Originally Posted by Toe
Did you find the lens is considerably more stable on the RS20 compared to the RS1? I had to put foam pad around my RS1 lens (which I have read others have done as well) to keep it in place with big LFE hits...........I assume the RS20 is much better in this way?
My RS1x hasn't needed this and its ceiling mounted above my two SVS 20-39s which are located along my rear wall on either side. In 2+ yrs I've not had to so much as tweak it even a little. And that's with some serious bass, enough to make the picture blurry due to the vibrations on a regular basis! I'm using probably 90% of the available vertical lens shift and being so close to the limit I'm sure helps keep things in place more so than if I were centered.
I realize the position of my subs is less than ideal but as a mixed-purpose room with a custom A/V cabinet taking up the entire front wall it was the only place they fit. That said, properly tuned using the Audyssey XT in my receiver they sound fantastic (transparent) and have so much punch I have absolutely no need for any kind of buttkickers, shakers, etc.
As I said above I recently added a VideoEQ Pro unit and this vastly outperforms the native gamma controls in the RS1x. In addition now my colors are dead on (primaries and secondaries), grayscale is perfect with a 2.22 gamma and things look as good as they're going to get in my light uncontrolled environment (i.e. white ceilings, lighter walls, light carpet, etc.)
I realize these older units don't have a lot of value these days, but with the addition of the VEQ I feel no need to upgrade anytime soon. Anyone with an RS1 should seriously consider picking up a VEQ and calbrating - I think you will be "blown away" with how good it will look and you will spend far less than an upgrade even after a sale.
I never did understand the logic behind a motorized focus and lens shift, should be set it and forget it in 99% of installs. Now the lens cover OTOH I would love to have!