Ok now time for some of my initial impressions. I'm done with stage. Took me 5 hours to put it together and another 2 hours to cover with carpet. That made the seating now 12" higher and now I"m sitting at eye level just a bit higer than center of screen. This itself made a huge difference.
Now here comes the funny part. When I asked my wife about projector, all she pointed out was that it was brighter. I hadn't taken care of anything at that time. But this stage change she absolutely loved it. For the first time she said that it feels like she in the theater. Amazing how increasing the height and bring viewing angle to the center of screen makes a big difference.
Now the projector. Simply put. It's a sick sick sick machine. Absolutely loving it. This thing makes me smile. I have seen Lords Of The Ring many times and very familiar of how it looked on vw95ES. It's a very big difference to me. Now it could be because its much brighter but there are many more things I noticed.
First my current settings.
Mode: Cinema Film 1, Lamp: low, Iris: Dynamic, Contrast:100, Sharpness:10, Creality Creation:50 with Noise:20, Gamma:2.4, ColorSpace: 709
Now the changes I see:
1 - Picture looks very natural.
2 - Much more detail in image.
3 - Scenes with actions are much more smooth to look at.
4 - There is no noise in picture
5 - Absolutely loving black levels
I had iris at limited but then I changed it to Full and that brought much better black level and I like it. I know many here like it in Limited mode but I am thoroughly enjoying the Full Dynamics because of the black level it brings.
Those who are deciding if they should get it or if it is going to make a big difference or its not worth buying because there are no 4K contents, I would say that based on my experience, its worth it. Absolutely worth it. I wouldn't even sweat about 4K contents since the reality creation does an amazing job. I watched just a little bit of 4K content before I changed the settings and therefore can't compare the two yet but the image I am looking at is simply sick.
It just keeps making me say wow over and over again since I can easily see the difference in between this and 95ES. Now if I knew this difference before I bought would I go buy it. I'd say NO. I'd run and buy it Edited by SherazNJ - 1/20/14 at 9:49pm