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What is the best reference movie for picture quality?
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Is it possible to see a difference in picture quality between a true 4K projector and an E-Shift projector on a 100 inch screen when one is sitting about 8-9 feet away from the screen? Thanks.

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What current E-Shift projector do you feel gives the best picture quality in relation to black levels, HDR, and WCG?
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Are there any emerging technologies in projection regarding bulbs or otherwise that will allow projectors to begin to rival the nits a flat panel can output so that projectors can fully embrace hdr in the home?
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Can you name top 3 projectors out there capable of 4K / HDR10 / and are any of them capable of achieving the brightness and color levels of today's LCDs and black levels of OLEDs?

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To add to the DolbyVision/HDR10+ questions. If I understand correctly these scene-by-scene frame-by-frame metadata solutions need to know the capabilities of the display in order to work, i.e. each display provides its capabilities to the DV algorithm. The argument seems to be that with projectors the combination of projector, screen and ambient conditions are unknown and therefore DV etc is impractical. So the question is might the combination of projector, screen and ambient conditions be calibrated to one of perhaps several "standards" supported within the projector so that it would be possible to support dynamic metadata for a range of specific conditions?
Therein lies the rub. Yes Dolby Vision could be set up so that a calibrator determined the values and entered them into some type of program. Or a sensor could be incorporated into the projector so that an end user could enter in the required data. Now the reason why Dolby may not be interested in either of those two approaches. A Dolby Vision theater is a theater that meets certain specifications. A front projector Dolby Vision setup using either of the two methods I described does not mean the theater meets any set specification, rendering the label of Dolby Vision home theater a mute point. It also means that a person could pair a screen that was too big for the projector to light up (pretty much any current system) and that person going on forums saying Dolby Vision sucks. That it is worse than 1080P. The image is too dark. Then Dolby would be fighting an uphill battle to sell the product.
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So back in the mid-2000s I was looking at getting a projector and screen for my future home theater room. I was told by a salesman that unless you get a good screen, there is no point in investing in a nice projector. He actually said he would recommend investing in a higher end screen rather than a higher end projector if the budget was limited.
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I am wondering if Mark is wondering if this thread was a good idea? I think it will be hard to answer many of these questions.
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I am wondering if Mark is wondering if this thread was a good idea? I think it will be hard to answer many of these questions.
Lol, well it's on Joel Silver to answer 'em, not me! But hey, a question gets you a chance to win a nice UHD Blu-ray player, too! The more the merrier.
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Joel, you might be the only one that can answer this question. I have an Epson 5040UBe projector and it is mounted very close to the ceiling. I have the lens memories set for 16X9, 2.35:1, and 2.40:1 aspect ratios. My screen, a blank wall with masking curtains, is positioned where the Epson's lens center is not parallel to the top of the screen. When I re-position the widescreen lens positions to the 16X9 lens position, the settings don't always put the picture in the exact place on the wall that I need. Is it because I have the projector mounted too high to the ceiling, or do you think there could be another reason why this happens. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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I understand some of the concern but it seems important to separate a Dolby Cinema commercial qualification/certification versus in home entertainment that isn't a certified experience. After all one could make the same comments/objection to deploying Atmos in the home due to improper set up but we don't do so. And in all cases whether Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos, in the home or at the cinema, the content and thus the perception of its effectiveness is also subject to how well the film is actually produced using those technologies too.

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Now the reason why Dolby may not be interested in either of those two approaches. A Dolby Vision theater is a theater that meets certain specifications. A front projector Dolby Vision setup using either of the two methods I described does not mean the theater meets any set specification, rendering the label of Dolby Vision home theater a mute point.
Its not clear to me that Dolby is in any battle if they aren't actually in the projector? Am I missing something?

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It also means that a person could pair a screen that was too big for the projector to light up (pretty much any current system) and that person going on forums saying Dolby Vision sucks. That it is worse than 1080P. The image is too dark. Then Dolby would be fighting an uphill battle to sell the product.
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Assuming a bat cave like environment, 15' throw, 120" screen size which current screen and projector combination would you pick today to best display an HDR image?

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Do you consider on/off contrast more than, less than or equal in importance to ANSI contrast?

Why do some organizations continue to push 80 to 1 in room contrast as a standard?
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Do you believe that 3D is on they way out? I still like and enjoy it.
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Do you see HLG actually becoming a format widely utilized by broadcast television in the US or anywhere else for that matter?
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I have a couple questions.

How good are the processors in 4k projectors?

Would I be better off getting a mid range 4k projector with processor, or rolling the money from the processor into a more expensive 4k projector?

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Are there any projectors that offer the same performance as a OLED monitor?
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Can you talk about the X1000 and why one would choose the X1000 over the X800? Also, which 4k blu-ray player is the "best" all around player in your opinion?
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It's amazing how many words and rules it takes just to give away a simple UHD player. Sign of the times we live in.

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How many "improvements" are lined up in advance for release over the upcoming years, in general?

The industry has to change things to keep us buying, so I wonder what's currently possible that's just sitting under wraps until it's turn in the update cycle, maybe 6-10 years out? Or does technology really only advance quick enough to make the next production cycle? Do folks like yourself have advance knowledge so new testing standards can be in research way ahead, also under wraps, or is it mostly a reactive type thing?

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While the Sony LSPX-W1S is a remarkable piece of technology, what has caused the stagnation of home-sized projection technology advancement versus the price when compared to the remarkable advancements in OLEDs and LCDs? Is it that the flat screen technologies have just stepped up their game? What's missing in the home-projection world to bring down that price to flat screen competitive levels?
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Projectors often sound to the average consumer as something too high difficult or too technical for them to do. Do you think that projection in the home will ever leave the home theater niche and get to a wider audience?
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What reliable options are available for watching ota broadcast on a ht set up?

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I have older NHT speakers(1x - center, 2x -3way, 2x -2way) from around year 2000. I am happy with the speakers, but as a i upgrade the rest of my system (new projector and receiver) should i consider upgrading the speakers? What is the normal life of a set of speakers?
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What is the best screen type for 3D projection?

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Joel & Mark,

Do you think projection systems both for home and commercial cinema will become obsolete once large screen micro-led displays become cheap and mainstream?

If so, how long before we go to a commercial cinema and watch 8K DolbyVison video on a micro-led display instead of a big projection screen?
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I have a new Epson hc4000 and a planned mounting of about 16 ft. Is there a significant benefit to a curved screen versus a conventional flat fixed screen? Also, I second the inquiry about the quality of the Sony x800 uhd player. Thanks.
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Why are home cinema projectors not native 2:40?
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