I posted this in the other forum. Thought I'd also post this in the owner's forum.
Just got my AE3000 yesterday and set it up.
I had a JVC RS-1 and was very bothered by motion blur (I had a DLP, BENQ 8700 prior to this and had no blur issues).
All I can say is, no more blur problems for me!!!! The sharpness is a bit better than my RS-1, too.
On Frame Creation Mode 2, the picture is smooth, but at times has that "fake" look. I'll trade this look any day for the constant blur I felt watching my RS-1. On Mode 1, there isn't that "fake" look. But, I actually prefer Mode 2 myself.
I was watching the new Tinkerbell movie with my 4 year-old daughter this morning. It really looks beautiful on the Panny. My 4 year-old daughter said, "This new projector has a much clearer picture than the other one (referring to our RS1)."
I was channel surfing last night (Verizon FIOS). Sports is definately much easier on my eyes without the blur. I watched some soccer, football, boxing, and hockey. A big improvement.
I played some games on my PS3. Much less blur than my RS1.
I even like the Zoom mode to get rid of the black bars on wide format movies (I have a 16X9 setup). You lose some picture on the sides, but on certain movies that doesn't seem to matter much.
I have no focus issues or pixel issues on mine, thankfully. I have to admit, I'm not one to spend time with a DVE disc. I was glad to just unbox it, hang it, and start it up.
I've been using the normal picture mode. The Cinema 1 did seem dim for my screen size (118 inches) 1.5 gain Carada. Normal is nice and bright. Anyone with good settings to tweek the colors a bit?
Overall, so far loving it! (It's not perfect, but for $2500 that can't be expected.)