Projector Reviews

Shadow Detail Performance

As seems to be typical of InFocus projectors, the shadow detail abilities of the X9, are most impressive.

Next is this very dark scene from Space Cowboys. It is a good one for checking out both shadow detail and black level performance. All the images are seriously overexposed, for that purpose. Don’t worry about contrast or skin tones as they tend to get exaggerated on long time exposures on dark images like this one. Look at the shades in the back for shadow details. Consider, that some that have very good shadow detail do not seem to do particularly black, blacks.

InFocus X9 projector

Optoma HD71
Sanyo PLV-Z60
Optoma HD65

Again, from Space Cowboys, this is a cropped image. the right side, is very bright (so dynamic irises will not be effective). The X9 (top left) provides very good detail in the dark areas of the satellite. Next to it on the first row, is the Epson MovieMate 72 – an all-in-one projector system with built in sound and DVD player. On the next row: the Mitsubishi HC1600 and the Optoma HD71