Yeah, I haven't done much tweaking, but out-of-the-box the Panny isn't stellar for dark shadow detail. However, I'm not surprised, since the AX100U wasn't known as being the best one out there for dark shadow detail either. It's about what I expected - which is good but not absolutely great. Other aspects are great though.
However, I may not be in the best position to judge at the moment. My walls are pretty light, so they'd reflect a fair amount of light, which would reduce apparent contrast/detail.
I specifically avoided the Sony Bravia VPL-AW15 because of its reportedly obvious screen door effect. Also I decided against the Optoma HD72 because the placement was going to be a pain. People talk about the Panasonic being sharp. Well, I dunno, it's maybe not razor sharp, but then again that's never been a primary concern of mine. It's sharp enough for my needs anyway. If I was really concerned about sharpness, I wouldn't be putting my projector at 9' away from the screen.
Originally Posted by Lubmo
Hello friends, got my AX200 in a couple of days ago and let me start out by saying I am feeling a little pissy about the hyped-up "Game Mode". We played Halo 3 and 2 and after switching between Game mode and Normal mode between different maps numerous times, we couldn't tell the difference between the two at all.
Normal is pretty bright. Game mode is bright(er?) and decreases lag time. Mind you, I find the lag time already very minimal in the other modes, but then again I'm not a hardcore gamer.
As a side note, fired up the satellite DVR with the highest quality output coming from it being (gulp) S-video, and cringed as I was expecting it to look like utter crap, but I switched it to Cinema 2 (if I remember correctly) and it smoothed out a lot of the compression imperfections, and was actually tolerable.
Good to hear. I don't have my cable box setup there yet so I haven't tested that yet.
And just in case not everyone is paying attention - BuGsArEtAsTy's member designation - now that's someone excited by AV! LOL