Originally Posted by fleaman
I have a Mits HC3800 which is essentially the same PJ as the HC4000 and I can tell you that image looks like what I see on my HC3800 in real life.
As for the glowing pause icon> With screenshots you sometimes get a glowing icon like that, even when the rest of the image looks like what you see on screen.
If anything, Kraine's image is extremely underexposed, or a fade from black frame, or the Acer just has horrible on/off contrast (or a combination of all)
and to quote Art from his PD8150 review (since the train shot in the HC4000 review is the only in the 'shadow detail' assessment where he does not explicitly mention overexposing):
"There is simply a great deal of detail to be seen in the shrubs. also in the the lower part of the woods. This image has been greatly overexposed to make the detail more visible. When comparing with the same photo from other projectors below, remember that the exposures are all a bit different, and you have to compensate, if you want to draw your own conclusions."
Until reviewers start posting exif data, all projector settings, screen details and room treatments, comparing photos from different reviews (let alone different reviewers!) is a rather pointless path to pursue... Heck, even if they had done that, I've never calibrated my computer monitor, so I'm in no position to make judgements either