Originally Posted by RedShift76
Yes, its worse - stands out more. The light border is definitely reflecting off the black paint. With the W1070, paint was good enough since no light was being projected past the screen edge. Not a huge deal since I already have the material to resolve this issue. You will be fine with your setup, that fabric is going to eat up the 'overspill' I guess you could call it.
I got the Dolby Atmos Blu-Ray Demo Disc (Sept 2015) on ebay from some dude in Great Britain for $15.
Awesome theater BTW! Jealous!
I previously owned a BenQ HT2550 and returned it because it was the early version that needed the firmware update and I wanted to wait and see what else was coming out. I did not want to try the TK800 because I am using it in a dedicated home theater with full blackout capability.
I was too impatient to wait for the Acer V6820M/ V6820i. And, I definitely did not want to wait until next year (or later) for what I really want which is an affordable upgrade to these .47" DLP projectors that includes a Laser light source and a long throw (2.2 or greater). I want the long throw so that I can place the projector behind my home theater (21'6" throw at 138" diagonal) rather than hanging it from the ceiling. By affordable I mean in the $2000 to $2500 range. I also see nothing wrong with digital keystone--the automatic keystone on the HT2550 worked great! Tuan
are you listening?
I then purchased the UHD51a, even though I have no need for the Alexa capability since I am using a receiver with a Nvidia Shield multimedia player, 4K BluRay, and FIOS TV. I would have preferred to purchased the UHD51 without Alexa except that I understand there are no plans to offer that model in the U.S--bad decision Optoma--you need to sell this projector on it's quality/value--not Alexa.
I find the picture quality better on the UHD51a than the HT2550 especially in 3D mode. I can't do a side by side, but the UHD51a definitely seems brighter to me especially in 3D mode. The projector should have an increased range of vertical shift or at least digital keystone. I had to hang my projector a little lower than I wanted too because of the lack of vertical shift.
I have a screen with a 2" black border and the area around the screen is painted a midnight blue. I have never been able to detect the light border that every one is talking about on either the HT2550 or UMD51a projector--even when tried--though I didn't try with a white piece of paper! Maybe it is because I use my projector at max zoom/throw? I am about 16' away from my screen. Has anyone with light border problems tried using max throw?
P.S., my pet peeve with AVS Forum are negative comments by people that have never tried a product! I also do not understand why folks compare a RGBW projector such as the HK800 with RGBRGB projectors. If you are not in an at least slightly darkened room then you should go laser or RGBW. With the UMD51a, I find that it is bright enough to view with some side/rear lights on when I want to see what I am doing and see others in the room--watching TV etc.