Originally Posted by blee0120
I have owned a Panasonic 900, 3000, and 4000. Including 20 other projectors. Panasonic isn't close to a JVC. I haven't had a JVC for 1.5 years until 5 days ago. Also, my former Mit HC8000 is definitely a better projector, as well as my DPI LED. Just because you like to still watch your AE2000 with low qquality content, does not mean its a good enough projector to live with. If it was, you would not have the 1000ES as your primary movie projector. So, don't get so emotional, no one is paying your to give your loving opinions of a company that does not make HT projectors anymore. Not too many would choose any Panasonic projector on the $3000+ forum and they would consider a 4k from a Sony, JVC, or Epson.
It really is about how a projector "interprets" the source material .
But forget "catalogue " titles for a moment.
Take a recent title such as "Olympus Has Fallen".
It looks bloody awful on the Sony.
(To be fair Lionsgate Blu rays have a nasty habit of colour banding---it is just the way they are encoded----Now You See Me and Splice are other flicks which come to mind)
Just throwing more sharpness or resolution at these nasty encodes does not help----it makes it worse.
The Panasonic with it's detail clarity processor and smoothscreen tech irons out these discrepancies better.
Also the colour gradations(16 bit digital processing) on the Panny are amazing....it has the beating of the Sony in this department.
And in a head to head demo I prefered the colour reproduction of the ae2000 to the JVC HD1 5 years back
which swayed me to buy the Panny in the 1st place.
I bought the Sony4K with the intention of it becoming my primary movie projector.
Not because i was ever dissatisfied with the panny but rather because I was curiouse to see/own a next gen high end product.
What do you define as low quality content?
Classics such as The Godfather?......Taxi Driver?
Both of these 2 projects were mastered at 4K yet both films have an inherent grain density/structure to their image.
The Sony4K is brutally sharp even on it's lowest settings(as newer owners like Zombie have discovered)
Titles like the Godfather can exhibit high grain densities in certain shots
this can be amplified in low lit scenes.
It becomes a distraction.
And this is where the Panny excels without any noticable loss in detail.
It provides a very smooth image.
This can even be applied to demo worthy material like Oblivion.
This looks amazing on the Sony.
It also looks fantastic on the panny.
I have never seen the Mits 8000 in action.----by all accounts a fine projector.
Art Feirman said it provides ever so slightly better blacks and more natural skin tones than the panny 8000....but the Panny has it beat in terms of brightness.
Panasonic are good--deal with it.