HDTV: Sports and General Programming Images
I've already watched a good deal of sports, as well as movies on the W7500. Count in that catching up on some of the Olympics I recorded but hadn't yet watched, add to that some March Madness, and all the football I get to see when doing my sports photo shoot.
As always I've watched a lot of music of of HDTV, Jouls, favorite music festivals, other concerts, plus a variety of general programming, from CNBC to Blacklist, plus some HGTV, Discovery HD, and more.
The sharpness of the W7500 makes me wish that HDTV was 1080p not 1080i. There's lots of horsepower pushing out a picture with lots of pop. Quite honestly, sports, and general HDTV looks great on the W7500. Black level performance is less critical, especially on sports, where the content is normally anywhere from very bright to average in brightness.
Detail enhancement set for 1 is nice, on 2 it seems to up the contrast slightly, etc. I remained quite happy with 1, except, of course the last projector I reviewed was a true 4K projector. Following the Sony VPL-VW600ES is a tough act for any 1080p projector - at any price.
If Mike can slightly improve the color, then I'd have to save Sports and HDTV are truly excellent, and probably at least as good as any of the competition. While the Epsons in particular, and some less expensive projectors can muster up more lumens, in no case are we talking about dramatic differences in brightness. Let's face it, an extremely bright single chip DLP projector with good optics, really fits the bill for sports and other all digital content. And as to my comment about the color, we're quibbling here. I think you'll agree just from looking at these images.