Cam, thanks for your emotional impression also. Although shorter than Rob's, they clearly conveyed your love for the projector's picture quality. On your 2.35 screen are you using the zoom method or do you have an anamorphic lens?
My pleasure, although at the late hour I was trying to convey maybe too much in a short post. No dis on Rob's commentary intended. I got a late start because, indeed, the wifey pounded me for starting this before 24.
I did take a look at the zoomed (spherical) 2.35 image, and used a lens. I didn't spend a lot of time comparing, but in quick on and off of the lens, I could see no easily perceivable difference in resolution. There was the 20% increase in brightness with the lens. I didn't try going without the Lumagen yet, but I want to do that for a look. I did allow the Gennum to do all the deinterlacing, as I have to re-cable to be able to send 1080p from the Lumagen. That said, I thought the Gennum did a fine job with 1080i from HD-DVD. One thing that is a little scary is that the Lumagen input memory I was on has grayscale calibration settings for another projector. I expected it to look wacky, but it didn't. But I could see on the gray ramp what I think is a little overall bias based on the other projector. Today I will go to a new memory and start from scratch. Otherwise, I made no changes yet to any picture settings of the RS1 except for reducing sharpness just a bit.
I don't see how anyone could be unhappy with the resolution if you use the zoom method for 2.35, but the brightness boost of using the lens could be important if you are going over 105" or so wide on the screen, unless you have a fair amount of gain.
BTW, I see what is being called "the bright corners." All I'll say is this is absolutely a non-issue, and let everybody figure out why as you progress in your set-ups of your RS1.