No I was aware that neither the 45 nor the 65 were 4K projectors.
If you read my comment, I am not in the market for a 4K UHD HDR projector at this time mainly because of the price, lack of content, and lack of standards in the industry for how HDR projectors are calibrated. Just watch the latest Home Theater Geeks podcast and you can see that the entire HDR standard is a mess right now.
I was shown a comparison between a Sony 665ES and a JVC RS400. Both of which can take 4K content but we were watching a 1080p Blu-ray disk. I think upscaling was turned on for the Sony and e-shift was turned on for the JVC. I really wanted to see a comparison between the 65ES and the 45Es to see what difference the $2000 bought you. But they didn't have those models setup.
I never said the JVC wasn't sharp, it was completely in focus and very sharp. The JVC had what I would call very stark contrast. It had very black blacks, and very bright whites, but lacked range in the black to whites. The Sony had far more detail in the dark scenes and far more details in the bright scenes even though the absolute blacks didn't look as black or the absolute white as white. If that makes sense. I have also seen this attribute of the JVC in reviews and on Youtube. So it is kind of scaring me away from the JVC. To me it just looks smooth and lacks the grain of a normal cinema projection. The Sony was much better.
Here is a link to a recent review of the Epson 5040ub. http://www.projectorreviews.com/epso...ure-quality-2/
On page 6 of the review there is a series of screen shots showing the a night train scene from one of the Bond films. The 4th photo in is the Sony VPL-HW65ES, The 5th photo in is the JVC RS400. These were photos taken from calibrated projectors. These photos show exactly what I am referring to.
The Sony photo has deep blacks and white whites but not as absolute black and white as the JVC. However the Sony photo has a lot more detail in the dark areas and the light areas than the JVC photo.
If this truly represents the JVC RS400 then I think I want to stay away from that projector. The last photo is the Epson 5040ub and it actually looks pretty good. Good contrast and yet not crushed like the JVC.
But I think I have decided that my choice is between the Sony 65ES and the Sony45ES. I want to also use my projector for gaming and I don't want to be bothered by a noisy fan when the sound volume is low. I like to watch movies late at night and I try to keep the sound low so as to not bother others sleeping. I don't really like the drone of fans in electronics.
Now I just have to find out if the $2000 for the DI in the 65ES is worth it for PQ over the 45ES. Like I said, I live in the sticks and there are no places close to view projectors setups. I always have to make decisions based on reviews, youtube videos, and forum comments. It's better than nothing but still difficult when making a decision.
Any comments posters could make are welcome.