My W7000 came yesterday and before even spending much time tweaking the image beyond a couple clicks on tint, I can already say I like the picture a lot compared to my just calibrated again yesterday by UMR, JVC RS50. The W7000 came right after he left. Too bad ....I was telling him how Zombie has been raving about the "no flicker" aspect, in addition to no ghosting, and he said he was super sensitive and had yet to see any system that didn't flicker....to him.
It is very first firmware 1.0. Seems sharp on HDMI to point but something kind of lacking. Not as sharp as the JVC. Please tell me HDMI sharpness issue was there in 1.0? I got the impression at some point it was good, then they changed & it became bad?
Luckily my lens seems to be able to produce well defined pixels over large majority of the screen when center is good.
But we both got a great look with the Darbee unit on the JVC and he was really
impressed with the "DLP" look it gave to LCOS, that sharpness it lacked in comparison. You can see his observations here http://homecinemaguru.com/?p=1909
With a dialed in JVC, a High Power screen and the Darblet in line, holy bleep Batman!!!!
He also remarked he wasn't sure how "DLP" would look with the Darbee Vision as it was already so sharp. While I have only scratched the surface in 2D in a couple hours experimenting so far. DLP ROCKS
with the unit! I can only imagine with 3D and my 8.5' wide 16x9AR 2.8 HP how great it should look with all the lumens.
The Darblet seems to actually help with the black level look and detail of the W7000, which only makes sense because of its incredible contrast and sharpness enhancement capabilities. Interscene contrast....again holy bleep!!One thing though....help please..... Did anyone have trouble getting that protective little plastic strip on top at back of projector started so you could peel it? Really stuck on both ends and can't get with fingernails. Afraid to use a knife or blade for fear of scratching.