Originally Posted by Alan Gouger
The Sim HT5000 has the cleanest image over any 720 3 chip I have seen to date. As clean as lcos. I was really surprised. Typical DLP brings out the nasties in bad source and in the past I always had to throttle back on the brightness with 3 chip DLP because you could see all the crap even with a good source.
I do not know if what I am seeing with the Sim is proprietary to them or all 1080 3 chips will benefit the same from the new processing but it looks really good. I have yet to see any others to compare.
That is the Gennum chip's credit. But you have not seen the Barco 1080p unit.
The Titan will have much better color. How clean the signal of the Titan? I don't know, DPI use these D-trovision DVI matrix switcher distributors at the shows that have some noise creeping into the signals upon close inspection.
(Art I have been thinking for weeks on how to articulate my objections on the HT5000 to you), here it goes inside my response to Alan:
I assure you the Barco FLM HD14- 18 (Gennum) are WAAAY cleaner than the HT 5000 which I have now seen 6 times and it has that ugly green edgelets on "on-screen object fine contrast transitions". Like if the blue and red drives were cutting off on very bright high contrast highlightes, like rims and flares, subtitles etc.. This problem apparently only surfaces on dynamic content not on gray scale/color uniformity step patterns. So even if the signal to noise ratio is very high, it is not from a chromacity accuracy standpoint. Noise vs. color distortion why trade off when you do not need to compromise?
That is a huge problem for me. Why would I make it up if I did not see it? You know my loyalty is to reality recreation. And that is where Barco is 10 years ahead.
The FLM- HD 18's image is the world reference for 1080p chip, now the ante has been upped siginificantly with the Digital Cinema DP1500,with TIp7 auto calibration to rec's 709 +601 with presets, with custom aperture plates, 2k of high fill factor panels, multiple lamp options, Dual link 12 bit video upconversion with HDCP, super servo lens memories with presets, the list goes on and on, all for under $100k.
I am sorry but "that" to me is the "high end". The rest are toys, and the ht5000 is just one big underperforming expensive toy to me. BUT THE pANASONIC TAKES THE CAKE AS THE ANTITHESIS of good 3 chip colorimetry with multiple uhp lamps exacerbating their collective anomalies to achieve "negative synergy". If SIM2 can be accused of malpractise based on their suggestion that their unit has reference color performance, Panasonic takes the cake for Thievery with this unit.