Originally Posted by TomWheeler
Yes, I have had my Stewart Studiomatte 1.3 screen for several years now with 3 different Sony projectors. It gives splendid resuts with the 665ES projector even in low lamp mode.
I think you will be very pleased with the Panasonic UBD900/Sony 665ES combination. The only issue I have encountered is that I am not able to view streaming content from Amazon video that has HDR because the Panasonic 900 streams ALL video at 60p and the combination of HDR+WCG+HDR exceeds the bandwidth capability of the Sony 665ES. However, even without HDR, the image from all streaming content on the Panasonic 900 is the best that I have ever seen exceeding the qulaity of streaming content from the Samsung K8500 or the Roku 4 box.
I got my Stewart Neve screen and Panasonic UBD900 and LOVE the combo with this projector! Thanks for the advice on the screen. I have an interesting observation about the Netflix 60p/HDR on this combo. I have an LG 65" OLED with Netflix built in, and it streams 60P+HDR and it looks incredible. I watched all of Marco Polo on Netflix swapping between the LG and my Sony 665+UBD900, and it is amazing how different this same content looks on the two different setups. I am in the minority of people who dislike high framerate content. I think it makes everything look like cheap 80s PBS videotape, or soap operas. That said, on my LG 60FPS+HDR+4K is AMAZINGLY clear. The throne rooms with the rays of light shining in are just amazingly 3D looking in HDR. That said, I hate the smooth motion of the 60 FPS. To me it looks like videotape instead of film.
Switch to streaming Marco Polo on my Sony 665+the UBD900: still 4K, not HDR, and NOT 60 FPS. I know the Sony says the signal is "/60", but it is absolutely not the same hyper-clear smooth motion Marco Polo as it is on my LG OLED, and it's not just the HDR making a difference. It looks like film on the Sony. I tried playing around with the "impulse" and reality creation settings to see if they were somehow masking the effects of 60P motion, but they aren't. What I think is happening is the Panasonic is only getting Netflix in 4K/24-30P, and then it may be outputting to the Sony at 60, but with no more actual frame data.
I miss HDR on the Panasonic/Sony. It's really put to good use in Marco Polo. That said, I don't miss real 60P at all. Which setup looks better for Marco Polo? My Sony projects onto a 123" screen in a full Dolby Atmos setup, whereas my LG is in a bedroom with a soundbar. The LG is untouchable for picture quality, but it's "only" 65 inches and I really wish I could turn the HFR off. So in the end, I prefer watching it on the Sony/Panasonic, if only a little and heavily skewed by the sound. But maybe that will make you feel less like you're missing out with the Panasonic. Or Maybe not.