Yes Noah, but when the first small chip cinema dlps SDK came out last year it was a competent picture, but not a pickup the jaw from the floor OH MY GOD one. The low contrast was at fault.
Last Wednesday they showed 2D scenes from RIO 2 (where some viewers appeared to be experiencing CHROMAORGASMs) (TM), but the images from the 2014 releases of the Hobbit were dark and cavernous, somehow those low apl scenes did not INSULT THE SENSES as much as one does with every other SDK (all three brands) They are all equally as unimpressive either xenon or uhp.
I have never ever said anything positive about them SDK images, the Barco perhaps being an ok picture for an outdoor cinema.
This experience I had was transcendental, WHY? Could it be because of my multiple CO's? Perhaps.
This projector image is a paradigm shift where you may find yourself (meaning even you Noah and Art) comfortably bias lighting (tongue in cheek) because the sum of what you are seeing seems like a miracle. Oranges which is a very difficult color like you have never seen. And the lack of scatter-light in the light-path makes the reduced contrast appear less egregious. It's ansi contrast must be above average too.
Like I said the sony has 8-9,000 but it could never elicit the emotional reaction that PHASER ONE (TM) conjures up.
:DMy new term of endearment for this PJ.