Projector Reviews

Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector – Performance 3

Sony VPL-HW50ES Sharpness

Greetings, first things first, I’m changing the image we’re using immediately below from the PS3.  In the past, looking at the video icon, it was mostly on a dark background.  Now on my PS3, it’s always Playstation store medium light blue background.  So, I’m pointing to a different icon.  It works just as well.

Sharpness Comparison Images

Sony VPL-VW1000ES
Epson Home Cinema 5010
Sharp XV-Z30000
Runco LS-5
Optoma HD8300

Reality Creation was on, setting 20.  For this type of image, I believe it actually detracts from the sharpness of the text, but still looks really sharp.

Reality Creation - Detail Enhancement - Continued

I started on the first page.  But I have lots of images.  Immediately below you can compare the effects of Reality Creation at different settings, and also with it off.  This batch of images is from Harry Potter:  Order of the Phoenix.

In order, top to bottom – Reality Creation set to:

20, Off, 35, 50, 75, and 25.  I wanted to let you have Off between 20, and 35, which I consider the optimum range.


Note regarding the images above.  You can see differences in Daniel Craig’s face, but also check out other areas, you can even see the different settings affect on background noise.

There are a couple of other examples of RC, On, and Off, this time from Harry Potter:


This last one is pretty impressive, yes?  In the lower image with RC on, it is set for 20.  Note that I have cropped this image, you are only looking at about 1/3 of the screen so details are “larger” and easier to see the differences.