Originally Posted by Xavier1
Greg, good to hear you are happy, especially coming from a G70 owner. Not a PJ owner yet, but just curious to hear if the 2.8 screen have any sort of visible texture? Thats the only thing that would hold me back from a high power screen, but I admit ignorance on the subject.
I just switched to the Sony from my CRT NEC XGLC, which was dialed in perfectly and calibrated.
OK, just spent the last 5 hrs with the Sony
1 Word: STUNNING!!
Aside from absolute fade to black which is not quite as good as my XG, but damn near close for me, it's is amazing!
The colours out of the box are incredible, easily the match for my XG. The sharpness is fantastic, and the smooth LOCOS image is drop dead gorgeous, definitely more CRT like than the DLP I tried.
I used the auto Iris, and not once when watching lots of different material could I detect it when it adjusted. It really works well.
The unit is for all practical purposes silent, more noise came from outside then the PJ.
The ANSI contrast blows the XG away, on mixed scenes the image just pops out, and don't get me started on pixar movies. Holy crap, 3D depth and again, the colours!!!!! Freakin amazing. It's easily as 3D like as my CRT.
I'm sure it can be tweaked, but honestly, I would not even be bothered, I was blown away.
I even used the convergence feature, and it is just like old times. It does not have zone adjustments, but what it does have is good enough.
Bottom line, it beats the crap out of CRT in every aspect except the rare fade to black, and even then unless the fade scene goes beyond 3 -4 seconds, you don't notice because your eyes don't adjust quick enough. It's got so much more punch than the CRT with the brightness.
I tested this on a homemade 106" Behr ultra white screen.
Best Projector I have ever tried. I test drove a Mitsubishi HC6800 yesterday on a Firehawk screen, and the Sony blew it to pieces.