Originally Posted by Tom Bley
Dave, are you going to look at any other 4k Blu-ray movies?
Yes those were the only two that I watched a decent amount on after I nailed the settings or at least appeared to. I was going to do some testing and watch some more stuff on Friday night but then my wife came in and she saw planet earth II playing and she was in awe of what she saw so we ended up watching almost the whole disc one, haha!!!
We watched the animated film Coco last night and it was absolutely incredible on this thing! Contrast be damned, LOL!!!
Originally Posted by Mike Garrett
Will this projector do DCI color space or does it just do Rec709 with HDR? Most of these DLP's seem to only do Rec709, but if this actually does CI color space, it makes it an interesting option for HDR. How is it's dimming system, very noticable?
According to one of the images on its web page it shows that it does what appears to be DCI color space or at least close to it and a lot wider than rec709. It doesn't appear to do HDR natively but that is why I paired it with the Oppo 203 and I'm using the tone mapping. I also did a pseudo-Harpervision by sending and forcing HDR from the 203 but the only good gamma curve to use is the 2.8 setting and I don't think that's optimal. There is a gamma setting called BenQ and I need to find out if that unlocks custom gamma curves if I put in the ISF password which I am in the process of trying to get.
I haven't been able to do any additional measurements yet but I hope to tonight to see where things fall.
I am not sure on the laser dimming but when I am in the white clipping patterns in the Masciola disk as I click the Nits settings up and down in the 203, The gray bars get clipped out but as you sit there they slowly come back into view one at a time so I am thinking it is some sort of dimming or AGC circuit. It doesn't say much in the documentation or online so I am trying to get information from BenQ but they haven't responded to me yet. Do you have any good contacts for them Mike?
Originally Posted by uopdrmark
Thanks for the update Dave! I’m planning a 190” wide 2.37 screen using zoom method and need a lot of lumens. Throw distance is 29’. I had been looking at the Epson Pro L1100 which has 6000 lumens. Seems like the BenQ LK970 is also a very good option for those not wanting to spend 20k+. How would you compare the BenQ to the peso pro L1100? Any significant advantages for either?
I haven't seen the L1100 personally but I have read about it a lot and have quoted it for quite a few people. I would think that it would be very similar in the brightness department and I bet the colors really pop but I think it's not quite as detailed and sharp as the LK 970 will be due to a slightly lower resolution of the native panels and just LCD versus DLP technology. I was actually thinking of trying to get one of those here as well to see the difference.
Originally Posted by jpbonadio
Thanks for the information Dave.
How does this projector compares to the Optoma UHZ65?
Based on the preliminary images and tweaking I've done so far it's not even close. The LK970 is so much more stable in its appearance and of course you can really see the sharpness and detail differences due to the lens being so much better on the LK970. The brightness is strikingly more apparent as well.