OK guys, first of all, my apologies. In a previous post I messed up by stating that the IRIS RANGE value was irelevant when using the Fast/Slow iris modes. This was VERY WRONG!!! The Iris Range [-63 to 0] is very relevant here! It makes all the difference in the world. Furthermore, thanks to this realization on my part, I have come up with a great setting for this projector. FYI, the range set at zero  will give you max brightness (even with IRIS mode= Fast).
So, in the end, I went ahead and took Paradigm's advice and started with the BRILLIANT CINEMA mode as the basis for my tweaks. This mode has very accurate colors, and is definitely the best start for any tweaks based on what I have noted during hours of tweaking. I also noted that a much more experienced reviewer here
used Brilliant Cinema as the basis for his tweaks.
(See some screenshots HERE
)HERE IT IS. This will give you a BRIGHT image, that is cinema-like, and will 'pop'!(Last modified 12/22/07)Based on the BRILLIANT CINEMA mode
, and tweaked as follows:
Brightness: -1 [I recommend you configure yourself with Avia discs]
Contrast: +7 [I recommend you configure yourself with Avia discs]
Temperature: [user, defined below by R,G,B]
Lamp Mode: A1
Noise Reduction: Off
Range: 0 (Very important
!!! this will give you max brightness!)
Black Stretch: Off
Contrast Enhancement: Off
Transient: Low (I dont generally like sharpness improving techniques, but this one was great set at Low, combined with the sharpness at -2 above)
Color Management [untouched]
Color List: List 1
Dynamic Gamma: Off
Custom Gamma: [untouched]
HDMI Setup: Normal (use enhanced if it makes your blacks 'blacker'. Should be obvious)
Setup: Epson 5040 UB, 110" SilverTicket AT screen, PS3 bluray, Yamaha RX-V673 AVR, Polk and Athena speakers, Batcave room.
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Pixar screenplay slideshows here