Originally Posted by CINERAMAX
Oh I think I am seeing the symptoms of another wave of collective obsessional behavior in this forum.
Be warned CM that your posts herein could provoke a more dangerous epidemic than the Dancing Plague of 1518
urging restraint and discipline.
The entire AVS universe is in danger of being swallowed by the vortex of hypocrisy. Are we all to be enveloped by the tsunami of sanctimony.
I will try to refrain from using such phrases as "The Barco Buster", "Video Viagra" or Art's multi level masterpiece... "Uber Kontrast".
Seriously, you make a very valid point.
This machine will, like any other, have flaws and compromises. Every machine does. The measure of most machines, and manufacturers, is how they address and manage those compromises. For example, I don't expect this machine, with a T series lens, to offer some of the clarity that will come from machines like the HT5k and the DCI unit I'll look at. Some people will see that it doesn't have a pro level zoom, so will loose light defendant on zoom position, but neither does anything near this price. Im sure. on critical viewing, I'll see some issues of my own. I imagine there will be some sort of compression somewhere.
I also wont be too swayed by the contrast numbers. We all know its important, but its certainly not the be all and end all. Im certainly not willing to indulge in the declaration of messianic qualities, that we see elsewhere, based on a CR number.
Recently I have had a very hard time trying to explain to some people that this single metric does not define the absolute quality of an image. I used the example of a Barco unit that provides on 2.5k. People declared that such a unit must be crap, the image could not be engaging, etc. On other occasions I've even saw people blatantly fabricate bogus results, and invent imaginary friends, to support their viewpoint. The impact of factors such as color fidelity, pixel noise, MTF, ANSI etc seem either misunderstood, ignored or willfully misrepresented.
I'll try to abstain from the infantile idolatry thats all too prevalent in some sections of AVS. Thankfully this forum is fairly free of that. The taste of Kool-aid makes me wretch.
Your point is well made.