It's true, you can't fully judge the darby from screens, but I don't see the point in cranking it up to 70%. Most folks aren't going to run this high.
In the first closeups, the Nikon D90 is about 3 feet from the 142" 16:9 Dalite high power. if you want to A/B/C the images, I recommend downloading the images and getting a copy of FASTSTONE.
It's completely free, no ads, excellent JPG viewer. Stand back a reasonable distance from your monitor when attempting to compare the various modes.RS55 / Darbee off / E-shift offRS55 / Darbee on @ 35% / E-shift off
- skins texture becomes more noticeableRS55 / Darbee on @ 35% / E-shift on, MPC=3
- the pixels are gone with the e-shift, the image becomes more 'solid'. The MPC setting is @ 3 (max).. I usually run it a notch lower @ 2 when combined with the Darbee.RS55 / Darbee off / E-shift offRS55 / Darbee on @ 35% / E-shift off
Hair stands out a bit more, eyes a little sharper, some detail on the bridge of the nose, etc.RS55 / Darbee on @ 35% / E-shift on, MPC=3
- With the e-shift turned on, the contact lens in the right eye is noticeable from seating distance. The texture and the depth of the skin becomes more obvious. This is the 'Goldy-locks' settings for my screen ~ 11 feet wide and only 14 ft seating distance.
Look close for individual blonde hairs on the left check.RS55 / Darbee on @ 70% / E-shift on, MPC=3
- This is too high for my preferencesRS55 / Darbee on @ 35% / E-shift on, MPC=3BenQ W7000 - Darbee @ 50%
- 3D Mode, Optoma ZD201 glasses, Left EyeRS55 / Darbee on @ 35% / E-shift on, MPC=3RS55 / Darbee on @ 35% / E-shift on, MPC=3
The JVC is one of the few projectors that can pull off the first ten minutes of UnderWorld Evolution.. so dark and gritty, but this is what the RS55 was made for, killer native contrast.
These are good days for those with a big screen. Relax and enjoy a good movie.