Originally Posted by CavemanK
I reached out to my local optoma rep, and got great service from him. They're picking it up later today, and I'll hopefully get my replacement sometime next week. I haven't tested it properly at all really, I was really let down by both the noise and the hdcp/connection issue, so I haven't bothered tbh. If the replacement is functioning as it should, I'll test it properly next weekend. If the next one is bad too I'm leaning towards just returning it to the store. We'll see!
Received mine yesterday. Ordered it as soon as it showed up on Amazon. It arrived in just the manufacturers box, no external box/padding, which I thought was pretty stupid for shipping something of this value. The box had a fairly sizable tear in the side, but fortunately the projector seems intact. Recorded the unboxing just in case I needed some proof...
Haven't used it much but so far it seems pretty solid. Still need to play around with some of the settings. Still have to adjust the alignment even, it's the slightest bit crooked. I'm no pro projector person so just some random thoughts on my experience (some of which with little relation to the projector itself):
Initially was impressed by the brightness, was able to see the Fire Stick Menu very clearly with the lights in my room at high brightness. Things weren't quite so clear in a bright room while watching a show, so not sure I'd be confident in it's clarity in a bright room at this point, but my room is light controlled so this is sort of irrelevant for me.
My 4K Fire Stick struggled to play any of my 4K Plex content, crashing the app or just refusing to play, I'll probably just go back to using Plex Media Player straight from the media server box which has always seemed more reliable. I suspect the fire stick doesn't keep the network stream traffic local even if the server and fire stick are in the same house... but not sure on that. Don't think the problems here had anything to do with the PJ. Always used to use the media server box to watch but the fire stick had the convenience of everything in one place.
Watched an ep of Ozark on Netflix with the fire stick (also upgraded to netflix HD package yesterday). Didn't verify if it was actually being served up in 4k if that's even possible to verify, but it looked good. Sort of wish I had a setup that I could more easily compare it to the my old benq W1070 but yeah. Upgrade was noticeable.
Played some DOOM Eternal at [email protected]
with HDR on, it was pretty impressive honestly. I thought my RTX 2060 would choke but it played really smoothly. Though DOOM seems like one of those odd games that just has really solid performance all around, so I'll have to wait and see how other games fare. Also have to try [email protected]
Weirdly, my desktop general usage and chrome are super choppy with 4k. Mouse movement is intermittently rough. Memory/CPU and whatnot aren't topped out or anything so not sure what's going on there. Turned off Wallpaper Engine as it seems to be maybe a little too taxing at 4K, and that seemed to help a little. Because of this I assumed DOOM was going to be a laggy trainwreck but like I said it played well. So hopefully this is a common and easily fixable problem.
For my PC, using PJ "auto" aspect ratio causes image to not fill the full size of the screen at 3840 x 2160 (probably a 110-115" ish image on my 120" screen). Had to set it to the "Native" aspect ratio setting for it to fill the screen. "Enhanced gaming mode" doesn't allow you to change this aspect ratio mode, though. I've never used a PC at 4k so I imagine there's a few oddities for me to figure out.
Projector source detection/switching is a little slow. HDR turning on also causes this. Probably normal?
I don't recall noticing the noise of the PJ at all, and it's more or less right above my head, ceiling mounted. I did notice the fans spin down while detecting a new source which felt like kind of a pointless thing - it's spun down for a few seconds at best. I understand it from a technical perspective, less cooling needed while there's no image, but why bother I guess. Doesn't bug me or anything though just an observation.