Projector arrived today. Got it installed with the Peerless mount. Fantastic mount, super easy to install and I love the controls to level the projector.
This is my third projector and I have seen/installed others. My current projector was a Sanyo Z2000. Let me say that the difference was
Incredible in dark scenes. Pretty much blows LCD type projectors away. I turned off the motion as I prefer a film like look verses SOE. Trying basic settings as per the beginning of this thread. I am quite pleased with them so far.
Colors seem spot on, especially the skin tones with these quick settings and no calibration yet (will wait till 100 hours have passed first). Projector menu system is easy to navigate and adjust.
What was very interesting was how well this unit performed against a Sharp 70" 240Hz 3D TV that I just installed a few hours earlier at my parents place. I believe that this projector has the edge in image quality against that fine television.
We tried Captain America in 3D and was quite impressed by the image with the standard 3D glasses from Sony. It seems that the rest of the family likes them too, so I will probably just order more Sony glasses.
I noticed that the projector has less lens offset capability than the Sanyo and Panasonic products, so you have to be more particular in your mounting of the projector and/or screen just in case others are upgrading from this brand projectors. I was expecting a really bright image compared to my Sanyo (has new bulb with 15 hours on it), but maybe because I am in extreme offset for the lens, the image brightness seems about the same to the naked eye.
I am using a Da-Lite Cinema Vision 1.3 gain fixed screen 106" 16:9 in a dedicated 14' x 24' x 9' full light controlled home theater room.
Other associated equipment:
Klipsch KL-650-THX LCRs
Klipsch KS-525-THX surrounds x 2 pairs
SVS PC Ultra 13 Subwoofer x 2
Yamaha RX-V Z11 Receiver
Panasonic BD-P310 Blu Ray player
Primacoustics Room Acoustics Panels and Bass Traps
Now to have more fun!