Originally Posted by Chris Albert
Phil, Am I right remembering you had a HD2K? If ia am what are the differences you see with the RS2? I am about to upgrade myself from a HD2K...
OK I am not Phil, but I have a HD2K and have done some comparing.
-The RS2 has much better contrast and easily bests the HD2K in that department.
-The black level is much much better on the RS2 huge difference there.
-Color uniformity is better on the RS2
-The RS2 was brighter in the comparison, but that may be an unfair comparison as the RS2 had a new lamp and the HD2K has hours on it.
-With the motorized zoom and focus, it was much easier to get the zoom and focus just right an not take two people to do it.
-The RS2 had better sharpness overall
All in all, the RS2 blew the HD2K away. We used a Symmetry DVD player on both for SD comparison. Fellowship of the ring was used extensively for comparison as we both are very familiar with the content.
In bright scenes, the difference is less between the projectors, but in the dark scenes or misty scenes ,the RS2 is better. The HD2K looks like there is a gray haze over everything and shadow detail is hard to make out on the HD2K. With the RS2, shadow detail is excellent and the dark scenes are clear and wonderful. I was suprised that the difference was so huge between the two.
The one advantage with the HD2K is the external processor has many more configuration options than the stock RS2. e.g. NLS, position.