Calibrator extraordinaire Kevin Miller was demonstrating Epson
's latest flagship, the THX-certified 9700UB, which has two primary improvements over the previous 9500UBprocessing for a fixed anamorphic lens and better panel alignment. (We got right up next to the screen, and the alignment was indeed superb.) Also, all controls remain active in THX mode, which is great news for those who understand that no projector can be perfectly calibrated at the factory, because it depends on the screen and environment. Clips from Alice in Wonderland
and Remember the Titans
looked amazing on a 96-inch-wide Stewart Studiotek 130, even with a calibrated light output of only 450 lumens.