Setup, 106" diagonal Dalite Mat White screen, Toshiba SD5709 HDMI/to DVI DVD player tuned with colorfacts. Comcast Cable HDTV tuned by eye.
Received my new Optoma H79 just in time for the Superbowl, perfect timing.
First off the first look at the H79 tells you it's super bright, black is still very black so contrast looks excellent. Plenty of Pop with the H79. My wife usually doesn't care but this time she says "this is the best picture image I've ever seen in my life". "Cup your hands and blot out the outer screen area and it's like you're there". This was with HDTV, playing the big game on Sunday.
I tuned the DVI progressive signal with colorfacts but didn't move much in the RGB area's. Maybe up 1 on the blue brightness and up 2 on the contrast red, that was it. So OTB for DVI the colortemp was very close.
I took a guick look at a couple of dither scenes and the H79 played them best I've seen with no ripples or contour dither. (Dwarfs getting ring & Gandalfs first staf light as the fellowship moves in the cave). The speed of the new chip makes for a better picture, also there's more upgrades to the H79 than just the chip. They worked on the Optical path and hand picked other components, each item helps in the final results/contrast etc.
Now for the good part, how it looks.
Some cartoon color -http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79austin1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79austin2.jpg
New shots -http://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79fifth1.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79fifth2.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79fifth3.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79fifth4.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79fifth5.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79fifth6.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79fifth7.jpghttp://www.cigarbest.com/sales/h79dtheater1.jpg
It's ify using numbers per each machine and device but I'll give you a couple. A problem though is I calibrate in the service menu, but maybe not a problem since using my service numbers will better give you a shot at a match.
Both signals tuned with colorfact to D65k, tuned up to the limited color.
DVI progressive I use a Bravo D2 at 720p.
First Service area
R gain 188
G gain 191
B gain 187
R offset 43
G offset 54
B offset 46
Gain R 155
Gain G 139
Gain B 136
Bias R 109
Bias G 113
Bias B 113
Second User area
White peak zero
R contrast 9
G contrast 6
B contrast 2
R brightness -10
G brightness 0
B brightness 0
Now Analog progressive from a Denon 1600
First Service area
ADC is identical to the numbers above for DVI.
gain R 127
gain G 124
gain B 128
bias R 121
bias G 120
bias B 116
white peak zero
Image mode Film
Advanced all at zero
That's it, pls don't examine other areas of the service menu you'll be ok with just looking at ADC and Picture. There's a pandora's box in there and examining certain area's can cause you a problem. Write down all your original service Picture & ADC numbers. Remember just stay with ADC & Picture.
To get in the service menu
Looking from the back of the PJ to the front, the four buttons in a row, hit the left two buttons and the right buton at the same time. You can use your remote to move in the service area, menu and enter buttons will take you in and out of service functions, to exit there's an exit Icon at the bottom.
Pheww! it's tuff doing this numbers thing. If you give it a try lmk how it went?