So I setup the HD80 saturday night and watched two HD DVDs (Breach and King Kong).
Its current setup is less than ideal, as it's temporarily projecting on a bare wall. The resolution, contrast, and detail were great, but the image was slightly washed out (almost like glare).
Just to elaborate on the setting: The room has windows on two sides (although I was viewing at night), and the projector's about 18" off the floor and about 14' back from the wall. I was projecting the image as large as possible from this distance.
Is the washed out image a result of projecting on a bare wall, or is it a result of the light from the projector reflecting off of the windows and onto the wall?
I'm happy with this temporary configuration; I just wanted to verify this issue is a direct result of the setup and not a short-coming of the HD80.