I don't remember seeing a "clear black" setting. I've tried with eshift off entirely, and also in film mode with all settings at 0, and the image still looks crazy grainy to me.
I just feel like I must be doing something really wrong, or the projector is screwed up. I've spent a lot of time with a friend's RS35 and then RS65, and saw none of these issues. The picture smoked that of the HC4000's in every respect, in every type of scene. I know those models have the handpicked stuff, but this is a dramatic difference I'm talking about.
JVCs (I have 2) are indeed centered lens projectors; however, I found them not to be as flexible to position them as say Epsons. The main drawback IMO is that the JVCs can't be too high with respect to the screen. I am guessing it is challenging to keep the image geometry correct after a certain angle. Nevertheless, it is still a workable height range.
But if it's centered lens, and I have it at 58" from the ground and level, shouldn't the center of the image be 58" from the ground? Instead, the bottom of the image is maybe 70" from the ground, with the center well into the ceiling. As a result, I have to use an enormous amount of lens shift right from the start, instead of a very small amount as I would expect.
One other thing: In the custom gamma adjustment, if I adjust a particular point an enormous degree in a particular color -- say, cut the red by 100s at 100% -- then the example greyscale at the bottom of the menu window shows that step on the greyscale ramp reflecting that change -- like the 100% step will now be very blue. But when I save the settings and exit, the actual image doesn't seem different -- a 100% white window looks the same as it did before the adjustment. What am I missing?
Feel like I'm going crazy here...