Originally Posted by fleaman
Questions? Heck yeah!
HD80 vs. HD73: It's really hard to compare with the screens shots on that page, but can you tell me what you observed difference wise on>
> Shadow Detail
You mentioned the infocus 777 in that review, can tell us what that was about?
And any other interesting points, comparisons, etc. would be welcomed
To be honest I haven't studied shadow detail that much between the two, yet, and have had the HD80 up too little time, to realize what I was missing, have discovered, or none.
However the up-and-to-the-right over saturation in the 73's green (which also drags the yellow into lime-world), has caused some distress, and somewhat took my attention away from the watching experience.
I have also not been able to calibrate this colour offset, so from a colour accuracy perspective, I find the 80 much more pleasant (and accurate) to watch, even though it also has its flaws, mainly in the slightly over saturated reds and greens, which I also can't not get rid of. In the HD81, I believe one can through the better colour adjustment menus.
But once again when it comes to the way colours pop off the screen with the 80, I must admit that I somewhat like it, however, as a member of the ISF community, I must keep a fairly objective stand, and say that that presentation might not be, or isn't, what the artist intended. In no way though do I personally feel that they distort the image unacceptably.
Or some artists perhaps would have said well that was a different and interesting way of putting it
But contrast (and brightness
) is definitely better on the HD80, probably also black level (and detail level within), but I'll need another week or two on that one to be sure.
Dithering; no major benefit against the HD73 as far as I've seen so far, but will do some more testing here.
But the HD73 was more quiet than the HD80, but with my PAL and HD 50 Hz sources, the whining goes down a bit.
And regarding the 777 yes. I wrote that the HD80 is the best projector I've had in my ceiling, since that unit.