Just picked up W1070 from Fry's for $699.
Firmware 1.08 Running in smarteco mode in cinema setting.
Looks great throwing a 150" plus image on my plain white wall.
Colors look very nice, especially when watching Disney Movies.
However, I've encountered the following issues...
1) I notice these vertical bars that run down throughout the picture (esp if I shift my eyes left and right quickly), which is eliminated if I set the refresh rate to 50hz instead of 60hz. (is this a rainbow effect?)
2) Dark scenes look very washed out. I can not see the fine subtle details like the wrinkles in a black leather jacket because of this. Is this due to the relatively low 10,000:1 contrast ratio? Am I just expecting too much from a sub $1k projector? I tried calibration to no avail. The image would look perfect if it did not look so washed out. (I'm set up in a completely dark room).
Last edited by ctbear; 09-02-2014 at 01:03 PM.