Hey everyone. I took the plunge and bought the BenQ PE8700 last Friday to upgrade from my little ol' X1. First impression was "WOW" just from the increased size for my DVD movies, but after playing with it a bit I just can't seem to get it to display anywhere near what I would call 'focused'. Movies are not that bad, but whenever there is something to read like credits, menus or using my Xbox it's very noticable.
With my X1 I ran component cables progressive from my Xbox and my DVD player, and both would focus perfectly sharp. The BenQ doesn't take progressive through the standard component cables, and I haven't had a chance to get my hands on the BNC connectors yet so I'm running 'interlaced'. I was under the impression that the interlacing would only make a difference in motion video, not still images, am I wrong?
Anyway, I've played with the menu settings, rotated the focus wheel, and it's not acceptable... Is it possible I have a bad unit? or do you think it's an issue with the interlaced component input? I have a very high quality cable, so I know it's not the cable itself.
Thanks for your input.
p.s. One other thing, I tried 'thru' mode which I assumed disabled the scaling function of the projector and it was still fuzzy...