Originally Posted by Ruined
Well the problem is your eye actually doesn't see the blacker blacks when there is a high peak white - they can be there but it doesn't actually matter whether they are or not. When there are very bright elements in a scene your eye's iris closes down and your brain perceives lighter blacks as darker than they actually are. Your eye/brain basically has a builtin contrast limiter, so to speak, when it comes to bright/dark contrast. There are plenty of optical illusions and educational papers that illustrate this phenomenon.
People only need to abandon the projectors native tone mapping when it is borderline unusable like JVC's.
Thanks for the "spirited" comments.
I saw a demo of the Optoma UHZ-65 the other day and the image from a UHD bluray as the source was quite impressive.
However the dealer did not have cable or satellite so I was unable to see a demo for network HD (720 P or 1080i) content and how the projector would handle that which is very important to me.
I understand the issues people have with contrast and black but unless you have two projectors side by side most people are not viewing this and saying ... "the black on the raiders uniform is not black enough" however if there is motion blur then you do not need a side by side.... you see it and it is a problem.
The Marantz has never been a problem with RBE for me or anyone else that has watched it.
I understand the HT9060 is not out yet and will wait until reviews are out on this model as it seems to have more features then the previous model.
Does the HT9060 still require a color wheel?
I am in no rush as I intend to replace my AV receiver at the same time and would like to have an AV receiver that has HDMI 2.1 and not many choices right now.
Just seems to me that a solid state light source on a 4K projector makes sense I like the 3,000 lumens for the UHZ-65 vs 2,200 Lumens for the HT9060 but at the end of the day it is how the projector performs.
The Optoma UHZ65 has a good price point but the HT9060 has more features and horizontal lens shift over the UHZ65 and would still be in the budget.
I need the projector that is best for fast moving sports and hopefully has a bright solid state light source... not going to buy another bulb projector.
Thanks for all the comments and I will keep watching as more projectors are released.