Originally Posted by socwrkr
I've been messing with my projector and mount for the past week trying to tweek everything. I've run into a few quesions and was wondering if you could give me some idea since I'm new to projectors.
1. I was watching Looper the other night and there were scenes when light would glare (as from a window in the movie) - however, the light showed up blue across the screen (like blue streaks) and not white as it should have?
2. I'm using a Monoprice redmere 30 ft cable and am having some issues with the projector not being able to pick up a signal after the signal is switched (it will always pick it up upon first being turned on, but, if i put a different movie in later or change it from the PS3, it will lose the signal and not be able to pick it back up unless i turn the projector on and off (turning the receiver or ps3 on and off does't do anything). Is this the hdmi cable?
3. (Not a projector issue)- i have a ceiling mount which has a ton of adjustment options but I still can not get the picture totally aligned with the screen. Basically the top and sides are pretty well aligned and straight, however, the bottom of the screen is not even (fills the screen on the left side and gradually goes up to being a couple of inches above the bottom of the screen on the right side). - I totally understand that this is my mounting error, but im having a very difficult time which way to move the projector to get it aligned properly before putting more holes in my ceiling.
4. I know color and tint have been mentioned earlier in the thread but just wondering if anyone's figured out a way to be able to access the color and tint options to adjust as they are greyed out in the menu screen.
All of this being said, I'd like to present my opinion thus far:
Much brighter than I had expected but not too bright
Vertical lens shift can assist when small adjustments are needed
Very light and portable
Watching the full screen shotsof the city in Batman Rises blew me away.
I may be spoiled by my plasma (samsung 63c8000), but the blacks suck and are particularly noticable when watching movies that are not full screen. Raising gamma does help this but, so far, i don't like what it does to the rest of the picture if i do this.
Optical zoom is limited
optical zoom and focus controls can be a bit difficult to hone in as the wheels or recessed and a bit stiff
color out of the box needs work.. too much red in flesh tones - still working of fixing this
Unfortunately for me, I've discovered that i am sensitive to rainbows but am hoping I get over this (not the projector's fault)
Overall - for the money, it is a good projector. I am biased due to having never owned another projector and am comparing to a TV that cost about 4 x as much brand new and so i've been spoiled. The noise can be loud, however, if you are using this with any kind of surround sound, you should be just fine. I don't notice it until before and after the movie is playing, the noise gets easily drowned out.