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Hi All!


Just saw this at a Taiwan AV Forum, MyAV:
http://www.myav.com.tw/vbb221/upload...threadid=32768


The thread contains the following screen shots from the 4 projectors:


Plus Piano
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/do...516/pianoc.jpg


AE100
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/do...13/pana_nt.jpg


Sony HS1
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/do...514/cineza.jpg


Epson TS10
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/do...0515/ts10c.jpg


This was originally published at a Jap AV Web site, AV Watch. For details (setting, screen, dvd player), you can go to:
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/do...521/dg02_5.htm


After you went to the site, you will see the 4 projectors SEPARATELY listed (with pics on the RHS from top to bottom). For details, just click on the pic for EACH of the 4 projectors.
 

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The AE100 and HS1 look the best to me, with the AE100 just edging it.


The TS10 is too bright and over saturated.


The piano picture is blurry and life-less IMO


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The Piano is blurry, all right. I think I know why.


I checked out the page with the settings info. As far as I can determine from the menu display, both filters (the "video filter" and the "zoom filter") are set to zero. My experience is that both have to be set to the maximum ("4"). The reason is that they seem to work in the reverse of what one would assume to be the proper defaults: increasing the setting decreases the filter effect. Conversely, the minimum setting, or zero, as is displayed in this picture, results in the maximum filtering of the video signal, and an extremely soft picture (consistent with the screenshot).


The color doesn't look properly tweaked either, though I'm not familiar with this particular screenshot. According to the menu display, the color temp is set at "normal," which is way off the mark. To achieve proper color balance on the Piano, one needs to choose "custom" and tweak R,G, and B accordingly (with a big green cut in particular).


My Piano, properly adjusted, has never produced a picture this soft and sickly-colored with decent source material (which I assume this is), even at 90-plus inches (as opposed to these postcard-sized reproductions, which one would imagine look even worse when viewed at actual size).


You can expect a fair shoot-out if the testers don't know how to achieve the maximum potential of the hardware in question.
 

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Typo:


Last sentence should read, "You can't expect a fair shoot-out if the testers don't know how to achieve the maximum potential of the hardware in question."
 

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Greetings, I'm a first time poster, just joined today.

I own a Piano and love it, but do any other owners get those giggles or "worms" during quick image sequence changes?
 

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You would think with a shootout the testers would know how to achieve the maxium PQ of each machine. So this shootout doesnt mean anything is the way I take it.


ALthough I do like the fact that the AE100 looks the best.
 

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The AE100 is startlingly good looking but you never know if the people went into the matchup with an agenda. The Epson looks like it would be very good as well except that the brightness and contrast look intentionally screwy!


Brian
 
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