Originally Posted by cbaseuser
I just hope the black level is 'at least' on par with the hw-20. Any guesses on native contrast? On the other thread I believe is was something like 9000:1 for the hw-20.
The hw20 had a max on/off contrast potential around 14K:1. I believe the vw30 will offer the same panel performance. We have to see what impact any optical block changes to support 3D (polarizers + higher intensity lamp)) have on performance.
I believe Sony has increased lamp output to compensate for optical block changes for 3D, but it's hard to say what this might do to 2D performance. 2D may be brighter, thus causing black levels to be elevated, so maybe black out conditions may not be as dark as the hw20. Even if you close the iris all the way down, a brighter lamp would cause slightly elevated lumen output, right? We'll have to see.
So, on/off & ansi contrast is probably similar.
Lumen output range for 3D, Increased.
Lumen output range for 2D also probably increased but impact unknown.