Originally Posted by Tango001
Anybody else pull the trigger on this projector?
Yes, I just received my BenQ LK952 from Projector People. I had been considering these 0.66" units:
but decided to get the BenQ LK952 (0.47" chip) just because of price and 5000 lumens.
We've had the LK952 for a week now and are happy with it and it is a dramatic step-up from our previous Panasonic 8000 3LCD projector. I have too many windows to benefit from inky black levels, so this projector is better suited to my living room.
I ran my Spears & Munch UHD 4K disk on it, and things look OK to me with all of the default settings. I haven't made any adjustments yet (I don't have any color filters...)
I have firmware 1.0.1 and am running in sRGB mode and Normal brightness; but I do have Dynamic Dimming turned on (it isn't listed in the V 1.00 manual). I haven't A/B it yet to see if the difference is noticeable. My Passengers 4K disk arrives tomorrow so that will be a good test...
I have attached 3 photos:
- the projector mounted to the ceiling. This is the same universal mount that I had with my Pana8000, and the change-over was trivial. I like the LK952 center-of-mass mark. The tapestry is there to deaden the sound back-reflection and to hide the cables. Its been there for 20 years since my original Sharp Notevision7 projector.
- the image on the screen with 2 of 3 of my the black-out blinds down. Stewart Filmscreen GrayHawk. Sized for 4x3 from a couple of decades ago before 16:9.
- the image on the screen with NONE of my the black-out blinds down
My windows face west, but it is still morning so this is light through the window (not direct sunlight).
The 3rd photo is poor just because of the camera -- the image on the screen looks fine and colors are OK. This is the benefit of 5000 lumens! My former Panasonic 8000 3LCD projector was completely washed out in this case.