Epson Home Cinema 6500UB Projector – Image Quality-6

The re-entry image below, is a tough shadow detail test. Projectors with weak black levels and average shadow detail ability tend to generate an image where much of the right side of earth, looks to have that flat, lacking in detail look. All projectors pick up some of the brighter features on the right side, while better ones, pick up a lot more and usually have richer blacks as well. The Epson performed extremely well on this test On the left, is the Home Cinema 6500UB, the middle, the Sanyo PLV-Z3000, and on the right, the Panasonic PT-AE3000. The Sanyo does the best job on shadow detail, followed by the Panasonic, and then the Epson, which has always been just a little weak on shadow details.

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Next is the casino image at night from Bond’s Casino Royale.

When comparing, look at the detail in the roof (tiles), and also in the assorted trees and plants. The small images below (all from the same projector) show a slightly overexposed scene. Click on the images and you will find larger images, but of the different projectors. The large images are far more overexposed, to allow a closer inspection of shadow details.

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Sanyo PLV-Z3000 projector:
Panasonic PT-AE3000U projector
Sony VPL-HW10 projector
nFocus IN83 projector: (a more expensive projector that I've been raving about)
Mitsubishi HC7000 projecto
Mitsubishi HC6500 projector

Below is a heavily overexposed scene from Lord of the Rings. The overexposure lets you see all the details in the shed on the right, the structure on the left, and the plants and ground along the lower right. The Home Cinema 6500UBU performs very nicely.

Click on left thumbnail image for the Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, Sanyo PLV-Z700 in the center, and the right for the PT-AE3000U.

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Our last comparison uses the night train scene from Casino Royale. Look to the trees and shrubs on the right, especially just above the tracks.

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