Originally Posted by rraman
My point is what their offering for $30k price point to the consumer market. I would have been the first customer if Sony could have released this projector for $10k with the following features instead;
2000 lumens, native 2.35 (switchable to 16:9), decent CR, AR lens memory.
Well, it is rated 2000 lumens. Native scope with 4k would be a niche product in a niche market. I wouldn't worry too much about it tho, Zooming in the high end market (Barco, DPI) works very well, better than when it's done in the <$10k range. The lenses are completely different beasts and usually don't have the drawbacks of the cheaper lenses.
What's decent CR for you? Given that the best we can buy right now in the consumer market when looking at around 2000 lumens is 10k:1 on/off, I wouldn't say the Sony is doing so bad (if it's true what they state). The cheapest to deliver that is the Sim2 Uno, which is over $20k as well. Are you sure it does not have AR lens memory? If not that would be unfortunate, but not a big deal for me. I'd personally handle it via a videoprocessor and rs232 control of the projector.
Originally Posted by Spizz
Here some more impressions from HomeTheater.com. They say the poor performance of the non 4k material might of been due to the file used? Time will soon tell-
Could very well be the case. The lack of depth can't be explained by the upscaling, unless something goes really, really wrong there. One can always argue scaling quality, but I doubt what they describe is due to scaling only.
Originally Posted by millerwill
Another nice feature of the Sony 1000 is the very wide throw ratio, from a min of 1.27 (which is great for me) to 2.73.
That could be a good or a bad thing. Wide throw ratio usually comes at a price of quality of the lens and resulting performance depending on the throw. Lens hope they did this right and the price of the lens itself is around $10k. If that's the case, I wouldn't worry too much. If however the lens is much cheaper, we'll have to wait and see how it performs.