Projector Reviews

Planar PD8150 1080p Home Projector Review: Image Quality-5

Next, from Space Cowboys, is this very dark scene with Clint Eastwood, on Blu-ray. The photos are intentionally way overexposed. Look for the blacks in the shades, and the details in those shades in the form of the white trim. (At this level of overexposure, don’t even worry about the colors, as in these type of photos they always look terrible, and way oversaturated/too high contrast).

First image is the PD8150, followed by the much lower cost Mitsubishi HC6500. Next is the the Sony VW60. The last three in the sequence are the Sanyo PLV-Z700, InFocus IN83 and the Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB.

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HC6500 spacecowboys clintdarkroom large
PLV-Z700 spacecowboys clintdarkroom large
IN83 spacecowboys clint darkroom 2 large
IN83 spacecowboys clint darkroom 2 large
HC1080UB 2 spacecowboys clint darkroom large

Next is a cropped, overexposed image from Space Cowboys. Look at the front of the satellite (bottom left) at the shadow details. This is a good image for demonstrating shadow detail in brighter scenes, as much of the image is very bright, with plenty of pure white in the space suit.

PD8150, Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB, (first row), Sony VPL-VW60, and the JVC RS1 (second row), third row is the Panasonic PT-AE2000U, and the Sanyo PLV-Z2000

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Thumbnail SpaceCowboys walk2
VPL-VW60 spacecowboys walk2 over lg
JVC RS-1 spacecowboys satcropLarge
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plv-z2000 spacecowboys walk2