This just showed me how incredibly important proper settings and calibration is.
...i changed the projector's picture mode to bright and i couldnt believe the difference. It looks absolutely amazing and unless my eyes are tricking me...this is coming damn damn close to my plasma that i used to have.
This may sound weird...or maybe not at all, but at many times i actually prefer this picture over what plasma produces.
Proper calibration and the "bright" mode of the projector should never be used together unless you're going to comment about how terrible the bright mode is for calibration.
The bright mode is the WORST mode for the projector as far as color accuracy and contrast goes. In fact, it is like that on the majority of projectors these days.
Bright mode cranks BrilliantColor to the max, which blows out highlights and erases fine detail, in addition to providing an extreme green push.
It's not really acceptable for movies, but it may be OK for non critical viewing like Sports, video games and maybe TV shows during the day.