I've had my Panasonic PT-AE3000U for 3 weeks now and and am trying to tweak it for best performance and am noticing a couple of issues.1) Issue #1:
I can't get this thing focused to the point of being able to clearly resolve individual pixels. I was able to do this easily with an Optoma HD20, so I assume the more expensive Panasonic should also be able to do this.
Example 1: On a single pixel black-white line pattern, I get the following results. Note that the top row of black pixels is actually 2 pixels tall (it should only be 1 tall, and is when displayed on an LCD monitor), with the two rows being colored differently. And the bottom row of white pixels is whiter than the other rows (it should be the same exact color, and is when displayed on an LCD monitor). It does this across the screen. It's almost like one of the LCD panels is a pixel out of alignment with the other two.
Example 2: Using the test pattern that the projector can produce, I get something similar. What you're seeing there is NOT the camera being out of focus, it's the image (and that's as focused as I can get it!).
This isn't matching up to the level of sharpness that I was expecting to see (E.G. the first set of photos on http://www.projectorreviews.com/pana...erformance.php
).1) Issue #2:
This is kind of like issue #1 but on a larger scale. The first image below is of the red-blue transition in a pluge pattern. You can see the red and blue vertical line patterns beside the transition. This isn't a single column of pixels, it's probably 10-20 pixels wide. The next image is again from the test pattern that the projector can produce. I don't know if the blue lines beside the green lines are supposed to be there. Given what I see with the pluge pattern I suspect not.
So are these effects normal, or is my projector broken? I don't ever recall seeing this with my HD65 in the 11 months I had it, nor with my HD20 in the 2 weeks I had it.
Thanks in advance.