Originally Posted by durack
Yeah, Panasonics are a bit on the blurry side, if you compare them to a Sony or JVC DILA/LCOS projectors you will see a noticeably sharper picture.
Well having AB'd the Panasonic AE2000 to the Sony 4K at various screen sizes I can definitely testify to the fact that the Panny is not blurry---it holds its own to the Sony .
Sharpness is not the only deciding factor.
Sometimes the Sony is so sharp that it can be to the detriment of the material(especially older films which had composite optical effects)
Older movies shot on grainy film stock(Godfather,Taxi Driver ,Close Encounters,The Deep---some of the films in my collection) actually have some scenes that suffer when projected on The Sony.Films which feature scenes that have transitions from original negative to dupe negatives through wipes/dissolves ect ect exhibit noticable increases in grain density(not digital artifacts!) and contrast abberations.Sometimes this effect is jarring and a distraction.
This is not the fault of the Sony---it is merely accentuating the limitations of the anomalies inherent in the process of the analogue/photochemical film format.
The Panny handles this material much better by virtue of having a softer image.Sometimes less is more.
The Panny also has excellent colour gradation which is more than a match for the Sony.
I think it is important to retain a perspective.
1080p is a beautiful format.
4K is just an enhanced version of something that is already excellent.
It is not the same as the transition from an antiquated and limiting format like VHS to standard def DVD.