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HD73 Black Levels and Shadow Detail
Despite the Darkchip3, the black levels are not world class. There are other DC3 powered projectors out there that produce blacker blacks. That said, the HD73's performance seems to exceed any of the Darkchip2 projectors in the price range. This was also true for the Optoma HD7100 which also uses a DC3. It had good blacks, but definitely not as good as, say, the BenQ PE-8720, which I currently own.
Let's start with shadow detail. The first image is from Phantom, the second one, is the same image overexposed. You can, as with most images, click for larger versions: