Also the weird half screens when changing from 60hz to 24 hz signal and back seems to be gone as well. The screen does stay black for longer during the transitions now though.
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Can everyone complaining about how the WCG filter looked better off/out of the way and Brilliant Color off check things again after the firmware update and report back please. Thank you.
The HT5550 had issues with these and incorrect color coverage that is to hopefully be addressed with a firmware of it's own.
Is this true of the HT3550 also (with different coverage percent of course):
Somewhat surprisingly, HDR10 with WCG turned on delivered a much smaller color volume with HDR content than the D. Cinema mode delivered with SDR wide color content. CalMan tests measured 101% of DCI-P3 as promised in D.Cinema with SDR test signals, but roughly 54% in HDR10 mode with Brilliant Color on and 57% with it off. In short, the test unit didn't provide 100% DCI-P3 coverage with HDR 4K Blu-ray discs, which is where you really want it. BenQ says that an upcoming firmware update will allow the HT5550 to deliver 100% coverage with Brilliant Color off, but that the HDR10 default setting will leave Brilliant Color on for better overall brightness and shadow detail at the cost of dropping DCI-P3 coverage to 84%. That new firmware is still in development at this writing, with no delivery date set.
No word on a hint of a bright version of this one?
So, I picked up the projector. It seemed at first like it hadn't been opened, but after taking it out I noticed this gross sticky stuff on the back grill (looks much worse in person than in the pic), and there's a thumbprint on the lens and I can't tell if there's scuffing or what else going on with the lens, but it looks like there are scratches. Also, the chromatic aberration is really bad. I haven't played with any settings, and to be honest I have no experience with projectors so I'll have to play with settings, but I'm not sure what my options are now.
Rev 01-101 (this is the updated version right?)
Firmware 1.0.1 is the latest.
And I’m sorry to hear your suspicions were true. Sounds like you may have gotten a return that hadn’t been refurbished. Best Buy offered to refund the unit without the restock correct?
You can have a great screen for $25, either for temporary or permanent use.And yes, best buy will take it back, though what a shame. The picture on my wall looks pretty good, but it's hard to tell without a proper screen. My wall is super bumpy.
You can have a great screen for $25, either for temporary or permanent use.
Roclon blackout cloth (its actually white), tack it to the wall. I've tried a bunch of the portable and removable Amazon screens and some from Ebay, they were horrible, plain old BO cloth looks as good as my Draper electric screen and beats those Amazon screens.
If you tack it carefully and stretch it properly, it won't even show waves and it will look as good as a framed screen. You can then either decide to keep it on the wall and frame it with Triple Black Velvet, or add or buy a Silver Ticket screen later. I use this as my 2.35 screen, then I also have an electric 16:9 Draper drop over the flush wall, but I have a projector with lens memory. The Draper and the BO cloth look exactly look identical from seating distance, up close the BO cloth is slightly smoother and better than the Draper.
I also own some higher end screens, including (2) Da-Lites with one being an old High-Power screen, so I know what a good screen looks like. BO cloth is still a very good material, and nothing comes close to the cheap cost you can make a very nice screen with it.
You can get it on Ebay or at Walmart, make sure to get White and not Ivory. If you get it from walmart, buy a broom or something else to roll it on, or buy the entire left over roll. It will be better than folding it.