I don't like to post here as it interferes with business and misinf... and cheerleading. Where is the balanced perspective?
But the rush to review a Sony $25K projector demands a common sense rebuttal, as others have stated.
3D Projector Review
Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K SXRD Projector
Home Theater is pleased to bring you this exclusive
first review of Sony's VPL-VW1000ES...
. 2D Performance rated 5 stars!
HT Labs MeasuresFull-On/Full-Off Contrast Ratio
then in the small print we read: "With the Advanced Iris set to off (wide open with no dynamic action) and the gamma correction on 2.2, the full-on/full-off contrast ratio dropped to 2,372:1
(21.35 ft-L full white, 0.009 ft-L full black)."
The true native on/off contrast ratio is only 2,372:1, which is pathetic even compared to Sony's latest affordable projectors. Further Home Theater should label the "remarkable" absurd, pumped-up 152,000:1 contrast as DYNAMIC CONTRAST.
The 2K native contrast is even not listed as a con. 5 stars?
Contrast this to the Sharp 17000 DLP selling for about $3.2K. Home Theater Magazine correctly rates its mediocre 1.5K contrast ratio as a con with "Middling black level and contrast"http://www.hometheater.com/content/s...-dlp-projector
Acting under a remarkable similar situation, note the high road Projector Central took:
"The review sample HC7800 we received (at our request) is a late stage pre-production unit, which at the time we requested it was anticipated to be available several weeks before production samples. We look at pre-production samples under one condition: if we see an issue
in the pre-production sample that the vendor says is resolved in production units, then we want to see a sample of the production unit before going to press
. And that is what we have happening at the moment. The good news is that Mitsubishi has just confirmed this morning that a production sample HC7800 can be delivered to us on Tuesday."http://www.projectorcentral.com/proj...8&entry_id=476