Originally Posted by ack_bk
Just noticed from Kraine's review:
So there you go, no red flash
@ack_bk thanks. Yes I saw all of that and also saw the 4x CW speed. I also saw some other info and that prompted me to look at the HD33 review they did. It also has no full CMS according to that review. More on that in a moment but I wanted to check out lumens since he posted those. Now if I am not mistaken they measured 160 Lux behind the glasses on the 9500 which if my calculations are correct means looking at 419 lumens. Now stay with me here, I assume that is what you get with one eye. Now I also presume you get the same on the other eye and 419 plus 419 adds up to uhmm probably 419. Yeah I know but could not resist.
Now, I decided to check the HD33 review and see that behind the bezel which I presume is glasses, 3D on that unit measured 288 lumens. So if I am correct the 9500 should be quite a bit brighter in 3D than the HD33. Unfortunately the reviews only show the lumens of the 9500 in brightest 3D mode (not the HD33) which they said was 570Lux or 1493 lumens. That appears to be close to the approx 75% loss through the glasses everyone talks about so I am going with those numbers, which BTW are not mine so don't flame me. So ack_bk, the 9500 ought to be brighter in 3D than the HD33 and you can use the iris and cfi.
Now for the Contrast, yes if you pause the pic with the iris enabled on max/high, I expect it to deliver and it does. Funny thing is both reviews say it pumps/yoyos, even PC review of the 7531 said the same thing which BTW since I am bringing that review of similar model up, let me reitirate what they said about the CMS on that unit which is the same as the 9500: it can be calibrated but not without difficulty. Just read the review of that unit where at least they went to the trouble to see what they could do instead of throwing in the towel immediately and saying it cannot be done. Also 7531 owners have gotten into the Service Mode of the unit and corrected some of the Iris issues. I am still curious what can be done in the Service Mode of the 9500.
I saw the 9500 available on Amazon today at MSRP. I sent them a message about the price. Could have had it here tomorrow but not for that price. I have time.
Before I post this up, I only mentioned the CMS lack in the HD33 based on kraine's review of that unit. This CMS business is not going to be an issue with me because I am sure I can correct anything I need to with my AVR if, and that is a big if, I decide I cannot live with the picture. I will not get on my rant about who calibrates, who does not, and who should. All I want to say is that if you are determined to calibrate this unit, you can do it, but not without some difficulty. If you are a videophile you will figure this one out. Then again, if you are a videophile you probably may not be buying this unit even though it can spank some more expensive units in some areas so a videophile may just be intrigued by the value and potential. After all, in a year or two who knows what will be available. My 4k video scaler in my AVR immediately comes to mind. Spend as you see fit.
Edit: Whoopsie, forgot to mention that I am not sure the red flash vs white flash is going to be any issue whatsoever with the 3d heaven glasses. I doubt it but who knows? Ack_bk will very soon but I do not foresee any issues.