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Well until Deerings review comes out Aztar35 experience with both projectors in the same room is pretty telling to me. It sounds like it's at about the same level as a 695 in overall viewing performance with the pros out weighing the cons in his mind.

The fact that it's a comparable projector to a 695 and has a solid state light engine to boot is pretty darn impressive.
The 9060 really puts out a solid, uniform picture. And you can see that its lens is optimal. Yes, being LED, it certainly is convenient, taking only around five seconds to shut down.

Still, if your overwhelming emphasis is on black levels, I can tell you that the 9060 is not for you.

Here, I speak for myself, and as you say, what I found was that the 9060 handled so much so well that I was not bothered by its 4,400:1 dynamic contrast.
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Hi, Craig. That's pretty neat that they were giving away the UHD60 in a contest. I remember when you were telling us how you won that.

Now, the UHDs have some of the most limited lens shift capabilites, so the comparison is confusing; the HT9060 altogether is in a different league. A better comparison would have been with your Sim2 Lumis DLP lens/shift capabilities, I think.
That's good to know. I have not had hands on with the HT9060. But a fair amount of lens shift is frequently helpful.
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@Aztar35

Thanks for your continuous feedback on the benq 9060 / x12000h.

Could you try to fiddle around the different color mode and try to calibrate a dci-p3 mode while in sdr mode like @Javs did on the lk990?

I know that the dci-p3 mode is not directly available in sdr. But maybe you can recreate it manually.

Thanks,
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Thanks for your continuous feedback on the benq 9060 / x12000h.

Could you try to fiddle around the different color mode and try to calibrate a dci-p3 mode while in sdr mode like @Javs did on the lk990?

I know that the dci-p3 mode is not directly available in sdr. But maybe you can recreate it manually.

Thanks,
Florian :-)
I can try.
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@Aztar35

Thanks for your continuous feedback on the benq 9060 / x12000h.

Could you try to fiddle around the different color mode and try to calibrate a dci-p3 mode while in sdr mode like @Javs did on the lk990?

I know that the dci-p3 mode is not directly available in sdr. But maybe you can recreate it manually.

Thanks,
Florian :-)
Are you sure there isn't a special hdmi flag prerecorded content like uhdbd can use that will trigger sdr dcip3? I don't believe there is a BD release in this configuration so don't believe there is a direct way to to test.
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Are you sure there isn't a special hdmi flag prerecorded content like uhdbd can use that will trigger sdr dcip3? I don't believe there is a BD release in this configuration so don't believe there is a direct way to to test.
Sdr dci-p3 d65 is very easy to calibrate with Chromapure.
Nothing particular about it.
No flag needed.

And sdr dci-p3 or sdr rec2020 is the way to go with madVR dynamic tone Mapping.
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Here, I speak for myself, and as you say, what I found was that the 9060 handled so much so well that I was not bothered by its 4,400:1 dynamic contrast.
And here is someone that came from an X9900 ( Contrast King ?) .... Similar to my mate, he went from X9500 to 760ES to the LK970...he couldn't be happier...
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The 9060 really puts out a solid, uniform picture. And you can see that its lens is optimal. Yes, being LED, it certainly is convenient, taking only around five seconds to shut down.

Still, if your overwhelming emphasis is on black levels, I can tell you that the 9060 is not for you.

Here, I speak for myself, and as you say, what I found was that the 9060 handled so much so well that I was not bothered by its 4,400:1 dynamic contrast.
How are you finding the dynamic contrast system in operation? Were you bothered by the DI behaviour in your JVC previously?
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And here is someone that came from an X9900 ( Contrast King ?) .... Similar to my mate, he went from X9500 to 760ES to the LK970...he couldn't be happier...
Well, it bothers me on the LK990... Giving up far too much.

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How are you finding the dynamic contrast system in operation? Were you bothered by the DI behaviour in your JVC previously?
I wasn't bothered by the DI operation on the JVC, but on rare scenes I could see it pump on credits and some brightness compression, but overall for all the good it offered, I thought the DI on the JVC was excellent.

The dimming is invisible on the HT9060. The dynamic blacks look better than the numbers show. On credits on black backgrounds, the 9060's dimming system often does the opposite of the JVC's DI; it doesn't engage. Yes, you see no pumping, but if there's not enough white letters on the screen, the black does not look as deep as when dimming operates.

You also really must control room reflections with this projector especially. For both SDR and HDR, the 9060 was noticeably brighter than my Sony 695ES' high lamp mode, I would say by at least 200 lumens. I'm going to have to talk to someone about getting a good light meter to get an exact measurement. By the way, the Sony was loud in high lamp whereas the HT9060 giving off that brightness was whisper quiet.
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........The dimming is invisible on the HT9060. The dynamic blacks look better than the numbers show. On credits on black backgrounds, the 9060's dimming system often does the opposite of the JVC's DI; it doesn't engage. Yes, you see no pumping, but if there's not enough white letters on the screen, the black does not look as deep as when dimming operates...........

Heretic!!!! Burn him at the home theater podium using a high powered business DLP with a white segment or two!!!

I think I’ve noticed the level of dimming is really attached to the brightness control. Literally one click up or down will cause a frame that should be activated and dimmed to not be at all. At least that’s what I’ve seen so far.
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Heretic!!!! Burn him at the home theater podium using a high powered business DLP with a white segment or two!!!

I think I’ve noticed the level of dimming is really attached to the brightness control. Literally one click up or down will cause a frame that should be activated and dimmed to not be at all. At least that’s what I’ve seen so far.
Lol.

The dimming works so well that I just don't see artifacts. Is that your experience with the LKs, Dave?
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Heretic!!!! Burn him at the home theater podium using a high powered business DLP with a white segment or two!!!

I think I’ve noticed the level of dimming is really attached to the brightness control. Literally one click up or down will cause a frame that should be activated and dimmed to not be at all. At least that’s what I’ve seen so far.
Yes thats one of the first things I talked about in my initial thoughts on the 990, the first thing I did was figure out when and when not the dimming will work, and its very sensitive. Its also sensitive to Colout Temp calibration in relation to Brightness.

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Thanks for your continuous feedback on the benq 9060 / x12000h.

Could you try to fiddle around the different color mode and try to calibrate a dci-p3 mode while in sdr mode like @Javs did on the lk990?

I know that the dci-p3 mode is not directly available in sdr. But maybe you can recreate it manually.

Thanks,
Florian :-)
So the 9050 will work simply with SDR/dci-P3 mode with madVR but we are not sure about the 9060 yet?
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Yes thats one of the first things I talked about in my initial thoughts on the 990, the first thing I did was figure out when and when not the dimming will work, and its very sensitive. Its also sensitive to Colout Temp calibration in relation to Brightness.
The thing is if I adjust the brightness to force the HT9060 to dim on some of those credit scenes, that will cause blacks to crush a little more than I like. So I leave the brightness setting at its default 50 and find that to be satisfactory overall.
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The dynamic blacks look better than the numbers show.
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Heretic!!!! Burn him at the home theater podium using a high powered business DLP with a white segment or two!!!
You know what, come to think of it, you make a good point. I ought to back that subjective observation with some objective theorem at least. What comes to mind are three contributing causes for this phenomenon:

1) BenQ specs the glass in the HT9060 as a 14 element, low dispersion lens. ...so, you get reduction of light scatter facilitating clarity in darker scenes.
2) The HLD Colorspark LEDs, you'll notice, continue to imbue objects with rich color in those darker scenes.
3) Being single chip DLP with no convergence error, white is rendered with precision against black or darker surroundings.
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So the 9050 will work simply with SDR/dci-P3 mode with madVR but we are not sure about the 9060 yet?
Exactly.
Two steps forward, one step backward..
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Heretic!!!! Burn him at the home theater podium using a high powered business DLP with a white segment or two!!!

I think I’ve noticed the level of dimming is really attached to the brightness control. Literally one click up or down will cause a frame that should be activated and dimmed to not be at all. At least that’s what I’ve seen so far.
He is using and talking about the HT9060, not one of the LK models. It is BenQ's HT projector, not the business class projector with high lumens. LED's no wheel with white segment. Did you do what I have done and got lost on which thread you are in?
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The thing is if I adjust the brightness to force the HT9060 to dim on some of those credit scenes, that will cause blacks to crush a little more than I like. So I leave the brightness setting at its default 50 and find that to be satisfactory overall.

Default 50 is the exact point I was talking about where mine does this. It seems it was intentional by BenQ. If I recall, changing settings like brightness in the source (UB820 or Radiance Pro) rather than the projector, it maintained the dimming so you may want to try that method to avoid black crush.

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You know what, come to think of it, you make a good point. I ought to back that subjective observation with some objective theorem at least. What comes to mind are three contributing causes for this phenomenon:



1) BenQ specs the glass in the HT9060 as a 14 element, low dispersion lens. ...so, you get reduction of light scatter facilitating clarity in darker scenes.

2) The HLD Colorspark LEDs, you'll notice, continue to imbue objects with rich color in those darker scenes.

3) Being single chip DLP with no convergence error, white is rendered with precision against black or darker surroundings.

Yes great points. I think the same when it comes to the LKs, only using laser phosphor instead.

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He is using and talking about the HT9060, not one of the LK models. It is BenQ's HT projector, not the business class projector with high lumens. LED's no wheel with white segment. Did you do what I have done and got lost on which thread you are in?

Wow, that joke just went flying right over your head, didn’t it? I didn’t say HE had a business projector. I said he needs to be burned at the podium with one! This fact is pretty obvious when I mentioned it having a “white segment or two”, considering the LKs don’t have that. They have clear segments to allow the native blue laser and phosphor yellows to pass through, not white light.

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Wow, that joke just went flying right over your head, didn’t it? I didn’t say HE had a business projector. I said he needs to be burned at the podium with one! This fact is pretty obvious when I mentioned it having a “white segment or two”, considering the LKs don’t have that. They have clear segments to allow the native blue laser and phosphor yellows to pass through, not white light.
Yes, I miss read it as him using a business class DLP. Rather than burn him with the DLP.
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Thanks for your continuous feedback on the benq 9060 / x12000h.

Could you try to fiddle around the different color mode and try to calibrate a dci-p3 mode while in sdr mode like @Javs did on the lk990?

I know that the dci-p3 mode is not directly available in sdr. But maybe you can recreate it manually.

Thanks,
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Are you sure there isn't a special hdmi flag prerecorded content like uhdbd can use that will trigger sdr dcip3? I don't believe there is a BD release in this configuration so don't believe there is a direct way to to test.
I'm thinking maybe Vivid mode would be a good starting point. It starts out a little wide. I'll try that soon. In the meantime, over the weekend I was able to calibrate forced HDR to pretty much full DCI-P3. See the photos below.

Here is CP set to DCI-P3 using a glass meter and you can see that the colors get there. Then, in the photo following this one, you'll see just how much wider it is than Rec709.



Here are the points overlaying Rec709.




You can see the errors caused by overlaying the wider gamut are noticeable.

I said this before and will again. The colors are beautiful, simple as that and that's the real highlight of this machine, at least for me. Yeah, it has a stellar lens/glass too, but in dark scenes, the objects are rendered in a robust way because of the color. It creates a sense of depth.

Maybe that's what Member x12000h was talking about when he said he thought the 9060 had better contrast when compared to his other DLPs like the Runco,

I've seen the projectors that use the color filters to get to P3 or close enough and they looked really good. But I can tell you the way the wide color is illuminated on the 9060 has to be seen. I'm guessing it's because that wide color is being rendered "natively" (there, I made up a new word) from those dedicated RGB LEDs.
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The good thing with calibrating a standard picture mode is that Chromapure (CP) leaves you to use a power gamma that the SDR picture modes all have.

So, I'll try the Vivid color profile next. This time I'll do a full calibration...now that I know the projector can reach full P3, I'll get white to D65 first and then use Vivid for DCI-P3.
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I wanted to provide a few comments about the HT9060 at a very high level without going into the technical details, after using it for 70 hrs -

1. Sharpness - The corner to corner sharpness across the screen is amazing. I use it with a computer and black text over white background is extremely crisp.
2. Lens shift - I am using 10% vertical shift and no horizontal shift, which is far less than other projectors I tested in my mounting location.
3. My subjective opinion on colors - Colors have a pop...whether someone may call it oversaturated (like Samsung phones) or whatever, I like them a lot and I haven't done any calibration so far. I use "Cinema" color mode with "Economy" lamp mode.
4. Lamp mode - Even at Economy lamp mode, the picture is VERY bright on my Stewart Cima 1.1 screen. Those looking to get a brighter image can certainly change the color mode and lamp mode.
5. Solid state light source - This was a huge requirement for me. While the purists may not prioritize it over picture quality, the practical side of my brain forced me to stick with solid state projectors. Not having to change bulbs frequently or living with reduced light output from an aging bulb is enticing for me.
6. Quick start and shutdown - The HT9060 starts quick and shuts down in <8 seconds. The 695ES in comparison took over 60 seconds to cool off and shutdown. Not that it matters when you are about to leave the room, but it's an interesting fact.
7. Noise - The fan/LED noise is low and I found it to be the same (and lower in some cases) than the 695ES, when I measured using a SPL meter. My projector is directly above the main listening position and that's probably the worst spot, but the noise is low enough that it doesn't bother me. The air circulation noise from my HVAC vent is higher

Limitations -

8. I have not been able to get [email protected] 4:4:4 to work on this projector. I use fiber optic cables (based on test results from Arrow-AV). I even tried to diagnose using HDFury Integral. BenQ Support confirmed me that HT9060 does not support [email protected] 4:4:4 and it goes as high as [email protected] 4:2:0. Not a deal breaker for me, as UHD blu rays don't use that resolution and I am not doing PC Gaming.
9. Black levels are acceptable and won't win a contest. So if that's someone's top priority, then they should look elsewhere. Otherwise, this projector is hard to beat in other areas and the street price it sells at, it becomes an even better purchase!

Highly recommended! ★★★★✩

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@markmon1 I am leaving on a plane tonight and wont be able to test the 9060 until probably next tuesday night at the soonest, probably not until the weekend tho. Am definitely going to be seeing how the RBE compares to the 990, as that was my only issue with the 990 and why I ultimately returned it.

The rep where I bought the 990 from, and then the 9060 spoke to the engineers at BenQ as he was reluctant to send me a 9060 after I reported the RBE being an issue for me on the 990, but he was assured by the BenQ engineers, that the RBE should be almost, to nonexistant for me on the 9060. I will probably still be able to force myself to see it, but as long as its not something that is an issue from regular content watching, I will be ecstatic.

I ended up going with the 9060 because I did honestly really enjoy the other picture qualities of the 990, and to me the contrast performance was still acceptable for me, even in normal mode and not Smart Eco dimming. I am hoping the 9060 gives me that same general look tho, super sharp, saturated, crisp bright image.

(also I am replying here/tagging you here as I will not be allowed to post my thoughts in the thread where you initially asked, and dont want to give people the idea that I have disappeared or am running from the question lol)
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My Dealer just got a 9060 in for me to preview. It's set-up with a panamorph lens as well. We will be outputting via a Panasonic 820 I believe, so bluray only. Can anyone offer some quick settings to get a good look at this thing?

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My Dealer just got a 9060 in for me to preview. It's set-up with a panamorph lens as well. We will be outputting via a Panasonic 820 I believe, so bluray only. Can anyone offer some quick settings to get a good look at this thing?

Much Appreciated!
Use Cinema mode and make sure "lamp mode is set to "SmartEco". That will provide you the best color "out of the box". From there, you can start tweaking.

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Use Cinema mode and make sure "lamp mode is set to "SmartEco". That will provide you the best color "out of the box". From there, you can start tweaking.
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BenQ HT9060 impressions

[Copied from The BENQ HT9060 & LK990 In-Depth Reviews & Comparison Thread]

Since I've benefited so much from the great information shared on this forum I'd like to share my perspectives and experiences regarding the HT9060 -- all at the risk of being ridiculed for my taste, ignorance, and particular eye-brain perceptual abilities. We've had an HT9060 for about two months now and love it. That said, I should shed some light on my path to this purchase: I got into HT in the early 2000's with an LCD Sanyo/Boxlight 768p projector. It threw a bright picture but with poor contrast, so I paired it with a Stewart GrayHawk screen. Even bought a Lumagen to scale content for the pj's native resolution. However, it did not have sealed light path, so dust blobs were a persistent problem. Along came the Sony Ruby, promising high contrast 1080p in all its glory. It was expensive at $10k, but I figured it would be a good long-term investment. The first unit arrived with its panels off by over 2 pixels. Had to fight with Sony for a replacement since they were claiming 2 pixels is within spec. Finally won with the help of my (AVS) dealer. The replacement was "only" off by 1 pixel, so I had to live with it. (The Ruby had no "convergence correction" function, FWIW.) On top of that, the unit broke down 3 or 4 times and had to be boxed up and shipped off to Laredo, TX each time for repair, on my dime. After that experience I vowed never to buy a big ticket item from Sony again. But some years later I jumped at a Sony HW30 that could be obtained for $3k and had been set up and verified by an AVS salesperson. The HW30, although throwing a fairly dim, soft image served me well until now. To somewhat boost its brightness and punch I matched it with a DA-LITE 2.4 gain HP screen. Fast forward to CEDIA 2018 and the 4K JVC announcements. Watching JVC's rollout issues, not to mention being disappointed that even their relatively expensive NX9 is lamp based, and then hearing good things about the various solid state BenQ models, I decided to take a serious look at them. But with a 110" diagonal 16:9 screen and no way to go bigger, the LKs seemed overkill.

For my screen size the HT9060 seemed an obvious choice among the BenQ models, and I got it for a great price, so I decided to take a chance on it sight unseen (there was little chance I'd get to see one in person anytime soon). So far, I have to say we are delighted with it. Remember, I'm coming from a fairly ancient HW30. Also note that we average about one movie per week and otherwise watch shows streamed in 1080p, upscaled by our devices:
- Panasonic UB820
- Roku Ultra
- ATV4K
The output of all of all these goes into an HDFury Integral 2, where chroma is upsampled to 4:4:4 (as necessary for the source input), per recommendations to avoid banding. That's the objective, at least.

I run the projector in Cinema mode w/SmartEco and have not gotten it calibrated yet as I'm still undecided as to whether I want to change the screen material.

At the moment I'm also not sure which device I prefer for streaming. It may be the ATV4K since it has the option to output 24p content at native rate. I may change my mind on that, though.

My room is light controlled but not a bat cave by any stretch. The walls are painted pomegranate red and the ceiling/doors/trim a very dark grey. There's no black velvet anywhere, and the flooring is light bamboo. Seating is a little less than 1.2 screen-width away.

We use the UB820 for HDR content, of course. On the Panny I enable the HDR Optimizer with Dynamic Range Conversion Adj. set to -5. I eyeballed the setting using some dark scenes to determine which setting revealed the most detail and had the least amount of haze. Presumably, anyone with lower screen gain would use a higher value or leave it at 0. Thanks to Kris Deering for this suggestion. Compared to the projector's handing of HDR, colors seem more natural, and overall picture quality appears improved by letting the Panasonic do the tone mapping and output SDR. With this setting, 4K 24p content on the Panasonic arrives at the projector as 4K 24p 4:4:4 BT2020 12bit SDR @ 445MHz. How do I know this for sure? The HDFury tells me. Note that, with this input the HDFury operates as passthrough. (As an aside, the UB820 outputting BT2020 for SDR raises the question as to why it's a problem for the projector to not allow a gamut change in this mode. Wouldn't this involve an undesirable conversion at the projector when we have sources that provide this flexibility?)

With this projector I definitely recommend the UB820 for its inexpensive tone mapping and HDFury for its Swiss army knife programmability (the green info text it outputs prompted my kids to comment that I had hacked the signal, which is kind of what it does). I got the two for $700 combined.

Pros of the HT9060:

1. Brightness and punch. The image thrown by my previous projector, and most commercial theaters, for that matter, is lifeless and dull by comparison. I'm still using the HP screen. It can be a bit too bright for some SDR content, but I'm on the fence about replacing it since it has such great pop on most content. That, combined with the color range & sharpness, produces an addicting palpability in the image and to the cinematic experience.

2. Sharpness. While my Sony projected a painting-like image the BenQ throws something much more photo realistic. It really draws you into the content. Using the ATV4K for slide shows of photos is quite an experience and really shows off the sharpness (and color rendition).

3. Color. Even uncalibrated, with the current settings I can't point to anything that seems off about its colors. In fact, that's another aspect that makes this projector so compelling and realistic in its rendering of an image. The colors are simply beautiful and must be seen first hand -- miles away from what my Sony produced.

4. Price. For me, being solid state and throwing such a fine image provides great value. There is indeed competition in its price range, of course, but for me the BenQ won out, especially given its reputation for unit-to-unit consistency. From my experiences with 3-panel technology and compromised optics I was very reluctant to take another risk at having to live with a sub-par sample. As I've said before, the BenQ is razor sharp edge to edge. The QBF pattern confirms this.

Cons of the HT9060, and they are minor:

1. It's louder than the Sony. That said, the Sony is whisper quiet. With the projector about 6 feet behind us it can be heard when no content is playing. But once a movie or show starts I don't notice it.

2. Under certain conditions I can see RBE. Here's what I wrote previously: Sounds like most people don’t see any at all, but I must be super sensitive because I see some RBE when my eyes move quickly across the screen and there’s very high contrast white-on-black, like with the progress bar on some players when the image is paused. I never see it when viewing content normally, only as in my example where the movie is paused and I turn to speak to my wife or kids. So, I’m fairly certain a color wheel DLP is out of the question for me. That said, the minor RBE I experience in these instances does not bother me at all.

3. The lens cap fits very snugly, so care must be taken when removing it and putting it back on. This is compounded by the fact that a very slight turn of the lens changes focus significantly. The Sony had plastic tabs around its dust cap for a snug fit, which were easy to snap off for a loose fit. The HT9060 dust cover provides no such option, so care is required -- and the occasional re-focus.

That's it. FYI, I have not seen the JVCs for comparison, nor have I viewed that scene from Interstellar on this projector. I watched it once on the Sony. Not my cup of tea: kind of like if Terrence Malick did Sci-Fi. But I do own both Blade Runner films in 4K, and while they don't show as well as Oblivion, which looks amazing with this projector, I don't notice anything objectionable with those films, either. I'm sure the JVCs do much better with them, but I'm holding out for a solid state pj with JVC contrast and a comparably good lens, all in the BenQ's price range. At this rate it looks like I'll be happy with the BenQ for five years or more.
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