Originally Posted by raminolta
The first is that I find the image is quite dim. I think it must be the lamp as it has 2400hrs on it (lamp time). I am looking to get a new lamp and I noticed there are options of buying the bare bulb or together with the housing. Is there any problem in getting the bare bulb and put it in the old housing?
I have also noticed there are cheap third party (Chinese?) bare bulbs or bulb + housing at a fraction of the OEM's price. Has anyone tried these these alternative inexpensive options? Any problem with them?
The bare bulbs work like the original ones, but you have to get the correct type (Ushio). Installation is fairly simple - 4 screws that clamp down the lamp, and maybe two screws for the electrical connections. I haven't come across any 3rd party one that work well.
In the meanwhile, I plan to increase the brightness level. Or is it better to switch to bright mode? Right now, the projector is in Eco mode. When I switch to normal (or bright mode), the picture is quite brighter but the projector is quite louder too. I prefer to increase the brightness in the picture adjustment menu instead of kicking in the fan to high rpm. Any problem with that?
Have you reset the projector to the factory default?
Increasing the Brightness control will not
increase the brightness. Two settings that affect the brightness are:
- Standard vs Super White input range
- The Contrast setting (although you really shouldn't push it beyond 0)
- [EDIT: The Manual Lens Aperture]
I had a 4810 that gets really
dim if the 4k mode is turned on. I wasn't able to find out why and turn the 4k mode off.
Finally, I plan to do a color calibration of the projector. IS there a not too over-technical online tutorial on how to do this? I have an i1 Display pro color calibrator and I have used it to calibrate my computer monitor which is well very easy since it the software does all the job and save thew profile on the computer. However, with the JVC projector I assume I need a third party software which presents different color and ask me to adjust the extensive color settings in the projector's menu in order to match the standards, right? Which software can do this?
If you already have the i1Display Pro, you can take a look at HCFR.