I thought these were Interesting AE900 comments:
Some say the AE900 picture is Smoother than the AE700 while others say the AE900 isn’t as sharp. One person had two AE900’s and could see that one was “sharper” than the other. Not sure if they were identically set up or using identical inputs.
Here are some rough AE 900 vertical banding stats so far
Vertical Banding on your AE900?
Daniel Hutnicki and his in house demo - No vertical banding on the AE900 and he had several "vertical banding" experts to search for it. (sounds kinda sinister...lol...)
Sportrac – No
MikeSRC – No
Stephenvv – ?? doesn’t think has VB
MRJAZZZ – VB very noticeable at first- possibly getting less noticeable – did some adjustment and it is much reduced. Not eliminated but says he’s no longer bothered by it.
Pultar - ? Slight vertical banding – zero screen door and no peak-a-boo scanlines (hope that holds)
Ike – AE900 with vertical banding (edit)
JimmyR – no vertical banding
3D Quadrium – had vertical banding but tweaked it and now??
z_m – no vertical banding – projected on white wall
For the following folks, could you report on whether or not you have seen vertical banding on your projector?
Have you seen Vertical Banding on your ae900? Yes or no?
Those vertical streaks look suspiciously like a wavy hanging screen. I saw that on the first AE100 I brought home. I was projecting on some blackout material I had hanging and I paniced until I tensioned the screen and it went away.
Normally, in my experience with vertical banding, it is a smaller resolution problem. On the L200 and the TX100 I have seen it on, vertical banding looks like very small vertical lines with fixed borders. There is no shading and the lines look no more than a few pixels wide, if only one or two pixels wide.
Interesting results so far. At least vertical banding is not showing itself in full force at this point. Here's hoping its much improved in the AE900 and other D5 PJ's