Originally Posted by mgkdragn
Unless you are willing to do what it takes to get a PJ properly dialed in, it is unlikely you will find any unit that will be 100% satisfactory .. that's the nature of the Home Projector Lifestyle, unfortunately .. I find the 8100's menu layout to be fine .. after, of course, increasing the timeout default ..
These things have a learning curve .. that's just the way it is ..
The 8100 is my 4th projector in 12 years. And you're right you are never going to be 100 percent satisfied. I usually shoot for about 80 to 90 percent satisfied and I feel I was only ever about 70 percent satisfied with the 8100.
And believe me I've tried just about every combination of color temperature setting from this thread as well as other reviews. I've gotten the gray scale and color temperature to be pretty accurate (in my opinion) using those settings. But then the image gets too dim to be pleasing.
I feel like part of the problem is I run the lamp in normal whereas I think most people are basing there settings on the lamp in eco. My understanding is the color temperature is very different between the two lamp modes.
But I don't want anyone to think I am badmouthing the projector. Its feature set for what I paid is still a decent deal. The primary reason I have the upgrade bug is for 3d.
And when the picture quality matches well with the source material it puts out a stunning image. I was rewatching Revenge of the Sith the other night and for whatever reason the color palate matched my setup quite well and it was stunning.
But then last night I watched the Master which looked amazing in the theater. But on my setup it was "meh". Apart from some of the scenes set in the salt flats and desert which were stunning.
Mainly I'm looking for opinions on whether my choices might fit with the things I was not happy with in regards to the 8100.