First: I mean no disrespect to any of the forum members who seem to have high praise for this projector! So, please don't scold me.
I thought someone posted their projector settings? Was it Mike Garrett?
Can someone post a link to that please?
I just got this projector. I must say I am not impressed. I am no expert in video and I don't know enough technical details to explain but as a user, this projector is worth about the $5000 I paid for it.. probably less.
The picture is bright enough. I did reduce the brightness to about 30 to get some decent contrast.
They say it is sharp but I am using this projector as a computer monitor also (to type this message). I don't see it more sharp than my current Epson 4000.
Other than brightness, I don't see this projector as being that much superior to the Epson 4000. I got this as refurbished unit direct from BenQ and I intend to return it.
Lets not get into "its not calibrated" debate.
. I have bought enough projectors over the past 25 years to know a good projector (or a bad one) when I see one! Yes, i have had many of my projectors calibrated and am familiar with the results, pre and post calibration. Frankly, I never saw "amazing improvement". Maybe because I am not such a sophisticated videophile.. but i do know what a good projector would look like and great projector - this is NOT! My prior projector was the $80,000 Wolf Cinema dcx 1000i (calibrated by one of the members here); subsequently, I found it to be inferior to the $1500 Epson 4000 and I gave the wolf away for free to a forum member!
I am going to be comparing this with a JVC NX7 this weekend. Other forum members are coming over to fine tune this projector and do a comparison. I have already decided to return this projector. I will not be buying any of these single chip dlp based projectors.. their native contrast is obviously not good enough for my own preferences/tastes.
I will probably get scolded by those who seem to be huge fans of these projectors. I have nothing against their preferences.. I am just saying that the contrast (and the "clarity/quality of lens"?) and the over all picture from this projector is unsuitable for MY personal tastes..
I bought this projector because another forum member suggested it. I asked him if he had seen it and he said he did not and he was going by the reviews here on the forum.
Those of you swayed by seemingly high praise of this projector - please be careful. Make sure you buy direct from benq so that you can return it, if you don't like it. I mean no disrespect to any of the forum members who seem to have high praise for this projector!
I am just writing this so that someone else won't waste their time on this, as did I.