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Cinetron HD700 Projector - Image Quality - 2

Posted on October 7, 2013 by Art Feierman

Black Level Performance:

Panasonic PT-AE4000U:
Panasonic PT-AE4000U:
Epson 8500UB:
Mitsubishi HC3800:

OK next some side by sides, to make things easier. Also color saturation was reduced to 0, turning the images into grayscale. This removes the distracting color differences to make comparing black levels and detail easier. Each pair is a little bit different in exposure, but that's fine. The important point is how each other projector compares to the HD700

Cinetron HD700 on the left, Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB on the right
Cinetron HD700 left, Panasonic PT-AE4000 right:
Cinetron projector left, Mitsubishi HC3800 right:

If you have taken a close look at the enlarged versions of the images above, you can appreciate the rather dramatic difference between the HD700 and the Epson, with the Epson's black being far darker. In the Panasonic PT-AE4000 comparison, again, a big difference, just not quite as much. Moving to the low cost Mitsubishi HC3800, even that does slightly blacker blacks than the Cinetron projector.

These two all digital images images are good ones for considering black levels and dark shadow detail. Look for the richness in the black part of some of the buildings and, also, the sky, in the second image. Both of these first two, are digital hi-def images from the DVE-HD calibration disc.

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