I am sitting 13" from 134" 2.35 screen. I see black dots. I'm very jealous but also very happy because I think you might be able to help me out getting rid of it :-). To be clear, I don't see pixels on anything that is in focus. They are visible in background just like that image. Can you please take a shot of a scene that has some darker background to show how clear your image is?
Also someone mentioned that increasing projector distance from screen won't make any difference to fix this issue. Is that correct. I was trying it and it felt like it made a difference. Could it be the light difference or something that made image look better when projector was moved back?
1. I see no black dots in that image,I see film grain. Plus the image is too small to even tell. I think you are getting confused with the terms you are using.
2. I don't care what your professional calibrator set the sharpness control to, Im absolutely sure that +11 will add artefacts. You need a BD calibration disc and do the sharpness test yourself.
3. S&M disc ordered Good!
4. Moiré cut paid for, good.
5. Black behind screen doesn't give you more gain it stops reflections.
6. Of course you will see pixels/black dots of the holes sitting 13" from the screen, I do too, but who watches a 140" screen 13" away from it.
7. I have a JVC X95 there are no pixels with e-shift.
8. I cant take a picture to prove to you something that doesn't exist on a Seymour AT screen.
Get rid of all the processing on that projector, turn all that junk off and look at the images again, I guarantee they will go. Turn sharpness to "0", turn all that image processing to "0", noise reduction etc etc etc.... When you evaluate an image you must have all that stuff off, its junk and it will add heaps of noise to the image. I believe you are viewing noise due to excessive settings you have on your projector or BD player.
Even I get image noise on the top model JVC if I have too much video processing going on, that's totally normal.