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I have been using X1 for a while, connected to Dish 6000, and am quite happy with it.


But, I am having some trouble with the focus adjustment.


(1) I find myself fiddling a lot with the focus adjustment to make sure I am getting the best image. Is there a good way to know when you have a well focused image ? I usually look at the letters (like the program guide information) in the picture to make sure they are as sharp as possible. Is there a better way?


(2) Every time I remove the lens cap (which is every time I use the projector), I end up altering the focus adjustment. Then, I have go through focus adjustment all over again. Is there a way to lock in the focus adjustment, once you like the image? Or, should I just leave the lens uncovered?


Thanks.


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Vik,


I've found the best way to focus is on the projectors own menu. That way you don't have to guess how sharp the source image is. That said, I don't know if there's all that much difference between a super focused picture, and just a quick focus. It's really program dependent. For satellite viewing, a softer focus can actually help minimize the distractions of a compressed image. For computer viewing, the extra sharpness is important. Of course, if your image is too large, a well-focused image will also draw attention to the pixel structure of the X1.


As far as the lens goes, I try to cover it whenever I'm not going to use it for more than a day or two, mostly to keep dust off of it.


I'm a tall guy, with low ceilings, so adjusting the focus and covering the lens isn't a big deal to me.


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I don't use the lens cap. It's more convenient for me to just wipe the lens with a soft cloth really quick if it's that dusty.


As for focusing, I also use the menu. I make sure it's sharp enough that the pixels are clearly defined up close, but the gap in between is almost completely filled. If I used the lens cap it would drive me nuts doing this every time because it's such a small adjustment that I have to walk back and forth between the screen and the projector until it looks right.
 

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A neat trick from the CRT world is to use (cheap) binoculars to do your focus adjustment. It saves a lot of walking :)

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Clever! But what if the binoculars are out of focus? :D
 

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tape the lens. done.
 
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