Originally Posted by Seegs108
But I also haven't spent enough time with this unit to say how well it enhances contrast with actual content. What I mean is, I haven't spent enough time to see if there's a decent increase in contrast when real content is being displayed and if most of this ~3.5x increase is only for when a 100% all black image is on screen. Contrast performance is subjectively a lot better than I thought it was going to be from what I've seen so far and I think that is a good indication that contrast is being enhanced a decent amount with real content on screen.
That's generally the problem with dynamic contrast, either the dynamic iris or lamp dimmer is too noticeable, or if not noticeable it is partially due to the fact that the algorithm does not always kick in when you need it to.
I find it almost funny (hilarious?) that a $1000 Mitsubishi hc4000 using Dark Chip 3 could do 4500:1 Native and potentially 1000:1 ANSI (or at least 600:1 depending who you believe), and that now we are back to 1500:1 native. Cine 4 even measured the hc4000 at 4500:1, and it could do it around 800 lumens if I recall correctly, without an iris. That said, it's possible the measurements were off a bit, but it was Cine4, and I measured one myself not too far from that number.
That said, even the Mits hc7900 and hc8000 and Sharp xvz-30000 can beat 1400:1, of course the projectors were manufactured at basically the same cost as those newer UHD ones. Mits took a major loss on all their final HT projectors when trying to get into the higher-end again, that's why they got out. They cut the production run short too, so it's nearly impossible to find one now, even hard in the used market. Too much RBE anyhow, just saying.
Now on my Benq w7000 I measured a measly 900:1 after calibration.
Perhaps the Benq Super-DLP Model 99000 in Year 2022 and we'll be back to 200:1 on/off