Originally Posted by GregK
I've been very curious to hear more reviews on these recent Optoma 1080p laser projectors but there's been little online discussion on if after tweaking if its worth it, or for that matter are they superior to the lamp RGBW colorwheel approaches where the white segment boosts lumins with a hit in quality.
Fingers crossed you are able to get some settings that help!
I have put 100 hours on mine so far so I can share some thoughts.
RBE and Black Level must be its weakness for such a bright business class projector, but contrast and black is actually pretty good for casual viewing of youtube and sports. Color is better than I first thought after some tweaking. HDR on the other hand needs more works. And I doubt if it can ever do any better than SDR.
I bought it mainly for 3D and it shines on both brightness and 3D motions. Too bad Gamma control is grey out on 3D mode so any adjustment from the playback device should help. RBE and Black Level is a nonissue behind the 3D glasses.
The lens performance is great for such a low budget laser projector. Focus and uniformity from corner to corner stays sharp and bright. My all glass Benq W3000 (HT4050) simply fail to compete.
I always thought all DLP Link 3D is the same with a red cast covering the image. This is my first Optoma and I am genuinely surprised to see the tone is neutral running both DLP and RF 3D. That makes it unnecessary to go RF to get a better 3D image.
Spec said 3D SBS mode only works in 1080i or 720p at 50 or 60 Hz. Lucky it is not the case and it works at the usual 1080p at 24p and 60p.
It has 10 levels of BrilliantColor adjustments. I found it not helping with color much but turns the picture tone yellow so I just leave it low. This function works much better on Benq with a simple option of on and off.
Dynamic Black is something I love and hate. It does bring out the best contrast and makes dim scenes easier to the eyes. It can also do fade to total darkness fast enough to give a sense of infinite contrast. But the one catch is that there is no choice of level and it will totally cut me off in darkness and ruin everything during dim scenes. Hopefully this can be fixed by firmware in the future.
I can hear the fan running but never intrusive. Better than my Benq I must say.
It runs pretty cool to the touch and power down in an instant with no fan running. I wonder how it can be done for such high brightness in a tiny case.
That is all I have to say by now. Hope other owners here can share their RGBCYMW values to make my HDR mode useful.