Originally Posted by anirbana
Awesome shots ethenolas. Like the Epson...How much diff are you finding between the 6500 and the older 1080 UB?
Thanks! I am loving it after calibration...
I have been asked this a lot...and it is getting harder and harder to tell because I sold my 1080UB and never calibrated as much as I have the 6500UB.
However...I remember when I had them side by side for a while and will tell you what I saw.
The 6500UB is noticeably sharper. projectorreviews says there is not a new lens...however, i spoke with level 2 tech at Epson and they said that although they are the same type of lens by the same manufacturer...it does have upgraded optics... I love a sharp image so this is a big deal for me.
The rest functions as a slightly improved 1080UB. Better contrast, blacks, brightness, shadow detail ect...
I have told people that i would pay about $400 for the upgrade between the two when FI is fixed (I think it is great for animations, video games and a few select BD titles [planet earth])
I lucked out an snatched my 6500UB used with full warranty for very cheap and ended up making money selling my 1080ub.
Unless you get a great price...i would recommend waiting for next round, as the upgrade is evolutionary not revolutionary...
Hope this give you an idea.
Good shots paolino64.
stevemo. tone your green down a little bit and it looks like you are getting a little black crush... Fix that and your picture will be much better.
I love the w5000 btw...i probably would have it if i had the space...amazing sharpness...although the 6500UB comes close