Hi guys, I need your help to determine if my 5020 is working correctly. With all the rave reviews about this projector's black level, I'm beginning to think mine has a problem (maybe with the iris) since blacks are still a dark gray for me.
It's hard to come up with meaningful tests for black level without a light meter, but I've made an attempt. Can someone please try these out on their 5020 so we can compare results?
Setup: In a fully light-controlled room (or at night), put on a source that has an all-black image (for instance, pause a movie before it starts). Set the iris to Fast, mode to Cinema, and lamp to ECO.
- Hand-puppets are obvious and easy to see. The difference between the black shadow of my hand and the light hitting the screen shows an obvious "dark grey" color coming from the projector.
- Stand near the screen, and look back toward the projector. I see a fairly bright, bluish light coming from the projector. It is not quite bright enough to induce squinting, but it is surprisingly bright for a black image.
- Try reading a book by the light hitting the screen. I cannot make out individual words, but I can see that there are individual lines of text and spaces between words.
- Turn the iris off and on. I find the iris only makes the image subtly darker (just a bit darker), but it is not dramatically darker.
How does this compare to yours?