Originally Posted by acer
Are you guys using the "PC" setting on the hdmi mode selection? I'm not having any clipping of WTW or BTB when I use that.
Originally Posted by grubadub
"They can be made visible by setting the HDMI Mode to PC from Auto, which I would recommend doing."
so i put the hdmi setting to PC and what do you know, the clipping was gone. i got a nice grayscale by setting my brightness to 49, contrast 50 gamma 2.2 and sharpness 13. i used Sightseeker1's color settings (page 331 of this thread) and i'm getting a nice balanced picture. much happier now
Yeah, that setting is what I meant by this:
Originally Posted by kreeturez
Double-check the [projector] HDMI Mode you have set (to ensure that it's matching your player/source).
Originally Posted by niccolo
The B/W clipping on this projector *is* WTW and BTB, and seems to be in contrast with most consumer displays, which are able to display WTW and BTB. And it's odd that it's not more often mentioned in reviews (though it is mentioned occasionally).
Again, that's down to the selected HDMI mode (which can be set on the projector to display it) as well as personal preference...
I suppose whether BTB and WTW is really wanted in the calibrated image is up to personal choice since it's not content that appears much in consumer video (even Bluray). Setting maximum white to above reference actually costs brightness in normal video (since that range is almost entirely unused); and brightness on a projector is not normally something you'd want to waste (though the W1070 does have brightness to spare, I suppose). Same applies to raising the black floor to support BTB (which perhaps matters more since black levels are not spectacular to begin with). I did elect to calibrate to clip both when calibrating; but once again - that's up to individual taste and I can certainly understand why others wouldn't want it clipped.
Great articles on this here
. From the former Spears and Munsil link (which describes calibrating for Bluray):
How exactly to resolve this quandary involves considering what you consider most important and what your viewing conditions are. If what you want is the punchiest possible video, or you routinely watch video in a room with a significant amount of light, you may want to consider deliberately calibrating to maximize reference white and clipping the above-reference range.
There's also a bit of a contrast advantage to doing so. But once again: personal taste!
Regardless - good to hear that you guys are sorted in either case!!
Originally Posted by Ftoast
Can anyone confirm whether or not auto recognizes the difference between PC and BD/film-limited in later firmware? I don't remember having to switch the source-mode for PC when I had it (mine was on 1.08), but my PC also tends to default to 16-235/film-limited for new external displays..I'm usually good about switching the PC over to full/0-255 though.
'Auto' seems to default to limited color range regardless of input; even in 1.08. Which is probably why you didn't need to change it