This is what I have been trying to tell you. True 4K has to do with the panels that are used. In other words no scaling. So if a projector uses 4K panels it is a native 4K projector. If it uses 1080P panels, then it is native 1080P. Now from there it comes down to processing, contrast and lens. The better the processing and the better the lens, the better the image will be. Just because a projector can't pass the single pixel test pattern does not mean it is not a 4K native projector. it just means that there is room for improvement. And the thing is, there is room for improvement for all projectors.That's definitely true. Hey i need some help understanding something, at first i didn't understand what exactly what people meant when they said that most of these sony 4k models aren't true 4k, so after asking around i learnt that it means that even though the projectors has all the required pixels for 4k, the low quality lens couldn't resolve all the detail from every single pixel and as a result the image it threw on the screen wouldn't precisely 4k, it would be of a slightly lower resolution and would be something like e-shift. So i understood that the lens is the only thing that can prevent sony from actually displaying a 4k image. But after reading your posts i realised that even the panel drivers could also prevent it from showing a true 4k image, atleast if i understood correctly. And so as of now my little understanding is that even though a projector is native 4k, it could be prevented from throwing a TRUE 4k image by either the lense or the panel driver. Is that correct? Now after understanding this, jqmn came and basically threw me right back down the rabbit hole, telling me i've got it all wrong, and that even a bad lense can't prevent the sony projector from throwing a PRECISE, EXACT, TRUE 4K image! He says that even a lower end sony 4k projector will throw a true native 4k image just like the JVC RS4500, and that the only difference a lower end lense would make is that it would throw a lower quality image i.e sharpness, convergence, across the screen uniformity. But that it would still be native 4k. But what i've heard before this is different.
would really appreciate some help, i know i've really dragged this topic but really want to understand. Thanks