Originally Posted by lilmarvin4064
I just got the HD1000U mounted and screen installed 4 days ago. I'm very impressed so far, but I can't seem to get it calibrated right.
Ceiling is about 7' 8" or so. I made my own mount, similar to the monkeyman mount. The drop is only about 2" and I'm not using any keystoning. You gotta see it, it looks great. how do I post a pic?
The screen is a 92" Wilsonart Designer White laminate with 2" of black border (border tape; not as good as velvet, but it works good). I was considering the Fashion Grey, but I heard reports of hotspotting so I was hesitant with that.
I have a completely light controlled room, so I didn't think I needed it. I made a home-made light for the room; it's a small device utilizing 2 high-powered pure white LEDs with 15 deg optics illuminating just the coffee table in front of the couch with very little light going anywhere else.
Cox cable, Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD (i think) via HDMI
XBOX 360 w/ HD-DVD player via component
Zenith (LG) DVB318 upconverting DVD player via component to VGA (firmware hack)
I couldn't really tell a difference between the HDMI and Component outputs on the cable box after calibrating. I didn't like the fact that you can't change COLOR using the HDMI.
I'd have to say the color looked BETTER on XR-10X when watching HD cable and HD-DVD. The only way I can get it comparable on the HD1000 is to use the Sports Gamma and turn down the contrast, but it seems to crush the whites a bit.
I use Warm color temp on pretty much every input except some games on the
Xbox, but sometimes the Warm seems to push the red too much. I would like a custom setting between Medium and Warm.
The Cinema gamma looked good for DVD. Video setting was the best for Xbox 360. The Sports setting really brings out the color on HD cable and HD-DVD but crushed the whites a little.
For some reason, my cable box won't display 480i through the HDMI when the ouput is set to "Auto DVI/HDMI", is this right? I have to set it to "upconvert-1" or "upconvert-2" (1080i or 720p). I have to either convert all HD cable to one or the other on the cable box if I want the to see SD on the projector. I ended up setting it to 1080i. Here's why. HD channels on 1080i look slighty better at 1080i than down-converted to 720p. 720p channels didn't look as good when upconverted to 1080i, but I don't watch that much sports, so this is what I chose. following me?
Oh... I noticed the picture looked better when upconverting DVD to 1080i rather than 720p on the DVB318. I don't know why, but it just does. Maybe it's the player. It looks smoother (softer mind you) but smoother and less grainy.
Anyone notice more color using the Sports gamma?