So i finally got around to calibrating my JVC x700 with some help... One of the industry pros, Michael Chen from http://www.tlvexp.ca/
came over to my place and gave me some training on calman5, he spent over 8 hours with me in 2 days giving me the whole rundown on the history of TV,Color space, terminology and why we calibrate... the first day was great got a better understanding of REC 709, Gamma, contrast, brightness, etc and how everything fits together, day 2 we started on my JVC x700 we turned off a few options that i had on like keystone (-2), auto iris, etc some basic items that are usually on out of the box. We started off by doing Brightness, Contrast, Tint & Color with some basic slides form Spears & Munsil, DVE & Disney WOW, after that we Proceeded to use the latest Calman5, my i1display pro and my lumagen mini( for more test patterns), unfortunately i didn't do a pre cal to show you the difference but attached is my post calibration results, the Gamma is set to 2.1 on the projector seems to be a offset of .2 from the software and the setting on the device, originally we started off with 2.0 and were receiving 2.2 as end result. Michael explained how the film industry range is typically 2.2-2.6 and most films are produced anywhere between the 2.2 and 2.4 range, so with that in mind... and not knowing if a movie is 2.2,2.3 or 2.4 we decided on setting the projector in 2.3 as an end result would be best..
Here is the results
as far as the PQ, i've never seen the picture look so good, I watch Divergent last night and the PQ and black levels, were Amazing i'm only 87 hours in on the projector and every other Bluray i have watched to this point has never looked this good, getting a private lesson from Michael was definitely worth it, this is the first projector that i've did properly, i've owned calman and the i1display for 2ish years now and attempted to do calibration on my old projectors but it was never this drastic of a change. if anyone has the opportunity to pay someone to calibrate your projector or teach you the process i would say its definitely worth doing for the cost of a lesson/calibration and the amount these projectors cost its almost a no brainer....