Originally Posted by Gordon Fraser
I think lightIllusion do a free version of Lightspace. You could get an i1DisplayPro probe and start playing with that in order to learn. Then, when you are happy you have an understanding you can pay to upgrade it to do the LUT creation that wil use the power of the Lumagen the best.
Thanks, Gordon. This sounds like a perfect plan and this way I won't waste money on a device that wouldn't also work with the Lumagen.
I thin kit unlikely that turning game mode on and off is what caused the problem to go away. The MENU XXXX shortcut and going in and doing Game mode on and off are the same thing, just different ways of doing it.
I understand. Is there anything you can think of that would cause a problem such as I have described to be intermittent? I have tried to many different settings and made so many different changes, just exploring the capabilities of the Lumagen that I feel I must've accidentally "fixed" the problem or it is a hardware problem that is intermittent in nature. Is is possible that in shipping from TN to OH something got knocked loose and maybe that is what is causing the problem? Is there any chip or part inside the Lumagen that I might try reseating or looking at to make sure it didn't come loose?
Is it the same content you are watching that showed the problems previously?
Next time it appears (if it does) navigate to the Lumagen test patterns and go to the ones which are NOT labelled REFERENCE and when you get to the APL contrast 1 pattern press 4 on lumagen remote to go to the contrast 2 low APL pattern. See whether it is being displayed properly and report back your findings.
It does seem to be the same content. When I first saw it, I was watching, "Air Crash Investigations" on DirecTV. This program airs on the NatGEO channel which is broadcast in 1080i.
Although the original problem I described (which was also the worst problem I've had with the Lumagen since I received it a few weeks ago) hasn't reappeared, just last night I was watching the new episode (for the first time) of the same program on the same channel and sure enough, there was a problem. It was a bit different, though.
This time, the blacks weren't affected, or if they were, they weren't affected any more than any other color. Instead, sometimes things got "blocky" during fast motion. It was almost as if when there was motion, half of the image kept moving along correctly while the other half was a frame or a few frames behind which created these blocky artifacts in half of the picture.
I haven't seen the problem on ANY 1080p sources. I have only seen a problem (although there have now been two different problems) on 1080i content for certain, and possibly on 720p content, but I'm still watching out for that, to be certain, now that I know what I'm looking for.
oh, and if you haven't done it already, Make sure you have cleared out all the settings ChadB will have put in the thing when he did last calibration with it. To do that press MENU 0 9 9 9 OK on remote then MENU>SAVE>SAVE>SAVE...if you do not save then it will revert back to it's last saved state every time you switch it back on.
Thanks for the tip. I reset it first thing when I received it and I've reset it several times since, after messing around with some settings just to try to familiarize myself with the device.
I really don't know what to do at this point. I haven't spoken with COACH directly and feel I should probably do that next, but I don't really know what to say.
I cannot reproduce the first problem and now I see this second problem, but it's not as bad, is harder to describe, and it isn't happening on "all" content.
I don't want to put him out or cost him money, but at the same time, I don't want to pay for something that doesn't work right.
If only this were a consistent problem, I could take photos, it could be diagnosed, and Coach and I could work something out.
Thanks for your time and effort in assisting me with this.
It's much appreciated,