000 is evident.
I used it as a test the first part of "Casino Royale" in black and white, especially the part where Bond is sitting in the dark room: it stands out perfectly from the sweater under his coat.
For the record, I personally verified that this "100%" the iris is fixed at the widest.
Returning to the opening scene of 007 above, I must say that I noticed the Rainbow a little (but very little), then after being able to decipher the cryptic entry on the color wheel speed, I managed to Keep it at 6X and have not seen more the rainbow.
I really liked the colors (although the default is a bit loads) and the nuances for me excellent.
the image is very sharp and quite razor without emphasizing the texture if it exists at all in the movie.
The "Motion Smoothing has a rather aggressive intervention already on" Low ". I run veeery smooth panning, but when things get too coincitata, artifacts are generated very noticeable but in a limited portion of the more hectic.
On "High", the effect is too unnatural and movements are speeded up and if any one says that the 5000 uses the FI always on "High".
Many will not like me but in some circumstances, to "low" I could use.
Without MS, however, the InFocus returns panning the material is very fluid for 24p.
The optical lens shift is very limited compared to Epson, and it seems to be almost mandatory to install a ceiling upside down.
The remote is very nice, it is practically a miniature projector, it is easy to handle and has a nice backlight.
I must say that I liked it and recommend it for sure. I hope to bring home soon."