Cine4Home 50ES Review - 50ES Brightness and Contrast Improvement over 30ESSony advertises a 30% increase compared to the HW30
light, so to say, on the HW50 and write 1700 lumens get maximum light output. And that's not all: Distinctly marked by the manufacturer that this 1700 lumens will not completely impractical achieved in the typical "green tint", but at a still acceptable, believable color. The course we have checked:
In fact has happened here over the HW30 by optimizing the light path a lot: While the predecessor in native color temperature still had a noticeable green tint
, this is the HW50 despite the light increase considerably more moderate, the UHP typical lack of red only amounts to about 20%. This results in a more calibrated once increased luminous efficiency (compared to the HW30).
You calibrate the projector on a correct color representation (see section above), 1350Lumen remain about what makes the HW50 much brighter than most of its competitors (in this respect, he is beaten only by the coming Epson EH-TW9100).
Another unique feature is the volume: Since no stronger lamp installed, but the path has been optimized and there is less light is absorbed, the HW50 is even 1dB quieter than its predecessor and in high lamp mode almost as quiet as most of the competitors in Eco mode. In this respect the high lamp mode with the corresponding light output is also really practical.
Become larger, however, is the loss of light quieter Eco Mode: To about 38% to darken the image on the screen when you activate it. Given the high output power remain so but still left about 800 lumens, which is also above-average brightness.
Projectors with high light output often show deficits in contrast, the HW50 has actually risen over the HW30 in this respect, have been used without the "cheap tricks Iris"? To our surprise, the answer is "yes": Objective clue here is the native contrast, meaning the dynamic range of the projector without adaptive iris reached.
Depending on the zoom, the VPL-HW50 reached at native color temperature of a native contrast ratio of 8400:1. Calibrated and equitable practice configuration of which remain between 4000:1 and 6500:1. Compared to the VPL-HW30 also representing an average increase of 30% contrast. This means that the increased light output of the HW50 actually expanded the dynamic range "up" back at approximately the same black level compared to its predecessor."
The 30ES, like many projectors has a strong green bias making the advertised brightness another useless figure. But not so with the 50ES, as its way brighter with great color, yet still keeps the same black level. The same black level implies the nasty light scattering in the light engine has been greatly reduced. This accounts for the increased pixel resolution. From another perspective it shows just how inefficient the 95ES optical path is with the same lamp (why Kraine is upgrading to the 50ES).
The ECO mode is 38% dimmer which is great for those with Da-Lite High Power screens. Then pump-it-up to High for 3D.
Lastly I need to make an apology to Ekkehart from last year when Sony falsely claimed the 30ES lamp modulation scheme was 3X brighter. He repeatably posted Sony was wrong. I resisted because i wanted to hold Sony responsible for their corporate arrogance
. However Ekkehart got pretty exasperated with this strategy, and has not posted much here since. Sorry. You are sorely missed!