Originally Posted by dagameballa
How is everyone who bought the hd39hdr liking it so far? I'm on the fence about buying one of these to use till the 5050ub refurbs come out. Pro's, cons? Any bugs? Tuan, what about the new fw that's supposed to be coming?
I received my HD39HDR on Monday and played around with the settings for a few hours. Just for reference and the only projector I can compare it to is an Optoma 141x in a dedicated/light controlled room projecting 100” from 10’8” going through an Onkyo 646. We are about 80% gaming (Xbox one x), 10% sports (DIrecTV Sunday Ticket) and 10% movies mostly streamed from Amazon/Disney+/HBO.
So far I’m very pleased with the projector. The low input lag and 120hz has been a very smooth and enjoyable experience playing games so far. Perhaps it’s placebo but it certainly feels better. The projector is much quieter than I anticipated while running in Eco+ mode and doesn’t seem to run hot. I’ve had a couple of handshake issues but they’ve mostly work themselves out.
My biggest issue so far with the settings is I cannot get the “closed eye” to show up in the Xbox calibration settings. I’ve read that setting both the Xbox and projector to Full RGB or both to Limited is best however, I’m getting the more appealing picture when setting the Xbox to Standard (Limited) and the projector to RGB 0-255 (Full). I don’t know why.
I’ve got about 6 hrs of gaming in using the 1080p 120hz enhanced gaming mode. This is a huge improvement over the 141x and even feels snappier than playing on my Samsung KS9000. I was not able to get 1080p60 with HDR working properly. When enabling the “Allow 4K” option in the Xbox the projector automatically switches to HDR 3840x2160 @ 60hz even though the Xbox is set to display at 1080p60 with HDR enabled. When the projector switches it takes you out of game mode then has a 33ms input lag which starts to feel a little laggy in multiplayer games.
I’ve watched 3 episodes of The Mandalorian, Thursday Night Football and an episode of Jack Ryan. The Mandalorian and Jack Ryan were both viewed using the Cinema default settings with HDR. Since most of my time has been in 1080p game mode without HDR and I have not dialed in the HDR settings yet. Honestly for the price of the unit I’m not expecting HDR miracles. I will say everything I’ve viewed so far is a noticeable improvement over the 141x. I plan to test a few UHD disks over the next few days.
I’m waiting for a call back from Optoma regarding the 1080p60HDR (firmware?) not displaying properly. I know there are better projectors available for movie watching for a little more money but the gaming features were too important for my situation and in that area I’m pretty happy.