Originally Posted by zombie10k
I think we have to wait for the first reviews to know for sure, there could be some surprises.
The brightness increase is something i'd like to know more about. My guess is that Sony realized that the other co's like Panasonic, Epson and BQ can crank out the lumens if needed and wanted to get closer to matching the performance.
But in calibrated mode (D65 I think?), didn't the 30AES outshine the Panny 7000U? Yes, I'd appreciate the extra lumens, especially if it isn't at the cost of black levels. Really helps for 3D, and one can run in low power mode for everything else. Or use a ND filter in the worst case. I am now a believer of the HP screens; the contrast is eye-popping, even in my room with virtually no light control.
I hope the lens is upgraded? I kept hearing the lens on the 30AES left a lot to be desired.
Perhaps a bit OT, but, is ANSI contrast somewhat similar to a 'worst case scenario' contrast where you have a bright scene with a few dark (black) features? If I measure the contrast of a small black square against a completely white frame, I get ~45:1 b/c I have so little light control on the HP screen, & 15:1 on a 1.1 gain diffuse white screen. Conversely, a small white square against a black background gives me a contrast of ~1500:1 with an Epson 8350... which I'm guessing is somewhere near the native contrast of that projector (not very impressive).