Ok, I recieved my 106" this Friday, after moving up from a 92" Graywolf II, for my Optoma HD72. First off, the smoothness and brightness are terrific. Seeing snow and skies without the texture of the GW interfereing in the image is amazing. I have a low ceiling mounted projector, and while the image does get slightly brighter if you stand up, it's perfectly fine while seated, and the viewing cone is no issue at all. Whe the green "This film has been rated.." screen comes up before a BluRay preview, it's so bright and sharp I practically need sunglasses!
Now the one issue I'm having. Blurays, HD DVDs and video games (Xbox 360 and PS3) all look terrific, much cleaner and brighter than before. However, HD cable looks much worse. Pixelation, motion artifacts, and grain are way magnified. Now this could have been a result of the GW II hiding alot of these defects with its high contrast gray nature, and now I'm seeing them more clearly. It could also be an effect of moving up from the 92" to the 106" I moved up because everyone always says if you buy a new screen to go big, since you can always make the image smaller, but you can never go bigger without a new screen, and I plan for this to be my last for a long while.
Did anyone else have similar experiences when they moved to an HP screen?
I feel kind of conflicted, I'm enjoying the clean bright images, but the flaws are really noticeable now. I tried recalibration the projector, but it didn't help that much. The seating as it stands now is at 11.5-12'. The theater room is in a basement with total light control. I was thinking I could move back from the screen a bit, but that would entail moving the whole room layout 90 degrees and moving all the equipment and furniture (due to the placement of beams).
Any ideas, suggestions, or experiences you guys could share?