Originally Posted by Dallasite
Thanks. I did some more testing over the weekend, looks like the SDE is tied to the screen material. I'm running v1.04.
I just installed the BenQ W1080ST - and I notice the SDE - or what I call - - the "Silk Screen Effect." I'm sure some of it has to do with the cheapo (but high value) FAVI 100" Diagonal Screen that I have.
To me, it's not like looking through a "screen door" - per se. It's just not as "tight" as the pixels on my LCD/LED TV. (Looking through a finer weave?)
I've experienced the same thing - - mostly on "sky" shots with my older, rear projection 56" Samsung DLP TV - - so I've seen it before and quickly recognized it.
But I have to tell you - - for being my first projector, I couldn't be happier with the BenQ. It has exceeded all my expectations - - especially for a short throw PJ. The colors, out of the box are fantastic! Very sharp detail and down the road, I'll look at adding the Darbee Darblet. The manuals are exactly the same (W1070/W1080ST) but there is no vertical lens offset with the W1080ST.
I haven't even "dialed in" the best PQ yet or even tested "3D" - - but what a wonderful "Cinemascope" experience for movies and even 16 X 9 TV is unbelievable "huge" in my man cave. It makes it harder to watch a 65" screen - - even though it's uber sharp with fantastic colors!
You can watch the BenQ with a little ambient light but I find it much better in darkness - - and the reflection from the screen, light wise, makes it easy to move around. For 3D on my 65" Samsung LED - - total darkness is total darkness!
All in all - - a great projector - - IMHO.
P.S. - - where the projector really shows its superiority is in movies like "The Bourne Supremacy." Near the end, when Jason sees the daughter in the Russian apartments - - when he walks out and you see the vastness (and sterile quality!) of the that building - - it fills the entire screen and just mesmerizes you! I mean, it's downright spooky how cold and massive those apartments look like on the big screen!Edited by Ricoflashback - 3/18/13 at 6:20am