Originally Posted by tool1075
I haven't even adjusted the picture much at all....
What settings are you using?
"Factory Default" "Out of the Box..as it came."
I've judged many Projectors as such...and found most wanting to some degree. I never met a RPTV, even a Lycos type that I could say the same about, and that applies to Direct View Monitors, CRT & Plasma/LCDs as well. Somehow there was almost always something lacking / excessive needing adjustment.
This then is what makes this TV such a mind boggler to me.
You'd have to have been there, but suffice it to say I being a FP advocate was considering a Epson 8350 and making myself a 82" painted-onto
Retractable Screen installation for my personal everyday viewing, and the 554 caught me by surprise. Once I saw it, the price difference between it (approx 2K) and the PJ /Screen option (approx 1.5k) did not seem enough to matter. And I like BIG screens.
I don't think I gave up too much in size to offset what I gained in incredible image quality. I'm happy.
.....and I can always get that PJ later...for less.
Originally Posted by jordanjc
Are there any reasons to believe this set would have less blooming than the 553?
I can state I don't have such manifested on my set...and I'm no fan of Blooming when using much larger relatively high gain Screens. Even when watching the set in total darkness.
The auto light adjustment might be responsible for that.