Ohh thats even worse, the positive is that you like it. Once you get a better projector that is calibrated perfectly, and you have matched gamma/ tonemapping so the HDR and SDR looks the same, the epson cant resolve 1080P so the eshift is mostly there to hide the huge pixel grid, not to generate higher resolution.Maby but I don't own a JVC at last not yet
I have an Epson 9400 and there is a huge difference between out of the box and the calibration sheets I used from Alaric
It had recently been calibrated and it was a friend of a friend who offered to take me over to see if because the room was very similar to my own.Maby the projector was out of focus? Who knows if the owner was able to set it coreclty.
Also that x5900 needs eshift do display 4k content so you can't just ignore it
so the HDR and SDR looks the same
Thats perfectly ok, my experience is the opposite, i have 5 JVC projector, 28 CRT projectors, oled and plasma tv, and ill guess around 12 1080-4K players, multiple streaming solutions, and quite a bit of calibration hardware.The dynamic range might be tonned to look the same but movies mastered with bt2020 look better than same movies mastered with rec 709
This is my experience with all movies and TV shows i have watched and tested on both projector and OLED
As I mentioned before, subjective opinions cant be argued, you prefer whatever you like, the only thing we can discuss here is whats right and whats wrong, based on objective measures and tests.
The problem is not the BT2020 sure more wont hurt, its when you have source material, and displays that don't match, then it becomes a funky mess of software, scaling and converting from multiple devices, just see how DV is different on OPPO and Panasonic, nobody know why.I find it very odd the fact that from all the home cinema enthusiasts I have met either in real life or on different online platforms, you are the only one that don't like movies mastered with bt2020.
Also, what are you doing with so many projectors and players, are you trying to open the first home cinema museum?
I know people who have a passion for collecting different stuff like old photos, cars, guns, books, and many other things but I belive you are the only one who collects projectors
Firstly there is not need for full dynamic range in order to enjoy some of the benefits of UHD 4k Discs. Personally, after many tests, I have come to the conclusion that the best image i get is by tonemapping HDR to SDR at 150 target lumminance, using OPPO and, of course, with the option to preserve bt2020. Many Epson owners are using the HDR slider in order to do the tone mapp directly on the projector but I have very mixed results when doing that. Most movies look too dark if I close the slider to the point where I can see specular highlights good enough.if you show me a perfectly tracking BT2020 and st2084 with a proper dynamic range/ contrast, minimum 50000:1 calibrated on one of your Epson, ill take my hat off and give you one of my JVC projectors for free, delivered on your doorstep, setup and calibrated to your liking.
OPPO and Epson use static tonemapping, thats like generations old by now, and is known to be far from optimal.Firstly there is not need for full dynamic range in order to enjoy some of the benefits of UHD 4k Discs. Personally, after many tests, I have come to the conclusion that the best image i get is by tonemapping HDR to SDR at 150 target lumminance, using OPPO and, of course, with the option to preserve bt2020. Many Epson owners are using the HDR slider in order to do the tone mapp directly on the projector but I have very mixed results when doing that. Most movies look too dark if I close the slider to the point where I can see specular highlights good enough.
Secondly I want to thank you for your most generous offer but even if your conditions could have been achived, I would not accept such fancy gifts couse we all know what happend to the people of Troy when they did
I had a 260 quite a while back, so I can definitely help here...quick question about sony 290es - i read from specs that the life of the projector is 6000 hours in Eco mode Mode (low) and low operating noise (26 dB).
1. what i understand is the PJ cannot do HDR or 4k on eco mode, is that correct?
2. how many hours can the lamp do in regular mode (non eco mode)?
3. what s the noise level in regular or non eco mode?
i tried looking in many places but couldn't find answers to my questions.
any help is much appreciated? thanks
Personally I would use high lamp for both. This is not a bright projector, and HDR isn't about brightness so much as it is about dynamics. Low lamp even on SDR looked dim when I had one of these on a 118" 1.1 gain screen. It's more like:High lamp for HDR and low lamp for SDR. Simples.
The 290 will allow separate presets for each mode (each preset can store separate SDR and HDR settings) so after setting them up, it is as simple as a key press to switch between them.
Thing is, without brightness overhead there will never be as much range to be dynamic in. (Black floor being equal that is). With projectors, the range is what the range is, and everything is compressed into what is available. Less brightness, less range = more compression with all the associated pitfalls therein.Personally I would use high lamp for both. This is not a bright projector, and HDR isn't about brightness so much as it is about dynamics. Low lamp even on SDR looked dim when I had one of these on a 118" 1.1 gain screen. It's more like:
High lamp: Great SDR
High lamp: Okayish HDR
Your low-lamp SDR and high lamp HDR would just result in Okayish SDR to go with your Okayish HDR from my experience. But it depends on screen size and gain obvs.
All native 4k machines do 4k all the time. All eco does is reduce the brightness of the bulb. You still get full 4k and HDR in that mode, but HDR will look dark.thanks, haven't bought one yet. was thinking to buy one but got to know that in eco mode i would not get full 4k