This is my first post since years: I own a NEC XG series CRT projector (with HDMI input
which seems to have "finally" reached the end of life.
I have a black room with all light sources switched off or taped black. There is absolutely no light in the room.
As some of you certainly remember, CRT projectors can produce absolute black and my NEC is one of that kind.
I am used to "perfect black". When there is a black picture i.e. between scenes and I hit pause, it is just black. The eyes need seconds to even see any black "floor" at all.
I compared the Sony 760 with the 570 which can produce a deeper black because of the iris.
I then tested the calibrated 570 in my HT and unfortunately, the black was just grey. Only when the iris was closed, there was a darker grey which was not even close as dark as my CRT.
Of course the sharpness was much better, but after all the years having a "perfect" black, I simply could not stand the washed out picture of the Sony in dark scenes.
Compared to a 15+ years old CRT, I have a hard time believing that this is the best black one can buy.
Knowing that JVC has a reputation to have a "good black", the dealer demoed (in his also black room) a pre-pro unit of the JVC NX9 which had the overall better colors and punch compared to the Sony 570. Unfortunately, this unit had grey edges in dark scenes (probably the reason the units are delayed).
I am following this thread now for more than 250 posts and I am also following the "Owners Thread" where members are endlessly debating details like using the color filter or not, but unfortunately, there is still no comparison
of the projectors.
I'm in the market for a N7, NX9 or 870 and the question is: Which one can produce the "best" black?