Joined: 08 Apr 2006 Posts: 10582 Location: Fort Collins, CO
Link Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:12 pm Post subject:
Looks pretty freakin' amazing for a ~$2500 projector.
I don't see any videophile reviews. Most reviews are gushing over the unusual design and the laser light engine. (One review warned that you'll "only" get about 20k hours out of the laser, with no replacement possible. So if you watch 4 hours every single day, you'll have to replace it after 13-14 years. Oh darn.) They claim 150k:1 contrast but it sounds like it's less than that in practice.
With the "grab and go" design, the 0.47 chip instead of 0.66, and other things, I think they're definitely aiming at the "living-room projector TV" market instead of the dedicated-home-theater market. Still, it sounds like a heckuva deal.
They claim 2500 lumens, but by the time you put it into a mode with proper color balance &etc, it sounds like you end up with about 850 "usable" lumens. If you want 15 ftC (good for a dark room), that says you should keep the screen below about 57 sq ft, or 120" x 68", which is 144" diagonal. Pretty impressive. If you bring it down to about 100" diagonal, you end up with half the screen area so double the ftC. I think 30 ftC would be enough for a low-lit living room, but not a brightly-lit room or a room with large windows. For a bright room you could probably use one of the other higher-lumen settings and get it up to 60-80 ftC or more. But of course your contrast suffers badly any time you have light in the room.
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