New owner here of this amazing projector.
I have it, for about three weeks,this being my 4th projector.
I am very happy about the brightness for my screen : 110" diagonal Da-Lite JKP Affinity 1.1 as i have about 48cd/m2 calibrated with the iris closed at -14.
With my previous X35 to achieve the same target i was at -11 with the iris.
I hope the lamp of my new X500 is as good as my previous X35,because with the last one i had 700 Hours on my lamp with the iris at -9 to achieve the same target 48cd/m2.
The throw for my X500 to my screen is 4m.
The settings to start,before auto-cal with my Lumagen are User1 Contrast to -2,Brightness to +3,the rest all to 0, Custom temp 6500K,but in my case 7000K is closer to 6500 at 100% IRE with lower delta error.color profile;custom1.
My room in a dedicated home theatre with very dark walls,black ceiling,dark grey carpet(i hope to change it with a black one).
What i think is a step back from my previous JVC,Sony...is that i have a lot of handshaking before the picture is on to my screen...for that reason last night i removed my Darbee to see if is more stable,i didn't have time to test it, but i will see.
All i can say about this projector, is that is the best picture that i had in my room,period.
I saw some tips from Kris Derring( he also is responsible for buying my first PJ 8 years ago
) about brightness at +1 with the dark control adjustments for resolve the detail to 18.( a little trade off for this amazing contrast and black level).