Picture quality- colors
Brightness - very bright
Scaler deinterlacer - excellent - passed the Galaxy Quest intro and Insurrection rooftops. Interlaced looked as good a progressive through the Denon 1600. This is the first time I had a PJ pass the GQ-intro.
Blacks and shadow detail are very good.
Screen Door is light, 1.85 viewing distance is ok.
Fan is very quiet.
For all original first series buyers in the USA of the H30, Optoma is making the lens mask available for free and you just have to cover the shipping. Call into the parts area and let them you you're a early USA buyer that wants the Lens Mask.
Also if you would like to add the Backlit Remote, they will also be available at a discount price of $59 plus shipping. Your current remote is fine but if you want to add a Backlit one go right ahead.
Place your order quickly.
Many pictures ahead, enjoy.http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30panic1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30panic2.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30under1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30under2.jpg
Some familiar stuff ---http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30fifth1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30fifth2.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30lord1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30lord2.jpg
If you saw Andrea's shootout thread re Opto H56 vs HT1000 you'll see the picture quality behaves very much like the bigger brother H56.http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30glad1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30glad2.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30glad3.jpg
Last a horror shot in 4.3 http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30mummy1.jpg
So what do you think other than screenshots ain't worth diddly? hehe
Second set of screen shots:http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30gollum.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30frodoz.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30austin1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30austin2.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30future1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30vampire1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30vampire2.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30vampire3.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30vampire4.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30vampire5.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30fifth5.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30oceans11.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30mumbabe.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30under4.jpg
Latest group ---http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30matrix1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30matrix2.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30matrix3.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30matrix4.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30matrix5.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30matrix6.jpg
4.3 Screenshots, first two showing difference of 4.3 at 800X600 vs 4.3 in 16.9mode.http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h304.31.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h304.32.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h304.33.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h304.34.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30lee14.3.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30lee24.3.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30lee34.3.jpg
That's it, all your favorite movies and how good the can look.
Here's some shots after doing a 6500k colorfacts calibration. You'll see a subtle difference, shows how good my OTB cal was.http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cf1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cf2.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cf3.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cf4.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cf5.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cf6.jpg
Now some very tuff shots to render detail in the darks, but the H30 handles it with ease.http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cavern1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cavern2.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cavern3.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cavern4.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30cavern5.jpg
Nov 4th 2005, pj gets better with age.http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30u571contour.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30u571blacks1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30u571blacks2.jpg
Unbelieveably nice for low $'s, whether used as 16.9 or a 4.3 setup.http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30vertical1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30vertical2.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30vertical3.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h30vertical4.jpg
Some tuning tips for all displays that have advance RGB-adjustments for grayscale.
After making changes take a look at the Avia Needle Pulse pattern to see that there's no color tints in the Gray to White steps in the upper part of the pattern. The Pluge pattern also in Avia called Black Bars+ Log Steps. It's found under Video Test Patterns/Gray Scale & Levels/Black & White levels -
If it's not dead on grays to white make final changes with the user advanced adjustments.
Example - you see red/pink tint in the light gray/white.
If you see green in the dark grays/black
You see how it works, color in the light grays you use the RGB-contrasts
Color in the dark grays you use the RGB-brightness to fix.
enjoy and get good at it.
Late edit: H30 service menu, no thanks necessary
On the projector enter ---
Up + Enter (at the same time) hit it twice
Left + Enter, hit it twice
A screen should pop up.
Up + Left + Down at the same time once.