Originally Posted by mantaraydesign
I am not sure where to post this but I just bought the Optoma DX339 projector. I was not able to search for this model within this forum.
I have a quick question. When watching bluray movies during dark scenes or night scenes, it is very dark and can not see much detail. When I adjust the Brightness setting higher, it does not help much but make it look wash out or become white. I adjusted the Contrast all the up and it seems to help a little.
Anyone know what is the best setting to make the dark scenes during movies look more detail but without cranking up the Brightness setting?
Thanks for any advice!!
FYI, most projectors and likely the DX339, have only 2 bulb settings for brightness. HIgh and low. Often labeled normal and bright. Or Bright mode on and off. The "Brightness" setting has nothing to do with the bulb brightness. Adjusting it will not improve dark details or highlights.
- Start here. And start with your PJ brightness set to zero (or the center position default). Adjust Contrast until you can get as many of the dark square visible on this LCD black level image. Do not increase the brightness setting. Also turn off any Image AI settings. And also turn off any "Brillant Color" settings if you have them.
- Then move on to the white levels. Here you may want to try turning down the brightness, even if a negative number, though you may not be able to get several of the high numbers.
Those are some ideas to get you started. I would also highly recommend that you start your own thread for the DX339 as I do not think this is based on the HD20. The HD180 is very close to the HD20 for instance.
The "Brightness" setting on many modern displays is very misleading. A poorly labelled carry over from CRT days.
Oh, also, generally high contrast and "Brilliant Color" settings will squash dark and white details. Try lowering your contrast and make sure to start with the black level test image I linked above.