Been demoing the Sony over the weekend (and intend to buy it).
Wanted to confirm that the projector works very happily with the ISCO III lens.
I have the new Lumagen 2042 and wanted to try 4K upscaling but my legacy 35' HDMI cable seems incapable of passing the data and I get no image. Lumagen have confirmed that they have tested successfully but would like to get confirmation from others here that they also have the 204X playing nicely with the Sony. Ordered a high speed cable from Amazon for testing but they failed to deliver it in time
I took a look at zooming for 2.35:1 but it takes way too long to do the zoom so I intend to stick with using the Radiance and ISCO for 2.35:1 as it provides instant swapping back to 1.78:1 for menu access etc.
Reality Creation was disappointing - even at its minimum setting it's too aggressive and the whole image, noise, grain and all get sharpened and look obviously "less good" and oversharp. I find the Darbee more successful as it "sharpens" more selectively, making the image look sharper without exacerbating noise and grain anywhere near as much as Reality Creation.
No problems with the IRIS on HIGH setting. Fade to black is absolutely lovely
The unfade, not so much, as it's obvious you're using an iris, but beyond that it's not obvious during normal viewing. The projector actually has decent native blacks anyway - I measured 16,000:1 (Klein K10-A reading from the projector) but the iris helps deliver deeper blacks and as above, I love that fade to black.
As others noted, the projector in Reference mode, measures almost perfect (Rec709/2.2) out of the box and like others I'm seeing about 1250 lumens calibrated, giving 12fL off my screen (136" wide 16:9/gain 0.85).
A very nice projector. Looking forward to seeing true 2160p/4K on it, but for now will enjoy great 1080p
Oh, finally, enjoyed engaging motionflow at HIGH for Wii Mario Kart gaming - makes the game look exceptionally fluid.