Originally Posted by Fabricator
when i am drinkin my beers and listening to tunes. all the tunes have a different "sound"(same genre). i have to tweek the bass to make them sound better. you are having the same problem. but the pj is harder to tweek, so you have to find a way to do it, or live with it. with good source, my pj looks STUNNING (except blacks could be a little better. but i try to enjoy the movie. and not fret over the image). i think you should get some paint for the walls/ceiling, and move or cover that plasma. all this would only cost ya about $50 and a little work.
but i don't blame ya for wanting 3D. my next pj will be 3D. probably when the house is about finished = couple years
IDK, I see what you are saying. And a little fine tuning disc to disc isn't so bad. Up the brightness slightly on a dark movie for example.
But I think you should have settings you are reasonably happy with for pretty much all movie watching (I would make an exception for things such as TV viewing, day time viewing).
Having to tune the projector for every discs leads to over tweaking and never being happy enough with your projector to just enjoy it.... in my humble opinion.
I went back to the settings I have been using the past of couple years. Then I tweaked the contrast and color saturation "slightly" from where I had it. In addition I went ahead with a plan I had to add some DIY masking for scope movies. I hadn't done this before because I use a pull down screen which hangs down from the ceiling far from any wall. So coming up with something that works with my cheap screen was not easy.
This improved perceived contrast a lot. So along with the little tweaking it made me a little happier with the picture (though I still suffer from HB and don't get the absolute best results that many here seem to get).
That said I went ahead and ordered the 5020ub. I could easily still enjoy my pro8100. But I really am ready to go 3d plus I'm looking to bump up from a 100 inch screen to a 120 inch.