Originally Posted by coderguy
Fleaman, when you saw the Benq at Fry's did you get a good viewing of it?
Did the contrast look questionable or the image look washed out at all?
It was difficult to make any assessment.
For one, I couldn't turn all the lights off. I got all the main lights out except for a couple of cans near the screen. The cans were sunken into the ceiling, pointing straight down, so it's possible most of their light was not hitting the screen.
The room was basically the size of a small commercial theater, with a screen to match. It must of been 15+ feet in size. The W6000 was in a PJ booth, behind glass that was dirty (hand/finger print smudges). It was impossible to know how many hrs on the lamp, and/or iris position or mode.
That being said, it was impressive that it could light up that whole screen. It wasn't 'bright', but it was watchable. At that size (and or lamp hrs) the blacks seemed ok. Contrast seemed ok. The movie was that animated owl flick, which I don't have to compare. But it didn't have the pop of a pixar blu ray, and at that screen size, I wouldn't expect it to.
I wouldn't of been happy with that image at home, but it would probably be a completely different situation on a smaller screen.
The other thing that shocked me was the size of the unit
I think it's 3x the size of the HC4000.