Originally Posted by sage11x
Battle, I agree with almost everything you’re saying here but I have to continue to argue with this position.
HDR is what’s really great about UHD on flat screens where the benefits of 4K resolution are blunted by the small screen size. On projectors, where the average screen size is over 100”, the resolution is SUPER important.
Fair enough. It's just that, for me, when I watch my razor-sharp 1080p DLP every day, that cost me 800 dollars six years ago, the main thing that I find lacking is contrast, refresh rate and brightness in 3D. Also I find banding tiresome too. So even though 4K resolution is arguably a much bigger and obvious upgrade for projectors, I'd rather get more insights into the depth of the image, than super sharp detail which, it's obvious to me, gets blurred the second the camera or the actor moves. Whereas contrast is always there (well, more or less, depending on how bright the APL of the scene is), lumens are definitely always relevant, and HDR demands both higher lumens and higher contrast.
I guess you have to pick your poison. Actually, I wouldn't mind a 1080p XPR 2-shifter, using the DC3 chips which can run at 120hz easily, with 2500:1 contrast and e-shift-like resolution. So worse detail than all the current XPR DPLs but much, much
better contrast for HDR. I go by numbers and numbers don't lie, unlike subjective opinions. I honestly don't believe that a 700:1 native contrast can compete with an 1800:1 contrast projector, especially when the latter costs a third of the price and offers more lumens and 120hz and 8.3ms input lag. There are just too many advantages to be had in 1080p-land.
I would kill to see Billy Lynn in 120, 60, and 24 fps, side by side, or split screen (in thirds), in WCG + HDR of course. I think that alone would convince more people of the awesome potential of even 1080p 120hz HDR10 to deliver stunning images.
I wish Sony and JVC and Epson would get the clue about 120hz too, and sadly Epson doesn't seem to even care about 60hz! let alone 120. It's really a shame about the 10 gbps inputs.