Originally Posted by o CUBBY o
Ok, I pulled the trigger on the AR100U. I've had it for just about two weeks now. For those just who missed my last post, I bought the projector as an upgrade to the AX@))U. I have done absolutely no tweaking to the factory settings except for playing with the Motion setting and Detail Clarity settings. I've been feeding it Netflix, Hulu, BluRay, and video games through and XBox or a PS3. Here are my thoughts and questions....
When I first fired it up I was pretty blown away by just the dashboard screen of the PS3. Super bright and crisp. I watched Ink Heart (BluRay) with my niece and was very impressed with the picture, but the motion was very blurry, almost choppy at times. My heart sunk a little, but then I discovered the Motion Effect setting, turned it on and solved most of my woes.
Watched a few episodes of Community on Hulu+ (PS3) which looked absolutely stunning.
Then watched The Woman in Black (BluRay) and have to say, with a dark movie like this, the blacks are lacking. However I knew this projector isn't known for it's blacks. I'd rather have a light cannon than a projector I can only use in a cave.
Then came This Means War (BluRay). Not the best movie in the world but holy crap DIGITAL NOISE!!! Looked like the screen was covered in flees. So ridiculously terrible it put me instantly into buyers remorse mode. Tried turning the Detail Clarity off (read somewhere this can cause digital noise)....didn't help. After the movie I decided to read a review on the BluRay. The image quality of the BluRay received very low scores do to digital noise. Sigh of relief.
But...now I've watched a few other BluRay discs that were reviewed well including True Blood and it still seems very noisy, especially in skin tones. This happens only when watching blurays, everything else is clean and crisp.
Is there some setting I should tweak to help clean up the noise? Also, for those who have tweaked there projectors to perfection, what exactly did you do? I never even touched the settings of the AX200U as I was very pleased right out of the box.
So far I seem to be very pleased with some things, and very displeased with others. Has anyone else experienced a crazy almost unwatchable amount of digital noise?