Originally Posted by Joseph Clark
Since you plan on having your Acer and RS40 in the same room, on the same screen, how about some side by side screen shots? That is, figure out a way to mask the projectors so that each shows half the image. That way, we can all see how they compare - contrast, color, resolution, detail - at least as much as a camera image of a projection screen can show. Maybe some full screen shots and some closer ones (I realize that the Acer is 720p and the JVC is 1080p). And it would be helpful if you could even out the brightness by setting the JVC iris to match the Acer's light output (if it even can). That would be especially interesting for me because you also have an HP.
BTW, I'm not thinking of canceling my RS40 order for an Acer, no matter what such shots might show. I'm getting really excited about the prospect of re-watching many of my favorite movies on the RS40, and there's no way I could live with the Acer for normal 2D viewing. I just think it would be an interesting exercise, especially given the bang for the buck value the Acer brings to the table.
Just a thought.
Joseph - in 2 days my family is traveling to see other relatives and I'll have the next 2 weeks to myself. I'll have plenty of time to do some side by side shots with the JVC and the Acer.
right now I am in a bit of a bind, since Petri's findings made their way in the final firmware. I cannot get my HTPC w/ the Nvidia card to sync to the RS40. The RS-40 thinks the display is 2880x1080p no matter what resolution I set the desktop to before I restart with the JVC connected. Both HDMI and DVI have the same issue. This really stinks, there must be a way around this. Maybe by editing the EDID info in the Nvidia driver, I have to hit the HTPC thread to see if anyone has ideas.
In regard to the brightness discussion that just got a bit heated up, I know we all have very different expectations of what we find comfortable for brightness. My motto is 'turn up the wick', I just can't have it bright enough for my personal preferences. No one should argue about it. A person needs to get the projector for all the great qualities it has, then match a screen that will suite their brightness expectations.
The blacks are great, even right out of the box. I saw a fade to black in Underworld Evolution, and it felt like I was a pitch black room for a second or 2, it really threw my senses off a bit. That makes it worth the $$ right there.