The HD806 serves up very good skin tones after calibration. This is a projector that grows on you. My initial impressions when watching it were that it is "so-so" on movies, but really skin tone handling is better than that. For watching HDTV and sports, on the other hand, it's very impressive immediately. Since there is little variation between preset modes when it comes to brightness, I found that the same User mode settings we saved, based on our calibration, produced better, more accurate bright images, than most other projectors in their brightest (typically "Dynamic") modes, as most others sacrifice color accuracy for more punch. The InFocus and BenQ DLP projectors are similar in this regard. 3LCD projectors tend to have a much larger jump in brightness from best to brightest modes, and more variation in color accuracy, which, of course impacts skin tones.
Here, first are a pair of images from my favorite movie not available yet on Blu-ray: Lord of the Rings, played from standard DVD. Both look very good.
Below are the usual three images of Daniel Craig, as Bond, in Casino Royale, under different lighting conditions. As I always point out, skin tones should look different under different lighting conditions. You can expect significantly different looking skin tones when switching from bright sunlight, to nighttime, fluorescent lighting, incandescent lighting, or even lighting in the shade, or a cloudy day. Consider these three images: the first, in direct sunlight, the second is a scene with fluorescent lighting, and the third, a sunny day, but Bond is sitting in the shade - indirect lighting.