Originally Posted by Kaido
It sounds like booting the X3 into HDMI in game mode is the way to go!
How's the fan noise?
Now that you've had it for a couple of months, what's your review? I just sold my previous projector & am looking to go 4K LED next. AAXA has the 4K1 coming out in a couple of days, but this one looks pretty viable as well!
Fan noise is not something I've been bothered with, sitting right next to me in a movie and I can't hear or don't notice it. Same thing with gaming, even late at night it isn't a problem.
My issues are;
-Focus issues, I don't know if it's my unit or poor set up but the top left zone is blurry, I don't know how to fix it yet.
-Poor advanced visual control, the brightness presets outside of ECO mode introduce a bit of green at the second brightness setting, and the Conference room setting is obnoxiously green and unusable, there is no way that I can find to tweak the RGB channels and it's infuriating to have functionality locked behind crap software.
-Daytime use still needs curtains to be drawn for acceptable use on ECO mode.
-No english language can be worked around, but it takes time.
-inbuilt software is garbage, better off with a dedicated device and boot straight to HDMI 1 or 2.
-Wifi does not receive 5g, only 2.4 on my network. Updates are slow.
-Fixed focal length may be an issue depending on your usage.
My pros are;
-Picture quality is fantastic, 4k looks great
-HDR is a bit weak, need to boost brightness to at least 80-85 to get the dynamic range, then reset it for regular use, but it is a very nice feature for movie use.
-Gaming mode owns, no input lag and playing 4k through my 1080ti is very good. The newer 2000 cards have better HDR handling and would be more reliable, but it works fantastically.
-Quiet operation, not silent but not noticeable.
-Excellent sound for a projector, no need for me to run a sound system yet.
-Dual DLP chips side by side (according to Russian tear down) is excellent, if it's to be believed, having 3840x1080 with vert pixel shifting is outstanding for performance and price.
-Cleaning is easy, the dust filters take low effort to keep clear.
-ECO brightness is very relaxing on the eye for night time viewing, I haven't strained or had an issue with usage.
-Short throw of 1.2:1, I'm a bit over 3m to get 120".
If I can get more advanced colour control to get around the extreme green tint this thing would be almost perfect. The software sucks, but the general performance is very very good. The aaxa 4k1 sounds interesting though!
I'm in the process of buying a new camera, I'm thinking of doing a short review series (unboxing and overview, setup and usage) but it may be a while before I can get around to it. All I can say is it's my first projector and I'm exceptionally happy with it.