Originally Posted by Legairre
I'm having a hard time determining how you feel about the HD50. I understand you had limited time with it and didn't calibrate it, but your first thoughts were:
Then after it appeared that you were very impressed with it you later said:
The way you said "Im packing it up and returning to my Sony 4K" made it sound like you were disappointed the HD50. Also on your site you say the HD50 has "Marvelous brightness and colour for Home Cinima", but in your comments above you are disappointed with the brightness.
So how do you feel about it? Also what's the price of your Sony 4K projector that you are comparing the HD50 to? I can't really tell if it's bright or not or if you like it or not.
Of course I like the projector, I stated that in my first post. Very few projectors are great out of the box, this is one. As I mentioned the colours were over saturated "out of the box", once turned down they looked good.
I also reported the iris was annoying, the way it performs, its either on or off! I had to run it off as it flixs round too much, problem with off is the blacks are washed out, that's normal. If the iris worked well the blacks would be good, the image does look good!
But the specs have to be wrong, they state you can fill a screen 500", impossible!!!
The image is half the brightness on full lamp compared to my VW500 is, so the lumen rating is incorrect.
As we know lots of the specs are incorrect from the manufacturer, I can only report what we have been given from them.
I cant advertise the projector with specs made up from me, I can only advertise it the way Optoma give us, right or wrong I cant be the judge on that one.
What do you think might look better on the screen, the HD50 or a current projector costing 10 times more, I will leave it with you....
For the cost of the HD50 I think its a bargain, but don't be fooled by the specs we all know are wrong.
1. It wont fill a 500" screen
2. The blacks will not impress without the iris, at present its implementation is far from perfect.
I hope this now clarifies your questioning....