Originally Posted by tnaik4
DAVE the cms seems very tame compared to ur older harpervision settings, is that due to oversaturated colors in the old one?
also do u see " brightness 45" crushing shadow details? if u have Bladerunner 2049 check the first chapter inside the house it needs to go up to around 51-52 to show all the shadow details in this scene on mine.
plz post some pics if u can of actual content, we like to see that.
Btw DAVE ur tone mapping harpervision settings has a special look to it that i REALLY like!! its so vibrant and has a pop that i dont get as much in other tone mapping.
I think I may have gone about it in a different way this time by cranking up the color enhancer. When I cranked up too much CMS, I think values like too much color brightness caused banding and solarization so I had to readjust my thinking and technique. I’m not sure which version yours is based on? I had an in between that I did for a recent sale that I just didn’t really have time to confirm and post here. I figured I would wait until I got this new one and do a new in depth pass at it. I also think the UB820 is making it better too. My last ones were with the Oppo 203 iirc.
Remember the ones I just posted weren’t done with any metering whatsoever. I just took the latest settings I had from last time and put them in and then played my well known scenes and tweaked by eye this time since I had such limited time last night. This is far from “official”, but damn it looked amazing!!!
Maybe I’ll just keep it, measurements be damned, haha!
I think the modulating laser messes with the black level because when I set it according to the patterns it’s usually anywhere from 47-52 but when I play real world content it screams at me to turn it down and the image is the most pleasing to me at around 43-47, depending on material. I didn’t notice black crush in what I watched last night. Maybe our differing screens are impacting that some? I use a Stewart ST130 1.3 gain.
I think it’s just all the stars aligning with this BenQ laser model and what I was doing with previous projectors and my HarperVision stuff that just all came together in the perfect storm of “Holy Sh**!”
I’m actually afraid to try something else like the LK990 or others now. When I sold the LK970s I’ve had here and gotten something else to try, I was just disappointed and longed for another LK970! The HT9050 was the biggest disappointment. People kept saying it would be close and in some ways better than the LK970, but not even a contest man. The image I saw and just posted about last night was in 1,000 other leagues over the HT9050!!! Someone just asked me about comparing the Sony VW675ES I had vs the LK970 and I’d choose the LK970 every day of the week! Heck I picked it over the VW885ES I had!
Anyone with a budget between $5-20K (streets closer to the low end here) who’s serious and not just following the masses like sheep owes it to themselves to try one with HarperVision setup for HDR movies like GotG 2, Revenant, Etc. and then watch CBS or ESPN football (Fox broadcasts sucked!!!). No way I’d choose a HT9060 over this, and I haven’t even seen one yet (just knowing it can’t be THAT much improved over the HT9050, can it?), haha!
Although, if you’re so closed minded and only see “black” and nothing else, keep walking. EVERY other variable except maybe total color gamut width (which you won’t miss!) on the LK970 is better......period.
Originally Posted by Cashuout
I can't get the picture to show
Neither can I (again).