Originally Posted by zombie10k
I've read all the feedback so far. as with any model, it's not all high praise. some folks on this forum and others expressed concerns about the black floor. The overall positive HT9060 reviewer said he loves the sharpness but wish it has the contrast of LCOS. Some couldn't take the RBE on the LK series. They are just as valid topics to discuss as the excellent virtues like the single panel sharpness and great color reproduction.
Of course, but I was just pointing out that some to date post as if anything below 5000:1 native is garbage/unwatchable, or maybe even anything under 8000:1 native is garbage. And, these recent BenQ HT8060/HT9060/LK970/LK990 projectors disprove that narrative (much earlier HT8050/HT9050 in same chassis were an exception as they were both released half-finished with multiple issues simply to be first to market w/ consumer 4K DLP).
Now that doesn't mean everyone will like them, of course, but it does show with the right combination of other
picture quality elements you can actually get away with 1000:1 native / 4000:1 dynamic and still have an amazing picture that rivals or beats some of the best "go to" projectors out there from larger companies, including ones that cost 2-4x as much.
I am actually not too surprised these "finished" BenQ models HT9060/LK990 are doing so well, since they were designed by one of the most talented group of folks currently designing DLP projectors rather than just being Coretronic or Delta reference designs.
i'm glad more people are getting these and providing more data. I'm interested to hear more about the 9060 3D capabilities. how many lumens in 3D mode. also does the auto-dimming engage in 3D mode. His contrast measurement in 3D seems to indicate it's not fully engaging or was the measurement affected by the DLP Link signal.
I would not be surprised if auto dimming was disabled entirely for 3D, simply because even at 1700 lumens you still need all the brightness you can get for 3D with all but the smallest sized screen. In fact, I think that's how BenQ projectors of the past have operated, and I'm fine with that. The 3D glasses almost act as an ND filter of sorts, I found with my BenQ w7000 they really tightened up the blacks, and I didn't feel the iris was necessary in any way whatsoever with 3d - the w7000 had much worse black levels than these projectors, too. So I imagine the 3D is quite amazing, if both of us have time this wknd maybe i'll grab my ZD201s and check out Aztar's unit.