Originally Posted by HTCrazy
Are you using a grey screen to help with contrast or did you have it from before? One review said the contrast blows away JVC
and another that it was better than average for a DLP. And how large a screen do you think you can go?
Blows away JVC? I would take that review with a grain of salt. Here is a quote from Art:
"Overall, the Vivitek’s black level performance is very good, but not exceptional. It’s definitely an ultra high contrast projector (contrast claimed to be 100,000:1), but in comparing with other projectors I’ve concluded it isn’t a match for the JVC DLA-RS20, the reigning champ), or for that matter, the less expensive JVC RS10.
Overall, black level performance with iris off is not impressive, still limited by the DLP chip, even if the light source offers real, potential performance improvement over conventional lamps.
Almost certainly, for movie watching, people will use the dynamic iris. When using it, black level performance becomes very respectable. I would, overall, put it in the performance range of the Epson Home (or Pro) Cinema 6500UB (the champ of the under $3500 projectors). It may not quite match the Epson, but is in the same class. That should also mean that it is comparable to Sony’s VPL-VW70, and better than their VPL-HW10."
With dynamic iris, it has good black levels and I would not be worried about it.