Originally Posted by Mike Garrett
We were talking ANSI contrast and I said scene. That would be a paused picture, no motion involved.
That was not my point. Plasma can have over 8,000:1 ANSI contrast alone, whereas most projectors don't even have half of that with on/off. If the image were paused, plasma would have an even greater advantage with ANSI because then the phosphors would have had time to settle, and increasing ANSI even more.
But that would be an interesting metric because ANSI would most certainly go down for LCOS too with motion.
My point was though that if you had two projectors, and one were to have 8,000:1 ANSI, and the other to have true native 8,000:1 native on/off, the 8,000:1 ANSI would look way better.
I don't think rooms have to be a black hole to take advantage of ANSI. It sure didn't hurt a plasma in a moderately lit room.
Low ANSI projectors like JVC take a hit because of reflections in the lens due do the nature of how projection systems currently work.
The future of projection technology is scanning lasers like which was used in the Sony MP-CL1.
I personally think LCOS is a stagnant technology that has reached its peak. DLP has already shown with the Christie Eclipse the potential of the technology.
It's bizarre why some Chinese knockoff of DLP hasn't been made yet, since many patents for the technology have expired years ago.