"- Sharp XV-Z30000 is fine for watching movies and TV in 2D if you're willing to live with dull reds
and unnatural greens
. Now some of you might not even see the issue but that's why I posted my 'background' in the introduction part. For me the deficiencies in color were evident and it was supported by colorimeter measurements I posted in this topic some time ago;"
that everyone's priorities are different. (a little projector humor).
I recall this issue being talked about early on. Most of the Z30K reviews comment on the difficulties in getting precise colors. However, that being said, they also comment on how in normal
viewing, it's likely to go unnoticed. From the forum feedback, very few seem affected by it in "real world" viewing. Present company excepted...
It's funny how my eyes have adapted to the picture. When we first got the Z30K, I was disappointed in it's native Sharpness (more PJ humor). We were coming from a high end Benq and the native image sharpness was clearly
a step back. After tweaking the settings and adding the Darbee, the image is so much improved, that I don't notice the deficiency (if it's still there).
This goes to an interesting point. It seems to me, that when you add a processor like the Darbee, those observations about the OTB image go right out the window...it becomes way more about what you watch and from where you watch it from.
If you are into high speed gaming, then the Z30k is not a good choice.
If you watch a lot of dark scifi, then the JVCs seem like a better fit.
We watch a lot of bright content. For HD sports the Z30K is incredible.
3D is amazing. Watching Wimbledon in 3D was like being at center court.
At the end of the day, the Z30k illustrates how difficult it is in today's PJ market. Timing is so important. If the Z30K is released a year earlier, then I think it's possible that Sharp sells a lot of them at the $5K MSRP. I still marvel how great the image is for $1800 ($2100 with Darbee).
4K is coming...I'm hoping to hold out until Sony steps up with a $4K 4k.