Originally Posted by SED <--- Rules
Nice impressions. How far is your projector lens to your screen? So your saying that the blacks are very good but still not at the level of the kuro. Do you think that the X75 would have black levels similar to the kuros? I'm not sure if you have seen the X75, but I'm sure Zombie can answer this question if you can't.
The projector is ~12 feet from the screen.
I think no projector based setup will have overall blacks of my KRP-500M, where in some scenes you really cannot tell where the picture ends and blacks frames of TV start. JVC blacks are very good, they have been that in my RS2, RS40 and are in my new X55. However, anyone who says that JVCs blacks are so good that they do not benefit from masking the gray bars in 2.35:1 with a masking system are kidding themselves and/or have not ever seen a proper masking system in use; I have one in my room. And no, I do not think X75 or X95 change that, if the iris position and zoom rations are matched; they will provide slightly better blacks if you have absolutely perfect batcave. I've seen lasty year's X90 in a good setup and while better IMO it has nothing to do with Kuro levels. I'm extremely happy with my X55 and whenever I see a projector from another brand the 1st thing that pops to my mind is "this thing has no blacks whatsoever", but I have have no reason to hype the JVC blacks as perfect. Until JVC blacks match match the colors the Protostar Light trap material surrounding my screen there is no reason to call those blacks inky or perfect. To use a car analogy, my V8 equipped M3 is a brilliant car, but I propably should not drag race a Veyron with my hopes set too high.
As for some more 3D testing, watched most of the Sammy's last night and I'm still extremely impressed with 24p Blu-Ray in X55. Slight ghosting was there in a few spots, but to my eye it was very slight and it did not intrude experiencing 3D eye candy at all. I would compare this to screen texture stuff; some ppl say they do not notice screen texture at all on their Black Diamond or whatever screen whereas "pro" viewer with supercritical eye might see it as something unbearable. I bet 95 out 100 non-experts would not notice anything wrong with IMAX Grand Canyon with my X55, whereas with my X3 the number would propably be less than 10 out of hundred. So it is not 100% ghost free always, but to me it is still very very good to me. 3D color profiles also look better out of the box, not nearly as much tinting as I had with my X3.
Extra "pop" has been mentioned in X55 context, my wife walked into theater room yesterday and commented something like "this has more of a 3D feel to it than before" when I was watching scenes from Baraka in 2D. I've already made her bored by forcing her to watch the benefits of E-Shift from a close range but this comment was spontaneous
As for noise, this thing indeed is slightly more noisier than the X3, but just slightly and mostly noticed on high lamp.
Should have a new lamp to X3 tomorrow, I'll fire it up with a new lamp for some 3D comparisons before packing the X3 away for sale. Also, I'll try to do some "how far out from can you see the benefits of E-Shift". And yeah, time to test the PS3 gaming with Grand Turismo 5 in 3D. Did some E-Shift photo stuff yesterday, need to check the pictures if I managed to capture what my eyes see.Edited by tn1krr - 12/10/12 at 5:51am