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Tsunami,


In the photos you have in your other thread black

appeared much blacker than in these photos. The

way black looks in these photos is much closer to

how I expect an LCD image to look.


Yes, with a CRT projector black looks truly black

instead of a dimly lit gray. Darkly lit movie scenes become much more watchable.


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Yes, I tend to agree with you that the photos are different from what I've taken in the other thread. I just don't know is it the problem with my digital camrea or is the projector itself. I can't have any control of the light metering in my digital camera. Honestly I know that may cause huge difference in the exposure of the photos.


You may know that camera exposure and light metering haven't change much from grandfather era. All light metering method, no matter multizone or centre weight... are all calibrated by reference to a 18% light reflectance standard and that's the reason why Kodak Grey Card can still has its place in modern photography.


Now I am very suspicious about the effect of the low average light level of the U571 film will tend to cause my digital camera to overexpose. This kind of thing can happen. I must admit that the original picture as seen directly by my eyes are better than the photos. Of course the picture quality is still way behind those film such as the 5th elements or other demo disc.


That's exactly what I meant in the other thread that all dealers or shops alike tend to demo DVD or film with high contrast and high colour saturation. And that's exactly why "5th elements" is being kept on demoing by default in various conutries and events.


What's really interested me is that projector such as CRT with no light emission in complete black signal (no phosphor flourescence) can that emits enough light out in other area in the same picture with only minimal midtone signal such as those almost completely dark scenes in the U571. I know the black is better in CRT projector (technology difference) but can the overall picture contrast is better in such dim scenes.


I have this query because dealers for CRT projector are also avoiding demoing U571 film in their showrooms in Hong Kong.
 

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Hi


I have U571 and an lcd. I have much better blacks than that BUT the transfer is indeed a tough job for any projector. It really require a good CRT monitor with a Radeon or a 8" gun CRT in 720p and perfectly tuned, with a total back room.


You would much benefit from a 2.35 lens and a 2.35 screen. I use now my screen in a 2.35 format and thus no more black bars problems.


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Finally finished watching the U571 DVD. Definitely one of the films with the darkest average light level and very low contrast filmed with intention to micmic that kind of WWII feeling.

Sound effect is great but the picture is very dim. A very difficult film for LCD projector and I'll say a reference for testing the video quality of a projector, CRT/LCD/DLP/DILA....

Here are pictures projected with the Sanyo XP18 with Kikuchi THG screen.
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_up...6-2628_IMG.jpg
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_up...6-2638_IMG.jpg
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_up...6-2643_IMG.jpg
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_up...6-2629_IMG.jpg


I just don't know how is this kind of performance compared to other projectors? Can a CRT projector or any other projectors produce better result? Just want to know. Thanks.
 
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