me neither. i am curious if there is any info anywhere of what the factual measured contrast is on the 4010 model, as it is, as i understand, the same pretty much 5050 model, using same 18gbps chip, but, lower contrast.
considering those contrast ratios from the recent 5050 review - see below, i just would love to know, what exactly is $1700 4010 does in the same area compared to $2999 5050.
No Iris, In My Theater
Cinema Bright Mode Medium- 5500:1 contrast
Cinema Mode Medium - 6200:1 contrast
Digital Cinema Mode Medium - 6100:1 contrast
Natural Mode Medium - 5700:1 contrast
Dynamic Mode Medium - 7846:1 contrast
Iris On, High Speed, In My Theater
Cinema Bright Mode Medium- 65000:1 contrast
Cinema Mode Medium - 150,000:1 contrast
Digital Cinema Mode Medium - 125,000:1 contrast
Natural Mode Medium - 73,000:1 contrast
Dynamic Mode Medium - 620,000:1 contrast
PS. i found 4010 review with that info:
All luminance values are expressed here in nits, also known as candelas per square meter (cd/m2). For those needing a frame of reference, 1fL equals 3.43 nits, or 1 nit equals .29fL.
The Home Cinema 4010 is a bright projector, but it won’t quite pump out the searing whites of some compact DLP models. I started by measuring its native contrast after calibration in the Medium bulb mode. Peak white was 213.3837 nits with .0495 nits black and 1257.8:1 contrast.
Setting the auto-iris to High Speed results in the greatest possible contrast. The Eco bulb mode is fine for small to medium theaters with screens up to around 100”. There, you’ll see 193.2571 nits white, .0128 nits black, and 15,134.4:1 contrast. For more light output, set the bulb to High. Then, the white level is 261.5022 nits with .0183 nits black and 14,264.2:1 contrast.
Without 3D glasses, I was unable to test the 3D mode.
HDR produces similar results to SDR. In Digital Cinema mode, with the bulb on High, and the auto-iris set to High Speed, I recorded 128.0429 nits white, .0079 nits black, and 16,274.9:1 contrast. This combination yields the highest dynamic range thanks to the internal color filter that enables the full DCI-P3 color gamut.