So the w2700 is quite amazing overall, but am I overly sensitive to the blue CA problem? I'd like to call it a blue glow, as it radiates all around white areas unlike the slight green/magenta split of light I was used to on the w1070.
I know it has been talked about a lot in here, but my overall question that I have not seen answered is if this is a true problem of the model or if I am simply very unlucky.
I can definitely see it at my seating distance but I do sit quite close at 2.8 m from the 120" screen. It is of course most visible on subtitles and highlights, so I can can forget about it in most scenes. However, and I'm not entirely sure it is related, heavily blue scenes in HDR seem to clip blues or over saturate them a lot. For example in Stranger things at the starcourt mall, or Toy story 4 inside the "club" where they meet the stuntman; he is absolutely glowing a flat overexposed/clipped blue.
The blue glow is a lot stronger zoomed in/long throw, if zoomed out I see more regular CA and less glow. Since I have mounted it close to the rear I get more of the effect.
I got a replacement unit, July and latest FW, but its exactly the same. Now they are offering a refund, considering whether to take them up on that. Maybe shell out for a w5700 instead, anyone know if it too has this issue?
I have attached some pictures to illustrate. As you can see the test pattern is white, so a couple of them is the first unit I got, others a white test grid picture on the new unit.
The two grids taken close from the left side shows the difference of the zoom level. Wide = CA, little glow. Tele=little CA, lots of glow
The very close shots (two exposures) shows that CA and glow is a separate thing as you can see the regular green/magenta CA close to the white (which is not visible when seated) and then the blue glow outside that.
The mostly black and white car shows that the glow completely messes with the image.
Of course my mobile camera wont capture the true nature of the projector, but they look about right compared to my perception.
So am I overly sensitive, got two bad units or should I take the refund and look elsewhere?