I took my projector off the ceiling last night, hooked it up to a 6ft hdmi cable, straight into my pc, and put it 4 feet from the screen, trying to figure out my 3D pop issue. No difference, not in 3D anyways, but colors/clarity was 100x better...makes sense... I then turned it onto a bright white wall..same thing.
I watched IMAX space station, because someone said that there is a scene where the rocket takes off and a piece of glass breaks off and it's right in your face. I found that scene and, well, the glass breaks, and is flat and completely out of focus. Also I remembered I had actually seen this at IMAX a long time ago and remember a scene with an orange being thrown at the camera and it came right to you. I found that scene as well, and it does come out, however about half way out of the screen, it again, loses focus and almost turns white (blurry) and veers off to the right instead of coming straight at me.
Is it possible I have a defective projector?
I spent a lot of time and money on this, and aside from the wow factor of a huge screen, I am having a hard time justifying this over sitting closer to a 55-65" LED/Plasma, with passive 3D that will also do 1080p sbs and REALLY pop.
Aside from 3D, I have watched a few seasons of Dexter on it as well, and while overall, everything is crisp and clear, I noticed that there seems to be a whole lot of blue in dark scenes, when people are inside or during the evening, when most of the scene is dark, focusing on the persons face, the character will have a VERY blue tint to him/her, especially the face. Ironically, outside scenes during daylight, the sky is never a nice blue, it always has a greyish tone to it. Not sure if the show is shot that way, which would actually make sense, however, I know I wasn't looking for this at first, but after a while of watching it, I noticed it all the time. I also specifically remember a side shot, driving scene, where you could see palm trees out of the car's window and the palm trees were outlined in blue.
Not sure what to do here, I don't want to send it in for service and (from what I read) pay $75 to have them look at it / upgrade the firmware, and most likely tell me it's working fine,
and I cannot afford to buy a different PJ/TV to compare the two.
Can you guys think of any other things to try?