The following is a copy of an email I received from a client
who compared the 4000 verses the 5000SC together side by side.
I thought you dila fans would like to read this. It has not been edited in any way. Just copy and paste.
I just got at home a 5000SC for a couple of hours. Wow.
. Much more punchy compared to a 4000.
. Colors more vivid, more lively.
. I have the habit with the 4000 to boost the contrast to make low level
details more visible. That's no longer necessary with the 5000: the
extended dynamics due to the 1000:1 contrast ratio brings out so many
details that I left the contrast a 128 on my Faroudja, while I usually set
it up to 180-200 with the 4000, which of course washes out the whites.
. The image is at the same time more creamy and more detailed.
. HD was gorgeous. The JVC guy told me that this is nothing compared to the
QXGA model, but at $225000, I will refuse to see it! QXGA will be my next
step in 3 to 4 years, when it becomes (relatively) affordable.
. There is still a noticeable amount of light when there is no image. But
as soon as there is an image, you don't see it anymore. After all, 1000:1
is the same ratio as film.
. I can't wait to have this puppy, especially if the Panamorph makes it a
6650 lumens like projector instead of a 5000 one!
I think I told you that I saw a big 12000 lumens Barco DLP. The 4000 was
already slightly better despite being 3 times less luminous in theory, and
I think now that the 5000 will cream any DLP, except perhaps the Cinema
DLPs with also a 1000:1 contrast ratio.
Also, the lumens ratings seam to be often exaggerated: JVC had a shoot-out
for the benefit of one of their potential customer against a 8000 lumens
Digital projection DLP 1280x1024 model, and the 5000 was as bright, and
better in terms of video quality. The 5000 I was shown was measured at 4800
lumens before calibration, and 4300 after.
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