I hear these noises high above my head, are there people shooting at me? Bring it on.
Everybody or almost everybody who has purchased a 1000ES from us knows what a CMS is.
And I love Amirm acting like he is a politician in a debate with other politicians.
Repeat after me Amirm, something that you well know but chose to omit. Every projector and everything in the video chain could be better.
Things are built to price points and on time lines. Things are built as to the knowledge of the designers. Trade offs are made but the process of the trade offs, what shall be and what shall not be are not made by some all mighty being. Sim2 knows what's best. Sony knows what's best. They make decisions based on a variety of factors some of which we might agree with and others we would say WTF?
Fortunately as consumers we can make things better perform. A better set of tires on a car. A better set of brake pads. What? They didn't put the best of everything on my $100K car? Or something better came along after it was built. What was that? Better tires. Will they fit? You betcha. What will they do. Hydroplane less, corner better, get you better looking ____, naw not really. Tires won't help you there.
You say something distorts the actual source. A pink this, a blotch that. True. But I think what most people want is a net improvement. The net being a positive sum of better this less worse that. And that some is judged by what the person sees. Is the net more like reality.
I was thinking about the term Reality Creation. When I first saw it years ago on other Sony sets, I thought what a bad name. Its not reality, its processed. The engineer in me, the purist.
But I see it differently now entering the world of small screen 4K. The Sony just presents to me a so much realer, life like image. Its not to me an examination at the pixel level. Its watching at 1 1/2 screen width or so and being closer to reality. Does the RC priocessor get you closer. To my eyes it results in a net improvement. To yours, if it has any negative, that's it. Turn it off. See the negatives. Shut it off.
I say see the positives. Others, me included, see a net positive, an imasge closer to the reality of breing there.
You argue in jest that for $25K MSRP something should be perfect and make fun that it isn't when you well know that it can't be. I point to the future and say it can be better and it will be without having to junk it because the afternarket has expertise, is not subject to the budget limitations and time limitations or even knowledge limitations of the projector manufacturer.
JoeRod says its good enough. Amirm points out the cons but never the pros. Implicitly heoints to another brand that doesn't have the same cons.
I say I like it. I am going to buy it. It has pros and like everything else it has cons. Fortunately, a con, there being no CMS I can immediately address even though the presets are almost spot on CMS wise, like anything else they can be made better.
The 4K scaling. What do I have to judge its quality by. Its the first true 4K scaling I have seen. But as the first I fully suspect better can indeed be and will be developed and I will be able to obtain it without having to buy a new projector.
Joerod. Says its so good now, any improvement would be trivial. I remember the first 480i deinterlacer and the first scaler that took 480p to 960p. MSRP was $15K. Couldn't get any better than that. Well I mean it could and it will be cheaper but it couln't get much better. Right?
The only way you can tell better is to see it. And if it doesn't exist yet, one can make make no statement as to how close something is to the future's best.