Originally Posted by dmoneyman2323
Anyway, at first I was a little unhappy with the picture from the projector with some source material, RC is good and bad at the same time. I don't know if you have it on or not, but I feel it adds way too much noise to the picture for certain material (even some blurays) if you are seated around 10 feet or less.
I've tried RC on and off (default was off), but for the most part have left it on. It was on when I took the pictures that I provided above.
Originally Posted by ltd76gold
Did you personally run through the initial setup for your throw distance and screen or was it done by an installer?
If the installer did not size the image to your throw distance and use the display function in the manual, you might wish to check his work there.
In addition, is it a ceiling mount? You mention that the throw is about 14'. If it is indeed 14' you are just within the limits of the throw distance as I read it in the manual. Also, was any "keystone" adjustment made? Is the installation level to the screen? Keystone adjustment will affect picture res. as it diminishes the number of pixels used to present the image.
I'd recheck everything, from alignment to the measured throw first. Then make sure the aspect controls and any keystone adjustment were set properly or with keystone, eliminated.
I took a look at the pix you posted. It is perplexing that the one source looked good while the bd was plainly quite soft in the picture you took. It could be that you have a combination of issues ranging from source resolutions to faulty install and setup to the actual possibility of the pj itself may have taken a hit.
The fact that the one source seems ok while the others, especially the bd image, appear to be so different, leads me to believe that what you are getting is very different source resolutions and qualities from your source components. I did read above that you have a Yammy avr? Does it have the capacity to upsample all inputs and then output through hdmi to the pj at 1080p? If so, try that too.
I did not go through any "initial setup", but I messed around with the settings in the menu option to try to get a better picture. I've since reset everything back to manufacturer defaults. I don't recall seeing an option in the menu to go through initial setup.
The picture was sized to my screen. Depending on the source, the whole screen is used (and not any more - maybe a teeny little bit), but other sources leave about maybe an inch on both sides of the screen unused.
Yes, the projector is ceiling mounted and the throw is more like 14'6". I don't remember exactly, but I thought the throw range was between 12' something to 18' something, so 14'6" should be acceptable. Unless keystone adjustments can be made outside of the menu, then no keystone adjustments were made. I told the installer that I did not want him to make any keystone adjustments because I knew that messed with the PQ.
My picture aligns perfectly and nothing seems to be out of whack there - just the clarity.
Yes, I do have a Yamaha AVR (RX-A3000) and it does upconvert everything to 1080p. That's the setting that I normally use, and when I turned it off to see if the PQ was better without it on, the picture was MUCH worse.
BTW, I have 2 HDMI out's on my RX-A3000 - one going to my wall mounted (and calibrated Plasma), and the other to the projector. So the EXACT same sources are going into each using the EXACT same component settings, but the projector's clarity is MUCH worse than my plasma. I really didn't expect it to be equal, but I also didn't expect it to be this bad.
Originally Posted by ktoolsie
Hmmm. I've never had the focus be optimum at the very end of the range. That suggests to me that something is wrong in your set-up. Are you sure you're not adjusting the zoom instead instead of focus??? As I recall the zoom ring has a little notch on it, while the focus ring does not.
Also, I would try connecting your source directly to the projector and bypassing the AVR. Yes you wont get any sound (unless you use the optical/coax digital connection for audio) but it will tell you if your AVR is monkeying around with the signal.
Yes, I'm sure I'm using the focus and not the zoom. I actually didn't even know where the zoom was until the installer showed me. I know for sure I'm changing the focus, as I would have noticed the picture size changing as I made adjustments.