Originally Posted by skylarlove1999
I think eshift doesn't really introduce a softness that is discernible except to the most trained eye. I let my Panasonic ub820 upscale blurays to 4K and pass that signal to my Epson 6050 and the image looks fantastic. The benefit of upscaling broadcast 1080P to me for sports is the depth that just isn't present into the 1080P signal. As @MississippiMan
will attest I don't take the best pictures but here are some images upscaled to 4k. I do not pause so the image might look blurry but when I pause I get a huge banner across the image.
Hey ! How'd I get dragged into this discussion?
My experience with JVC e-Shift5 projectors, using the Projector's on-Board e-Shift5 processing is / has always be excellent, but also wholly dependent upon Content. HD-HDTV Broadcasts left nothing to be desired. Well authored 1080p BlueRays...ditto. UHD-4K was of course pristine.
That said.....I've always noted that the Epson 5040 had a marginally sharper e-Shifted image, albeit one with more noticeable pixelation. For me that small degree of sharpness difference was...and remains not enough to warrant losing the smoothness of the LyCos image....if the availability and budget could be accommodated.
I have installed & viewed both the NX7 and the NX9 and the Native 4K itself was a "to die for" experience. I also never had any reason to complain about the on-Board 4K up-conversion. But again...knowing what the Epsons' can accomplish for me with 150" screen+ makes them a favorite when I need sheer Lumen horsepower as well as a "nearly impeccable image.
Speaking of impeccable, the @skylarlove1999
"in-motion" image above is "pdg
", but still is a bit fuzzy. It takes some deal of practice to capture such images....such as developing an intrinsic feeling for when the motion (...or lack thereof...) is ideally suited, and being able to hit the shutter button without causing Camera shake. I used to use a tripod and a timer, but time...and about a quadzillion screenies taken has made such dictates a unnecessary concern.
Screenies taken using 40% zoom from back behind the seating (minimal distance) to frame the image, and with some care to catch motion at a minimum is what makes for success. Below are a couple 2-3 examples I just took a couple days ago.
Black Fame Painted Drywall Screen
1080p to 4K up-Conversion "In-Motion Video"
2 from outside Theater Room Door / 1 in Theater w/40% Zoom from 15'
But even with all, the images shown are not as sharp as they look in person...and...................not as sharp as they would using a Epson 5040/50