Preliminary viewing of the Sony 500ES 4K projector on the Centerstage XD screen.
My initial reaction? Absolutely stunning pictures.
On HD projectors the XD material's weave is visible up to 10 feet or so, but it seems that when you use the 4K projector you can go much closer without seeing the weave.. I do not yet know how to explain this. I mean, a weave is a weave right? But my gut feeling is that the 'weave' we see may be a combination of 'pixel size + weave' rather than just 'weave'.
With the 4K projector, the image is silky smooth, baby bottom smooth... (enter your own analogy here).
When watching 3D, i can even walk up to my 10 feet wide screen and look right through it, like looking out a window. 3D has never been better (not even on the IMAX), as this projector on a 10 feet wide 0.9 gain screen is brighter than the image on the IMAX and with much better contrast and black levels. Space looks like absolute black... stars looks like stars...
Anyways, judge for yourself.. the image is taken about 9 feet away.. zoom in and see if you can see any weave. BTW: this pic was taken by my Samsung phone... the actual image is way smoother and much better colors...
BTW: This is an upscaled 1080p music video from a DTS demo track. Imagine what a 'real' 4K source would be like.