The Ls4k is here! Arrived a day late but its all good
I spent about an hour tinkering once installed. The installation isn't perfect. Currently I'm using a 92'' screen but i bought this projector mainly to use with a 110 or 120 inch screen which i have yet to purchase. The image is extended beyond the screen frame by about 3 inches on all sides due to my poor initial install. I can probably readjust but i wont bother as i'll be getting a bigger screen soon.
Initial Impressions: Huge improvement in brightness, sharpness and color! 1080p content appears crystal clear and this appears to be a big improvement over my Sony with 1 or 2 glaring issues. The biggest issue is the lens uniformity is terrible. This is my 4th home theater projector (in 13 years) and i don't ever remember not being able to focus the image on previous projectors. If I focus the center of the image, the corners tend to be blurred. Sometimes it seems unnoticeable and other times it's terrible. I'm hoping this is just a manufactures defect. I also question weather this could be an issue with projector being zoomed out all the way despite the image being bigger than my screen?
Color accuracy seems off but its hard to tell where to start as sometimes blues appear to pop out of the screen and other times reds do the same. I think i would get used to the extra saturated colors but not when it comes to unnatural skin tones (work in progress). BTW color accuracy appeared much better in Movie mode however i felt it muted the colors too much and also reduced brightness more than I'd prefer. Currently I've settled on Standard mode but its a work in progress.
So far I really like the improvement in picture quality (minus the focus issue). I'll be looking to swap this out with another one if i cant get the focus issue resolved.
Btw i love how this turns on so quickly! Also, its definitely louder than my Sony, but it doesn't bother me. Its sitting right above my seat abut 4 feet over my head.
I'm looking forward to testing Sports, 3D and 4k content soon. I'll continue to share my opinion as i test it out going forward.