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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Northern, VA - Washington, DC
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I am RBE sensitive, and I certainly see them on the W1070. It definitely isn't as bad as it is on 2x color wheel projectors, which I notice immediately, and it has gotten to the point where I barely notice it unless I go out of my way to notice it. So, I am in the camp of noticing, but not being distracted, or at least over distracted, by it.
The projector is great for all high quality content, including sports, and the overall 'bright' nature of sports helps to keep RBE issues to an absolute minimum, with the blending of colors, and bright colors - it's a very nice experience.
For your downloads, understand that 1080p downloads are generally pretty bad.
H.264 downloads generally run just a few GB for a 2 hour movie. A Blu-ray Disc which uses H.264 encoding as well, generally runs 30GB or so. That's a file 1/10th the size, with the same encoding format. So, it's nowhere near the quality of a Blu-ray Disc, and front projection is where the failures of the encoding show up. They don't look bad, heck, they look really good, but if you are looking for faults in the quality, it is easy enough to find, and it originates in the source. This is a GIGO issue though. Garbage-In, Garbage-Out. If you want the best looking image from any front projection setup, start with the highest quality source you possibly can, and digital downloads aren't that 'quality' source. Even though they can be very nice looking.
I download a fair amount of TV, and I see the difference compared to Blu-ray right away. But, I also see how good it looks and it's very acceptable.
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