Originally Posted by Andreas21
I am quite sure it will touch it on more than only blacklevel and I hope someone else than Art Feierman will also do a side by side test.
So you think your Panny projector will beat the RS600 in total PQ as you rate it almost on par with your VW1000??
I think you misunderstand when I say that I derive more joy from the Panny than the Sony.
That derivation of joy from the Panny is an aesthetic choice
, not a qualitative one.
If I was basing that joy derivation solely from a qualitative point of view then the Sony wins hands down.
Compared to the Panny, the Sony is much sharper, has better contrast, better uniformity, more brightness, better shadow delineation ect ect.
But the above variables do not necessarily produce a better aesthetic(depending on your own individual tastes).
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is one my favourite movies.
It was shot using a variety of film stocks and contains VFX elements that are created from the optical compositing of several layers of 70mm film elements. What this essentially means is that it is a grainy film. This graininess spikes during darker scenes. This is inherent with the film making technology of the day(1977) and is part of the look of the film.
The mastering(done by Sony Studios) for the Blu ray preserved this grainy constituent.
Because of the photochemical process(now obsolete) that was used to get films into cinemas in the 1970s(before digital intermediates and digital projection) , this graininess was reduced through optical printing.
So by the time you got to see a film like Close Encounters in theatres in 1977, you were watching a 4th generation 35mm print.
This 4th generation print would have been less grainy than the original 35mm negative, but detail would have been sacrificed yielding a more velvety type of appearance.
The best way to describe all of this is that the Sony 1000/1100 gives you an impression of what it would be like to see all the detail that is present in an original 35mm negative(converted to positive of course!).
The Panny gives you the sensation of watching a 35mm theatrical print.
Robert Harris(who restored Lawrence Of Arabia, My Fair Lady and Vertigo) describes this quality quite well.
I only really became aware of these differences when I acquired the 1000es and started comparing it to the Panny.
Now a modern film like Oblivion, shot on a Sony 4K digital camera is another story altogether.
It contains no grain.
This I where the 1000/1100 really shines.
Displaying all that sharpness and contrast without the distraction of any grain.
Again , you have to take into account the aesthetics as well as the qualitative factors.
It is a shame you no longer have your 1100es.It is something that is easier to discern by seeing, rather than describing(as I have just done).