Native is 600 to 1000, that is bad for a dlp projector, it doesnt actually get much worse than that. And a 10x mechanical iris could easily result in visible pumping and clipping of bright areas in dark scenes. Sacrificing an already low 2-3k native for a resolution increase via shifting just to market as "4k" and sacrificing modulation/motion performance on top of that. It's not necessarily that black levels/contrast are poor, it's just comparatively inferior. You can still have a great picture... All XPR dlp projectors had 0 appeal to me because of it though, and I sought out older dlp projectors that had better contrast. Sim2 mico (º﹃º )
For dlp, either:
Stick to older rgb led dlp projectors and resign yourself to a smaller screen, or
Keep dlp in a white room or high ambient light setting where the contrast doesnt matter anyway.
Fingers crossed for 2chip dlp rgb laser under 20k in the next 10 years. It really is an incredible imaging system(rgb solid state dlp) unlike any other technology available.
What will come first? 2chip dlp or rapid modulation lcd? I'd guess the former unless I missed something.
Originally Posted by rekbones
with 3 high intensity water cooled laser light sources mounted in a separate cabinet. Black level is on par with LCOS tech but still only achieve about 250nits peek and cost north of $500k. So it is doable but I doubt it will ever reach the consumer level.
Don't they use phase change cooling? I don't think water can dissipate the heat from those laser arrays. Max output is something like 35k lumens, depending on the screen can achieve way past 250nits. Isn't the Eclipse consumer level, just at the top of the expensive ladder? Black level/contrast is drastically superior to LCOS(20m:1 native, 80k:1 at 1%apl, vs jvcs 200k:1 dynamic and 20k:1 at 1%), and bested only by oled, and oled cant compare in any other area of video rendering.