Originally Posted by cdnscg
We're getting way off track from this thread, but I thought all 3 had an original approach to the subject matter, and well crafted.
As roxiedog13 mentioned for his 600ES, the picture on my 300ES is at times outstanding, however, not sure how much better it would be with a 4 $ figured Lumen Pro.
The Lumagen is a purchase for future use really. I've never had access to a professional calibrator and my VW600 has never been professionally calibrated. Figured I would rather invest in something that is future proofed rather than spend one third now and then have to do that again.
The Lumagen will give the VW600 some extended life by allowing Rec. 2020 and HDR mapping . If I keep the VW600, upgrade temporary or wait another two years to replace the VW600 then I'm set
for the calibration side of this process .
The Lumagen no-ring scaling is superior to that of the VW600 ,so will enjoy that now. It's by no means a revolutionary step forward, our projectors are already fantastic as is. Mostly I am looking forward to the 4913 point CMS color 3D LUT and 21 point grey-scale calibration I can now perform , realistically more curious than need to be honest. Sony was always known for being fantastic OOTB will be interesting to see how mine stacks up.
I didn't pay full pop either, I was fortunate enough to take advantage of the early discount which was quite substantial . The law of diminishing returns certainly applies here but hey, we could all get 80% of the performance for home theater with a HW55 it's a balance of budget and interest, unique for each and every one of us. No buyers remorse yet, then again, the buying is not quite done.