To me this 200,000:1 is a silly number. Dependent on auto-iris, probably no one in the world will be able to measure such result.
I know it bothers the JVC cult, but I have always been a big booster of ANSI as being equally important to on-off.
You need to have ANSI and on-off and weigh each one exactly equal to value image quality, also other factors come into effect, color accuracy for just one of the laundry list.
I have not read Art's write up, but I bet he measured ANSI at like 600:1???
We are in a period of technological development and availability now where we should see:
4,000:1 ANSI static contrast
30,000:1 on-off WITHOUT an IRIS of any kind
This is a projector based on the technology these people have available but are afraid to innovate to, but we should see a FPJ available now with those numbers measurable.
I will not upgrade again until the box has LED in huge letters.