...And here are some findings from HT Magazine as measured on a Stewart Studiotek 130 G3, 118 inches wide screen :
Native full-on/full-off contrast > 2.372:1 ( 21.35 ft-L full white, 0.009 ft-L full black)
Best contrast with dynamic iris On > 152.000:1 (21.35 ft-L full white, 0.00014 ft-L full black).
I read every issue of HT Magazine and, afaik
, this is the lowest black level ever measured by the magazine as well as the widest contrast measurement, although due to the agressive multiplier of the dynamic iris some minor pumping was visible in some scenes.
No CMS controls (?) and Sony plans to implement one in the future but it's unclear when or if any of these early samples of the pj can be retrofitted.
Acceptably accurate Rec. 709 color gamut with color points very close to specs although the brightness of cyan and green was somewhat excessive.
Excellent grey-scale pre-calibration which turned exceptional after calibration.
Upconversion, while not perfect, will satisly most users but the most nit-pickers.
As expected, onscreen video resolution was on a class by itself, showing so much detail that the reviewer could easily spot subtle focus variations in the material, something that isn't noticeable on "standard" 1920x1080 projectors and theater screens.