Originally Posted by anidabi
So what is the real world difference between the advanced and non advanced version?
Originally Posted by Ryan Peddle
I'm taking a stab at it....calibration ability? Does the 9000 have any special ISF Cal options? Maybe it is software based.
The advanced is just a fancy term they used for "hey we fixed the CMS that should have worked right to begin with".
You can turn any "non advanced" projector into an advanced one by sending it in to Mits and having it upgraded. It's free while under warranty. In other words, if you care about dead on skin tones, you need to have a working CMS. If you are happy with the color after basic tweaking, it's not really necessary.
That being said; I'm surprised how much Mits spews bs about this debacle. I picked up an open box HC9000 and called Mits to ask if they knew which SN numbers were affected. The tech proceeded to tell me that only 15 of them had the issue. I chuckled and explained I new better and after calling him on it he fessed up and said I could send mine in to have it upgraded.
I will say I am very pleased with the quality of this projector. It is built like a tank (and is about the size of one too, lol), and is almost a shame to hide in my hushbox. It is also noticeably brighter than my old RS20 it replaced. It's a shame it will be sitting for at least another couple weeks while I get my CIH setup, quad sub, and fabric panels finished up.