The image above, from Sin City, is a good demonstration of the shadow detail of the Sony VW50 Pearl projector. There is plenty of detail in the walls, bricks, woodwork and also the bottles on the right.
In summary, the Sony is about as good as it gets in terms of resolving shadow detail, and producing very deep blacks, on most scenes. At its worst, with scenes with both very dark areas and some very bright areas, the Sony VW50 still performs extremely well.
Sony VW50 Pearl home theater projector: Overall Image Quality
We've looked at color balance and accuracy, sharpness, and black levels/shadow detail. All are important components, but, you might say, regarding a projector's performance, that the "whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
And the whole word on the VW50 is that the overall picture is really excellent, and perhaps above all, natural looking - yep, that dreaded term - film-like!
Here are a number of images first Hi def DVD, then standard DVD, and finally a few from HDTV.