Originally Posted by HeyNow^
I finally recorded the HBO test pattern. It was in SD so it didn't fill my 1:85 120" screen.
I don't think the auto calibration system works properly when the incoming signal does not fill the entire 16x9 (1.78AR) panel; you need to use the manual mode. I gave a video link to how Panasonic engineers describe how to use the manual mode in post #6
at the other thread:
Panasonic Wavform Monitor Tutorial
It was in SD so it didn't fill my 1:85 120" screen.
That's part of the problem. The other is that the resolution was probably 480i or 480p. The projector memorizes a completely different set of settings for each resolution so all the adjustments made will have no effect when you switch to an HD (1080) source, i.e. you need to calibrate per
What I have done on my setup is set a memory location for 480i sources, set manually like in the Panasonic factory video I linked to in that other thread, and a different calibration for HD 1080i sources in a different memory location.
I am running my panny 8k in Eco mode. When I ran waveform, the only changes it made was Brightness +16 and Contrast -8. This was during the day and I had some ambient light. These changes seemed very odd to me.
Don't misconstrue what this calibration does. It can't see the actual image it is projecting so it has no idea if, for example, your screen is too dark because your throw distance is too great and the image is too huge, washed out from sunlight so it needs added punch, how reflective your screen is the gain), slightly greenish because your screen isn't 100% pure neutral white, etc.. All it is doing is calibrating itself to the incoming electrical signal source which varies
between your disc player, your game console, your cable box, your video camera, your sat box, etc.. Even TV station to TV station may vary some.