Originally Posted by rukus29
bbar, this is great, thanks so much for testing! before trying this i had indeed tried to focus the PJ in as much as possible, so not sure that is the issue, but you never know. is there a specific pattern you use for this? i just looked at the word 'focus' on the jvc screen when adjusting until I got to a place that worsened it when I moved the slider in either direction. How long did you warm your PJ up for before setting focus?
As I had thought though, even at 1.4 for you, you did not see any difference without the software enhancement controls as long as you increased sharpness even when eshift was off. this tells me (as Owen says above) that people can achieve same results if JVC simply built the PJs without eshift but gave us the MPC enhancement controls.
(as long as they are 1.4sw and beyond, maybe even less than 1.4sw if others who sit closer test it)
in either case i think I will call AVS to see if I can either get an extension on the 4 hour policy or ask for a fresh replacement.
thanks again bbar and tn1krr!
My pleasure and I did focus within 5 minutes of powering up. To focus eshift must be set to off and I just adjust until I see the pixel structure on the green vertical and horizontal grid lines on the focus screen. I need to be 1 ft away to do this. Cannot be done if eshift is on as pixels disappear!
Have also played more with eshift and basically there are 3 functions
1) Eshift off = 2k and eshift on = 4k; or
2) basic sharpening using the single control labelled Enhancer; or
3) a 'Darbee' type effect using all 3 slider controls
For step 1 set 4k to off for off or any other setting for on
For step 2 you set all controls to 0 and adjust the enhancer ( which is basically the sharpness control) in 2k mode with a sharpness calibration image like that from the AVS disk or Spears and Munsil Disk then I had a setting of 22 for for enhancer for excellent sharpness. You can then set that on the enhancer control with 4k set to any other setting. I chose film. Then set enhancer control to same value as you set in 2k mode and set other 2 sliders to 0. You now have 2k and 4k with basic sharpening.
Switched back and forth now between film and eshift off and no difference as per previous post at my seating distance of 1.4 screen widths.
Then set eshift on film mode again with default 50,50,50 setting and found it to be too much effect and noticeably different than the 2k( eshift off) settings at 22,0,0. Basically it lost a lot of its film like qualities.
Set eshift off ( 2k ) to 22,20,20 and found the picture to my liking. Then set eshift to film mode with 22,20,20 and found no difference to eshift off at 22,20,20.
So basically eshift on/4k or off/2k with darbee type sharpening enabled or disabled ( i.e. the 3 controls set the same) looked the same at seating of 1.4 screen widths.
To me even the default settings for film at 50,50,50 are too strong and I prefer the 22,20,20 setting. Others may prefer more or less effect.
Second to that I prefer 22,0,0 in 2k mode as it provides an excellent and not overly sharpened picture without the 'darbee' effect.
So now have off = 22,0,0 with normal sharpening and film set at 22,20,20 for my preferred 'Darbee' effect.
I think I prefer the film setting with the Darbee effect; but need more time and more content to make up my mind. Great thing is I have a choice and can now easily watch in either mode.
Should say I have seen Darbee in action but cannot say which is better. I suspect they would be close if adjusted to deliver the same basic levels.