No, but in regards to measurements, and comparing with pretty much the rest of the world, I turn the DI off because thats how it should be measured. I will do the ADL patterns with the DI on though and see what happens, I am guessing nothing at all will happen past 1%.
And I would not want to give somebody this 9500 with its dust in the lesns and low ANSI, I would feel bad about that honestly. I am torn on what to do there.
Thanks for doing that, howvever without sounding like I am beating a dead horse, cmon guys, I tried to get good readings for a good hour, that includes putting the meter in every conceivable position, I measured well inside the boxes, nowhere near the edges. It so happens I got the best readings in about the middle of the room, with a black blanket over my sofa, and the black sheet over my rear shelf but that was only 15:1 ANSI higher than what I was getting at the screen, so I think that was the simply just the best my projector can do.
I am also at min throw by the way, also the interesting thing about the image above is your sofa looks to be leather like mine, that was the last question mark for me. I can see your couch is reflecting about the same amount of light back off the black leather. So I am even more at a loss here.
Blloming is not the issue mate, yes the room is as black as I can get it, every surface is black, I held up velvet sheets behind the meter even to completely blot out the projector light from even reaching the screen. The meter was well inside the ANSI boxes.
There are a lot of meter positions between 1ft away from the lens and right at the screen
I tried them all. Best results were in the middle of the room for me about 2m from the lens, and about 1.6m from the screen.
The sofa was the last thing in the room whcih could be blacker, but I had a black blanket on it
Short of having a MUCH larger room with velvet treatment so light falloff is better due to size, not sure what else I could do here...
Pretty sure Ekki has measured dozens of them. I have found two of his in depth reviews which seem to state its around 290:1 spanning X9000 and X9500 model ranges.... I was expecting a number in that range, and bobof above seems to have hit that. I dont believe the contrast being high is substituted with considerably lower ANSI. Honestly, if that were true, we would have heard this by now.
I am definitely sure I measured your ADL patterns as well as I could, the white box was clearly bigger than the meter, and the sensor was well in the middle.
I am also at min throw, there should be no boosting compared to me
I think I have exhausted the options for making my room more black for this test. Holding up sheets of triple velvet, having black sheets over all my AVR gear elimitnating reflective surfaces... blankets on the sofa... I dont know mate, I really think my JVC is just defective regarding ANSI contrast. My room looks about the same as the Bobof image above to the T when I take these readings. So I dunno.
I have no problem measuring dynamic contrast up to and above 350k:1.
I can measure and blend three measurements each of three different speakers in a three-way to achieve an anechoic response, and design a crossover for them using software which looks like it was written for a NASA engineer, I dont mean to sound arrogant, but ANSI measurements are not hard by comparison whatsoever....
This would be the first time I have read about ANSI taking a nose dive with JVC though, I will say my lens particles have not gone unnoticed on my machine, maybe I should clean the lens again... Funny there is a lot of talk about not needing lens covers and not touching the lens, well I beg to differ!!!
any luck measuring your RS600?
Paper Test... Only the blue orb on the second image is barely visible at the screen, however I didnt even measure that section, I measured many squares, none performed where I expected.