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InFocus X10 1080p Home Projector Review: Image Quality7

Posted on September 1, 2008 by Art Feierman

Projector Black Level and Shadow Detail

OK, the usual collection of additional images that are good for looking at both black levels and shadow details:

The overexposed image above, from Casino Royale shows an incredible amount of shadow detail in the trees on the far right. Look at the first row above the track. You can compare this to similar images on a number of projectors. It's very noticeable if you compare to the Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB, which is only good, not great, on shadow details (but is awesome on blacks).

InFocus X10 Projector: Image Sharpness

Excellent sharpness. At first I thought the X10 was not as sharp as the IN83 we recently reviewed.

Image Sharpness Comparison

InFocus X10
Sony VPL-VW60,
Panasonic PT-AE2000U
Sanyo PLV-Z2000
Optoma HD8000
Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB









However, ultimately I believe my impression was due to less overall contrast, which makes edges stand out less.

Wow! Truly excellent! Like its biggest brother, it's just fantastic on shadow details. Actually it is even easier to spot the darkest of details than with the IN83, let alone anything else we've tested. Seems that, these days, projectors with so-so black levels tend to have especially great shadow detail resolving ability. This may be due to everything being a little brighter. Still, the details are there - in spades!

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