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There are several products Sony offers currently, and there are many just about to be replaced by new models just announced at CEDIA 2018. As new models push out old ones, this might be a great time to get any 4K Sony projector at an attractive price. If you are considering the best of the best, the VPL-GTZ270 is it. As I’ve already mentioned, it is the projector of choice for movie post-production studios and that is a very important endorsement. To use the same projector in your home theater means the chances of finding anything better in this performance category is likely impossible. The Sony VPL-GTZ270 is designed for precision and performance and it lives up to that intent. This projector is without a doubt my favorite and is a clear winner. Absolutely recommended!”
“It’s not always a peerless picture, however. Every now and then, with relatively dark sequences that contain a complicated mix of light and dark content, such as some of Darkest Hour’s war cabinet meetings, the screen’s backlighting can cause colour tones to become a little thin, and some sudden blooming can creep into the black bars above and below wide aspect ratio pictures. And I found you have to be quite careful with the 85Q900R’s settings if you want to get a balanced, natural SDR picture that doesn’t exaggerate source noise, too.
Finally, the 85Q900R’s sound is disappointing. It’s free of distortion and displays a decent dynamic range, even with the rich dynamics of Ant-Man and The Wasp’s ‘Quantum Realm’ scenes. But the sound always appears to be coming from behind the screen, rather than taking over the room and immersing you in the action. This is a cinematic display that should be tethered to a home cinema sound system from day one.”
Each selection comes with a full screen of information that includes a synopsis, principal actors, run time, MPAA rating, and the like. Basically, it’s everything you’d need a magnifying glass to see on a Blu-ray box. The movie poster indicates format, HD, UHD, or HDR. Some titles are 4K without HDR, and the ones with the HDR icon are 4K AND HDR. HD is equivalent to a standard Blu-ray. Most titles include uncompressed surround audio. If you’re looking for bonus features, many movies have them though they may not match what comes on the disc release. Once you’ve decided on a film, you can watch pre-bookmarked scenes or start from the beginning. During the film, you can create your own bookmarks for later if you wish.”