I'm still trying to figure out my manual camera settings. I definitely need to get a tripod on payday too. When I get everything figured out I'll put up better screen shots. That do things justice and I'll also get some comparison shots with DW up as a white reference.
All pictures are in 480i. When I figure my camera out for screen shots I'll do some 720P shots.
This one is from Chances Are (Chick Flick that my wife wanted to see on the projector) The DVD quality is pretty crappy, it's one of those $4.88 bargain DVDs, but it still looks pretty good up on the screen.
This is from the same movie, it's some plaque over in Italy. Again my camera settings are not doing any justice. I took this one because up on screen it is so crisp and clear it looks like you are actually looking at a reflective brass plaque.
T2 opening scene, lots of dark shots which can be hard to make out detail. There was no detail problems with these scenes and the explosions were vivid and bright while the blacks remained black.
Same scene but from the doorway.
Same scene but from the other living room. This is probably 20-22' from the screen and on an angle.
I figured out why some shots where blurry, that was me moving slightly so a tripod will fix that. I still am not sure about the settings though. The camera keeps auto adjusting even in manual mode, so I don't have something set right. I took some shots with the lights on, but when I looked at the pictures they had an orange tint to them. White scenes like in T2 are white on the screen, but blue in the pictures. When I get it figured out or if someone can PM me, I'll get a good variety of lights on shots, day shots and brights scenes at night too.
One thing I was pleased with in the pictures in the letter box area. The blacks are very black. No need for a masking system with this color that's for sure.
Oh... this is also an LCD projector. It's 6 years old (factory refurbished though), 1700 lumens, 250 CR, so a newer projector would look even better.