Thanks so much Crist & Al for all of the info. Have loved reading your feedback re the 9000.
I am currently way down in the GB queue that yorac is organising & can't wait made even worse thanks to you two guys!!!
This will be my first ever PJ. I have my dream batcave 80% completed (7 x 4.5m approx) and was really curious now that you have had your new toy for a week or so how you were finding the manual zoom & focus & the fan noise in normal mode? Is it bothering you at all switching btw 16:9 & 2:35:1? If not could you explain (to a newbie at this) what is involved in this process?
Cheers & thanks again for your insight & brilliant screen shots. I just don't know how I can wait till January!!
Thanks for the positive feedback.
The manual focus is controlled by a large wheel on top of the projector. Once set it should be ok but if cleaning or moving the pj it needs to be adjusted again. Your eyes will tell you when it is sharp. I normally keep going until the picture looks soft and the slowly back off using the abovementioned wheel and stop as soon as it looks sharp again.
The fan noise in eco mode is not loud at all and does not distract me. I sit approx less than a metre away from the pj.
I have used the faster fan speed and it is noisy. sounds like the fan noise on an older pc. I prefer not ot use it. However the sound level is no different to any of my past pj's in the higher fan mode so it is not just an epson thing at all.
Not bothering re change of screen aspect. If you set the pj to project at 16:9 at all time then when anamorphic pic appears you get the black bars like you do on your tv. Because the anamorphic pic is so large and the black bars are very dark it doesn't bother me .
I t all depends on how accessible your pj is if you want to use the zoom to blow the image up to fill a larger 16:9 aspect screen.
I have done it and it is painless. With most movies in anamorphic aspect you will find 16:9 adjustments to be far and few between for it to be annoying.
Panasonic solution is ideal but people still complain about the wait time when it changes aspect.
Edited by Crist, 14 December 2011 - 03:58 PM.