Originally Posted by Archaea
Make sure your avr display output settings are set to through or no processing, or at least play around with those settings. Better yet, zoom the projector down and focus it in to the same diagonal size as your plasma. Use the same bluray player and connect the projector and plasma directly to the bluray player. No avr in tthe signal path just to make sure the comparison has no variables. The Panasonic has a solution to what's called a projector screen door effect that some people say softens the image a bit, but in my experience it is a better alternative than seeing black gridlines between pixels like you do with most projectors. That's a subjective opinion, but regardless I don't think it should be that dramatic. Try adjusting sharpness a bit too.
The avr is set to none on processing. I have two outputs on avr, so the image comes in from bd player to avr and then outputs to dual displays. Unfortunately, I don't have an hdmi splitter to test direct from source to multiple displays. But I would think if the avr was doing any processing or none at all, it should be outputting the same signal regardless of the number of displays?
The screen door is minimum and I don't see pixels from more than 2-3 feet...so if it has some processing to minimize it with some kind 'pixel-shift', than that could be softening the image. Do you know what the processing feature is and if it can be turned off? This sounds
The pj is straight out of the box, so I haven't changed any settings yet. The tv is uncalibrated, but has some minor settings I changed years ago.
I'll also take pj down to 50" and see what happens.
Hopefully it's just a minor combination of settings like sharpness, brightness, and contrast.
Here are samples with hdmi direct from bd player to each display, so no avr in chain.
8000 at about 100" SD:
8000 at 50" SD: