Originally Posted by Craig Peer
My VW600 arrived - and I had just enough time to yank the Lumis, install the VW600, sort of dial it in and get it adjusted to my 2.35:1 screen, and then I didn't tell anybody who came over the watch " Enders Game " ( fun movie, excellent picture and sound quality ). Afterwards I told them ( they've been watching the Lumis in my theater for 5 years ) and asked their opinion. Split decision - the VW600 " had better depth ", " was too bright " ( I like bright though ), " didn't have as good a blacks as the Lumis " ( surprising comment ! ), " looked smoother " and " motion didn't look as smooth - more artifacts " ( I think DLP still has better motion ).
I hope to install both as a stack later this month for more comparison tests.
Interesting comments. Though, the Lumis does have a tad more native contrast, so with dynamic black engaged, it should have a little more depth to the image. Plus ANSI contrast is much higher on the Lumis so that will help too. Brightness with a new bulb should be higher than the 600ES. I guess the best question to ask is one that you ask yourself. Did you like the image better?
Anyways, I just got my Lumis today:
It came with the original packaging and I must say they do an excellent job. It was like Inception. The projector was in a box, in a box, that was in another box.
The JVC is sold but I'm keeping it for the night to do a little side-by-side comparison before it get's shipped of to it's new owner tomorrow. As you can see, the Lumis seems impossibly small for what you get. I got it setup and turned it on. I don't have proper light control in my apartment so I will have to wait for this evening to really give it a close look.
A couple things of note; I found some of the default settings to be way off. For instance, the Sharpness mode should be set to Graphics, not video. The image is far too oversharpened in the Video mode. Graphics mode looks VERY natural in it's sharpness appearance at 7 (or possibly 8 I forget what I have it set to). Convergence on this unit is excellent. Even better than the LS-10i I had here previously and possibly a tad better than my JVC DLA-X500 that's in the picture. I take a closer look at that later tonight. The dynamic iris seems pretty smooth so far, but I'm going to do the reset trick because I spotted a couple instances of unnecessary flickering/pumping and want to be sure it's not an issue with it needing to be reset. I can't get a sense of contrast as of yet, but I can tell with the DI engaged it's definitely digging deeper than any previous DLP model I've seen.