Originally Posted by Brian B
I realize the panel is a different shape/horizontally larger; however, when I set it up the actual area of the panel being used is not the full panel. I.e. when you set up the projector and select one of the patterns (focus/zoom/shift) the screen shows you where 1.78 is (and it is well in from the edge). This is the same with 2.35. I originally set it where I thought it would be correct, but it makes sense that it needs to be well in from the edge as well. (This isn't explained well in the manual by numerous diagrams and with the image showing where the different aspect ratios will display on the panel).
So, from what I can tell the projected image is in fact 1920x1080 and not 2160 x 1080.
Therefore, it should still have no problem reproducing the images I posted earlier.
Aspect ratio (1.78) and pixel density (2K/1080p vs 4K/2160p) are two different things.
The 1080p pattern from the AVS HD disc is displayed in 1.78 on the 500/600ES and takes the whole screen, but it is upscaled from 1080p to 2160p otherwise it would only take one quarter of the screen (as it would use only one quarter of the UHD section of the 2160p panel).
So when this 1080p pattern is upscaled to fill the 2160p screen, this is when these weird artefacts are generated.
They are not generated on real content, it's only because of the very specific design of the test patterns which are meant to be used on displays with 1080p native panels (1:1).
Hopefully the AVS HD guys will give us an AVS UHD/4K disc soon
In the meantime, you can get the Burosch 4K patterns
if you want native 4K test patterns.
For the Sony 500/600ES, get the projector (beamer) version, they are in 4K and you can easily crop them into UHD resolution. If you get the UHD ones, well they are in UHD resolution and you'll have to pad them to get 4K resolution. Don't expect anything special, it's only a bunch of test patterns in 4K/UHD depending on the version you purchase.Edited by Manni01 - 1/4/14 at 2:32pm