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What projector did you have?
Nice audio set up btw.
I had a Yamaha dpx830, which was dlp 720p from 2006.
Kevin Miller calibrated it back then.
I spoke to him recently, and he said this 9700 would blow it away.
Not surprising since he did have input in its design.
But I would have him back to dial this one in.

I didnt I had plasma before...
i did a whole room make over...
Audio is Pinnicle Black Diamond Series...
will post a pic of what my room looked like before...

Before....


Now......





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I have the High Definition Reference Blue Ray Disc
Which i will use to Tweek my Settings and dial them in...
Some time later this week.
then will post my settings
My Goal is to have 3 settings
Dynamic Sports
HDTV
Film THX
....
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I just went into my local pj store and walked into the room where they usually have the JVC RS25 hanging, small amount of ambient lighting, on FoxNews Glen Beck election results...I won't say my mouth was hanging open but it took me five minutes to look up and notice it was the black Epson Pro 9700 hanging there. Before I get flamed, it was high ambient light so blacks would've been washed out a little anyway. Anyway, after dimming the lights the image had tons of pop on a 120" SI 1.3 ga. screen...close inspection of the pixel alignment showed almost no shift. Great color, plenty of brightness and near razor sharpness at 10 ft away from 120" screen. Also, I stood right behind it (nose to the filter) and could hear no fan noice louder than a whisper, the front was not different. No iris sounds audible.

Now, does the Pro model have any better QC of convergence/iris function? Epson doesn't state so, but, I personally haven't noticed nearly the complaints of problems in the Pro series as is so common in the Home version. It would be nice to know.
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I just went into my local pj store and walked into the room where they usually have the JVC RS25 hanging, small amount of ambient lighting, on FoxNews Glen Beck election results...I won't say my mouth was hanging open but it took me five minutes to look up and notice it was the black Epson Pro 9700 hanging there. Before I get flamed, it was high ambient light so blacks would've been washed out a little anyway. Anyway, after dimming the lights the image had tons of pop on a 120" SI 1.3 ga. screen...close inspection of the pixel alignment showed almost no shift. Great color, plenty of brightness and near razor sharpness at 10 ft away from 120" screen. Also, I stood right behind it (nose to the filter) and could hear no fan noice louder than a whisper, the front was not different. No iris sounds audible.

Now, does the Pro model have any better QC of convergence/iris function? Epson doesn't state so, but, I personally haven't noticed nearly the complaints of problems in the Pro series as is so common in the Home version. It would be nice to know.

The Iris funtion has normal and High...
I have used both and the Iris is a dual layer iris ..
As for the quiet sound level
if its on THX or HD or Cinema Night with ECO Power Settings on its whisper quiet
In Vivid and Cinema Day i use it with Eco off and you can hear the fan noice
but its not super loud and i can only hear it with the volume off.....
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Did Some Dialing in on the settings with Cinema Day Mode...
here are a few screen shots from Cars...





And NBA 2K11...

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Here is what i got for my THX Settings...
will still continue to mess with it and will repost changes...

Image Menu:
Color Mode: THX
Brightness: -10
Contrast: 7
Color Saturation: -1
Tint: -2
Sharpness: Standard
Abs. Color Temp: 6500K
Skin Tone: 3

Advanced:
Gamma: 2.2
RGB: Factory Default
RGBCMY: Factory Default
Contrast Enhancement: Off
Color Gamut: HDTV
Power Consumption: Normal
Auto Iris: Normal


Signal Menu:
Aspect: Normal
Frame Interpolation: Off

Advanced:
Noise Reduction: Off
Epson Super White: Off
Output Scaling: 100%
HDMI Video Range: Expanded
4-4 Pull-down: On for Blu-ray and Off for cable/satellite
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Here is what i got for my THX Settings...
will still continue to mess with it and will repost changes...

Image Menu:
Color Mode: THX
Brightness: -10
Contrast: 7
Color Saturation: -1
Tint: -2
Sharpness: Standard
Abs. Color Temp: 6500K
Skin Tone: 3

Advanced:
Gamma: 2.2
RGB: Factory Default
RGBCMY: Factory Default
Contrast Enhancement: Off
Color Gamut: HDTV
Power Consumption: Normal
Auto Iris: Normal


Signal Menu:
Aspect: Normal
Frame Interpolation: Off

Advanced:
Noise Reduction: Off
Epson Super White: Off
Output Scaling: 100%
HDMI Video Range: Expanded
4-4 Pull-down: On for Blu-ray and Off for cable/satellite

Are you using the super resolution setting? I have it set to 1, and the contrast enhancement set to 1.
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Are you using the super resolution setting? I have it set to 1, and the contrast enhancement set to 1.

dysfunction, what are your opinions on this PJ?
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Are you using the super resolution setting? I have it set to 1, and the contrast enhancement set to 1.

On THX mode i dont have them on
But on my Vivid or Cinema Day
I have Super Resolution to 3 and contrast Enhance 1....

What i did for S.R was pulled up my On screen guide from Dish Network and then cycled thru Off- 3 and found that i noticed a diff on 3 as the best...
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dysfunction, what are your opinions on this PJ?

I have the 8700UB (almost the same as the 9700UB), coming from the 6500UB. I love it, it is a decent upgrade to an already great projector (the 6500UB). The color is much better, shadow detail is much better, it is sharper, the contrast is slightly better, and black levels are slightly better. THX mode is awesome out of the box, no complaints so far, but I only use THX at night. I have ambient light issues during the day, so I use the brighter modes.
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Another Pic....


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Here is what i got for my THX Settings...
will still continue to mess with it and will repost changes...

Image Menu:
Color Mode: THX
Brightness: -10
Contrast: 7
Color Saturation: -1
Tint: -2
Sharpness: Standard
Abs. Color Temp: 6500K
Skin Tone: 3

Advanced:
Gamma: 2.2
RGB: Factory Default
RGBCMY: Factory Default
Contrast Enhancement: Off
Color Gamut: HDTV
Power Consumption: Normal
Auto Iris: Normal


Signal Menu:
Aspect: Normal
Frame Interpolation: Off

Advanced:
Noise Reduction: Off
Epson Super White: Off
Output Scaling: 100%
HDMI Video Range: Expanded
4-4 Pull-down: On for Blu-ray and Off for cable/satellite

Okay did some more adjusting to my THX Mode and Raised the Colour Saturation to 5...
I know some may think thats to much but i really like it..
Here are some Pics


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That looks way over saturated dude, you like watching movies like that?
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That looks way over saturated dude, you like watching movies like that?

Ya did some more tests and i need to find a happy level..
the -1 is to under and 5 is lil over
will put it to 2 and see how it looks....
...
I do really like the detailed scene though...
just need to dial back a bit...

Okay here is some pics with the Saturation adjusted...
took pics off will repost after calibration .........

Here is the Repost Calibrated pics




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Pic of Super Bowl on New Set up
Epson 9700ub and Black Diamond .8 Gain Screen



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Calibrated my System last night ...
Here are some fresh pics....






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Here is Some with Colour Detail......








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And Here is some pics for Black & Whites....






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Ya did some more tests and i need to find a happy level..
the -1 is to under and 5 is lil over
will put it to 2 and see how it looks....
...
I do really like the detailed scene though...
just need to dial back a bit...

Okay here is some pics with the Saturation adjusted...
took pics off will repost after calibration .........

Here is the Repost Calibrated pics



I have adjusted for a more natural skin tone...
but i think i need to raise the Colour Saturation up 1-2 points....
THis is my Film THX Mode....
Dark Room Setting
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If you don't want to spring for a pro with professional equipment to tune your projector (which you should) it's just a one time shot.

Ok then you should start with a basic Avia / DVE tuning, then put up a graysteps pattern, light grays/white to dark graybars. Find it in Avia or DVE. Study the color bias in the grays, first use the colortemp control to see which makes gray look steely gray with no color bias.

Next use the advance RGB gains and bias. RGB gains take color out of the white/bright grays, RGB bias takes the color out of the darker grays.

If you see red bias in the lights back off the red gain and increase the Blue and green gain equally till you see no color bias in the gray tone.

Once gray looks gray with no color bias your picture should look more natural toned.

Cheap way to try and fix it and nothing beats a pro with equipment coming out and making your 6500k gray balance go where it should be.
Good luck on your tweeking.
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If you don't want to spring for a pro with professional equipment to tune your projector (which you should) it's just a one time shot.

Ok then you should start with a basic Avia / DVE tuning, then put up a graysteps pattern, light grays/white to dark graybars. Find it in Avia or DVE. Study the color bias in the grays, first use the colortemp control to see which makes gray look steely gray with no color bias.

Next use the advance RGB gains and bias. RGB gains take color out of the white/bright grays, RGB bias takes the color out of the darker grays.

If you see red bias in the lights back off the red gain and increase the Blue and green gain equally till you see no color bias in the gray tone.

Once gray looks gray with no color bias your picture should look more natural toned.

Cheap way to try and fix it and nothing beats a pro with equipment coming out and making your 6500k gray balance go where it should be.
Good luck on your tweeking.

Guitarman Awesome advice will follow with it ,,,
When i am done will repost pics of the tweaking...
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Good I see a bit of red bias in the flesh tones. A little more green and maybe a very small amount of blue would help those flesh tones. If you start seeing purple in the flesh tones it's over blue that's the culprit. Just keep going pick a reference movie like the Fifth Element or other that you know has ref/color.
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Good I see a bit of red bias in the flesh tones. A little more green and maybe a very small amount of blue would help those flesh tones. If you start seeing purple in the flesh tones it's over blue that's the culprit. Just keep going pick a reference movie like the Fifth Element or other that you know has ref/color.
this is what i have for the current gain settings

THX (on User 1) Cinema Day (User 2) Vivid (on User 3)
Offset R = -3 R= 0 R= -15
G = 0 G= 0 G= 0
B = 0 B= -10 B= -10
Gain R = -1 R= 20 R= 25
G = 0 G= 0 G= 0
B = 2 B= 0 B= 20

Color Saturation: -1 0 10
Tint: -1 0 0
Gamma: 2.2 2.2 2.2

Lumens: 498 1168 1309
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Pics at the above setting of Vivid...







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Good I see a bit of red bias in the flesh tones. A little more green and maybe a very small amount of blue would help those flesh tones. If you start seeing purple in the flesh tones it's over blue that's the culprit. Just keep going pick a reference movie like the Fifth Element or other that you know has ref/color.
DId some more adjusting to get natural skin tones..
Took your advice

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Definetly got allot better, you're getting the hang of it. Look over the graysteps pattern in Avia or DVE, DVE's pluge pattern (brightness setting) or cross gray bars for setting contrast/whites. Both show the gray tones. See if there's still some color tints in the gray.

Calibrators like the pluge pattern because the gray boxes are very large.
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http://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd8200potter1.jpg

There's a nice natural picture tuned with my Colorfacts system.

Keep working at it.
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http://www.videodementia.com/sales/hd8200potter1.jpg

There's a nice natural picture tuned with my Colorfacts system.

Keep working at it.
Thanks
Glad to know i am on the right path...

I am grabing the AVIA II Disc right now should have it by morning..
Will continue then.
Thanks for your help....
Really apprieciate it
I will throw that Pic above onto my server and put it on the screen..
If you have any other pics please post the link and i will do the same with them...
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Okay Got AVIA II just printing off the manual Now..
Will Go thru it later today..
Looks like it has more colour patterns than my High Def Ref Disc BluRay
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Epson 9700 Ub
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Screen SI Black Diamond .8 Gain
Popcorn Hour C-200
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