"maybe they should close this one ?"
I would think hopefully they're merged because there are going to be highly anticipated first impressions of first owners. Maybe for now any of those should be posted in both?
I'm going to do that. Below is a copy of what I sent to Mike at AVS having to drop off pre-order list. I have an important demo on the 15th and needed to make sure I had one. For not too bad more I instead purchased it local from an installer / calibration / optimization person and will called it from AVAD in Van Nuys yesterday. Spent a lot of time looking at familiar demo material including awesome 1080P scenic photos save on my PS3 that I've been collecting since the RS1 came out. Wow! Coming from a superb RS50 UMR magic done.....as well. I agree completely with Projofan above about colors out of the box in user 1 standard profile (for me) with C gamma looking best to me whatever the hell that is....
Miss the actual numbers for gamma that are probably RS56 and up. Also agree with him about the lack of noise and liking Film 4K conversion the best. It is sweet! Seemingly on pristine material you can take the "enhance slider" way up
to no real ill effect vs positive trade off. Very impressive depth added on its own before I even get to the Darblet added in. I can see now why eShift people last model were running at considerably lower Darbee settings than me quite happy higher with non eShift 1080P settings.
"If my unit is any indication of the "QC" people are going to love these machines. Dead perfect convergence middle 5-6 feet of 8.5' wide 16x9 AR screen. On both just the sides red off horizontally in opposite directions by no more than 1/2 pixel. Focus and color uniformity excellent. Blacks look as good to me as my RS50 rated at 70,000:1 in same projector location and zero bright corners.
The eShift2 looks tremendous on its own and with my high quality 1080P scenic photographs saved on PS3, seemingly I can take the "enhance" slider in all the modes way the hell up and not notice any negative effect, only positive. Not sure about all the sliders. My guy doing the calibration has the RS55 and probably can give me some guidance. He's moving on too to the RS56. It looks much better out of the box with that dimensionality than what I saw on his machine about 5 months ago, and still plays very well with the Darblet! User 1 standard color profile seems very nice for out of the box color."