have resisted posting as dont want to come across as a gloat since might be one of the few thats got one, anyways its misfortune with a problematic 5500 that brings me here to a 9000. Perhaps some points of perspective in the move to this pj might help someone,
some unboxing pics, its very well packed, and epson has a neat lift out handle system on the sides that makes easy to take the projector out.
accesories box, you get a lot of little things with this projector, hdmi cable, wireless hd unit, which is quite small. and two 3D glasses. plus a manual on cd and a bit of other documentation and paraphernalia
the mount positions are exactly the same as my previous 5500, so just a case of screwing straight on to my mount bracket.
this is it mounted in position
the pj itself is quite smart looking, a bit beefier than the 5500. I'm sure some bummed by the white casing, but for me in my lounge room setting its very welcome. As am sure it will be similarly for those putting in typical home setup of white walls and ceilings where often projectors like these end up. My wife gives a strong approval for it, even on this basis.
Switch on is a delayed affair. not instant. I think it fires up its fan etc, and as warms up it comes to life. slight delay and its good to go. the 12V trigger is also as a result a little delayed in its reaction as well. Am sure this is overall for protection of the lamp. So all good. The motorised lens protector sliding open as it kicks into action is very cool !
setup is just as 5500 was, so for me it wasnt a case of even looking to the manual. just a case of using the manual adjusters on the casing for horizontal shift, vertical shift, zoom and focus. And going into the menu to select for front ceiling installation.
By default it is on thx and with eco power and iris to off.
the projector is very quiet on eco. the fan does ramp up a bit and noisier when set on normal.
I did a quick run through with familiar material. played around with iris in auto and high speed. plus also power in eco vs normal and between thx and cinema modes.
What I am very pleased about is this pj is everything the epson 5500 was before and more. A good thing as was very pleased with the performance of the 5500 and wouldnt have wanted a step back.
cinema and eco with iris in auto has quite some vibrancy to the screen. thx and eco and iris off is cool in look, moving to thx and normal power with iris off brings a bit more pop and warmth to the picture, though with a bit more fan noise.
I ended up watching source code blu-ray last night and overall extremely pleased with what the 9000 capable off. the natural look, the colour balance, sharpness, detail etc.
after viewing the movie, my wife happened to put on the two small lamps we have located behind line of the pj screen and we switched to some fta TV, with friends in HD going on. I was quite suprised that there was hardly any impact to the image on the screen. a clear indicator to the the light output from this pj. this thing can light up a screen like one big plasma ! style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif
today havent had as much of time to play with it. but watched a bit more this time just some more fta tv. and can say it works very well in that role.
shut down of the pj is not instant either, it takes its time, no doubt to cool the lamp down gradually. and yes the 12V is also suitably delayed as it powers down.
anyways just some early thoughts from me, look forward to hearing from others that might have picked this up. keen to hear how they find it style_emoticons/default/smile.gif