DIY Granddad (w/help)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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I understand about the 0.8's need for lumen output to really perform up to expectations. At least when enough of those lumen s are doled out, the DNP SN can hardly dissapoint. The 1st Demo of one I ever saw was a 120"er few years back at InfoComm with a 4500 lumen Digtal Projection PJ lighting it up. Once the lumen received with the PJ's output reaches a parity Lux-wise with the Room's lighting , there pretty much ceases to be any loss of ambient light resistance from any direction..... That is the 0.8 talkin' there. Blacks were great and shadow detail being exquisite...and Whites extremely correct...and all that with literally many 1000s of watts pouring from multiple Array overhead HPS Lights. (Convention Center Lighting)
A certain "Gem" of a screen had a fully tented display, the PJ shooting 3500 lumen, with them also using just 84" screens. VuTec....they were using 5500 Lumen DLPs, also on 84" screens, no tenting. None...not a one was remotely in the same league as the 0.8. One was Brighter...yeah, but came with ferocious Hot Spotting (guess who) DNPs image quality in adverse lighting was both exemplary and unassailable.
Of course a qualifier is due. InfoCom is much more about Digital Signage than Consumer HT, so as opposed to the normally used 42" Monitors, 84" seemed a big step up in 2010. I was there comparing "somebody else's" screen samples against all of them (...couldn't have gotten away with that at CEDIA !!! ) and the DNP was the World Beater, and so it also became a benchmark for development. All or Nothin'....there is no "Try"...only "Do".