Originally Posted by Reefdvr27
I don't recall asking for any of the questions you asked me. What I am asking is what a projector should do out of the box to know that it is working properly so I or others can return it with out voiding any warranties. I am looking for quick and simple check list to know that the projector is working fine. My projector will also be sitting in the box for awhile till my theater is complete, so another reason I would like to it is firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately where I live there are no audio/video resources, NONE. So I kind of have to rely on AVS for all my help.
Sorry, you gave no info other than you were a noob and didn't do any research but bought a projector. All those questions and more should have been addressed before purchase. If you did all of that than forgive me for trying to help.
If you have not read the owners thread for this mystery projector projector you purchased, you should do that, known issues come up in those threads like bad convergence, bad optics, noisy fan etc.
Turns on, image focuses, focus uniformity, if it has lens shift make sure it works, image sharpness, color uniformity, brightness uniformity, all pixels working, if not a single chip DLP make sure convergence is good and uniform, all inputs work. Any other image evaluations would require the room be somewhat finished and a screen be in place with the projector and seating at or near the finished locations.
Image evaluations would be set user controls with a pattern disk including brightness, contrast and sharpness. If calibration gear is on hand choose closest color temp and gamma settings, calibrate gray scale and CMS if it has one. Then view known content to evaluate contrast image quality, color accuracy, image noise etc etc.
Good luck with your project.