Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky
Set mine up yesterday, and so far wow. I came from the Epson 5010, using the same screen which is a 100" Black Diamond zero edge 0.8 gain. During the day it's not as bright as the Epson's torch mode vs. even HW55 game mode. Grant it I have a different room setup then when I had the 5010. That being said, the Sony in ALL modes the colors just seem to be better than the 5010. When the room gets just a little bit darker, it's like my panasonic plasma, but 100"
Based on my room, & some WAF factor, I have it mounted 13' 7" back and about 7" above the top of the screen, which I know that extra 3' throw distance hurts my lumens. At night though, even with some ambient light on, it's BRIGHT, even in reference mode.
Currently my settings are Art's projectorreviews member settings. Not sure i need it calibrated as the colors are just so damn good. Step one though was to turn off motion effect in all settings.. it makes me sick w/ the soap opera effect.
For Reality Creation I have it set at 20 in all settings, what is everyone else setting it at?
For Iris, per Art, some settings I have it full auto, some off. Not sure I can tell the difference.
I was torn for weeks between this and the 5030. I'm glad I did the HW55. First, the fan is silent, definitely compared to the Epson which on high lamp mode you could definitely hear. The Sony, i'm sitting direclty below it at about 3ft & definitely can't hear it. In fact, my only complaint is during the day I can't tell if the damn thing is on or off since the standby/on light is tiny and barely visible, vs. the Epson had the power button on the side backlit in blue & was noisy..
I have a 60ft monoprice redmere HDMI cable running from a denon 4520. With the sony 5100 bluray the picture is jawdropping. I put in Great Gatsby as my first movie & the visuals are stunning.
My only problem is I also have a darbee, & everytime I plug it in I get a purple screen. My assumption is that at 60ft redmere I'm maxed out in HDMI distance, I even tried a 1.5ft hdmi cable when adding the darbee but that didn't work. Strange thing is that even if I only put the darbee between the dvd & receiver I still get no picture, so maybe from dvd to darbee to receiver & when it leave the receiver the hdmi signal is slightly weaker and there's some handshake issues at 60ft?
I really wanted the darbee in there as I was hoping it would improve image quality from MKV files, roku3, netflix, etc? Should i move to an HDMI balun? If so, any recommendations that aren't crazy expensive? Otherwise I would buy the oppo w/ darbee, but still wouldn't have darbee on my other devices. That being said is sony's Reality creation the same thing?