Originally Posted by Hed
We get a single green vertical line running straight down the center of the screen. It only occurs after switching between sources so I think it's a handshake issue. It doesn't happen every time but it is somewhat frequent. We just switch to another source when it appears and that usually clears it.
If I wait for a bit I notice the line clears on it's own sometimes.
This is what I expected , some kind of handshake related issues . I'm not blaming the Lumagen entirely , however it's always been in my chain for the issues that have occured with the last four projectors and all have given some kind of quirky issues be that the JVC or the Sony. I figured out a sequence of starting items in the chain that worked nearly 100% of the time and programed that into the start sequence . Starting components in a random order will nearly always trigger an issue , obvioulsy there are handshake issues that are related to components. Some components do work well together others do not and then there are various HDMI cables we all know are the cause of many kinds of issues , the variables are many.
Before blaming one projector or component you'd have to isolate that entirely and use the exact same components and sequence in the chain. I've had one hiccup already with VW5000, the image that faltered looked like the horrible HDR handshake issues of the past . This was definitely triggered by switching sources, fully resolved with a correct start up sequence . No green line to date though, if and when it remains, then I'll consider I have a real projector issue.
On the upside, I now know that I definitely made the correct projector purchase. I set up my new 150" 1.0 gain reference screen and viewed the same reference movies I used when I was projector shopping. The VW5000 lights up this screen with the authority expected , the brightness for HDR is definitely as it should be. WIth the RS4500 on the very same the results were very underwhelming and dim by comparison, I definitely made the right choice. Combined with the DTM provided by the Lumagen
the image is just spectacular in every respect, I cannot wait to get this set up and calibrated in the new theater later this fall .
Dedicated Theater: Sony VPL VW 885ES , Panamorph DCR & ISCO III L Anamorphic Lens, Draper TecVision XT1800X Screen, 2.40:1 134" diagonal curved , Denon AVR-X8500 , 9.2.6 Atmos, Panasonic UB900, Oppo 203, Lumagen Pro 4440 , (3) Paradigm CI Elite E7-L+C+R fronts, , (2) CI Pro P80-IW Rear, (2) Paradigm SA-ADP In-wall Surround, (6) SIG-1.5R-30 v.3 In-Ceiling, Subwoofers: (2) SVS SB-16 Ultra , SVS PC13-Ultra .