Thanks for the report and the pics, zeroendless!
One comment about the convergence issue: there is indeed some misconvergence. I'm afraid that's just part of the problem, as it appears to exist some purple fringing from the lens and the blue channel looks a bit dispersed, as well (that of course, if we rule-out the possibility that your camera's lens may have contributed to the problem).
I did a little trick to check it out: I split your image to RGB channels, fixed the convergence and joined the channels back on. Here's how your AE2000 would look, if it didn't have any misconvergence.
Don't worry though -your AE2000 is (almost) fine! You don't want to see how my Epson TW1000 looks like....
If you look close enough, you can see some thin white areas near the borders of green and blue channels. They represent the amount of misconvergence they have, compared to the red channel. By the way, is this a pattern from the PJ's menu?
Thanks for the works, I have 3 lcd before, Pixel misalignment is not new to me. Yes, one has to draw the acceptable line or not. The amount of misalignment is varies from one unit to amount. that's just part of the risk buying a LCD.
No, this pattern is coming from any Sony's BR disc. google "sony 7669". I'll probably feed a much defined single line pixel later with HTPC.
More to come hopefully when I get the chance with HCFR calibration on this thing.
At these close images you can see how panasonic is compensating for SDE. Seems like the pixels are just barely a bit fuzzy to the point that they blend into the surrounding pixels. I imagine that these pics are so blown up that this is not viewable beyond one screen width. Is this correct?
They aren't 100% crop. But I were to use wide angle lens, resize 8mp image file for 800 pixels width jpeg ,I doubt you'll see the misalignment.
Friend of mine just purchased the sony aw15 not too long ago and we have probably 10 hours on my screen. The SDE is so defined it's day and night compare to Panny's SS. Like i said, you can't see the pixel even at 1' away. But, If i were to choose, i rather NOT having SS because like pixel misalignment, you can't see a darn thing from 1.5x. This is 1080p era. Panny need to include option to turn SS off.
Zeroendless I am considering the panny as an upgrade to my epson 810. Is it bright enough to watch sports with moderate room light. I have a complete light controlled theater but sometimes like to have the lights on low when friends are over. The epson can get very bright .
That a tough question as I don't know how much ambient you got there. The dynamic mode is too bright it hurts my eyes in the cave even at eco mode but that's with 4 hours new lamp. I have a 40 watt soft white right on top of project and the projector held strong with the light on, in eco mode on 2.5 gain screen. I can't do that with 250+ lumens Sony. I hope to get the lumens count this weekend.
I love your pictures!! Will you make some more? I really can't wait to put my eye on that unit!!
Thanks Fox. I'll try.