Originally Posted by spirithockey79
I know everyone has a different setup, lighting, etc. but I think it would be helpful if people posted their setup and display/calibration settings for others to tweak around with. I know there has been posts but they are several months old. Surely, there have been some better results since then. I really think it would be beneficial to see those settings that would apply to Blu-Ray (like the PS3) or an HD-DVD player.
I know many people have set theirs will professional equipment or with a DVD like DVE or AVIA, which is why I think it's important to see the differences.
Unfortunately, I'm at work now so I can't post mine until later, but I have a dedicated theatre room with controlled lighting, a 92" grey screen, a DirecTV HD DVR (HR20), a PS3, and a Denon AVR-2807. Everything is hooked up via HDMI.
I'll post my settings later...I've gone through the DVE setup a couple of times and just haven't been really happy with the results. The blacks aren't black enough and the color isn't as vibrant.
Here's some settings that may help.......
I have some colorfacts numbers for the HD7100.
I used the Accupel to reference tune it. DVI 720p showed video level brightness crushed out so I tuned PC level brightness. Here's what I got.
Color temp 6500k
R Gain 1
G Gain 0
R Bias 0
G Bias 0
B Bias 0
Not much on the white balance was needed because OTB 6500k 2.2gamma tracked extremely well.
Thanks, it works!!
So, basically we just have 2 memory positions at our disposal, Custom 1 and 2. However, I find it peculiar that settings under Normal and the ISFs can't be saved. Since we are all different and our installations are different as well, how would Optoma figure that Normal, ISF Night, etc could be of use to us w/o the capability of saving our specific settings. Go figure
I project from about 10' onto a 92" GrayWolf in a room w/o lights but with clear walls ceiling and floor and use the following setting (still tweaking with Sound and Vision disc):
Colour temp: 6500
Green Gain: -1
Green Offset: -2
I found that the settings posted by other members helped me a lot to arrive to these settings under Custom1.
It may be just me, but I still find that the same settings under ISF Night give a different, better balanced picture.
Have you guys tried playing a bit with ISF Night? What are your settings?
Calibrated using Colorfacts
96" Goo Systems Digital Grey Screen
Oppo DVD player upconverting to 1080i over a 30' Better Cables DVI to HDMI cord.
Ambient light nil in darkend room, flat painted walls
Projected from 10 feet using about 1/4 vertical lens shift and slight horizontal lens shift.
These are the final settings and results achieved by using the Spyder Pro2 light meter facing the projector versus the screen. I used the Avia disk for my IRE test patterns and to check contrast ratios and foot lamberts post calibration. I also verified my results with the Get Grey disk.
I turned the light meter around to face the projector and got much more accurate results. This method also allowed recording of the lower light levels at 10IREand 20IRE without giving me an out of range error. I still had to raise the red gain up to +18 to achieve accurate results of 6507K at 80IRE. I adjusted the x value by +1 at 6500K and left the y value alone as it was near perfect at .329 which resulted in about 0.31265 for x.
Custom 1 Setting[u]
Brightness = -4
Contrast = +14
Color Temp = 6500K
Sharpness = Sharp
Gamma = 2.2
Color Temp X value = +1 adjusted at 80IRE
Color Temp Y value = 0 adjusted at 80IRE
White Balance =
Red Gain +18, Green Gain -1, Blue Gain -1
Red Offset +4, Green Offset +6, Blue Offset +3
All color tracking from 30IRE to 80IRE within 15 points on 6500K with 10IRE off by about 200points and 20IRE off by about 75 points 90IRE off by about 500 points and 100IRE off by about 1400 points, due to Red running out.
Achieved Contrast ratio = 3,763:1
Foot Lamberts Achieved on100IRE window = 11.1
Still teaking and playing, and also trying to figure out the best settings for this projector. Have tried other settings and calibrating with some of the other color temps, but so far this is the best yet. I can achieve an over 4000:1 contrast ratio if I (a)move the light meter back further from the screen or (b)give up a more accurate color temp and grey scale. Tom recorded over 4:000:1 in his calibration of this projector. Other reviews I have read sighted contrast ratios anywhere from 3500:1 to 3700:1, so I feel I am there with my calibration.