Originally posted by CMRA
I too had a guest over last night watching an unfamiliar movie. She requested much the same everytime I fiddled with the PJ trying to get the image 'just right'.
I can relate, ever since I was a kid, I always liked tweaking with adjustments to get the best possible outcome. Another movie we watched recently was "Open Range" AR 2.35 with Costner/Duvall/Benning, kinda reminded me of the old Eastwood classics, anyway I had the Z2 on "Natural Wide" screen setting. The entire movie I was constantly observing the screen, tweaking the focus, contrast, gamma, etc... and pissing off my guest and my wife
Anyway, I noticed off to the left and right maybe 10% of the screen the images would slightly distort or stretch with minor out-of-focus issues, but were dead on accurate everywhere else. So I'm thinking dang, all this take about focus uniformity on other threads and worrying about if my Z2 had issues, NOT, just a few clicks of the "Screen Format" button brought me to "Full" mode and bingo the picture was crisp and in focus from corner to corner.
The only issue, and I think is a result of just using my white semi-gloss wall is that the black bars and entire background when not watching a movie, can be seen. I know the Z2 has higher contrast ratings then previous models, so i'm hoping when I upgrade to the SM/MM LFWS that the blackbars will get darker and the backgroud will be less noticeable. When we were watching the space scenes in 2001 A Space Odyssey, things looked darn good, but is was difficult to get the black space to look dark enough with the sheen of my wall.....
thanks all, Randy