I think the point ( Andreas saying) is that when you have a projector with say around 400 ANSI CR ( just a number ) AND
it may be say 150 ANSI CR on the screen,but then it looks visible
better then say a 200 ANSI CR projector that will have say 80 ANSI CR on the same screen( with everything else the same), and this is ( as Andreas did write
) not in very bright scenes, but medium dark scenes too. This fits perfectly with what Marks say´s too - that there is a visible difference on screen between say 100 - 125 ANSI CR.
BTW. Andreas is absolutly not the only one to see that - I have seen the same two ( X70 / 95ES ) projectors and saw excatly the same things as he noted , and this was with both calibrated to D65, gamma 2.2 AND a black and white movie for comparsion and "normal" scenes -not very bright scenes ( dont now about the light output was the same,but it look like it - but a X70 are not dimmer
then a 95ér anyway).
I would bet too, that a 1000es has a better/higher ANSI CR then a 95 ( what ever the numbers are
), because I did see the same things ( the 1000 did look much better ) , when I compared these in my batcave even with the 1000 in low lamp and manuel iris down to get the light output down to the 95´s level in high lamp output ( and I think these have about the same on/off CR
) - but ofcause other things in the 1000 is better too -
I do agree with Andreas, that the ANSI CR do matter
like the on/off CR - what ever the numbers are !- but when we hits a certain level, the difference and visible improvement minimized significantly ( as e.g on/off Cr of 30.000:1 versus 60.000:1
) and finally disappears completely - and, like Mark likes to point out;), we - most off us - do not always know when the limit is reached, such a pure number terms, and we have differents limits too
So all off us sick people need to sometimes
to forget the numbers,the measuring instruments and then just relax and enjoy our movies
Just my two cents