Originally Posted by SED <--- Rules
I freaking love this thread!
How about some more impressions from the lucky owners? Smittygt, Thrang....I'm talking to you
Sorry My ISP just came back up this morning.
I'm sort of relunctent to give any detailed impressions, due to the fact the conditions are far less than optimal for using the projector. My Dedicated HT is about to be painted, then carpet goes in in about two weeks.
The conditions are, I put my screen frame together, and put up a beige ( i know, but it's all I have right now) King sized sheet in place of my screen material. The PJ (95) is sitting approximately 14 feet on a desk (for now) from a 120+_ screen.
Again, until i can get my room completed, and mount this thing, this is the best i can do. But here goes:
I've used various 2D blu ray material over the past few days.
I still need to get me a few 3D movies, but I have sampled some DirectV 3D content, and some Downloaded PS3 3D content as well.
I appologize, in advance, for my lack of professional terminology, however, Overall, even on the beige bed sheet, Wow, the 2D image is reallly incredible. I cannot get over how good this looks even under these conditions. I was reallly really worried about 1k lumens spec on the 95, not anymore. I really believe in our dedicated (fully dark) room it is going to be spectacular. I called my wife in after I got it set up against the wall, all she could say was, Wow, that looks good!
Previously, i've owned 3 Projectors: Epson 1080UB, Epson 8700, and and Old 720p Sony many years ago, and as you can imagine, none of these can even compare to this machine. I demoed the Sony 30ES, and I've seen approximately an hour and a half of a Mits 9000. Sorry, I have limited experience, and none with 3D, other than in various theaters.
I don't currently have the ability to watch a full movie on it yet, for reasons previously mentioned, but from what i have seen of the 95, my wife and I are terribly excited / hungry for more.
As far as 3D, which is why I bought this PJ, I was shocked to find the image was not as dark as I had feared. After reading the entire VW90 thread, I was really worried about brightness. I fiddled with various settings, and will get some advice from all the experts on where to put the settings, but overall, i am very happy with what I see. Another thing that struck me during 3D content, was how good the colors were, even through the glasses.
Something else I noticed, was how smooth the motion scenes were in 3D. This was really cool to watch a fast moving scene, with the image still in tact and not break into a bunch of moving pixels. This was another big reason I got the sony instead of others.
Something I was disapointed in, not the 95, was that DirecTV 3D that is SD looks really bad. It is not even worth having if it is going to be this bad, why even broadcast that crap. Wife and I watched some ESPN 3D College football this friday, now that was awsome. Gonna be watching the LSU / bama game tonight on it (not in 3D).
I mentioned previously in another post how quiet the 95es is, and I still stand by that. Both previous Epsons I have owned, I could hear the Iris working in the PJ, not the sony. While previewing and messing with the settings, I would intentionally change from high to low lamp mode and different picture settings and could not hear the iris. Take it for what it's worth, this is really a quiet PJ to my ears.
I firmly beileive that if the MVmax glasses take care of ghosting, and add a little brightness, then this will be THE projector in this price range.
Again, I appologize for the lack of specific, professional terminology, as well as poor operating conditions, but I am "GIDDY" with anticipation from what I have seen both 2D and 3D.
As far as ghosting, yes, I saw some, but my glasses were turned to max brightness, but even then I had to really look for it. When I turned the glasses brightness down 1 notch, the ghosting went away. I really need to demo some 1080p material. Gonna bite the bullett and pay the 35.99 for a couple, even though I swore I wouldnt!
Now back to work on the HT room.