Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beech Grove, IN
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I put the movie Crank in to get the image set up. ALL of my dvds )except the dozen or so I have purchased since we moved) are still in boxes. Right away, with Crank I was able to see a lot more detail than I was able to on just the dull white wall. The colors were very nice and I had no trouble at all with white levels, blacks still suffer but I am pretty sure my projector just is not made to project blacks ( Sanyo Z3)
After I watched a few scenes of Crank my wife brought in one of her recent purchases, The Illusionist. It was an ok movie, kind of slow and the "illusion" was not difficult for me to figure out right away. A few moments before the reveal I asked her if she knew what was going on, she just shook her head no... I told her but she said... I don't think so... then she flipped me off.
The movie its self is very heavily saturated, I had to take the red level down a few clicks and take it from low 1 to mid to compensate. The movie is also very dark which was good because it gave me a chance to play with my iris, brightness, contrast and gamma settings. For the most part, I just set it in powerful mode, iris to -25 brightness, contrast and gamma to 0 and watched the movie.
I am anxious to view some more colorful, bright movies to see how it looks before I make any decisions. I only noticed hot spotting once or twice in the movie and it was not really enough to distract me if I were not looking for it. I worry that the poly top coat will cut down on the already low gain levels.
Size was perfect, I left just enough space for a good border. Only flaw in my design... the sports tape kept falling during the movie.
It may be a week or two before I get a chance to watch anything else, but, I will post more results when I can.