Originally Posted by Raffy87
2. We watched a bit of the NFL Preseason game on the NFL Network Monday evening and their was noticeable jitter/noise, whatever you want to call it, around fast moving objects. I haven't had that experience with my 5040 - fast motion is much smoother - something I double checked this afternoon when I returned home.
That was something I noticed when comparing a 4K Sony, JVC X5000 (RS400?) and Epson LS10000 - the JVC did a have a 'noisier' image. One scene that sticks in my mind is from Jurassic World when she releases the T-Rex- around her arm (to the left) when there is a lot of red flare, the JVC showed signs of noise there. Neither the Sony or Epson did, and when I demo'd the 5040 I used that scene and it was noise free.
One thing that may be causing that is the brightness of the image - the JVC is very bright even with the iris closed at -15, but it could be that it was just too bright, and an ND or CC filter with recalibration may have helped there. I wasn't able to try that so I won't know unless I get a chance to try it.
But overall, I think that was the only real visible negative for the JVC over the Epson (I'm not a gamer, just a movie watcher). The JVCs black level was of course it's biggest advantage overall.
Even so, there is something very watchable about the Epson that makes me seem to prefer it and I just can't put my finger on why. If I bought the Epson I know I'll be regretting and missing the JVC blacks (and around $1500 more cash), but the Epson produces a very very nice image.
I just wish there was a way to make the potential 1,000,000:1 on/off CR useable in a watchable video mode. The 4040 can achieve over 184,000: CR in dynamic mode (measured, which is greater than the advertised 160,000:1), but the people who achieved that didn't say how they got it though I can imagine it was with test patterns in an unwatchable mode. Just imagine being able to get even 500,000:1 useable CR from the 5040 - that would certainly put it back up there with the JVC (except in Canada), but probably not achievable without a filter and calibration, so not easy for most people.
Can't wait for Cine4home to get their hands on a production model and see what they can get with their LPE filter mod