Originally Posted by aligborat
There's still a good amount of work to be done, so this is a very preliminary opinion. Don't read anything into it.
Mostly just curious whether and to what extent people here have had success with various noise suppression / filtration settings in the projector when trying to handle sources like DTV.
Even the best cable and DTV channels will not compare to a good Blu-ray, especially on a larger screen and/or closer seating position. I think it is decent, but it will always leave you wanting. Further, highly compressed content, such as cable or DTV content, will really show its warts when there is a lot of motion. As fun as it was watching the Superbowl on a huge screen last year, I went with the 60" plasma this year. I hate to see my favorite toy struggle. You could also zoom to a much smaller picture area to "sharpen" things up and improve perceived motion handling with lesser quality content. I keep the settings, motion and RC, pretty low or minimized.
Another big picture quality decision is whether or not to use the full panel (with the 2.35/1.85 zoom modes) or go normal. I initially went with the zoom modes to maximize brightness, and just went with it for awhile. However, I recently tried the normal mode based on suggestions from this thread, and really noticed a big increase in sharpness and perceived clarity. I didn't really notice any drop in brightness, even after making the change with 500 or so hours on the bulb. It is really noticeable on a high quality content.
I have seen the 1000 with a shockingly subpar image. I went to our local Audio Advice in Raleigh and was surprised to find out that they replaced their Runco demo with the 1000 (after I had mine for a few months). They were running Casino Royal, and it just looked terrible in every aspect- motion was studdering, very grainy, too dark, crazy. They said that it had been professionally calibrated. I really wanted to grab the remote and select reference mode. I would start with a great blu ray, reference mode, RC at default, normal mode (as opposed to 2.35 zoom) as a good starting point and make any tweaks on a another setting, so you can compare with reference.Edited by Ben Withrow - 2/11/14 at 11:42am