Engineering sample units of the W2700/HT3550 are being finalized. My BenQ contact just sent some side by side HDR comparisons between the HT2550 and HT3550.
The HT2550 (bottom) is in HDR mode out of the box. The HT3550 (top) is HDR out of the box and also has the DCI-P3 filter enabled. Default settings on he HT3550 have HDR PRO, Dynamic Iris, and Dynamic Black (software dimming) enabled.
Keep in mind the HT2550 had superb color accuracy and Delta-E for this price range.
Let me preface these impressions with the fact that we are looking at pictures of an image. I have not yet seen the projector image in person. So take these with a grain of salt until reviews come in. With that said, I like what I see.
The image with Vision getting the gem removed from his head... I noticed the increased color and detail around the gem on the HT 3550. The handling of bloom is improved. I also noticed the increased shadow detail at the base of his neck. The shadow detail is also improved on the shoulder area as well. Overall Delta-E and image smoothness on the HDR image seems improved.
The image of the Scarlet Witch is the same story on the Delta E and image smoothness. The flesh tone looks to be improved in this HDR sample.
In the spaceship image, at first glance both images look great I think thanks due in large part to the art direction of the scene. Upon closer inspection, two areas of image show off some early prowess of HDR-Pro. First, the clouds. The shadow detail is vastly improved in the bottom left, the ship underbelly, and the entire right 20% of the image. Second, look at the bright star. Bloom is handled much better and lends to a much more balanced image to my eye.
What do you guys think?