I played some HD and SD via the cable box and components, and some PS3 via HDMI to do a little eyeball tweaking.
With my GreyWolf screen (retroreflective and ceiling mount so I'm technically off-axis), I settled on Medium Iris...Narrow was just a little too dim on Economy bulb setting with my grey screen, and Wide made my eyeballs melt out of my head in the dark room.
I may re-tweak with Avia on NARROW Iris just to see if I can get a punchier image out of it by adjusting the brightnes and contrast, with BC set on 1 or possibly 2.
Ideally I'd like to stay on Narrow Iris and move up as the bulb ages, but its no big deal either way.
The funny thing is this PJ has BrilliantColor of 0, 1 or 2...the HD70 had settings from 1 to 10, with anything about 7 turning the picture into Circus cartoon mode..but it also had another setting that was 0-3...so I'm wondering if this PJ really just limits BC or if its really that other control re-named (Drats...i can't remember what it was called right now on the HD70...maybe Vibrancy or something). Anyhow...Good Picture, 99% on bulb, good times ahead
Most impressive was the contrast in low-lit scenes...on the HD70 as soon as you had a scene with very little light, it would really look washed out, low contrast. With this PJ that didn't happen....impressive!
I'm glad I jumped on this thing the minute I saw it on SecondAct.....I knew there wouldn't be a 1080 unit in the sub-$1500 pricerange anytime soon, and as far as 720p goes this is almost as good as it gets without moving to a DC3, and even then, I'm not sure the visuals are much more of a step up.