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After more testing, this has been reported to me:
1. Set the projector on “high lamp (aperture completely open)”, “reference color” and it will set itself to “Gamma D”. Those are absolutes. If you don’t do those you cannot get close to what the director intended, no matter how you set anything else.
2. Start with a “User” profile and JVC color/tint/brightness/contrast at zero.
3. Use The Martian as a reference disc. Simply because that’s the title that’s been tested most so far.
4. Set your JVC advanced Gamma menu (picture tone/dark level/bright level) to 15/7/2. This seems right for The Martian. This may vary from disc to disc depending on how the brightness level they are mastered at.
5. Use the Samsung user video presets to set Contrast/Brightness to compensate for your screen size. This will be a one-time adjustment in the Samsung. In other words, if you had a 65” projected image (nobody does), you could leave the Samsung at zero. If you have a 120” image you might set Brightness to +2 and Contrast to +7. This will vary a little from user to user as to the viewing environment (room & screen material/gain). As a test to confirm this, set the projector to the smallest possible screen size with the zoom, and put that into lens memory. Then setup a second lens memory for how you normally watch (for me 120”). Set the Samsung to normal picture. And zoom between the two settings. Then, set the Samsung to user memory video with +7 contrast and +2 brightness and look at the difference. You will see why this is important.
6. Fine tune your JVC color/tint/brightness/contrast. No more than +/- 3 clicks should be required.
7. As you watch different movies, you may find 2-3 different basic brightness levels mastered on different program content, which may require changing the advanced Gamma (Picture tone/dark level/bright level). But, you should not have to change the other settings. Do not know if the 2-3 different Gamma adjustments can also be memorized. Hopefully that will cover the vast majority of titles. This is a lot of tweaking, but keep in mind not every regular HD Blu-ray is mastered the same either, and individual adjustments are needed as well if you want to perfect the image.
Last edited by Mike Garrett; 03-01-2016 at 06:35 PM.