Originally Posted by CrimsonDisciple
Look in your box....you should have an adapter for HD cables. Is that what you mean by digital input?
Hope you are all well.
CrimsonDisciple, I believe he is referring to HDMI or DVI digital input, not the HD15 to component cable you are referencing.
On another note....
My brand new 30s has arrived, Wife helped me hang the "screen", (aka super white photo background paper). Have not had much time to play with it yet, have a 1 and 3 year old, my Wife claims she has a 1, 3 and 5 year old....the 5 year old being me, lol.
First impression, is that this is a quality product, very large and heavy...definitely not a grab and go. Large is good in projectors, allows good thermal cooling.
I am projecting a screen of only 70" diagonal, that makes it 61" wide, giving us a perfect 30 degree viewing angle from 9.5 feet. This viewing angle puts me at the SMPTE recommended 30 degrees and puts me in the middle of the 26 to 36 degree THX recommended viewing angle.
I do not find a problem with screen door at this range, which is 1.87 screen widths. At 7 feet, which would be 1.3 screen widths the grid is very easily seen, and would impact enjoyment. A slight defocus, just enough to lighten the dark area between the pixels works very well at my standard seating distance.
I have just watched all of Star Wars A New Hope, and the sharpness of the optics are very good. Fine hair detail is very clear and crisp. Color is spot on with very minor adjustment. I am using the Theater Black Mode, and it has lumens to spare at this small screen size. Black levels are not black, but I did not find it objectionable, my room is all White, so not ideal for reproducing blacks with any projector.
One thing I really enjoyed was the lack of any reflections on the screen, with the old CRT I could always see my whole room reflected in the screen even with the lights off.
When I first saw R2-D2 and C3-PO in the opening sequence of the movie, I was struck by how sharp and how real the image looked. I was not expecting that from such an inexpensive product.
Earlier I ran World News for my Wife, and we watched Wheel of Fortune in HD from the Samsung HDTV tuner. Stunning HD quality, looked much better than the 1080i 26" CRT we are used to. I really don't think that CRT got much past 800 horizontal lines, so we are experiencing more horizontal lines of resolution with HD I believe. I am going to enjoy football season, that is for sure!
If you have any questions, I will try to answer them.