I am relatively new to home theater and am very grateful to all who have provided comments in this forum regarding different projectors. In particular, Dan G has been quite helpful. Based on many comments, I purchased an XP21 and am quite impressed with it's capabilities. Driving it with an older Panasonic DVD player (A-120, 480i, component), colors are rich and contrast amazing! That said, limitations in either my DVD player or the signal processing in the XP21 (or both) make for some jagged images (particularly in dark scenes). Based on the prior comments in this thread, seems like there are at least three options:
1. Use a Quadscan to improve signal quality,
2. Upgrade to a progressive scan DVD player, or
3. Both, since the Quadscan would also improve other images.
I'd be interested in hearing other's comments. Also, with the Quadscan, I understand that the new Elite has a fan; how loud is it and what is a good online source?
Lastly, in setting up the XP21 I encountered a great deal of electrical noise when using a grounded cord but very clean images with the ground disconnected. The same thing happened with another projector I was using (so it isn't unique to my XP21). Any thoughts on what the issue is and how to addressed (BEFORE I make a more permanent installation) or what would help to give it good 'clean' power?
Thanks in advance,