I dont see anyone getting upset that the HD70 isn't the best PJ in the world AND it happens to only cost $1000...............I just see personality conflicts.
If the PJ has green push or requires a heavy duty calibration to get it normal, so be it. To alot of people (a *lot* of people) they'll never know the difference, coming from non-tweaked Sony WEGA's and LCD or Plasma sets with colors and CR ratios all over the spectrum.
Tom is coming from the point of view that the thing looks good...enjoy it. Kras is saying "it may look good, but its not accurate, and making it accurate is a real pain and introduces some problems of its own in the CR/Brightness department" (From what I can gather, we'll know more when RedDog gets his unit, I imagine).
Frankly, I want to hear a detailed review..i want to see how the unit measures up, and where it fails. There are few projectors out there that are perfect, at any cost....they all have one failing or another. If there was a perfect PJ out there at every bracket, we'd all own one of those. But some of us own Optoma, some own Infocus, some Panny and some Sanyo and a few with deep pockets own Sony
Just ignore the war of words and thinly-veiled jabs.......we're waiting to see the pros and cons of this $1000 unit.
This is no different than the "Smoothscreen on my Panny RULES" vs. "Smoothscreen looks blurry, Smoothscreen SUCKS!" arguements.....its all in the perception of the owner. Some people care if it'll calibrate to D65....some people don't.....but I wouldn't say anyone here is trying to shove their head in the sand.