I see your practical approach and yes I view things in terms of absolute (price not a consideration in the topp down design process) I do have experienced 6 years of the very best projectors and find the on-off contrast past our 8k-1 mods (after that point) becomes less of a priority to other image superlatives endemic to DCI, not with DCI clips but plain kaleidescape, also big fan of 3d and teranex converted 3d, it's highly therapeutic. So past 8-k1 10-11k-1 necessary to give 10-fstop hdr (UHD BD compliant level) with laser, excuse me but the Last upcoming sony laser demoes are laughable to me and talking about 100,000-1 is something that the content creator did not intend so is akin to turning a giant contrast knob.
Perception is learned I have spent the last 6 years examining the development of the highest end, 4 forum members made it into the cinemacon dolby premiere taker and I were 2 and have the same calibrated observations We found the dynamic range of the 65,000-1 system 20% too rich at the top and 5% crushing at the bottom, so your double light engine "thing to wait for" has been overbuilt with 25% excess capacity, then you take RealD's study that the maximum room contrast in commercial venue possible caps at 40k-1 and now all that is needed is 10k-1 to a max 20k-1 to do hdr in a screening room, the former Alan already has measure in his Barco, the later is possible removing the prism like Imax does. This gives us hope.
If you see the laser hdr panel discussions when chris chinook says about exit poll studies in high brightness 3D I give him the
By the same token you take the cake in the research of consumer projectors , and your Perception is very well studied in that range.
Like I say in the youtube It would be wrong to show a population of joe blows the shootout you propose, but weeding out the non expert viewers at cedia, with me pointing out what to look for ahead so that these expert viewers can confirm or not the claims, then yes your sony will be sent packing...
You need expert watchers pointing out these new technology demos. Of course we are talking a nice toyota versus a nice porsche. The porsche will win.... in absolute contexts. Don't let the fact that I work on exotics confuse you with my social responsibility long term goals the backbone of my efforts.
Many of such efforts have been proven to spread inexpensively to the masses within 1-2 decades delayed effect span. Began dabbling into the origins of immersive cinema in 1979.
I know things about squeezing actual resolution out of these top of line projectors that even the very top 5 experts in the world did not know anyone would be involved to the level of perfectionism, optically my standards are above every one elses, specially sony.
See this part.