Originally Posted by HoustonHoyaFan
Samsung has a 146" The Wall, Sony has a 220" C-LED which has better blacks than OLED. I am sure @ARROW-AV
will be happy to sell you either.
I have a RS600 that with irises full closed gives >120K:1 at ~ 400 lumens. I have compared it side by side to my 77G7 OLED and it is not close as far as black level or intensity and variety of levels in the stars.
I am not sure why there is a misunderstanding on why high contrast is important. I am typing this on a Dell UP2715 which is an IPS monitor with ~1,000:1 CR. On the AVS page blacks look inky and whites bright and vivid. However if I tried to view a very very dark scene say < 2% APL then it will all go to hell.
I had the exact same results with my RS600, 120,000:1, at the same time I had a Sony VW675 it measured 16,900:1 . Huge difference in numbers little noticed except for the few scenes where super low APL has a advantage. The vast majority of movies are not low APL, and not all low APL are the same, depending on the content the VW675 could render images much better . I kept the VW675 for what it did better, motion and detail , did not have the mosquito noise common with e-shift . The RS600 could render some low APL slightly better, the VW675 did a better job in the vast majority of content when all variables ( balance) are considered . The VW885 is pretty much in line with the VW675 for HD content, with HDR there is no contest , the VW885 has a much better balance for fades to black screen , nothing is better than off but I do believe some would even argue that.
The new VW985 is going to be interesting . Will it have the dynamic iris or not I wonder? @arrow
stated he was informed by Sony that ALL new models coming would not
have a dynamic iris, now saying it will have a dynamic iris. That was a big statement when it was made , the news now is quite a huge contradiction . Dual laser is rumored as is the improved ARC lens . Will it have a new chassis or could it possibly be the VW885 with dual laser in the same compact chassis ? I've read some speculating it could be 3000 lumens also rumored it could be 2200 . Remember , the VW885 was thought to have 2500 and the ARC lens from the same rumor mill , reality is ,you won't know until CEDIA . Bottom line, don't trust all the rumors no matter how accurate someone claims , it's all pure speculation, conjecture and a dab of truth mixed with some embellishment . Yea, simply rumors . All manufacturers keep a tight lid on features pre-CEDIA , only key employees have the details , nothing has changed.
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Last edited by roxiedog13; 08-15-2018 at 12:58 PM.