Don't get too spoiled with Bright Cinema, even after a quick calibration of Brightness and Contrast, I found it a bit too bright, even with a tiny bit of clipping. It does look vibrant and I would only use it when all my Windows are open with light pouring in. However, with Cinema calibrated, it just looks right whether you have a dark or light room. My first few days I was not used to the dim colors Cinema produced, but after the screen installation and a bit of calibration, Cinema is very nice. BTW, I was using a wall, so the effect of muted colors was more evident.
Great projector so far. So pumped I got this for the $699 deal, along with a 24' Rocketfish HDMI cable that I scored 75% off for, for only $25, when buying an Epson projector at Best Buy.
Can't wait to dial this thing in more and get a better picture. My first movie I checked out was Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which has a whole wealth of colors to gaze at. Looks great on Bright Cinema, but again, a calibrated Cinema mode looks fantastic, and I no longer want to use the projector in full power mode.
As mentioned in another post, the problem with Bright Cinema, or Full Power, is the NOISE. It is way too loud in this mode, so this was part of the reason why I wanted to make Eco work to my advantage.