Originally Posted by Zenjabil
Reio-ta and Daniel. Thx. v. much for the insightful observations on the AE2000.
I'd very much appreciate it if you could delve into as much detail as possible on:
1. The implementation and visible impact of the iris (relative comparisons to the Pearl and other DI equipped PJs - even if based on memory - would be useful)
2. Your impressions of ANSI contrast and image pop (typically a shortcoming of LCD technology).
I posted an update to the review talking about the auto iris. So if you want a little more information look at the auto iris section.
1) The auto iris on the Pearl for example causes the image to sometimes look hazy, when in mixed scenes. If an image is super bright, like when I saw a baseball game on ESPN-HD, the really bright sun and white white uniforms in the sun, didn't look quite right. In the demo at Panasonic on the 2000 there was an outdoor scene shown with this woman singing opera outside in the sun on a hill. Very bright and I saw nothing amiss.
2) In a really dark scene of New York at night from an above view, the lights looked a nice golden orange to proper pale yellows of the illuminated buildings and cars driving by. In Pirates, the bow of the ship looks like it's sailing right at you, which I noticed. I didn't really notice, but my wife said when the opera singer was singing on stage in the Panasonic hard disk drive clip, when the lady switched to color1, it was like the image changed to where you could reach out and grab her.
Does that help?