Originally Posted by egrady
158 inch 2.35 ratio 1.1 gain screen from 16 feet viewing distance is a terrific experience (however my epson ls10000 sometimes struggled with brightness at that screen size)
compared with the z9g 85 inch display watching 2.35 ratio material - it's a good size, it fills most of my field of view, and in my 100% blackout room, the image 'floats in space'.
my other tv is a Samsung UN78KS9500F (4k uhd 78 inch curved) and from the same seating distance/ratio it is significantly less immersive.
after you factor in the other improvements of the sony z9g - there really isn't any contest - the sony wins.
only downside was needing to re-position my front and center speakers, I had to move them closer into the room in order to better line them up with the closer placement of the tv. If I used my theater room for more than just films and was concerned with compromising overall 2 channel audio (due to less optimal speaker placement) this might have been a problem.
Was the LS10000 PQ, brightness & contrast that unimpressive? I'm using a JVC NX7/rs2000 and yawn when I watch on a TV (Z9D, Z9G, OLED, you name it). The new advancements in tone-mapping is finally doing justice to bringing projectors back into the playing field for 4K HDR.
(can't wait for the new JVC "frame by frame" + "scene by scene" DTM firmware next month!)
Don't get my wrong, the Z9G is a great set, as are several other TV's. TV's definitely outdo projectors in a bright/average viewing environment, but in a dark room/batcave? The projector should shine.
Maybe all you just needed was a brighter, newer true 4K projector?
JVC NX7, Paladin DCR, 125" 2.40:1 Seymour Center Stage XD
(previous: JVC 540/790, Epson 5040UBe,+more)
Sony 75XZ9D, 75X900E, 65X850C, 800E, Panny 4K, Plasma, & more...
(Previous: 65" 930E, 940D, LG 65" C7, 65" 900E, Samsungs, etc...)
speakers: Dynaudio M1's, M3A's, BM15A's, NS10's, dozens of Bryston amps
Last edited by Mike Johnson 3; 09-18-2019 at 06:54 AM.