Originally Posted by ET34
Is it correct that the new W2700/HT3550 will have 200 lumens LESS light output than W1700; ANSI 2000 lumens vs 2200 lumens? Will the dynamic iris compensate for the lesser light output of the W2700?
For us W1700 owners who might consider an upgrade, it is positive that the light border has been removed, and that they’ve made the W2700 USB-upgradable. In addition it would have been very tempting if the new unit gets much less switching time (HD>4K->HD and startup time) than the W1700, but we’ll probably have to wait until we have some reviews before we can be certain of that.
You’re on the right track.
Less lumens is due to new optical engine and filter with priority on color accuracy.
Not sure how dynamic iris could compensate for less light output at the high end since its purpose is to improve black levels in dark scenes.
While max green output may decrease, reality will be that the brightness difference on calibrated/best bright modes will be imperceptible compared to HT2550.
Light border will be gone, or rather the pond of mirrors decreased to the normal POM of every other DLP pre-xpr.
USB upgradable confirmed.
Switching time should be decreased with integrated SOC instead of 3 processor chips.
Also the dark plastic piece in front of the lens array is to solve for a gripe I’ve had on these projectors since my W1070. The ceiling halo. A very welcome solution!!