Originally Posted by HoustonHoyaFan
E-shift is a hardware-based optical solution which uses a glass element
in the optical path to offset pixels and simulate "4K". Projectors with the optical element appear to have much lower ANSI CR.
I find that fascinating because perhaps the most salient characteristic I'm getting from my RS55, vs my RS20, is the "look" of a higher ANSI projector.
This is even with the MPC (upscaling/sharpening processing) turned off.
I thought that maybe I would get a slightly darker black floor, but what surprised me was the different look for all scenes, bright scenes especially, where the range of contrast just seems more dynamic and dimensional, in the way I associate with higher ANSI DLPs. (I know that the ANSI issue is not that cut and dried as far as it's effects).
Normally I'd have a bit of nail-biting reading that the JVC's ANSI had been lowered even further by the E-shift glass, but living with the results has me easily saying "who cares, it sure doesn't look that way."