I will warn that its default settings look pretty bad. The good news is it takes about 15seconds to fix that. The P300 has Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness controls that can be used with most inputs including HDMI and USB (a Tint control is also added for RCA/composite source). There is also a single-point white-balance that is of use in limited amounts (found out it's nice to have for warming up B&W film).
For my particular unit, Brightness looks best around 51-53, Contrast around 47-50, color at 30-35, and sharpness 25. I tend to leave WB at default medium (50/50/50) which is a touch warmer than D65 I believe, but the PJ pulls it off well. You can get away with a little cranking on the contrast/color/sharpness for a few more limited range programs for a punchier image, but these more subdued settings allow for a very natural looking, simple, plug'n'play experience without any annoying clipping or obvious banding.
There's a typical caveat that settings that are dead-on for one device will likely not be perfect for another (even if they are the same model), but these numbers are both fairly loose AND a long ways off from the defaults, so they are still apt to be a lot better than the presets.
The attached patterns can be saved and played directly from a USB thumbdrive or microSD card and used to test clipping for:
Brightness (black bar)
Contrast (white bar)
Color (three RGB rectangles)
as well as
Sharpness halos (grey squares with black shapes inside)
Rough greyscale uniformity (20 segment bar)
Color anomalies (RGBW transition circle)
Setting from using pictures direct from usb/sd on the p300 will also give solid results for the hdmi-input and VGA, while giving passable results for RCA.
Questions are welcome.
Last edited by Ftoast; 06-19-2014 at 06:30 PM.