Originally posted by Ohlson
I am not fooled by Sony because I am know enoght to understand what to expect. In scenes that are bright and of mid APL there is not much to complain about with on/off just ANSI cr but still good enough for the majority of us here. When the projector is going to show a dark forest with very little light then a projector needs to dim down. With an auto-iris this can be done. That is a good thing. Imagine how difficult it would be for Sony to get this across in advertising. Saying 6000:1 is easier and it will sell more projectors.
If you complain about this technique (not YOU specifically that is used to achieve 6000:1 contrast ratio, you may as well complain about the technique that DLP uses. DLP "fakes" your mind into thinking you are seeing a full color image at once. However, you are seeing red, green, and blue flash by really fast and your mind blends it in together. You are "tricked" into thinking that it's a normal picture. Need I say mo?
If there is a process or procedure that increases PERCEIVED picture quality, I'm all for it, plain and simple. It's like being in the Matrix...if the Matrix TELLS you that the steak is moist and delicious, then it is. If the Matrix tells me that I'm sleeping with Catherine Zeta-Jones, then I am.