Originally Posted by jorsan
I was using my projector yesterday for the first time, and found that I like image better with the iris set to -3, but I saw here that almost everyone uses apertures of -14 or -15 . Am I missing somehting here?, is -3 an abnormal setting? why?
That's because you like a brighter picture. Remember you will want to set it to what YOUR eyes like. Some people are purists and their goal is different than I think most folks goal. They want a near perfect picture or at least the best that they can get which is totally fine...nothing wrong with that, however, on the other side of the fence are folks like who just want the picture to be pleasing to the eyes and not get bogged down with the finer details. I think there is room for both and would not say one is better than the other but since its your money, your time enjoy it however you want and don't let the "settings" ruin your experience. A third type of person is someone who wants both but knows when to shut it down, sit back, relax and enjoy the movie.
As a little experiment set your projector to the different presets and then scroll through your pic adj, you will see how the settings change with each preset (or scroll under menu). Now put in a movie like Monsters University and watch a few minutes with "Film" or "Cinema" and then change it to "Anime" Which one do you like best? hands down you are going to choose "Anime" but your pic settings are not "ideal". So, how would you rather watch the movie?
Now, flip the scenario for Iron man 3, and the opposite applies. This is the case I think with the average Joe, but as you gain more "experience" you will probably like your own presets better than the factory presets Which if you think about it for a moment, why does the factory have those setting in the presets? Because they know most folks are content with just pressing a preset and enjoying the movie, while others are going to customize their settings...all that is left to decide is which one are you?
Hint...hit the preset, sit back and enjoy the show, don't let the settings that you cannot see ruin the movie experience that you can see
BTW, if the picture looks abnormal, it probably is, don't assume the settings are abnormal just because you see someone else using a different setting than yourself....no two rooms in these forums are equal. Lot of variables apply.