Got the PJ yesterday morning - man, was that the longest workday ever, waiting for my shift to end! Got it home and immediately realized hmmm, I need a new ceiling mount! Any budget-minded suggestions? In the meantime, I'm contemplating getting a couple of bungee cords and...
First impressions: Set it up for table top config temporarily, since I was so anxious to make sure it works after it's long voyage. Ran component cables from Moto 6412 box, set the stb to 720p output, with 4:3 mode set to none. Room is a multipurpose family room, with room darkening sliding vinyl panels (from IKEA) covering a glass sliding door. There is some ambient light leakage, which reflects sideways onto a Model B Dalite HCMW screen. Also, the dining room is adjacent the family room, with the screen positioned on the far wall facing the dining room. Room is a work-in-progress still (I've been saying that for years!), but at least there has been some active dialogue and agreement with my sig other, and there is WAF and plans to move forward with HT renovations (darker walls, dark velvet curtains surrounding screen, more room darkening drapes, etc.).
I had bought a HDMI cable, but now realize that my STB only has DVI output. Can someone confirm that I will need a DVI (Male) --> HDMI (Female) adapter?
Fire it up. Notice something is missing, but I can't put my thumb on it just yet. It will come to me though. The last channel on the STB was Disney (SD version). Not bad, but there's that ugly low rez picture, all blown up in it's glory on the the big screen. Sorta viewable. Go through the menus and start config per Art's settings. Boy, is this puppy bright, even on low mode, even with a decent amount of light hitting the screen from the side! Switch to A&E HD, just in time to see Dog & Co dig some presumed scumbag outta the trash he was hiding under. Not bad at all, except for the irritating fact that it's stretched - WT heck? Oh, must be that irritating issue with certain stations using the wrong AR that I read about somewhere...Other HD stations seemed all right, just beautiful, definitely watchable.
Started shaking my head, blinking several times in rapid succession, panned my eyes wildly (glad my daughter didn't turn around just then, she would have ran for the exit!), but didn't see jack squat for RBE. Note that I would occasionally see RBE with my X1, and that was tolerable, so I'm happy now!
And then it hits me what I was missing. I turned to my daughter and said, "Listen, do you hear anything?" She gave me a funny look, which I took to mean that I could continue my rant or whatever it was I was going to say, and I finished my thought - "...I can't hear the projector!" As mentioned previously, I had an X1, which did in fact have the increasingly irritating buzz saw sound.
Got settled into my recliner, was starting to gell out and was building up the inclination to grab a brewski, when my cellphone rang and my wife said "Are you ready? I'll meet you at the school..." I was sternly reminded about my daughter's graduation dance and included family photo op that was to commence in roughly half an hour. Eval to continue after ceiling mount and purchase of some much-needed accessories.
Not quite pure heaven so far, but a pretty good experience so far!