“Contrast and black level performance is beguiling. SXRD has always been extremely good at delivering convincing blacks, even without the aid of a dynamic iris, but here the onscreen action is given extra snap. Thankfully, the iris is well behaved. There’s no perception that it’s hunting, with the fluctuations in black level that might involve. The image is solid and stable.
HDR management (the VPL-VW570ES is compatible with standard HDR10 and broadcast HLG) is also surprisingly good, with an ability to manage bright highlights, and tone map without falling prey to over-darkened images or highlight wash-outs, that’s a cut above more affordable rivals.”