After reading all your posts I thought I think I should look a little closer after I reduce the rez. Here is what I saw yesterday night.I DO see scanlines
(If I look closely enough) on the screen itself.
I get big FAT scan lines at 640 x 480. The scan lines get smaller at 1024 x 768 but they are still there, I just need to look carefully for them. At 1920 x 1440 they dissapear altogether...which is not surprising.
I do have a hard time looking for scanlines on the tubefaces, they just are too bright...if I turn down the contrast I do not see scanlines..Do I need to use sun-glasses?
Now the colors differ too... I see no scanlines on the red. I see good scanlines on blue and less scanlines on green.
So bottom line ..I'm a moron for not looking closely enough.
But I'll still say that the pic is soft to my taste. I hope I can make it better. Anyway, I guess I may want to bring down the PJ someday soon and pull it back to make a 120" image and see if the image gets any better/sharper.
BTW, Chip, I could not see that HD10L listing on the 'bay today.
As for the 'stig n centering
..the red and blue beam centering looks Ok. The green is screwed up ...it is shifted to the right side. I checked this using the cross hatch pattern. It is much easier to see beam centeriing this way.
I did not get a chance to check for astigmatism.. it was almost 11 PM and the dog wanted to go out and I was sleepy.
How do you guys do the 'stig and centering on the tube faces? I can't make out anything on the tube faces...the dots are just too tiny.
I do not want to burn up the pristine rasters
so I am afraid of projecting dots at 95 contrast. Since I do not have enough experience with setting the stig and centering the beamsI think I will take longer and hence the dots and hatch patterns will be there for longer. Hence the risk of burn-in. If I can do it by looking into the lensesso much safer. But how??