Originally Posted by Toe
Exactly. Nobody would pick the 640 in a direct comparison which I saw at the Springs shootout last year. The 4500 is the best projected image I've personally seen and it's a clear step up over the 640.
Everyone values different things...
If I was really concerned about all image aspects, I would be watching a TV.
That said, I'm sure the RS-4500 looks better in most ways, it should given Native 4k panels and better processing.
However, contrast is way underrated and sharpness is way overrated in this forum.
Color accuracy is also slightly overrated, it's nice to have, but being a few dE off just isn't the end of the world.
I've heard people tell me go look at the Sony's and the contrast looks almost the same, the contrast looked like crap except for the vw1100es. All the other Sony's look like Epsons.
People cherry pick the highest contrast anyone ever measured, but the truth is their panels are incredibly inconsistent even without degradation. Part of the problem is contrast is lost in the lens, and Sony's lens still have problems on SOME units (a good number). Then some have degrading panels. The contrast on Sonys is lost to the throw position, unless you get a perfect lens and have the perfect throw, your contrast is going to be 1/4 to 1/2 what the highest measurements say, and that is before degradation. The more issue with the lens, the more contrast that is lost to the throw position.
Based on what people have told me about the Sonys, cannot really trust this forum sometimes...
The problem is most people watch the wrong type of content when comparing black levels. Once you are at home and after watching a projector for 100+ hours, that's when you really know the differences.
There is a some fluff in this forum sometimes because people are:
(though also good information too)
2) Owners that don't like hearing negative stuff
3) People that watched a few hours of content in a 'social' setting and think that is a good test. It's highly biased.
4) Purchase Justification
5) Mismatched brightness and/or watching the wrong content
I know I come off sounding negative sometimes, but the truth isn't always positive, spinning everything to a positive light is for sales people and politicians.