Originally Posted by lordx2
I have not used keystone. (although - I notice that I have slight trapezoid effect... relatively minor - The left side of the screen is shorter than the right - and the top of the picture is thinner than the bottom - What does that mean about how the projector is mounted? I tried carefully to level the thing.....)
The side that's narrower is the side that's closer to the projector. So since the left and top are narrower, it sounds like you've got the projector too far left and too low.
What you want to do is measure so that you place the projector exactly centered on the screen (left to right), and then make sure the projector is level, and the screen plumb (vertical).
Then what I would do next is zoom the image smaller, then tweak the projector so that the image on screen is square (and probably worthwhile check the focus is even across the screen at this point), and then use the lens shift and zoom to make the image fit the screen correctly.
With that, everything should be square and (unless something is wrong with the PJ) focus should be even across the screen.
The screen is an Elitescreen 120" pull down screen that I took out of the pull-down, and framed. (I am not a framing person - and my method to 'frame' the screen is a little unorthodox - but its framed nonetheless.)
Well then that should be fine as far as sharpness goes. I was thinking (from when I was looking at AT screens) that some screens made from porous fabric have a tendency to "bleed" color/brightness out which makes stuff a bit blurry.
Even with my SMX AT screen you can tell that right at the screen individual pixels aren't quite as sharp as with a flat/solid material (though that's not an issue from the seating distance)
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Maybe pixel shift (not to be confused with Lens Shift)? It's possible the AE4000 doesn't have such an adjustment, I know higher-end machines do.
Originally Posted by Suntan
How far from the screen is your head when you are evaluating this text? and what sized text are you evaluating?
My experience is that most people vastly underestimate the relative distance they are to the screen when they are "evaluating" sharpness. Which makes them think it isn't sharp.
Also, Panasonic has a smoothscreen filter on their PJs that will make extreme contrast (like that of white lettering on most backgrounds) look "fuzzy" when up close.
In short, if the movies look good from the viewing position, don't be too concerned.
FWIW, I have a 3000u at a similar size, small text can look fuzzy when up close, but it isn't anything out of the ordinary.
If you get a DLP you won't have that fuzzy text problem http://www.videovantage.com/?p=819