Originally Posted by tallnick
Anyone using the hw50 on a very large screen? 140"+? If so how close to you need to get to see pixels? I like sitting 1 screen width back (very close). Is this possible with the hw50 on a very big screen? I read one review that said screen door effect is basically zero on this projector, but sowk bought the jvc with e shift instead because his screen is so large and he sits so close.
I'm running a HW50E in a dedicated batcave with a 4 metre wide 1.4 gain Dulux screen. The front row is just 3.2 metres from the screen so under 1.0 screen width. How does it perform? Well, it's superbright even on low settings. I'm currently on full zoom but have an ISCO lens arriving tomorrow am. Pixelation isn't really a problem but I've gone off RC with movies. It's excellent with animations. It brings out alot of artefacts, especially with motion. Not too bad with concerts etc. Artefecacts on a larger screen are not particularly attractive. I tend to run the Darbee with RC off as a sharpening tool.
When running through a PC i can almost at a push make out a grid. Thats because i'm currently on full zoom. A lesser zoom and its not a problem at all.
I've also seen the JVC running with E-shift. In fact I had a shootout with the JVC and Epson at my place (UK) and this was referred to in Zombie's thread. E-shift is a very different technology. Running on a 'very large' screen i preferred the Sony's brightness though the JVC was a little more filmic. Again however, on a larger screen the JVC's motion handling was not as great and I got a slight headache at the front row. The Sony however was more acceptable. The image is bright and punchy. The 3D is still very bright. More importantly..... for 2D purposes all my viewing has been in LOW lamp mode and it's still very bright. Not unacceptably bright, more pleasingly bright.
Watched 'The Grey' in the theatre last night. What an excellent almost reference test for greyscale. Very bright white background interlaced with very dark forests. The dynamic iris works brilliantly. Tested it both on and off. The film preseentation is fairly grainy in parts and much sharper in others. Gives any PJ a fine workout. I'm pleased to say the Sony HW50E presented superb blacks and equally impressive shadow detail.
3D? Well, i'm slowly getting bored and the novelty is wearing off. Enjoyed Titanic which was good fun. Had to turn on the motion enhancer to 'low' which took a little getting used to. Without this the motion was irritating me a tad. The 3D is definitely brighter and in my view much better than the jvc. As a technology though I'm now beginning once more to appreciate a good 2d transfer over 3d.
I've tried the new Batman on the PJ. Not particularly impressed as i have a CIH setup and it kept drifting, far more often than on TDK betweek imax and scope. If only a standalone scope version were available.