Originally Posted by GrantMeThePower
Is the body the same to the point where the same ceiling/projector mounts can be used?
I have no clue. Nothing was said about that at the presentation. I wish they had shown off the projector itself. The projector was tied down to the cart. It would have been neat had she shown how the lens shift, focus and mounting was handled.
Alas, she was mostly interested in showing off how cartoony Cinema1 was and all the silly coloration modes were.
The only thing you really need to do to set up the 2000, after correct placement, mounting, and focusing is:
1) Set to Color1
2) Feed a Grayscale color bar pattern to the projector, go to gamma adjust, look at the waveform for what the grayscale currently looks like. If the bars aren't moving up at an equal rate, just hit auto adjust and the 2000 looks at the levels being sent and automatically adjusts for 0 to 255 and 16 to 235 levels.
3) High or Low lamp mode depending on screen size and room conditions.
That's about it. None of those other features really mean a thing. I wish more digital displays could be REC 709 and gamma 2.2 compliant right out of the box like that. If more companies did what Panasonic does with the 2000, ISF calibrators would be out of business! Such heresy I know!
I like how the 2000 will take a 1080i60 3:2 signal and with the cinema reality function set to on, will automatically detect cadence and output a true 24p signal!
Oh, I forgot to mention in my first post which I'll add. The auto iris, is pretty much undetectable. I'm very sensitive to any kinds of resolution pumping, brightness compression, and fluctuating brightness. I saw none of those with the 2000.