On 4K HDR content, oranges and reds on the first unit were definitely oversaturated. The second unit, uncalibrated may also be over saturated on reds, but if so, by a relatively small amount and easily adjusted away.
For all that talk, the full set of skin tone images of the Victoria Secret model, look pretty darn good, and those were taken with the first unit. What I’m saying is that while I considered that more than a minimal problem, it's my job to quibble, and amplify. Many folks will not notice, or perhaps not care. I see lots of friends' TVs with a far less than perfect picture than even the first BenQ.
At the end of the player are images from 1080p SDR Casino Royale, with four views of Bond (Daniel Craig) compared. The point is that the "director's intent" rules! Each of the four images has totally different looking skin tones, to look properly in the lighting of the scene: Sunshine, Fluorescents (airport), filtered daylight (bar), and night. Huge differences!
So, in reality, the first unit really wasn’t all that bad, but Eric couldn’t fully calibrate it to a proper level of accuracy. After all, it is an ISF certified projector and Eric is an ISF certified calibrator. If the 1st unit was working ideally, Eric should have been able to provide a better final result on 4K...
The first HT3550, despite its issues and my complaints about HDR/P3, does a very good job on this Passengers scene with Jennifer Lawrence (Aurora)
Bottom Line: Skin tones – even right out of the box, are really very good in the best modes, even unadjusted! Calibrated, they should be right on the money! That’s not a surprise, as BenQ has always focused heavily on color – including in most of their marketing. Note, Brilliant Color was on for almost all viewing. Use it. BenQ offers their version of Brilliant Color with just an on/off choices. Other manufacturers may offer a number of steps. BenQ’s normally are at their viewing best with Brilliant Color on, and we calibrate with it on, I believe on just about every BenQ.
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