The ES55 continues to impress me and others who have viewed it here.
I just finished "Lone Survivor" on Bluray, and as grisly as war is, the picture was stunning with the settings I have in USER that I mentioned in a previous post. The colors and detail are excellent.
As far as the black level goes, it too is excellent. After watching "Dead Silence" (a favorite scary movie of mine on HDDVD) and "Live At The Max", The Rolling Stones (Bluray), I was quite impressed with both the black level and detail in dark areas. Is it as dark as the border of my Carada screen or my Protostar masking panels? Of course not. But very black, and just like the rest of the picture elements, to the level where one can admire it if one wants, but it's very easy to just sit back and enjoy the film.
The only downside I can think of here in my first 20 hours, and this isn't my first projector, would be for my Calibrator, (who recommended the ES55) whose services may not be needed, at least as long as nothing shifts or changes in the projectors performance. Today, I wouldn't change a setting from the way it stands.
I've seen 4K demoed on a Sony 1100, and it's pretty with 4K content. But honestly, with RC and Darbee dialed in well, I don't see the need to reinvent the wheel here at home on 118 inches diagonal.
See ya. Dave
"High Fidelity audio has been like a dog chasing his tail. High Fidelity in my marriage has been much more rewarding because she knows where I sleep."
Last edited by Jive Turkey; 07-06-2014 at 08:27 AM.