Originally Posted by sage11x
Yeah, I couldn’t follow. Made it a few minutes and then gave up.
Does anyone know why there are ZERO North American reviews for this thing outside of the lone TVS comparison?
I had no particular problems. IIRC, the first 1/2 of the video mainly discussed the physical differences between the projectors, and it's the discussion of the differences in IQ that were my main interest.
The comparison of IQ actually begins just after 11:00.
Colour performance and gamut:
UHD65 and HC5040 were virtually tied unless the Epson engages the cinema filter, but the filter produces an unacceptable reduction in brightness, which means that screen size must be reduced.
A unequivocal win for the UHD65.
The Epson has a slight edge in some scenes but overall it was a tie due to the excellent dynamic lamp dimming on the UHD65
Here the Epson pulls ahead because of the high light output and acceptable colour in Dynamic mode. Brightness in cinema mode was similar for each but engaging the digital cinema filter to widen the colour gamut dramatically reduced brightness in the HC5040. This is somewhat mitigated by the lower noise of the UHD65 in Dynamic Black (smarteco) and high power modes.
A clear win for the UHD65's DLP system.
Lamp life favours the UHD65 by a wide margin when used in Dynamic Black mode.