Originally Posted by tucsondave
You must be feeding it an RGB signal. In that case you won't have color or tint controls. Color and tint adjustments are only there in YUV mode.
I agree with you about the picture brightness. I think they use a Krell furnace instead of a lamp.
Okay thanks for clearing that up. I selected YUV in color space, the whole picture turned blue, so just changed it back to AUTO. I come from the lcd/plasma tv world (first PJ and swore to never return to the dark side again) and not having a colour setting was certainly strange.
3d is definitely much darker and I'm sometimes left wondering how more awesome it would look at the brightness levels that 2d possesses...regardless, it's still mind blowing the 3d here I can't stress this enough, and plenty bright on a simple wall. When u sitting 5 metres from a 160" screen and you have crystal clear full hd fish floating around in the middle of your lounge you can't help but grin like a little kid at the technological spectacle. It was this PJ that completely sold me on 3D, have a 51" plasma and what a novelty 3D was....with this it's full on weekend movie nights at home (ps Life of PI is simply breath-taking on this PJ whale jelly fish scene just wow).
I am still getting over how this projector looks like a massive damn LCD TV.... I mean okay during the day sunlight completely overpowers the picture, no question, but I it looks like a lcd tv still when I have my chandelier and all lights on in the lounge at night...it's madness. All lights off and you're just sucked into this gigantic screen...blu ray and 1080p pc game picture quality looks like how 1080p looks on my 52" 6 years old sharp LCD from where I sit. That I don't get, I thought it was going to look like some blown up SD quality. I will say though, it does not handle 1080p or 720p rips from blu ray...or HD broadcasts... nearly as well. In fact q few 720p rips look similar to some of the DVD's I have. Also, I play gears of war competitively on xbox live and there is no input lag I can notice. And I would notice, I played on a laggy (45-50ms) LCD and it is a game breaker I don't care what people say you will get thrashed in gears with those numbers....this was a deal breaker for me that's why the Epsons were a no go. I must admit though, playing 720p gears sitting about 2m away from a 80" screen, the picture leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe it's my seating distance for that size, but it seems this pj was meant for 1080p uncompressed, it's just night and day.
Anyways, still saving up for a screen, and at that size, it's going to take a few more months. Overall the little niggles pales in comparison to the value for money and wow factor you get from this bad boy, best investment I've made in a long time. PIty I discovered the PJ scene so late, cheated myself out of many a good time oh well got some making up to do and will most certainly do just that.