Originally Posted by sage11x
Really? I guess it’s been awhile since I had my HT2050 but I seem to remember it having a thin border as well. Not as thick as the HT3550’s but I remember asking about it here and being told that’s what the felt around my screen is for.
Yeah, it had me wondering as well, but I just compared them head to head and it really is much more visible on the HT3550. I can PM some pictures but at this point I'm mindful of cluttering the main thread with a bunch of "evidence" proving the existence of an already-documented feature that may not even bother some people.
Originally Posted by futurecode
Just for good measure and because I didn't see it mentioned in reference to your set up triple check that there is zero keystone and auto keystone is completely off ... that throws a light border around my image if I use it.
Good suggestion, thank you. I did check and I have it off. The border is not especially wide, just a little less than an inch wide on a 100 inch image, so again, this seems to be behaving exactly what people have described elsewhere. I just wasn't quite ready for the implications of having *my* setup place this border well within the actual white screen surface whenever I'm not viewing scope movies. This is really on me: up until now I had gotten away without proper masking. This projector seems to require that I finally remedy that.
I'm a little sheepish at blurting out my reaction to it, there's really no news here: anyone with the usual 16:9 screen (especially one with a felt frame) can disregard this just like everyone has concluded previously.
It's just funny how you read about certain behaviors (chromatic aberration, XPR noise, gray border) and you think to yourself before you receive the unit that yes, you understand this, and you will be fully prepared. Then you get the thing and see firsthand what everyone is talking about and realize, oh, yeah, that *is* something you have to get used to, especially if you are coming from a different projector.
It's all about expectations..
Right now I'm holding off any real judgment until I see HDR in action. For me that is the chief, possibly only, reason to get this projector as opposed to just sticking with my 2050. I will say however, as things stand now, that HDR better be pretty mind blowing because I did not realize how satisfied I was with my 2050 until I contemplated the expense and hassle of replacing every bit of gear in my house to go 4K.