If you don’t have that near pitch black man cave, and instead have a media room or family room, den, or living room with good lighting control, this Sony is even more in its element. With less than a really, really dark room (preferably with very dark ceiling, walls and floors – like mine), the Sony is even better, in that even a little controlled ambient light will significantly limit the advantages of a projector with deeper black level performance.
One more point, re black levels. I believe Projector Reviews has only reviewed one 4K capable DLP projector (out of more than a dozen) that has black levels that overall are close to this Sony. That would be the Acer VL7860 (image in the player). Most have relatively poor black levels – just “entry level” like sub $1000 projectors. The exception is the Acer laser, the VL7860. How does it do well what all the other DLPs (so far) fail at, you ask? Easy, they are the only folks to have a dynamic iris functionality. No, there is no iris, but the Acer uses its laser light engine to emulate a dynamic iris. A laser is fast enough, a lamp is not!
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