I'm posting this here in hopes someone can help me improve the picture on my recently purchased Viewsonic pro8200 projector.
The first thing I noticed was the lack of highlight detail. Skin reflections are abnormally white, lacking detail, almost posterized.
The knock on this projector, as well as all these entry level 1080p projectors is the poor black level and when I bought that I thought I could live with that, since my last projector was an older LCD and the black levels weren't all that great on it.
I've tried to calibrate the projecter using eyeone display 2 and HCFR. I can get reasonable color temperature, and the picture looks nice, except for the lack of highlight detail and what I would call a compressed dynamic range.
When viewing a graduated gray scale, I can't lower the contrast to the point that there is a distinction between the 90% and 100% levelswhich is what I assume the graph is showing.
My question isis this likely a defect of this projector or just the way these entry level projectors have been designed?
I can live with colors not being exactly true and gray blacks (though I would like shadow detail in exchange for elevated black levels)but these blown out highlights bug me.
Would lowering the overall saturation help? I also don't want to mute the picture to the point that the colors become dull.
I had set the Brightness to 39 and the contrast to 12 when the grayscale was measured. (Default is 49, 48).
Thanks for any advice.