Received the 5010 yesterday and spent a few hours running through various segments of 2D and 3D clips. The footprint is not as deep as I thought - only about 17" depth needed from front to the back of the cables protruding. Air intake and exhaust both on the front. Hot air (and noise) exits one side, cool air pulled in on the other.Setup:
Trying to get the shift and focus dialed in is something of a pain with the manual controls which are somewhat sloppy. Moving the up/down shift effects the right/left shift and visa versa. Something that is very precise and quick to do on the JVC takes a good 5 minutes on the 5010. Didn't seem to be able to get the focus quite dialed in - the control is very touchy and IMO could be less so. My 110" (96x54) screen is 21.5ft away. The PJ lens is just lower than the top of screen and about 1ft horz shift. The image exiting the lens appears very centered. Panel alignment was pretty good. Did a couple sessions (one at start and another after a few hours) of tweaking alignment. Pretty good if you ask me. I like that you can adjust intersections anywhere across the grid.
I ran through a quick brightness/contrast setup but not a calibration yet. Will maybe take a stab at a cursory calibration tonight. Meanwhile we used Cinema and Natural modes, the former being somewhat over-saturated but the latter being not punchy enough. I don't have a lot of time left to mess around with this machine before deciding whether or not to keep it.3D:
Used the Epson 3D glasses. Have the MonsterVision RF glasses, but didn't get to dial those in yet. The Epson glasses were comfortable enough and clear, though I prefer a larger vertical field of view. The frames are quite wide and over-sized for my wife's head size. I can't see kids using these and would likely get a couple pair of PS3 v3 glasses ($50) for small heads.
We are blown away how nice the 3D is with this projector. The clarity and depth far surpasses what we saw on our previous RS40 we used for 10 months.
On the RS40 I had last year, "Resident Evil - Afterlife" was horrible with ghosting/crosstalk, poor depth and frequently made our eyes go crossed. Not the case on the 5010, where it was excellent. Likewise, maybe 80% of the DirecTV SbS 3D is now very watchable and no problems tuning in to the DTV 3D content - sports or otherwise.
Old standards like Avatar showed much better depth and clarity on the 5010. Avatar 3D went from "Ho Hum" on the JVC, to "Wow".
No issues noted for motion and panning in 3D. Considering all that is going on when watching 3D - glasses, depth, etc, I think black level and overall picture is great.2D->3D conversion:
... excellent! Many people here shun the idea. IMO, on the 5010 the conversion is as good as the DTV 3D SbS content. We tuned into DTV 2D sports (football, basketball) and movies, and Blu-ray 2D movies and were really really pleased with the conversion. In fact, my wife who was not impressed with the RS40 3D much at all agreed the conversion on the 5010 was enticing enough to use almost all the time. Maybe it's the "new toy" thing, but we thought it was very good. In fact, if ESPN tossed away their expensive 3D rigs and just used this conversion, it would turn out just as well (maybe there is a conspiracy theory here... are they really creating live 3D or just using conversion?
. No kidding, the conversion produced on-the-fly 3D as good or better than Tron 3D looked in the theaters with Real3D glasses.2D:
Good. It's not the vibrant pop level, depth or smoothness as the RS40, but a very acceptable picture. Like I mentioned at the top, have not done a calibration yet.Audible Noise:
In ECO mode (Natural, Cinema) LOW lamp it is roughly about the same level as the RS40 was... not intrusive. In Dynamic or Living Rm (HI lamp - 3D mode) a bit higher level... maybe like a big 1500 watt hair dryer running on low type of noise.Motion (FI):
Maybe the only time to use it at all was for watching hockey where the constant panning and fast player movement blurred a little. Otherwise, didn't needed it anywhere else.Brightness:
As mentioned above, my 110" (96x54) screen is 21.5ft away, a Da-lite Cinema Vision 1.3 gain. Sitting at 16ft, brightness is plenty in 2D and 3D. I wouldn't say 3D brightness in Dynamic mode couldn't be higher, but with the new lamp it is fine (glasses @ medium brightness).
That's my subjective feedback so far, FWIW.