Originally Posted by kevinm207
Ok, if the geometry problems are just a given, here's my next question, and I know it will get some flack from this forum. "If" I decide to return this set in exchange for an LCD or Plasma, what would be the best choice in the given price range ($1800)? We have a Sony Bravia in our boardroom here at work, and I noticed today how much clearer everything looked when connected to a PC. The text was clearer, no overscan to worry with (Could see the Start Menu and task bar), and no geometry issues. I understand the limits of the other technologies. Short life and burn-in with Plasma's and ghosting and bad black levels with LCD. So, with all that said, I just don't understand why they don't make the DLP's to more strict standards in terms of geometry, and then build sturdy enclosure's to prevent it getting distorted. I know that if I go with an LCD or plasma, that I'll have to go down in screen size, but I'm willing. I've heard that the newer Plasmas have less trouble with burn-in and better longgevity and I've heard that the newer LCD's have better black levels and better response/refresh (120Hz?). Any help would be greatly appreciated. I used GB-PVR last night, and was very impressed. It played most everything I threw at it. I've never used Media Center with Vista, so I really don't have much to compare to.
Dude, don't be so defeatest, give another set a shot. Return yours, and have them take the box top off a new one in the store so you can display one of the test images, (bring a flash drive with a pic or use the service menu image as described in the FAQ), or hook up a laptop if you can. You should be able to get one with no tilt.
Each tech has it's pros and cons. Some sets having less than perfect geometry is a con with DLP.
Also, as to your fuzzy text issue, if that is the case, then you need to check your setups, as it sounds like you are not getting 1:1 pixel mapping, (i.e. your image is being scaled and hence the fuzziness). Play around with the settings of picture size and screen resolution. When I hook up my laptop, I can get crystal clear text. Also, my video drivers (nVidia) allow me to eliminate overscan while still maintaining proper 1:1 pixel mapping. Just play around with it a bit, it is possible.