Originally Posted by KOAZ
Coderguy (or any other HC4000 owner),
How would you or any one else score the above 3 (1/ Processing cable feeds, 2/ Bright scene POP and 3/ Black levels) respectively out of 10, if 1 is the lowest and 10 is the highest score for the HC4000 against other projectors. koaz
Since no-one replied, and I'm probably one of the few that attempted this comparison, I'll give it one comment just for general purposes.
The hc4000 does generally ok for black levels and contrast with the first disadvantage being noticed at about the lighting level of what I might call "almost evening time" shots, but here it's not too bad, but where it really will struggle is things like star fields. So if you watch a Bluray like "The Universe" series from History Channel, which needs constantly dark blacks at times, yah it's going to be a struggle. Still it's not terrible, it's just not optimal.
That said, there isn't a projector I've found yet that can do both things that well, bright and dark scenes. The Sanyo or Epson LCD's are ok, but still just enough loss in bright scene POP to irritate me a tad bit.
The projector most likely to do both in a better balance is the Infocus sp8602, or MAYBE the Benq w6000, but then we don't really have any shootouts for those two projectors, and both of them cost significantly more. So you'd have to trust other reviews, and few of the reviews actually did side-by-sides for bright scene POP. Seems like most reviews just go on and on and on about black levels, it's kind of like ok I get it, so what about the other stuff?