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That's fine for the few people that watch in the above conditions, I am at -8 to -12 most of the time, and the contrast is much higher even on the RS-540 at 0 aperture compared to an NX-5. The RS-3000 is a little closer contrast-wise but it's a lot of extra money.
The main reason I bought the RS-420 was because I was hoping the DI would make more difference. Tested the DI at a dealer on an RS-540, but I couldn't find the right content to play quick enough, could only find blackout scenes. Didn't know the JVC DI was so 'dead' on anything not pure black.
I'm very happy with the RS-420 for what I paid (bargain really), but I would not be happy with this contrast in the higher price ranges. I'm really picky about contrast more so than other stuff.
Tone mapping is a different issue, that is mixing the two issues, whereas there is a way around that issue anyhow, especially for those on smaller screens the contrast difference becomes more important, not less. I understand you guys have to sell projectors, so sorry if speaking about it hurts sales in any way (doubt it does, who listens to me anyways right)? I'm not going to reframe my own opinion though, I just personally prefer contrast over sharpness in most cases, not all.
Not a doubling of contrast to notice a difference, differences are noticed non-linearly by our eyes, can be as little as 25%, depends on room conditions and brightness level from one brightness to another. Doubling is noticeable without even an A/B comparison under some conditions.
Last edited by coderguy; 01-19-2020 at 01:43 PM.