Originally Posted by Bassoli
In dark scenes its great, but in brighter scenes they are washed out flat and contrast less.
I wrote about this earlier and folks didn't seem to get it when I referred to it as a higher ansi contrast scene. Basically when
there's more brightness or white, it washes out all the colours to a point where you get hit with a serious white crush. It's not
isolated to just the w1070 but probably any projector that uses a lamp. A brighter scene means the lamp light is raised for the
entire screen (almost like how backlight works for LED TV's that don't have local dimming). With the entire screen being hit with
the brighter light, it washes out the darker scenes and, further, it seems the elevated brighter colours (eg: white) crushes the
darker colours making it even harder to see those darker parts. It's why Plasma TV's tend to have better ansi-contrast (true contrast!)
than LCD/LED's because each pixel generates its own light. One reason cinema mode exists is because the lamp is dimmer which
allows better true contrast (and it's easier on the eyes). Only problem is, you need a dark room!
Now, I'm not sure about LCOS and Laser as I'm new to this stuff myself, but it seems these are the limitations of current projectors.
My 3020 crushes dark scenes unless I turn the lamp all the way down. Surprisingly, it's so bright it still has a nice image even when
I have all the lights on in my basement. Still, I think there's only so much that can be done to reduce the bleeding of light onto darker
content when brighter content simultaneously exists.
(Oh yeah, I failed to mention the words 'shadow detail' which probably would have made things make more sense)Edited by Nambit - 12/30/12 at 12:56pm