i found things way to red... so i put red on -7 and i set green and blue at 0 and it looks much better now
Again, I feel the need to explain something:
Do NOT adjust the Red, Green and Blue controls based on a color picture or a perceived excess of a certain color in the picture. Those controls do NOT adjust the amount of each individual color. They are used to adjust the amount of each color that creates white. These controls are only to make adjustments to the grayscale, NOT to the color decoding, which is a completely different thing. You can crank red down all the way and it will not make a huge difference in the color of things on your screen, other than the fact that white will now no longer be white - it will have an excess of green and blue.
Sadly, there are no adjustments to reduce the amount of red in the color decoder, and the Z3 looks to have about a 10-15% surplus of red if you adjust color and tint using blue with a calibration disc (at least with component video, and it is seen primarily in how red fleshtones will appear). You have seen us talk about using a line level attenuator to alleviate this problem. I'll explain why that works in very basic terms:
For an explanation of how component video works, see this link: http://www.projectorcentral.com/component.htm
By placing a 1dB attenuator on the Cr lead of the component video cable (the red color difference lead), you are basically reducing the amount of red before it reaches the projector by about 10%. Thusly, when the projector reproduces red in the color decoder, the 10% surplus of red in the decoder roughly brings red back even with the blue level. This is the ONLY way to reduce the red push on the Z3 that I am aware of.
Halcali, jacking up the contrast for daytime viewing may seem to make things watchable, but you are likely severely clipping whites. This will make the picture seem brighter... but you're actually reducing detail. With the contrast control set to above clipping, levels of gray below white become the same as the maximum video white. Ideally, you would want to instead open the iris to allow more light to the screen or use a higher bulb mode during the day. Personally, I hit up justblinds.com for some custom-sized poly\\mylar blackout shades, which worked extremely well and didn't break the bank.