Got into the service menu both using the keys on the PJ and the remote
However, sad to say there's really not much in there! the pixel adjustment (convergence) is the same thing as in the normal menu. any changes made my convergence much worst
because it only moves by 1 pixel increments. I probably need like 0.25 or less increments... everyone else here have better convergence? (this is my first projector so I had nothing to compare it to)
I tried switching HDMI cable from my cheap 33 ft (less than $29) cable to my more expensive 5 ft (same $28) cable and 'thought' that there was a slight improvement in clarity (maybe it's all in my head). I was an idiot and forgot to switch back to the cheap cable to immediately compare. Nonetheless on the Ironman credits, the text looked better than the one I posted (perhaps my photography skills or my camera is questionable.. will practice more) but still soft and not crystal clear! I further noticed that the text that shows which input is selected (when you hit input) is pretty sharp, much sharper than anything else.
I hit reset on everything that I could reset. I don't know how much lens shift I'm using because there isn't an indicator but probably not that much. I am using zoom a little bit. my projector (from lens) is about 12.3 ft from the screen (ceiling mounted).
Since there is nothing else I can do using the PJ's menu adjustments, maybe I'll have to unmount the PJ and try moving it around to see if I can get a sharper image (& perhaps better convergence) but that would definitely be my last option and something I want to avoid doing.
I could probably live with these shortcomings because watching from 12-13 ft, the picture is great but if this isn't the best the RS10 is capable of then it certainly is not acceptable. there's an A/V show this weekend and perhaps they will have RS10/20 on demo where I can compare...
Originally Posted by mark haflich
I use a test pattern from my Lumagen since all my sources are fed from that and then adjust the grid convergence. That said, it will never be uniform accross the entire screen and only full pixel shifts are available. To do this, access to the service menue is not required. Convergence better is luck of the draw. Convergence is a problem with multiple chip machines at this price level and there is nothing much that can be done than single color grid shifts in one pixel increments. The Sony subpixel shift controls cause more harm overall than good. Converge bus the fecal matter out of me and I prefer one chippers for most viewing. Unless its something like a $60K HT-5000 which has great convergence.
So is this the best I can do with my RS10 or should I get a replacement unit and cross my fingers. I'm afraid that other problems may surface with a new unit! I have about a week to decide until my 'no questions asked' replacement warranty runs out.
Lastly, thanks for all your feedback. I'll keep trying to see if I can get a better picture or go steal a Lumis