Originally Posted by Elix
Calling this machine (or most other DLP machines) ultra high contrast is ridiculous and simply not true. And after seeing what Z30000's dynamic iris can do to some scenes (crushed white detail in low APL scenes) I wouldn't recommend using it all the time. The difference in black level with it On isn't so dramatic anyway.
I think that some people are missing the point.
The Z30000 does not excel in any one particular area
, except perhaps HD Sports.
If you want great 2D high contrast, then go JVC...
Unless you have a bat cave and a short throw, then you probably need a high gain screen for sizes over 120".
However, for about $1800, it has outstanding flexibility. It does most things very well
and has features like powered lens controls and memory not available until you pay a lot more. The 3 year warranty
is an asset, especially reading the problems that have come up with other makes...
One thing that has not been talked about much is that the Z30000 has very good image sizing options. With our Benq, it was difficult to alter the scope image to fit the 16 x 9 screen, without it looking "funny".
The Sharp has several options, and I've found that by playing around with the particular movie, you can get a pretty good screen fill without much distortion.