Yeah, like I said in the VW1000ES owners thread the one I saw was on a low gain (1.0 or maybe 1.15) screen in a huge dark room. However, I didn't take my Lux meter along
so I don't know what the fL it was.
At home I'm more scientific as I set my old HD350 up to give 12-14fL so when I got my X35 I made sure that the fL was as close to that as I could get. As it happens it was 1fL brighter even at minimum iris, but I think that was a level playing field...the picture still
looks better on the X35 to the HD350 at near enough the same fL.
I once measured the ANSI contrast on my HD350 at the screen as 75:1 so I plan to use the same method and meter (and test pattern) to check the X35 in the same room. The exact values aren't important, just the percentage difference (if there is one). I'll report back what I find, but only for interest: I don't want to slip into a multipage argument about whether my method is the correct one.
Note this reading is in my room as it is, which is light walls and white ceiling. I did another test at the time with the HD350 and I put up a black sheet tent, covered the floor and sofas (they are light cream coloured) with dark throws. The measurement went up to 230:1. Again it was the same method, etc, so it's the percentage
difference that is important and I made that about 300% improvement in ANSI contrast: For sure the picture looked way better even though the on/off hadn't changed.
Anyway, I have a feeling
that the ANSI/intrascene/call it what you will performance has improved from my old HD350 to the new X35, but I'll see what my meter tells me.