- ok thanks!
Ok, guys. Had the new PJ fired up last night.
I had to bypass the old RX-a2020 and plug directly from the UB9000 to the RS2000 in order to get 4k. And send optical audio to the a2020 from the UB9000.
I threw in Apollo 13 UHD BR. I have seen this a lot, and didn't want to ruin a different movie with a partial test viewing. And the contrast, colours, and black level were glorious. Utterly smashes my AE8000u. Space looks like space finally, and it must take a massive cost upgrade to get better than this.
The picture did look soft, though. And very grainy. If you guys can feed back on this title, that would be great. I think it was largely the source, especially the grain. Because on pause, going to the animated Universal screen, it looked quite sharp and clean, and of course, with excellent contrast and blacks. Really punchy.
But I did have trouble on the test screen with lines, getting a sharpness with focus. It looked soft, and also showed misconvergence on both sides of the white lines. The misconvergence was a couple of mm on either side of those white guidelines (145" 2.35:1 screen at 12 feet viewing, 16 feet from the PJ). But I think I read somewhere that convergence improves with projector break-in? Is that right?
Anyway, really happy so far. And Mike Garret was again, helping me late into the night with my trouble updating the PJ firmware. Ended up being an issue with the USB stick I was using. It updated perfectly with a new stick, which I think required less power. The first stick was puking on data transfer even from my laptop.
Anyhow, look forward to feedback on the above images.