Thanks for the replies and thoughts.
Originally Posted by RonF
I don't know if you're saying you are trying to adjust focus on letters
in source signals with e-shift on? If so that would not
be the way to do it. Turn e-shift off, or maybe it is already off when you go into the focus mode, and get real close to the screen so you can see and make the 1080P pixel edges as sharp as possible over as much of the screen from the middle as possible, using the remote control.
I read through this thread before and did the focus set while the eshift was off. Then I turned on the eshift. I did the focus like you have highlighted, basically go close to the screen and make the pixels as sharp as possible. I was using the "Focus" and "Lens" letters to get the pixels as sharp as I could. The glow I was seeing is after I did all those. I thought my mitsubishi had better focus but now based on the eshift explanation it makes sense that once you turn on it gets the glow.
Originally Posted by JonStatt
All JVCs I have seen show an after-glow above and below the Oppo logo. Sometimes it extends in a vertical column below the P quite a way down the screen. It is to do with internal reflections within the lens assembly and varies depending on your lens position (e.g. lens shift). I wouldn't worry about it because you never see it in practical use within a movie. However, the recommendations to set focus with e-shift off is absolutely correct and you will find it very hard to get best focus with e-shift on. No calibration will reduce (or increase) the glow.....just put it out of your mind and don't fixate on it
OK, that is what I was assuming about the after-glow. As I do not have that much glow with my Mitsubishi I was not sure whether it is common with JVC or not. Regarding the "P" being long, yeah I was little concerned about that thinking may be something need to be calibrated but your explanation helps with that. Currently, I have the projector behind my 2nd row seat on a shelf at the head height. I will be having the projector on a shelf in the new room that is build down from the ceiling, so may be the lens shift would be little different with that. Anyway, as it is not causing any problems with the movie content I should be good.
As I have been reading through this thread and somethings are being highlighted, I was trying to make sure the projector does not have anything that would bother me in the long run. I am sure I can live with the glow as it does not bother me. I have to say the picture is really good and the black levels when compared to my old mitsubishi (HC6800) it is amazing. I have been playing the Fifth Element initial scenes with the space ship and the prometheus scene with the spaceship flying left to right of the screen again and again and enjoying the black level and detail that I did not notice with the other projector. I did have the Mitsubishi calibrated professionally but still this uncalibrated 4810 looks really good.
One thing I notice is more grain and some blu-rays do not look as crisp as others. Like for example, Avengers, Captain America, Alien series all look really sharp and not that grainy. On the other hand LOTR (I tested only the Fellowship of the Ring) was not that sharp and I was having the feeling of watching a really old movie. I think once I had the projector calibrated it might improve but still was not happy with the LOTR blu-ray and this projector combination. Just to clarify, I am not implying the projector is bad just that the LOTR is not meeting my expectation when compared to the other movies.
Anyway, thanks to both for the clarification and putting my mind at peace:). These are fun times having a new toy and testing all the movies in the collection:)