Hi all. I'm new to this forum although I've been browsing it for some time now. As with many others, I've decided to make the leap into the FP HT experience and have been reading everything I can about the PLV Z3, AE700U and the HS51.
Seeing how the Panny and Sanyo seem to compete more directly being in a closer price range, I was especially interested in the comparisons, so this question is especially for ekkehart.
From reading the posts, am I correct in understanding that the PLV-Z3 can achieve a 900:1 contrast ratio merely by calibration and a 1650:1 contrast ratio with filter, in a single film/picture frame, with no dynamic iris? In other words, this is a true contrast ratio between the lightest and darkest areas of a single displayed frame?
And in comparison, the AE700U can achieve a contrast ratio of 950:1 by calibration and a little over 2000:1 with filter, but this is WITH dynamic iris and it only achieves a contrast ratio of 600:1 within a single displayed frame?
If I've read it right, then the Sanyo has a much greater contrast ratio within any single scene or frameshot that has both bright light and dark shadow, but the Panasonic has greater contrast when comparing contrast between the darkest scenes and brightest scenes in different parts of a movie?