Originally Posted by christoffeldg
You are going into a range of projectors that don't really have that much "margin" anymore anyway.
It is the same for the JVC RS4500 lens vs the Sony VWxxxES lens, is one better than the other? Yes. Will you notice it? No you won't.
Is the P3 coverage of the Sony better than the JVC without filter? Yes. Will you notice it? No you won't.
The only real questions you should ask yourself are:
1. How much lumen do you need
2. Do you really want a laser projector when the lamp based ones offer better contrast?
The higher the P3 the more color coverage there is , those trying to trick the unsuspecting into believing it was a significant improvement used the feature as a selling tool. Vincent Teoh pointed out the significance of 5-10% as negligible except for HDR Rec 2020 , in scenes where the colors can cross into this area. Basically if watching older rec 709 movies it really does not matter, if you are watching newer movies Rec.2020 that are HDR then this becomes much more significant . It will not represent a monumental difference throughout the movie as many were trying to make us believe, but it does in fact impact the image especially with newer HDR movies moving forward. It becomes more significant as 4K HDR replace older movies, for me personally, it's all I have been watching especially after adding the Lumagen with it's superior HDR tone mapping features.
Contrast on the VW885 is actually very good and many that have moved from the VW675 have noticed a improvement overall, I certainly did . The VW885 is an improvement in so many ways, the one area I would think the VW675 bests it is both minor and infrequent at best. Even in scenes with higher APL the VW885 can produce an image that has a near 3D effect the VW675 never possessed. Colors now noticeably more punchy , has a pop the laser is responsible for, the lamp based projector did not possess . Images almost have a superimposed 3D effect, especially areas of central focus in the near field within any image. There's more to an image than contrast, otherwise I would have kept my RS600. The VW885 sets a new bar , I'm not backing up from this point onward , that's for sure.
I watched CoCo a few weeks ago, 4K HDR Rec.2020 , laser was running less than 50%, the image stunning . I could easily fill at 140" 1.3 gain screen running 4K HDR Rec.2020 with a little wiggle room, avoid having to run 100% all the time. That said, any of these laser projectors should be able to run 100% all the time , should become obsolescent tech wise long before it degrades to any significant amount.
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