Question PJ VS TV for contrast ?

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  1. dinoprada2003

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    It’s been ages since I owned a PJ last one was the Hitachi LCD TX 100 about a decade ago with the awful “chicken wire effect” before that a DLP with the rainbow effect .

    Anyway I’ve stuck to TVs since mostly plasmas like the VT50 and now the 902b FALD that was pro calibrated for me by Vincent Teoh at “HD Test” .

    Anyway I’ve noticed something with TVs and that’s the contrast can at times especially in dark scenes looks “washed out” and or the actors look like they are suffering from “jaundice” . I’ve noticed this on every TV I owned from plasma to lcd to fald.

    As I debate to get a bigger TV 75” + or a PJ in my small 12x10 movie room in the next year or so . I wondered how PJs fare against TVs for contrast ? HDR and DV is all well and good but I’d rather a smashing “perfect” 1080p image with amazing contrast then what I saw with John wick 1&2 .
     
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    Whether we are talking 2160p or 1080p, no projector can rival a LED or Oled TV in contrast
     
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    Thanks! so going the PJ route would make it worse .
     
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    If we look at it solely from a contrast standpoint, TV will always win. What a projector can do though is offer a larger more immersive image despite weaker contrast
     
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    You might not be able to match an OLED but i have a JVC x500 and a Sony X900e and they appear about equal. Of course the TV can go brighter but my last gen x500 can produce just as good and sometimes better black levels.

    In my current setup:

    Sony X900e On/Off contrast: 5,000:1
    JVC x500 On/Off contrast: 37,000:1
     
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    Maybe in a very dark room. But the moment you have even minimal ambient light present the TV will always display better contrast
     
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    OLED contrast cannot be beaten. The blacks are simply that, black.

    Having said that, a projector in the right room (plus the right projector, calibrations, screen, setup) will produce a far more cinematic experience......but to get similar levels of contrast as an OLED you are talking £££ from a full PJ setup.

    My JVC produces a better image than my Sony OLED, but I’m giving it the perfect environment to showcase its talents. Stick my JVC where my TV is and it would be terrible.
     
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    How does JVC produce a better image than Sony Oled? Are you saying that you are measuring 0% black from your JVC?
     
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    Image that is twice as big. Dedicated bat cave, lumagen pro dealing with HDR.

    Trust me, it’s immense.
     
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    I have a bat cave the 902 will be going to the other room or getting sold .

    Short thro distance as well the room is tiny 12*10 I set about 8ft from the wall.

    The JVCs were the PJs I was looking at that or. 75” + FALD or QLED .

    5k budget .
     

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