Thank you VERY much SG for the huge post. We all appreciate your efforts, and SMJ and PSG for everything else they have provided too!
I'm getting close to purchasing a CRE-X1000NXL. The NXL is the same model that SMJ purchased, and is the more expensive model (1600 USD vs the 1500 USD NXS Model). I just feel as if I'm getting "cold feet" as I'm about to drop 1700 USD to ship a lesser-known brand projector that hasnt gotten enough reviews...
My concerns are the black levels and contrast ratio, as they were the reason why I sent the Casio XJ-M250 back. Now, it seems like color calibration without a DVDO edge, PC, etc isn't the best.
Currently, I'm awaiting more information from any of the CRE owners, and their own takes on the unit. It seems SMJ is a pretty happy owner, which is good news. I can't wait to see how this thread unfolds!
SG, if you don't mind me asking, where are you in New England? I thought I could be the first AVS forum member to own a CRE in New England, but you beat me to it...maybe I can be the first in Massachusetts...=p
(Edit: I just saw under your profile name. Haha, drats you beat me to it. First in NE and in MA haha)
Edit: I'm sorry to hear about the job situation after such a long stay. For a lack of better words...that really sucks...