Tbh, between that and having my point explained back to me, then yes, it does give me bragging rights. lol. Enjoy my "levels" next time you watch....
And I'll still have a JVC in a heartbeat!
Yes, I upscale Bluray to 3840x2160 applying luma sharpening in the scaling algorithm, I leave chroma alone as sharpening chroma emphasizes noise. This processed image is then down scaled to 1920x1080 for output to the projector.
This unconventional process gives an MTF boost to mid band spatial frequencies which are vital to apparent image sharpness without significantly sharpening at the pixel level which would increase artifacts, it is also free of the edge enhanced look of conventional sharpening as provided buy the projectors processing.
As for levels, back in the days of CRT I frequently felt the need to fiddle with the brightness control on a title by title basis as getting good shadow detail and optimal blacks out of CRT was very tricky and normally a compromise. Since going to digital I have not felt the need to fiddle and simple set brightness and forget. I cant remember the last time I saw a movie that was encoded incorrectly enough to be of concern, if I play with anything its gamma adjustment.