Got mine today - Thanks Jason!
Don’t get excited though – I’m just a newb..
Here are my impressions:
I upgraded from a BenQ 8720 so this is my first 1080p, LCOS, High Contrast projector.
My main fear was losing the "wow" and "pop" by switching from DLP to LCOS.
When I upgraded from my Panny AE700 to the BenQ I immediately noticed a new amazing level of clarity & vibrancy. I was really hoping not to give that up when switching to the RS25 for increased contrast and a more cinematic experience.
Any single chip DLP owners with this same concern can (in my opinion) lay their fears to rest. I'm still seeing that same level of clarity and vibrancy in the image and it actually looks even richer now due to the contrast boost.
Jason calibrated my projector and the difference in color over my last projector is appreciable.
The one tweak I’d like to make is switching the gamma from Normal to Custom 2.4
This really seems to give the image the “pop” I love but I’m concerned that doing this will negate Jason’s professional work. Would this be true?
So far I’ve only spent 90 minutes with it after setup and that was mostly spent watching parts of the Dark Knight and playing around with my PS3 and 360. You can really tell the difference between 720p and 1080p with games but I didn’t notice the resolution bump during the movie. My wife is holding a movie night with her friends so I’m stuck upstairs writing about it rather than enjoying it…
I’ve been holding on to Braveheart and Gladiator (Yes I like movies with gladiators..) on blu ray for when this projector arrived so I’ll be checking them out this weekend and playing with the iris to see which setting gives me the right mix of brightness and black levels for movies.
I’d like to thank all of the experts and enthusiasts on this forum. I’ve read through hundreds of posts for multiple projectors and I couldn’t be happier with my final purchase thanks to your debates, advice, and comments.