Received this PJ Friday. Have been watching all weekend (~ 18hrs so far). Just for the record, I am coming from 5year old Epson XGA LCD PJ.
I was hesitant on these cheap brands whether they will last as long as Epson did. But figured, since it's half the cost of Epson 3020, if it lasts half the time, that's even. Managed to install it perfect center with 0 keystone.
Initial 2D impressions : stunning, awesome especially Blu Rays. Out of the box, colors are good for my novice eyes (I am not a videophile). Found that "Movie" mode is best of all display modes - colors are deep, full, well saturated and not faded at all. It's too bright in this mode during night times with bright movies. So, just reduced brightness and contrast a bit from default 50 to 40 each. "Dark Cinema" is adding across the board whitening. So, didn't prefer that mode. Other modes are garbage. SD content (DVDs) looks soft with too strong colors, especially red, but that's in part depends on BD Player's performance too.
No HDMI overscan - I set source to RGB mode, HDMI overscan to auto on the PJ. Did a quick test with Disney WoW. Need to learn it and run full tests next few weekends.
3D glasses haven't arrived yet. I'll talk about 3D performance this weekend. But, quick check with my 3D collection seems to work fine. Even 2D-3D conversion is working fine. 3D mode is not auto detected. I had to set the modes (SBS, TopToBottom) manually. Will watch full 3D movies this weekend.
PJ does not seem to be scanning inputs for signal (component vs HDMI). You have to manually select the input to use. When there is no signal on HDMI input, fan goes to full speed. Don't know why it is taking so much effort HDMI syncing.
Absolutely no RBEs. As this is my first DLP, I was specifically looking for them during dark movie scenes. Nope, none. Am I looking for them at right scenes ?
DVI cable : For some reason ,the dual link DVI-D cable I had installed 5yrs back didn't work. PJ doesn't detect signal on it with DVI-HDMI adapters attached either end. I thought HDMI and DVI are pin compatible, at least for the video part. Any suggestions to make the existing DVI cable work are highly highly appreciated. Otherwise, I have to snake a HDMI cable (cheaper, but hard) or look at off the shelf WHDMI transmitter/receiver (expensive, easier).