Originally Posted by reptilexcq
I agreed with everything you said. My first time using it last night. I don't know why HDR is grey out and I noticed that on a different screen you can select HDR (auto) and if i do that, it seems whenever you pick a Netflix video that support HDR, it automatically play it without giving you a chance to read the description. I think this projector need a serious firmware update. The problem is I can't update it at all, it doesn't read my wifi for update....however on a different screen, it connected to the wifi...wtf? I am still testing things out at the moment. It has been amazing so far.
After reading of your problems with Tron 3D, I had to give it a go. I tried playing it on my Oppo 103D and all I got was a screen telling me I wasn't connected to the internet. I noticed the disk had selected VUDU on my player. I inserted my WIFI dongle and a page offering me free signup to VUDU appeared. The remote had no control over the player no matter which buttons I pushed. I opened the disk tray manually and shut the player down manually. A total disappointment. I tried my Samsung UHD 8500K, which is an old 4K player, but it has been a really good one. Nothing, literally nothing. A blank screen. I then took the disk down the hall to my "game" room and put it in a PS4 Pro PSVR set up and it played like a champ. I disconnected the PS4 Pro, carried it down to the UHD51ALV room and connected the PS4 to the 51ALV through the same old Yamaha RX-V383 (replacement arrives tomorrow) that the first two blu ray players run through and, man, did it ever play. The 3D was as good as any I've ever seen. More so on the Stranger Tides preview than Tron itself, which was excellent. At least in my case, it's the players, not the projector. I also have an XBOX One X but my results with it's blu ray playback, including 3D and 4K, have not been on par with my Oppos or the PS4's. It's great for gaming (better than the PS4 IMHO) but I don't use it much for blu ray playback. This may have recently been corrected by firmware upgrades.
HDMI cables. I bought three high dollar, 4K, 60 Hz, 15' cables that didn't work before I tried a very inexpensive Mediabridge that did. I don't envy you looking for a 50 ft cable. There has to be a board somewhere on this site that discusses long, thru the wall HDMI cables. Google it and see what you get.
Setup. My experience was totally different than yours, primarily because my setup is much simpler than yours. I placed my projector on top of a 27" file cabinet which I leveled before it arrived. It sets 10 ft away from a 100 inch pull down screen. I didn't screw down any of the projectors feet. The cabinet had already been aligned with the center of the screen. All I had to do was turn on the projector, call up the grid, lower the screen to the right height (no vertical keystone correction needed because everything is level), twist the projector a little to correct for horizontal keystone, slide it right or left to center the picture and insert a movie. 5 minutes at the most. I have a Yardmaster II 100" screen which I can hang from the ceiling via greenhouse light ratchet pulleys (that's really the name of them and they're 5 bucks a pair on Amazon) and I can set this thing up in two other rooms in less than 20 minutes, most of which is unfolding and setting up the screen. And I agree with you 100% on the lens shift, it's super cheesy. I'm afraid it will break if I use it. It may be easier to raise or lower your screen to correct keystone, if that's possible.
Remote. The trend with Optoma is the more you pay for the projector, the lousier the remote you get. This is a very small, black remote. Try finding that in a totally dark room. I use the remote from my Optoma GT5500+. Much bigger, better backlights, white in color, and most buttons correspond.
Menu. I downloaded the manual and memorized the menu before the projector arrived. That didn't help much. The more you use it, the more you realize how little control you have over this beast, and the simpler life becomes. Note that I didn't say better, I said simpler. Most of my problems have been between the Sim HDR mode and the Cinema mode. Some blu rays and dvds play with one but not the other. The movie Alpha is an example of this. I now try both modes to see which looks the best. If you see background flashing, colors which aren't quite right, or any small abnormality; go here first. I don't do 4K much so I can't say much about it. This beast up scales very well.
Alexa. I don't use it; I wish it wasn't there.
Just my two cents: Hope it helps.