Originally Posted by brzez
The red and green dots are due to your hdmi cable. I also have a 50ft hdmi run and had to go through five different cables before I found one that worked. I found that the thicker the cable the less dots in general. Microcenter (if you have one near you) has some good 50ft hdmi cables at good prices (make sure you get the thickest one).
As for the audio, this is a receiver issue in how it passes through audio information to the source (some receivers pass the audio porperties of the projector and some pass the audio properties of the receiver -- it can vary for different resolutions). Make sure your receiver has the latest firmware and is set up correctly for passthru -- in your case you only want vidoe passthru).
First of all, thanks brzez.
Funny, the dots are gone! Something to do with the bulb and circuitry run-in? I'm using the 50ft cable and the image is crystal clear and perfect.
And nope, I've been using the same settings as when the TV and Monitor was used. No audio passthrough was selected.
It got weirder, the sound issue worked itself out when I plugged the projector into my friend's Onkyo receiver.
But I found a way around the issue. Now I'm feeding the video of the PS3 by HDMI directly to the projector, and using SPDIF for the audio to the home theater, so I guess problem is solved for now.
Since I'm no expert of projectors and with the problems that I have, I decided not to write the comparison with the HD20 that I promised.
For future buyers, know this. That $100 bump is worth it over the HD20.
The clarity, sharpness, brightness, contrast, color accuracy and zoom range. Simply everything is better than the Optoma, but know this, I haven't run into any issues with the Optoma. So beware of the fact that you might run into issues with different brands of receivers or HDMI cables.
Originally Posted by undersinjake
any settings you guys can post that own this projector? Are you using eco mode?
and peeps, yep, please post settings.
and nope, I'm not running in eco mode. I figured... What the hell. The bulb's "only" 200 bucks, if I run into 2000 hours quickly, then so be it. It's only about $0.30 for every movie. Put in a quarter every time you watch a movie, and you'll have yourself a new bulb.