Originally Posted by avmjt
If I were you, I would not just settle with broken FI. You need to address it with Infocus as an issue with your projector that needs fixed right away.EDIT:
It's the end consumer that determines the norm. If you settle for such distracting noise with FI, this will contribute to setting the precedent for the norm for everyone else as well.
Just to check, we are talking about motion smoothing here? I see what you're saying, but many previous In Focus machines have a feature called Brilliant Colour that many people turn off because it has side effects on the picture. My machine also has noise reduction and sharpness features, but I don't use them because I don't like the effect it has on the overall picture.
Many people, including many professional reviewers, are suggesting FI is something that doesn't work perfectly except on a handful of models, so I see it very much as something I'm happy to accept doesn't work 100%.
In a previous post I actually mentioned CFI as an example of the annoying trend with manufacturers to include functions with nice brand names that simply do not work, so I'm with you on that, but if I sent every piece of technology back on this basis I'd have no entertainment devices in my house.
If there really is a problem with something don't worry, I have no problem sending it back. Just ask the shops who sold me Blu Ray players with very basic operational problems like random freezing, un-fixable lip sync issues, handshake problems etc.
In these instances, yes, I will demand replacements or refunds, but not for a problem I can happily turn off on an otherwise very impressive machine.
Just to qualify that a bit more, I returned a Panasonic BD60 Blu Ray that delivered, for the price, an exceptional image and good sound, but that couldn't play a full film without the odd random five second freeze.
That ruined my viewing experience and, for me, made all the other impressive features worthless.
So I tried a Sony Blu Ray that wouldn't handshake properly with my IN80, so again this went back and I emailed Sony, HDMI and In Focus to tell them about the problem.
Hey, my Sky HD isn't without its glitches and frustrations, (including having the basic design fault of only one HD output compared to about eight SD ones), but based on what I'm experiencing these days it is rare to find a totally faultless product.
It is frustrating, but you also have to take into account the fantastic leaps forward some of these technologies are bringing. When I went to see Avatar at the cinema recently I thought on a few occasions that I was looking forward to seeing it with greater sharpness and depth of color at home. That tells you something about how good these home projectors are.
So, yes, if someone is buying a projector simply to get faultless CFI implementation, I understand them sending it back.
For me, I'm more than happy to accept it as a nice to have. Motion handling with CFI off is perfectly satisfactory for me on this unit.