Got the Projector delivered and setup last night. I am using the Viewsonic 100" Brilliant Color Panel.
Its bright, its sharp, in my living room, and setup was trivial. I have had numerous projectors in apartments and a game room, all not fully light controlled. I also had a ALR screen (Elite CineGrey 5D). The Benq 1080st was decent, lots of hot spotting, and poor off axis. The Sony 55es, surprisingly usable on high lamp, but not usable enough for gaming during the day or without moderate light control.
Now, the LS820 is like having a giant TV hanging in the living room. Full lights on and blinds up 100% usable.
Colors are bright and pop (the Sony was a softer image).
Black levels with high ambient light are decent, at least for me, and better than any other projector I have had.
Black levels with 0 ambient light are better than the Benq 1080st but noticeably worse than the Sony 55es. However I only tested 1 Bluray which I have never seen, so im not sure if the source material was dark.
I will be continually posting more impressions of this projector.
Finally getting a proper setup together. Did some rough calibration with THX app and WOW bluray. Not too much changed. Notched up the brightness 2 steps and dialed down the blues.
There hasn't been any more RBE. I think the source material is the major culprit.
Contrast is still great. Haven't found it a problem. The trade off of being able to enjoy the projector at anytime under any conditions, instead of having the inkiest blacks is worth it to me.
One issue that is presenting a puzzling problem is how to place the center channel.
Last edited by MoviePerson; 06-06-2017 at 08:32 AM.