Originally Posted by armyplace
First thing.. this projector is super bright, you almost need sunglasses and I find myself squinting sometimes. Screen size is 120" 16:9 and the high black floor is very apparent even running on eco mode. Not sure how helpful a calibration is going to help.
Since this is a fully light controlled room, from what I've read, a gray screen is not going to help my absolute black level either, is that correct?
Secondly, I see rainbows fairly often.. over the next couple of hours I seemed to have gotten used to it but it does strain my eyes a bit more and if we have white text on black background... it's very hard not to see them which makes it distracting. Could be a deal breaker for me but I'll see if i can get used to it!
Onto the good stuff. The lens on this projector is top notch. It's easy to focus and so so sharp. When watched non low APL scenes there's a clarity in the image which makes it so addictive.
Colour saturation is quite good but it definitely needs calibrating. I first tried watching using my vero 4K and thought maybe I made a mistake.. switching to the htpc using older version of MadVR old Blu-Ray 108"p files made me change my mind and try getting it to work since it looks great.
All in all, its good enough to work with after 1 night with it. I'll try some 4K content using latest MadVR HDR - SDR tomorrow night.
Hope my 1050 ti can perform well!
That's it for now.
Calibration probably won't help. This thing has 1000:1 contrast at best and laser dimming does nothing. You're better off with an HT9060 here. It has 5x the contrast ratio, no color wheel so no rainbows, and would be plenty bright for a 120" screen.
A 1050TI will *not* be good enough for madVR tone mapping or NGU upscaling to 4K, either. A 1060, with a lot of compromises, is the absolute minimum.
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