Originally Posted by mangoldm
I just got my AX100 yesterday. This is my third projector but my first LCD. The previous two were DLP units, a Sharp XR-10X and an NEC LT260K.
First impression is that this is not as large an improvement over the Sharp and the Sharp was over the NEC.
Still, it produces a very nice image. Virtually invisible pixels, as all the reviewers have said. Bright and crisp, decent blacks, really easy setup and, of course, no rainbows.
First, I want to note that I was concerned over the image missing the rightmost edge of the screen when connecting an Xbox 360 over VGA cables. I was able to fix this with the AX100 position menu.
I already have two Carada screens, one Brilliant White and one High Contrast Gray. Both of these screens are 4:3 and I want a 16:9 screen to go with this projector. I generally prefer the darker blacks of the HC Gray, but colors really pop nicely under ideal conditions with the BW. Under non-ideal conditions, however, I feel the BW image looks washed out.
The flip side is that the HC Gray dims the image significantly, and has a less consistent surface than the BW. I'm still undecided on this.
The projector is very quiet. In fact, even with the bulb on Normal, I have yet to hear the fan. Of course, with an XBox 360 jet engine right next to it, nothing is going to make much noise in comparison.
I was told that if there would be any vertical banding, that I would not see it out of the box. Rather, it would manifest itself after sitting in standby overnight. I checked this morning, and didn't see any VB. I'll check again tonight after work.
There is a moderate red glow on the right of the image and a moderate blue glow on the left. Mostly noticeable on a white test pattern. This would be the biggest flaw I saw, and is something I can certainly live with.
Overall I'm very happy thus far. This is certainly the best projector I've ever owned, although I continue to be impressed with the Sharp. My biggest decision now is which screen material to pick. If anyone has experience with the Carada Classic Cinema White I'd like to hear it.