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post #631 of 636 Old 01-10-2015, 02:04 PM
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I have the HD-25e but I'll give you my experience. I've had it about 16 months. I've always focused it using the grid pattern but never thought it had a really sharp image. It looks good with great color, just not as sharp as I thought it would be. A couple of months ago I connected a laptop. Brought up a screen full of text and found the whole image out of focus. I re-focused the projector to the text. All images from all sources now look sharp across the entire screen except the grid pattern is now off. It appears, at least on mine, if I focus the unit to the the grid pattern it won't be right.
This is excellent suggestion. will try this tonight.
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Agent8,I use mine on ECO mode and the fan is barely noticeable. It seemed to loud in normal mode but the brightness is still great on ECO so I left it in ECO and have been happy with it for the past year.
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Hey Ken, I lurked this thread for a bit and used your May 2014 settings on my HD-25LV. I casted a color grid from my galaxy note 4 (basic/reference mode display settings) and compared to what the projector displayed. Unfortunately your settings seem to offer a very pale/purple blue and various other colors seem wrong in comparison to what the phone displays. I realize the note likely has a much better display, but even using reference mode on the projector seems to give much more accurate results. Any tips?
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Pictures (taken with note 4, not ideal i know) for an idea of what I'm seeing
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but even using reference mode on the projector seems to give much more accurate results. Any tips?
Not sure how to edit posts but I would edit this to say more accurate not "much more"
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Peabody, I can't really see a difference in your screenshots but something may be lost in the process. I'm not familiar with the Note 4 so I'm assuming you are wirelessly broadcasting the image to a receiver stick plugged into the projector's HDMI port. If that's the case, you may be losing some image color quality in that wireless process.


Have you tried hooking up a blu-ray player or cable box or gaming system to the projector to see how everyday videos/movies look? If they look much better then you'll know you're losing something with the Note 4 video feed.


If your projector is brand new, the color may shift a little as the bulb ages. My calibration settings were with a 1000-hr bulb.


One long shot to try would be experimenting with the color space setting under the IMAGE / ADVANCED menu section. It's probably defaulted to AUTO but you could try one of the other options to see if it improves the pic. I doubt it will help but it was a thought.


And be aware that the USER settings get overwritten if you're in a different MODE -AND- you tweak a setting like brightness, contrast, etc. As soon as you make a tweak in one of the standard modes, those mode settings and your tweak now become the new USER settings.
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