- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
Several things are changing here at "A Few Words," that began as a 50 watt radio station in the wilds of Montana.
The trusty JVC RS50, which has been my prime source of a projected image, began having some hiccups on Monday, which I hoped was the lamp. After re-lamping with a unit purchased from Amazon -- more on that in another topic -- I re-lamped again. Same problem, better illumination.
So the RS50 is going in for a spa treatment, and has been replaced by a Sony 4k. Once the RS returns, with warranty, it will be offered HTF's classified section.
Here's what's interesting, and what my eyes are telling me.
The Sony does a superb job of up-rezzing HD content to 4k, with color, densities, black levels intact, but with a slight homogenization of the grain structure. While it doesn't remove it, it does lower it a bit.
The other thing that I've discovered is that Blu-ray software either makes it to a 4k up-rez with image intact, or it doesn't. By this I mean that Blu-ray releases that either aren't prepared to the hilt for Blu-ray, or possibly shouldn't have been taken there to begin with, don't necessary look better.
On the other hand, something that has received proper care and feeding, like the above mentioned Spartacus, looks incredibly like actual 4k projection. It's all in the way that files are handled.
In opening this thread, I've been given permission to discuss the work that went into the new Spartacus reconstruction and restoration, and precisely how serious the task was handled by Universal Post.
At this point, questions are welcomed.