Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5
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This is alluded to in this review (see the section about 4K Ultra HD): http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/vpl-v...1311073419.htm
But many users - especially in European forums, so there could be a difference between the 500ES and the 600ES - have reported that 4K resolution patterns which are fully resolved on the VW1100 are not with the 500/600ES, which creates weird artifacts on the patterns and prove the reduced resolution. I'll try to find links on the forums when I have time, hopefully if someone else has a link/reference for this they will chime in.
I agree with what is said in the review linked above, which is that this doesn't seem to cause any visible, obvious artifacts with real content (I didn't notice any when I spent some quality time with a 500ES), but hopefully you will agree that the lens of the VW1x00 produces a sharper, better defined picture than the VW500/600ES for half the price, otherwise I don't think you will sell many more of these...
[EDIT: here is a link to one of the in-depth French reviews which mentioned the issue as well, at least on the 500ES: http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/p...tml#p178088610
Also while it's clear that the resolution of e-shift (for the JVCs and probably for this new Epson unless it does a quadruple pass) is about half-way between 1080p and 2160p (around 6MP vs 8MP for full 4K and 2MP for 2K), I have no idea where the 500ES sits due to its lesser lens vs the 1x00ES. My understanding is that it doesn't fully resolve 4K, but whether it resolves 6MP, 7MP, or 7.5MP, I have no idea. I'm sure it's at least as much as the JVC e-shift does, and most likely significantly more (at least it looked that way).
I've never compared myself the picture of the VW1100ES with the 500/600ES (didn't want to be tempted) so I certainly can't say how much better the VW1x00 lens is compared to the 500/600ES.