[quohte name="Kris Deering" url="/t/1434826/projector-mini-shootout-thread-2013-2014/7290#post_24559941"]
I certainly saw an increase in sharpness and fine detail with the Sony once I engaged RC. Small details looked a lot better than before and the resolve was better than the JVC. Adding the Darbee processing to the JVC got it close, but the Sony still had the edge. I use the EXACT same scene from Oblivion (when he waters the plant) as one of the scenes for my wife to comment on. I saw some differences in sharpness and fine detail there, she thought they looked about the same. What movie is the cathedral from? I don't recognize that (Skyfall??). I will look at the life raft sequence from Pacific Rim tonight though. The problem with Pacific Rim is it is a nice mix of very dark and very bright content so if one was to use that movie as a reference to compare these two projectors I think the overwhelming majority would choose the JVC. There are way too many scenes when the on/off contrast pulls WAY ahead with the JVC for that one.
Also, when you had eshift on for the JVC, was the Oppo scaling to 4K or just outputting 1080p? I will look at these clips tonight. I am going to try and have a few other friends over to get some other opinions as well.[/quote]
Darbee is added here in my pic. And I use 1080P on the oppo 103D. I feel that the oppo upp scaling to 4K is not good, but that's my opinion.
You got the Europe movie from me I understand that you did not use it. So you have it. I see big differences on my 7 inc I pad so the differences are not small.
Therefor find it strange that you can say 98% equal on sharpness. I do can't say in % how much better the sharpness is! impossible to say. But I can say that it's much better.
And about the pacific rim depend what you look for, if you just look for black yes if you watch the total image, maybe you see something else. I do not have the vw500 here now only the vw1000. And you forget very fast, but when I have the pictures I remember those scenes. And I remember that the vw1000 was much better with black down to zero apl.
I have many more pictures, but just to state the point that there is quite big differences, not just in sharpness, but also debt, 3D feeling in 2D and the most important one clarity.
If you don't see it , can't help you, but you have some nice proof here so you can think twice before you tell everyone here what you think. Now they have a indication of what you see.
Yes black black kicks the sonys ass, but with just some light in the scene the vw500 gets equal or maybe even better black when more light in the scene.
the jvc x500 is the best buy in 2014 when we talk about price and what you get. It's a dam god PJ. And that's why I got that one also.