To be honest, the more we get "out there" with our adjustments, the more I wanted some way of saving everything myself! After all, my G11 is still my home theater projector, and not just a test machine.
This is also for the "future", as there are some very cool things coming. I want to make sure that everyone feels comfortable with the adjustments.
Here is a better picture of the UI. I was just showing off above:http://www.dilard.com/dilard/images/backup.jpg
You drag items from the projector to the file to back up. Drag them from the file to the projector to restore. More than any other piece of the suite, this operation needs to be easy, and fool proof.
This will back up everything that Dilard can change. In fact, it will back up everything that Dilard might change in the future. Just in case, though, this Wizard can be extended to incorporate future items to back up as the items are stored in a text file.
Yes, it will back up all settings from a calibration done by anyone (Richard Martin, JVC, William Phelps), will back up all adjustments done by Mark Foster and will back up things that AFAIK
, no one has ever attempted to touch yet (like the settings for how the internal scaler interpolates).
I am working on adding the G20/M4000 settings now....
An interesting idea is backing up from one projector and restoring some settings on another. For instance, when I upgrade to a G15 someday, I won't want to re-do all of my "mods". I can simply copy them in.
Anyway, I know that this will make people feel safer about using the rest of the product, and that's good. Plus, I was losing track of all of those little back-up files!