Originally Posted by audioguy
I am still considering something like a Lumagen Pro to add to my projector (JVC RS4500/Panamorph Paladin).
A calibration client of mine has one and while he loves what it does, his seems to be fairly "glitchy" in the sense that while he can fix what doesn't work, it is, according to him, anything but wife friendly.
I would be interested in other's experience along these lines.
I ask because while I, too, can probably "fix it", I no longer have any interest in buying stuff that is not, for the most part. "set it and forget it".
The Pro is a great unit. But it is everything but wife friendly. Recently we had a lot of faulty firmware releases / buggy implementations.
The list of problems in beta is endless, just to name a few:
Hdmi handshake issues , aspect ratios (wrong aspects/ bad auto detection), audio dropouts, faulty 18 Ghz soft & hardware, no image/picture loss and so on.
You can read through all of this yourself on the Lumagen Update/Support website.
Sometimes updates cause unrelated problems and whilst you wanted others to do the testing of a new release, the Pro community is not that big that errors are found immediately. It´s a lot of communicating problems with Lumagen directly.
Would I buy the Pro again at the beginning of beta? Definitely not!
Would I buy it at this this stage? Yes, if you have the passion for it and the will to put some time into it.
Never update the pro before watching a movie with the wife or friends!