Originally Posted by woofer
I know for a fact that when i ran my X9500 and X9900 i was getting in the vicinity of 30,000:1 certainly NO way near the "160,00:1" as with the iris fully closed. .....
Ok, based on your observation 9500/9900 of 30k open iris, wouldn't we expect something around these numbers for the new units at open iris?
nx9 - 18.5k
n7 - 15k
n5 - 9.4k
If no, why not? If yes, Mike has said we would notice double the contrast, so we would notice the difference between the n7 and 640/990/9900.
In my bat cave ht, i could notice the difference between the 520 and 990, at -5 manual iris on both projectors and also with iris wide open on both. So, i expect I'd also notice the difference between the nx9 and 990.
I agree many things go into the viewing experience, but on off contrast has been near or at the top of "our" list. Granted when on off contrast is a superior statistic, maybe that was a factor in giving it greater priority.
The current on off contrast advantage of the new JVC units over the Sony product is one of the reasons given to choose the JVC. What is the delta on the new JVCs and SONYs? Don't we expect the Sony units to be in the 5k-15k range iris wide open?
It would just seem you can't have it both ways. On off contrast either matters and should be factored in, or it doesn't.
Will the total package provided on the n5, n7 and nx9 redefine the standard and the aesthetic? I'd conceed for many absolutely yes, but others maybe not so much.
I feel i risk very little to wait and see how things shake out. I simply request we not move the goal posts in order to serve a new narrative.