I picked up a Panasonic UB820 to try out with the Epson. So I figured I would share some first impressions and ask a few questions.
So right out of the box I configured the Panasonic to output SDR2020. I reset a memory save on the Epson to a default Digital Cinema mode and attempted to setup a gamma of 2.4. I loaded up The Matrix UHD. I upped the Dynamic slider on the Panasonic a few clicks. The result wasn't far off from HarperVision. And there was a noticeable and significant improvement in the handling of the really bright content. A great example is the blue-white electric gun special effect, which had less clipping, less of a white blob, and ultimately looked more realistic. I'm sure overall colors are off a bit and I'll have to spend some time with a calibration disk. But, as far as simplicity goes this seems like a real winner. Once I get it more dialed in I will maybe try to post some screen compares.
One area that is not very clear to me is getting setup with 2.4 gamma. I found two suggestions and it looks like a custom curve is required. I don't think digital cinema would impact these settings? But I'd appreciate any feedback you guys have.
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