& Jim McC
-- Art is very specific about how he does his reviews. All of the calibrations are done in the "high" lamp mode. He also includes the effect of using the "low" lamp mode, as well as the effect of using the zoom. Complaining about common details (of the "cut & paste" variety) is being totally unfair to Art. After all, he is the only person doing the large number of PJ reviews that he posts. Only recently has he gotten calibration support from Mike (http://www.surfremotecontrol.com/
). Remember, that each PJ may need a different set of calibration settings for your setup -- they vary from unit to unit and depend on your screen and viewing conditions. Reading more than one or two reviews of Art's will make this information very clear (he tries to be very consistent, so the reader can make the needed comparisons). He also specifically states that his "screen shots" are intended to support his text, and not the other way around (ie, comparison of relative PJ performance).
If it sounds like I'm a "fanboy" of Art, I am. I have been reading his reviews for the last 5+ years, and I'm very familiar with them. His reviews are very through and contain sufficient detail for me to make an intelligent purchase. This is contrary to the one page "summary" type reviews that are published by Evan Powell and his staff at PJC (and some of their recent ones seem to have included more errors than usual).
For the most part, switching from "high" lamp to "low" lamp power will not effect the calibration settings significantly. It didn't for my current 1080p PJ. This is also why Art states that each owner should do his own calibration, YMMV. In his newer reviews he does state that his calibration settings could be used as a ""starting point", but is not a substitute for doing your own calibration.