Hi all -
I recently purchased this projector and am very happy with it so far (I previously had a Sony VPL-HS2 for a few years). I've never messed around with the image much on my televisions (especially color), but I've been trying to learn about this the last few days by reading this forum and other sites, and I just ordered the AVIA DVD. I currently have the projector plugged into my 3 year old Toshiba progressive scan DVD player using component video. I've tried ROne's settings (with eyeball adjustments to brightness, contrast, and saturation), and that looks very good. Scenes with a lot of brown look too orange to me, and I unsuccessfully tried using the color managment tool to fix this.
I've tried fiddling with some of the color controls, but for many I'm not confident that I understand what the adjustment means. I don't expect to arrive at the best picture by messing around in this fashion, but I'd still like to understand the interpretation of these controls.
1) What property of the color are you changing with the RGB individual adjustments? Is it saturation (I'm assuming the Saturation control adjusts the three colors uniformly)?
2) Are the RGB offset and gain functions analagous to brightness and contrast functions, except for the individual colors? So, the offset adjusts the baseline dark end of the color and the gain determines the high end?
3) In the Color Management menu, is "Level" the same as saturation and "Phase" the same as hue?
Sorry if those are dumb questions - I'm still trying to digest the vocabulary and concepts surrounding color. If it's not possible to easily answer those questions, if someone could direct me to a resource that would explain these well, I would be very appreciative.
Thanks to all the people who share their thoughts here - this site is a very valuable resource, though there is an enormous volume of data to sift through.