The PX727-4K projector produces some really fine skin tones, post calibration. That is, other than my comments about HDR color and brightness, which I’ll discuss soon enough. I think Eric's calibration results in slightly better skin tones than the equivalent BenQ, but they are certainly similar enough, so that it's probably a "calibrator thing."
Many of the images in the photo player above have captions. The last four, however, do not. That is the usual Bond sequence I shoot of Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. The purpose is to demonstrate that there is no one fixed right skin tone. Different scenes are differently, and attention is given to make sure the skin tones come out "as directed."
In the past, I've often found Viewsonic home entertainment projectors, etc., to offer less ideal skin tones than some other projectors without adjustment.
This time around, however, that hasn't been the case. The User modes in particular, but also Movie (and to a lesser extent, the "cooler" Standard mode), are impressively good on skin tones, pre calibration. That doesn't mean they are near as accurate as say Sony, who consistently, these past 2-3 years has being providing near calibrated skin tone quality, right out of the box, in multiple modes.
When you look at the skin tones from Passengers and other 4K, as with the BenQ, the PX727-4K almost seems to be a little muted in color saturation, so that while the overall color balance is really good I get the feeling that they are sort of a little grey when there should be a little more pop and saturation. I've started playing with some of the minor color controls, increasing the Color Enhancement setting (found in the MoviePro sub-menu), from 0 to 3, which helped! BTW for my own viewing, and to more closely match sharpness with the BenQ, I changed Super Resolution back to its default of 4 (Eric dialed it down to 0, but then he works with color, not sharpness.
I think you'll be particularly impressed with the skin tone rendering of the Victoria Secret swimsuit models, including comparing the same frame, shot in each different picture mode (the exception being the very greenish "Bright" mode which is typical of most brightest modes on projectors).
After all the HDTV images, are a couple from The Hunger Games (1080p version). Then a serious of 4K images taken with the projector in calibrated User 2 (re-named 4K-HDR). Then finally the four Bond images (1080p).
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