Originally Posted by MJ DOOM
Is it the "Dynamic Dimming" actually called that or Smarteco? Have you found it to improve the black levels? Also can "Dynamic Dimming" be enabled with the custom laser light setting?
Sorry for the late reply -- I didn't see this question since it was on page 2
I have turned off SmartEco since it washes out the colors.
The Light Source choices are:
I have it set to Normal and it looks fine to me. Dimming looks washed out. I haven't played with the Custom settings yet and I haven't really had the need to.
For me, watching Passengers looks great. Colors are vibrant and the black of space is black. If I had the ability to A/B, then I think that I would be better able to utilize Custom. HDR seems to be working fine and I haven't really had the need to diddle.
The LK952 doesn't have the depth that an OLED screen has, nor the black-level of a dedicated home theater projector. However, it was the 5,000 lumen brightness that drew me to it (from the half-dozen projectors that I was considering). Being able to watch during the day for non-critical viewing without having to lower the black-out blinds is a big plus. So this morning we watched the Macy's parade with the blinds up and things looked fine; the picture was bright, the colors were vivid, and the contrast was fine for this show.
If you have a blackened Bat Cave, then there are probably better choices of projectors. But if you have a window-centric house like mine, then this projector makes a lot of sense (and the similar Optima unit). I'm stepping up from 1,800 lumens, so these 5,000 lumen units are like night-and-day.
Hope this helps.