Originally Posted by roxiedog13 Quote:
Originally Posted by R Harkness View Post
(I just realized I posted this question erroneously in the info thread, when I thought
I was posting it here, so, again....)
QUESTION FOR ALL 500/600ES OWNERS:
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE BLACK LEVELS OF YOUR NEW PROJECTOR?
Coming from a Sony HW50ESand JVC RS45 I see an improvement in black levels.........I think. More than blacks though is the sharpness , detail and brightness. I'm really not a stickler for blacks anyway to be honest. I prefer more pop in the image , brighter whites
brighter colors etc. This PJ seems to have a fantastic balance of all the aforementioned anyway. Deep blacks and bright whites don't seem to go hand in hand and I prefer the latter. Guess I should be careful what I say, I could be " Black Listed."
I don't think for a second anyone "has to" desire deeper black levels, or think one ought to trade higher brightness for deeper black levels. I can certainly see why someone would conclude that the Sony looks "better" in the majority of scenes, with the possible exception of the darkest, lowest APL scenes. And if those types of images ultimately comprise such a small percentage of what's on screen, why not go for the projector that looks best in most scenes?
That's one reason I was on the list for the Sony to begin with.
The other way to flip it around for why some like the JVCs is that some people seem to be more demanding of black levels insofar as black levels that aren't "deep enough" (to their perception) can take them out of a movie during
the darkest scenes. The thinking for a JVC then becomes more like: Since I'm not directly comparing all the images side by side with some high end DLP or Sony, on it's own the JVC on bright and mixed scenes still looks quite good, and dark scenes look great and don't take me out of the movie, so it's overall a more consistent viewing experience.
That, too, will depend on one's experience of other projectors, as someone used to a projector with higher brightness or "pop" or whatever in bright scenes may find themselves noticing those deficiencies, just as the "black level fiend" would notice them possibly in the Sony.
Hence it's just interesting to hear people's experiences, even given the subjective criteria involved.