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If the panels are that misaligned then you should have the unit swapped out!

Why not rely on digital alignment? Can you qualify your statement? Thanks!

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Why not rely on digital alignment? Can you qualify your statement? Thanks!
You can only compensate a little with the software,if the unit is that badly out of alignment needs to be swapped out

I had a 55es for a while and the unit seemed to be very sharp compared to the jvc 4910 and epson 6030.
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I'm not saying it won't help, certainly try it, all I'm saying is that it really shouldn't be soft it all out of the box.
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With panel alignment you want to use whole pixels and get it within a 1/2 pixel. Many of the alignment systems use two pixels to make one. They vary the light between the two pixels so you have something like 10 increments of convergence for one pixel of adjustment. When using this method of varying the light between two pixels to get perfect alignment you are often giving up sharpness/ resolution and it is better to move it in whole pixels and get it as close as possible. You should be able to get it less than half of a pixel offset using whole pixels but don't expect perfection. This will help with sharpness/resolution. I use a magnifying glass when making pixel and level adjustments so I can see exactly where the pixels are located how the convergence is working. 3 pixels off is quite a bit and the unit might need replacement.
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I'm not sure Im counting pixels correctly... actually the image does not throw that much of a clear pixel structure, no matter how focused I get the projector. It's probably off by at least 1 pixel, and in some cases I see more than that.

Here are a few pictures:

These are taken with Pixel Alignment OFF, factory default.
The LAST image shows what it looks like when I adjust the panels, it seems to mess up the color balance on the left side...




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That is more than a convergence problem. I would return it and get another one.
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That is more than a convergence problem. I would return it and get another one.

That is exactly what we are doing - there is something wrong with that projector.

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That is exactly what we are doing - there is something wrong with that projector.
Nice!,

Hopefully when he gets his new he will come back on say how much he loves it
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Hopefully when he gets his new he will come back on say how much he loves it

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Let me just take the opportunity to say, dealing with Craig @avscience has been fantastic. Very responsive, professional and accommodating. I could not be happier with the level of service provided and will undoubtedly deal with again. Now fingers crossed that the replacement works out for me.

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Question for all owners in this thread. Would you say that the HW 55 image is softer than your previous 1080 P projectors? I am finding the image extremely soft, almost out of focus, unless I enable RC. This is happening on the second unit that I have received, as well as the original one.

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Question for all owners in this thread. Would you say that the HW 55 image is softer than your previous 1080 P projectors? I am finding the image extremely soft, almost out of focus, unless I enable RC. This is happening on the second unit that I have received, as well as the original one.
The design of the 55, requires you to use RC. You can turn it down pretty low, but you need to have it on.

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Question for all owners in this thread. Would you say that the HW 55 image is softer than your previous 1080 P projectors? I am finding the image extremely soft, almost out of focus, unless I enable RC. This is happening on the second unit that I have received, as well as the original one.
I had the HW55ES for a month and a half. Developed bulb flicker and had to go back. Like you I always felt it was soft at times even with RC set to around 35. Any more than that the image started to get too noisy for me. I came from Mitsubishi DLP projector which was very sharp but lacking detail due to poor black levels. I had HW55ES and Epson 5030ub side by side for a couple of weeks. The Epson had way better native contrast but color was not as good and overall detail was lacking. I wish HW55ES used a better lens. Projector to projector can have a lot of variance as you read here all the time. Good luck.
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Does anyone have recommended calibration setting for their Sony VPL-HW55ES projector on a Black Diamond 1.4 gain screen?

I have a designated windowless media room and tried almost everything but my light images are oily (maybe sparkles?) through the screen. Really shows bad on the movies Oblivion and Frozen (just giving movie examples).

Or do I need to switch screens to the BD .8 gain, Slate 1.2 gain or new Slate .8 gain?

Thanks in advance!
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Does anyone have recommended calibration setting for their Sony VPL-HW55ES projector on a Black Diamond 1.4 gain screen?

I have a designated windowless media room and tried almost everything but my light images are oily (maybe sparkles?) through the screen. Really shows bad on the movies Oblivion and Frozen (just giving movie examples).

Or do I need to switch screens to the BD .8 gain, Slate 1.2 gain or new Slate .8 gain?

Thanks in advance!

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I already have the set up I mentioned above since July. Installer recommended it since we love watching movies in dark and watch football games with lights on and door open. Calibration is where I am having issues as it looks "oily" in all light areas.
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So for my environment, is lower gain better?
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The design of the 55, requires you to use RC. You can turn it down pretty low, but you need to have it on.
Without Darbee, RC would be neccessary. I've used both together at low settings and it works good, but right now I'm running Darbee without RC at HD35 with great result.

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Without Darbee, RC would be neccessary. I've used both together at low settings and it works good, but right now I'm running Darbee without RC at HD35 with great result.
I was referring to just the projector. Since Darbee and RC are similar in concept in the way they work, the Darbee can be used in place of RC.

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I currently have the Sony 6200 blueray player on this projector. Is this player optimal for this projector or are there better ones out there? I also have the SONY STRDA2800ES receiver. Thanks!
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I currently have the Sony 6200 blueray player on this projector. Is this player optimal for this projector or are there better ones out there? I also have the SONY STRDA2800ES receiver. Thanks!

I would think that Blu Ray player is fine with your HW55. It gets good reviews.

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Hi, got hw55es installed. I used to calibration these settings https://www.avforums.com/threads/son...tings.1866843/

Picture looks good. I have totally dark room with 0.8 gain screen at 10" throwing distance. Should I make some adjustments? Is there any better settings you have found useful. There is also settings in here ( http://www.projectorreviews.com/sony...ibration-page/ ) but it doesnt have expert settings on it.

I play a lot of games and the game mode looks too bright. The NHL15 ice is like sun to my eyes. I would like to use recommended settings for playing and not game mode but still have low input lag. What settings does affect to input lag. What should I definetly disable and enable for gaming.



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I think game mode uses high lamp mode my default. Set it to low.
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I think game mode uses high lamp mode my default. Set it to low.
It helped a bit. Contrast was also 90 at default. I put it to 50 so its more normal. Can I change game mode settings without increasing input lag. I mean if I put all settings in game mode to like avsforums best recommended settings, would it add more input lag? I know some image processing functions add input lag but does changing colorprofile, colourtemp, contrast, nrc etc have effect?
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Hello everyone! I have been a happy HW55ES owner for about a year now... It's my first projector and it has a grat picture quality. The only thing that bothers me is some flickering in the image, during BluRay movies in light/bright scenes (also when using windows in the PC, with almost the entire screen in white). Can it be somehow solved or disabled? The curious thing is, when I use it for gaming, this problem doesn't happen.

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Have any of you had any scratches on you PJ after sending to repair center?

I got some slight scratch spots on my PJ after sony prime support.
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It helped a bit. Contrast was also 90 at default. I put it to 50 so its more normal. Can I change game mode settings without increasing input lag. I mean if I put all settings in game mode to like avsforums best recommended settings, would it add more input lag? I know some image processing functions add input lag but does changing colorprofile, colourtemp, contrast, nrc etc have effect?
I would think you are safe changing those, best bet would be to change them and see if you feel a difference in input lag, my guess is you wont as those changes should be fine.
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I would think you are safe changing those, best bet would be to change them and see if you feel a difference in input lag, my guess is you wont as those changes should be fine.
Thanks, seems to work fine with those adjustments I made.
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Anyone had success with that Tiffen filter? Which size I have to order to make it fit and do I need some extra add on pieces for making it fix with projector like collapsible hood, where to get one? I cant get contact with original filter seller if they ship to europe or not so now my only chance is Tiffen. Is there any other better options?
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I just installed a 120" black diamond zero edge 1.4 gain! But I need your help.. The bottom right of the picture curves down. The top is perfectly straight and aligned. Left side, right side.. But the bottom picture curves from the left to right towards the bottom.

So I can't perfectly fill the screen otherwise I get bleed in the bottom right of the screen. See attached.

I can't figure out how to straighten this. Is it a problem with the projector?
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