Originally Posted by mark haflich
Who knows what settings the RC is on. It certainly doesn't look great at the settings used in Sony's A/B picture and the added noise is quite visable. The RC on my 1000ES doesn't look like this at all, set at 20 for resolution and 30 for noise. My guess is that the RC should be turned down resolution wise and the noise slider turned up. Maybe shut it off and use a Darblet for 2D. I just don't know since I don't have a 50. Inferring a bit from Rick's posts I think it might be quite useful in 3D but a mixed bag in 2D. Once again, I am just guessing but I don't like what I see in Sony's AB picture.
The RC sharpening may be more aggressive than than the darbee in blurred areas of the scenes. We need a close up comparison with the RC off vs. Darbee + all possible combinations to know for sure.
Until there is verification that there was a change in the optical block for increased sharpness / PQ, all indications so far seem to point to the RC as the source of the perception of increased PQ over the HW30. In other words, how is the HW30 + Darbee going to look next to the HW50 with RC given they are using the same or similar lenses?
I find the increased pixel density of e-shift can handle the Darbee better (with higher settings & less noise) than non e-shift projectors. This is likely the case as well with the VW1000's significantly higher pixel count. Have you compared the RC vs Darby, + both?
i thought this year it was only going to be another mini 3D shootout, Now it's RC vs. Eshift 2 vs. Darbee as well