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post #1021 of 1266
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Originally Posted by trefork View Post

Yep, using a 156" Wilsonart with low lamp mode. In a basement, so total light control though.

I had it upgraded to the latest 4.01 firmware and new light engine too. The redshift went away and the blacks look better too.
This is the best projector money can buy. I've never seen anything quite this film-like.


How did you get the firmware and light engine upgraded?
post #1022 of 1266
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Originally Posted by jkl1138 View Post

Just bought the Cf181D a few weeks ago and tested it on a sheet to determine placement, screen size, etc. Everything worked great and yesterday I mounted it and set up the screen.
Now I'm having a strange problem. The HDMI inputs don't seem to work. Video and RGB work fine. The strange part is that the HDMI inputs show as available on the input menu when something is plugged in but when I select that input it just goes to the "No input detected" message. Again, strange since it is detected! Also, this is not just because the cable is hooked up. When I tried with a cable not hooked up to anything it didn't detect that input.
I had all the same equipment (Directv, PS3) hooked up in various ways and no problems. I've tried various cords, took the projector down and tried on a table again, everything I could think to do.
Any thoughts???
Thanks, Ken

Ken,
could you elaborate more? Your statements are kind of confusing?
post #1023 of 1266
anthonybuchanan Thank you for the info. Will do on the Brightness setting. I will check into that tonight.
post #1024 of 1266
Just though I would share these pic's of last nights viewing of The Walking Dead on my DIY outdoor/indoor movie screen. OMG this projector really belts out a great BIG Quality picture. Feed it great quality video and it gives just that. Feed it bad and well. You all know the answer... I have a friend that owns a Comic book store that lets me invade his store sometimes for viewing of movies and this great TV show (Based on a comic book) Plus it's great for bringing in business. And meeting new people. He get's the word out though face book, email and advertising in his shop on having a free movie night. We have even done the wii on a past screen setup (much smaller) it's great fun.

Camera HTC EVO 4g Phone...
All shots taken of TV Show were not paused. The video was playing at the time of the shot. The two nice ladies in front of the screen are 5'4" and 5'9". The Screen frame is 17'1" wide and 10'1" high outside measurements. Projector setup in Expert 1 and low lamp mode

Also can anyone point me to the update for this projector? The projector is not broke (knock knock) just wondered if I should do it.
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post #1025 of 1266
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Originally Posted by Chris Young View Post

Just though I would share these pic's of last nights viewing of The Walking Dead on my DIY outdoor/indoor movie screen. OMG this projector really belts out a great BIG Quality picture. Feed it great quality video and it gives just that. Feed it bad and well. You all know the answer... I have a friend that owns a Comic book store that lets me invade his store sometimes for viewing of movies and this great TV show (Based on a comic book) Plus it's great for bringing in business. And meeting new people. He get's the word out though face book, email and advertising in his shop on having a free movie night. We have even done the wii on a past screen setup (much smaller) it's great fun.

Camera HTC EVO 4g Phone...
All shots taken of TV Show were not paused. The video was playing at the time of the shot. The two nice ladies in front of the screen are 5'4" and 5'9". The Screen frame is 17'1" wide and 10'1" high outside measurements. Projector setup in Expert 1 and low lamp mode

Also can anyone point me to the update for this projector? The projector is not broke (knock knock) just wondered if I should do it.

Chris, that is awesome, love the size image quality ratio.Can hardly believe its in low lamp mode.Mine is 220 inches but in 21/9 mode.I wish I had the ceiling space to go larger for NFL games.Thanks for sharing, this is exciting.
post #1026 of 1266
I have been seriously considering buying this LG model for some time and hope that someone in this thread may be able to help me determine whether this model will work for me.

I am planning to ceiling mount this protector about 14' from a 96" Carada BW screen ( I imagine a gray screen would be better, but I got this is what I have to work with right now). My current apartment has some ambient light, and my work requires that I move every few years, so I do not have the luxury of building a cave. I intend to use the projector mostly for movies, but would like to use it for HD TV watching on occasion as well. I have never owned a projector before, and am not really terribly concerned with black levels. Ideally I really just want a "plasma like" image.

My biggest concern is that the LG might be too bright, I have been considering the Epson 8700UB as an alternative if this is the case. Am I way off base?

I would really appreciate any input.
post #1027 of 1266
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Originally Posted by Isosceles1 View Post

I have been seriously considering buying this LG model for some time and hope that someone in this thread may be able to help me determine whether this model will work for me.

I am planning to ceiling mount this protector about 14' from a 96" Carada BW screen ( I imagine a gray screen would be better, but I got this is what I have to work with right now). My current apartment has some ambient light, and my work requires that I move every few years, so I do not have the luxury of building a cave. I intend to use the projector mostly for movies, but would like to use it for HD TV watching on occasion as well. I have never owned a projector before, and am not really terribly concerned with black levels. Ideally I really just want a "plasma like" image.

My biggest concern is that the LG might be too bright, I have been considering the Epson 8700UB as an alternative if this is the case. Am I way off base?

I would really appreciate any input.

It certainly won't be "too bright". You can step down the IRIS to reduce brightness. If you do have ambient light and windows and you intend to watch it in a mid-day, then nothing is "too bright". Also, if you do not concern much about black level, then you might not want a gray screen. A Matt white or high-gain will give you 'Plasma-like" effect.
post #1028 of 1266
Thanks for the quick reply fight4yu, and for your previous posts to this thread.

I guess the brightness worry was an irrational concern.

This bit of info makes my decision all the easier.
post #1029 of 1266
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Originally Posted by Isosceles1 View Post

My biggest concern is that the LG might be too bright, I have been considering the Epson 8700UB as an alternative if this is the case. Am I way off base?

I would really appreciate any input.

Too Bright! In my experience there is no such thing or if there is, it is way outside the parameters that you are considering and remember you can lower the LG light output some.

Saying that, if you have the room for the Gee Wizz effect why wouldn't you consider a larger screen? The LG has the grunt to light up considerably more than you are thinking about. (my setup is a null gain 4 meter by 1.7 meter screen and even with some of the lights on the LG is watchable.)
post #1030 of 1266
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Originally Posted by Isosceles1 View Post

I have been seriously considering buying this LG model for some time and hope that someone in this thread may be able to help me determine whether this model will work for me.

I am planning to ceiling mount this protector about 14' from a 96" Carada BW screen ( I imagine a gray screen would be better, but I got this is what I have to work with right now). My current apartment has some ambient light, and my work requires that I move every few years, so I do not have the luxury of building a cave. I intend to use the projector mostly for movies, but would like to use it for HD TV watching on occasion as well. I have never owned a projector before, and am not really terribly concerned with black levels. Ideally I really just want a "plasma like" image.

My biggest concern is that the LG might be too bright, I have been considering the Epson 8700UB as an alternative if this is the case. Am I way off base?

I would really appreciate any input.

It's been a long time since I last visited this forum. I love my LG and I can watch it with ambient light. Obviously the darker the room the better, but the picture is great. A gray screen is better for ambient, but we all have to make compromises. When I first got my projector, I hadn't painted my screen yet so I put movies up on a dark brown wall. I was still blown away by the experience. What I'm saying here is that this light canon will more than meet your needs. As I have never seen a picture from the Epson, I can't help you. I hear that it's a good projector.
post #1031 of 1266
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

It's been a long time since I last visited this forum. I love my LG and I can watch it with ambient light. Obviously the darker the room the better, but the picture is great. A gray screen is better for ambient, but we all have to make compromises. When I first got my projector, I hadn't painted my screen yet so I put movies up on a dark brown wall. I was still blown away by the experience. What I'm saying here is that this light canon will more than meet your needs. As I have never seen a picture from the Epson, I can't help you. I hear that it's a good projector.

Second that experience on just projecting to the wall... As my 1st PJ, the experience of finally getting close to a home theater is uncanning...
post #1032 of 1266
I like the LG. It's a great PJ...but as a choice between it and a Epson 8700, shooting onto 96" BW Carada? There is no choice. The 8700 with it 200K:1 Dynamic CR, it superior Lens,
and far more correct Color makes any such decision a no brainer.

The LGs strong suit lies with hitting on larger screens, and having it's SXRD tech keep the image looking splendid. But a reality check? When the LG 181 first broke out, it was it's SXTD tech for "cheap" that made it stand out. It never had great Black levels...so that is why my primary attention to the 181 was to use it with darker Gray screens.

In reality, on a 96" diagonal white screen, from a 14' throw, the LG is "NOT AS BRIGHT" as the Epson 8700. That despite the fact that the Epson is rated at 1600 lumen and the CF181 is rated at 1800 lumen. It's a fairly large disparity too.

Epson ? 31 fls.

LG ? 24 fls

It's all about the quality of the lens, how it conserves more light to direct it to the screen...and most importantly, the Uber Contrast gives the image superior "PoP"
post #1033 of 1266
The LG cf181D is a great projector but if you ever have to get another bulb for it... good luck; as of August 24, 2011, it is virtually impossible to find one. Everywhere I check they all say it's been back ordered and they don't know when they'll get them in. Thanks LG.
post #1034 of 1266
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

I like the LG. It's a great PJ...but as a choice between it and a Epson 8700, shooting onto 96" BW Carada? There is no choice. The 8700 with it 200K:1 Dynamic CR, it superior Lens,
and far more correct Color makes any such decision a no brainer.

The LGs strong suit lies with hitting on larger screens, and having it's SXRD tech keep the image looking splendid. But a reality check? When the LG 181 first broke out, it was it's SXTD tech for "cheap" that made it stand out. It never had great Black levels...so that is why my primary attention to the 181 was to use it with darker Gray screens.

In reality, on a 96" diagonal white screen, from a 14' throw, the LG is "NOT AS BRIGHT" as the Epson 8700. That despite the fact that the Epson is rated at 1600 lumen and the CF181 is rated at 1800 lumen. It's a fairly large disparity too.

Epson ? 31 fls.

LG ? 24 fls

It's all about the quality of the lens, how it conserves more light to direct it to the screen...and most importantly, the Uber Contrast gives the image superior "PoP"

Here is what Art had to say about the best mode brightness of the LG:
181
"After doing our calibration of "best" mode, we measured Cinema (set up as Expert 1) at an awesome 898 lumens. That would be with the Iris set to Auto 1, for the best blacks the LG can achieve"


Here is what Art had to say about the 8700 in best image mode:
8700
"Post calibration, the pre-production projector clocked in with 18 less lumens, a total of 442 lumens for "best" mode."

No comparison between the two in best mode brightness. As far as brightest mode:

Here is what Art had to say about brightest mode for the 8700:
8700
"Our "quick-calibration" of Dynamic mode - which is designed to improve color as much as possible without sacrificing a lot of lumens, should yield a brighter than average 1194 lumens on the full production projector, and with even better color. Sports looks great! I've got some football images of course, for your consideration."

Here is what Art had to say about the LG in brightest mode:
181
"In the very "brightest" mode, (Vivid), we measured 1380 lumens. However, I played with several other "bright" combinations including Sports and Vivid, with color temp set, usually, to natural. The point is, you can have excellent color in a brightest mode, and still get 1100 to 1380 lumens depending on how good you want the color. For much of my sports viewing I used Expert 2"

So it looks like the 181 blows the 8700 away in best mode brightness and looks pretty even in brightest mode. Black levels clearly go to the 8700. Where were you getting your lumen numbers to come up with 24fl for the 181 and 31fl for the 8700?
post #1035 of 1266
http://youtu.be/fPhYSEtv4HM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPhYSEtv4HM

Just wanted to share. After we do a monthly movie night at my friends Comic book shop we stay till the early morning hours playing games from Wii, PS3 and Xbox360.
post #1036 of 1266
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Originally Posted by TXJoe View Post

The LG cf181D is a great projector but if you ever have to get another bulb for it... good luck; as of August 24, 2011, it is virtually impossible to find one. Everywhere I check they all say it's been back ordered and they don't know when they'll get them in. Thanks LG.

I checked projectorpeople.com (which is where I bought mine), and seems to still have it in stock.

The image is really bright in Dynamic mode with HIGH LAMP, as someone already show a 16ft screen playing Wii (oh, my GOD, the kart is almost real-life size!!). I guess playing WII game is OK, as the color does not matter much, but you definitely don't want to watch movies on Dynamic mode. Way TOO MUCH blue.

I have been enjoying my 181 for more than a year now. Even without a DUO, I can get grayscale dE < 3 with some tuning. For Color, The green is over saturated, and blue is undersaturated. I can use my DUO to get green back, but since blue is undersaturated, it can't be fixed. There are also some misalignment (at least on my PJ), but I guess you can't expect perfect in a 2k project.
post #1037 of 1266
This is my first projector as well (CF181D) and am really liking the 2 piece set up.

Couple of things:

1. I can see my the shadow of my head with projector on about 3-4 feet on the screen bottom. Is that normal? Thinking the projector needs to go higher.

2. The projector mount I bought of ebay is really shaky. When I put the lens cover on and off the image has to be readjusted. Is this normal when dealing with a mount that hangs 2 feet from the ceiling?
post #1038 of 1266
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Originally Posted by superheropunk View Post

This is my first projector as well (CF181D) and am really liking the 2 piece set up.

Couple of things:

1. I can see my the shadow of my head with projector on about 3-4 feet on the screen bottom. Is that normal? Thinking the projector needs to go higher.

2. The projector mount I bought of ebay is really shaky. When I put the lens cover on and off the image has to be readjusted. Is this normal when dealing with a mount that hangs 2 feet from the ceiling?

Don't understand your #1. 3-4 ft on the screen bottom? Are you saying you have the prjoector mounted 3-4 ft from the screen bottom? Also, what do you mean if it is normal to see your shadow? Of course, you will see your shadow if your head is in its' way. I sure do hope you do not see your shadow when you are watching the movie

For #2, NO. it should not be shaky... and definitely you should not need to adjust your image everytime you put on the lens cover. Sometimes, mount had adjustment knobs and needs to be tighten once you are done finish adjusting YAW, ANGLE, etc... Did you do that?
post #1039 of 1266
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Originally Posted by fight4yu View Post

Don't understand your #1. 3-4 ft on the screen bottom? Are you saying you have the prjoector mounted 3-4 ft from the screen bottom? Also, what do you mean if it is normal to see your shadow? Of course, you will see your shadow if your head is in its' way. I sure do hope you do not see your shadow when you are watching the movie

For #2, NO. it should not be shaky... and definitely you should not need to adjust your image everytime you put on the lens cover. Sometimes, mount had adjustment knobs and needs to be tighten once you are done finish adjusting YAW, ANGLE, etc... Did you do that?

Thanks for the response. Great!

#1 - I am saying when I walk up to the projector screen (I am about 6 feet tall) when I get about 3-4 feet from the screen I can see my head shadow on the screen. This might be a issue when playing guitar hero/rock band otherwise no issue.

#2 - I tightened up everything but will try again. Good to know that I should be able to put on and off the projector cap without the image moving.
post #1040 of 1266
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Originally Posted by superheropunk View Post

Thanks for the response. Great!

#1 - I am saying when I walk up to the projector screen (I am about 6 feet tall) when I get about 3-4 feet from the screen I can see my head shadow on the screen. This might be a issue when playing guitar hero/rock band otherwise no issue.

#2 - I tightened up everything but will try again. Good to know that I should be able to put on and off the projector cap without the image moving.

For #1.. I am pretty sure that's normal. To be able to not see your head in that situation, you need a LOT of vertical shift (I need to refresh my trigo if you insist to find that out ), which most PJ does not have.

For #2.. OK. When I put my caps on, it only shiver a bit. Kind of like what i do when I bang on my monitor... it shiver only a bit, but it should not feel loose or change your image position after it "settle". Also, since I usually take my caps off before I turn on the PJ (and put it back up after I turn it off), I usually don't notice the image shifting
post #1041 of 1266
My brother has the Epson 8700 and I have the LG CF181D, and we both agree, the LG has the better picture. The one advantage on my set up, I have it running through a DVDO Pro 50. But, the LG certainly produces a better picture compared to the Epson 8700UB.
post #1042 of 1266
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Originally Posted by superheropunk View Post

This is my first projector as well (CF181D) and am really liking the 2 piece set up.

Couple of things:

1. I can see my the shadow of my head with projector on about 3-4 feet on the screen bottom. Is that normal? Thinking the projector needs to go higher.

The only people who have to crowd a screen that close are seriously insane Gamers or Wii owners. usually, 6' from a 110" screen is plenty close. Mounting the PJ as close as possible and as high as possible (...using lens shift) for a given Screen size is the standard procedure to follow. The CF131D doesn't have a lot of shift capability, so closeness is all ya got. I'd say your doing just fine if you can get 4' away and just see the top of your head. Next time, take those High heels off.

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2. The projector mount I bought of ebay is really shaky. When I put the lens cover on and off the image has to be readjusted. Is this normal when dealing with a mount that hangs 2 feet from the ceiling?

#2 - I tightened up everything but will try again. Good to know that I should be able to put on and off the projector cap without the image moving.

Still not likely. Early on I mentioned that the heft of the CG131D combined with the widely spaced Mounting Holes made for a very poor ability to use most Universal Mounts. That...and the El' Cheapo Frankenstein Mounts on EBay and Monoprice were way too flimsy for a 28'lb machine.

Combine all that with the obvious need of using those type Mounts w/Extensions added and it's a sure fire recipe for "The Wobblies" and"Re-adjustment-Woebegone-s."

Back over a year ago I was steadily petitioning Chief to get going and produce a "RPA Mount w/Dedicated PJ Plate" for the CF131D. Since I moved away from using the LG last September and into the Epson 8350 / 8700 Camp, I never followed up on as to if that ever happened.

If it did, you...and anyone else would be currrrazy not to use one. Solid...rock steady...uber-easy to adjust and keep adjusted. 3.5" Low Profile on the PJ...1.5" Threaded Hole at top center of the Mount to accommodate an easy to fabricate Drop of any length from Schedule 40 PVC....where one can pass Electric and HDMI down to the PJ sight unseen. a Smooth, Classy look.

If that Mount now exists, it would run just under $139.00. Well worth it to anyone except those who feel a $30 mount solution is just fine.

Right.
post #1043 of 1266
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Originally Posted by LOVEMACHINE View Post

My brother has the Epson 8700 and I have the LG CF181D, and we both agree, the LG has the better picture. The one advantage on my set up, I have it running through a DVDO Pro 50. But, the LG certainly produces a better picture compared to the Epson 8700UB.

I'd adamantly dispute that. I thought the LG a great machine....but compared to an 8700's 200K:1 CR the only advantage the LG has is a slight one as far as brightness, and the smoothness of the SXRD image.

But for overall "ZAP-POW-Ka-ZAM" quality, the 8700 should win out 99% of the time. Unless the CF181D has a good high contrast Gray surface to beam at and it's a test of sheer Horsepower against ambient light and humongous screens

Set-up, screen size...and type. Room conditions.... all or any one could mitigate things enough to make one more desirable to meet a task that another might come up short on.
Contrast is a BIG biggie thing there, and there is no denying the CF131D is if anything, no better than the Epson 8350 in that regard, and far behind the 8700.
Still, satisfaction is a personal thing...and a bright bird in hand always will impress. That was my initial attraction. But I also matched the CF131D with darker Gray, highly reflective screens to compensate. And it worked well.

So no dissin' here intended. I'm just sayin' that my own experience with both PJs over a range of applications and sizes will have me go with the 8700 in every instance except having a Screen over 144" diagonal.
Ya gotta give the Devil his due and the CF181D can provide one Hell of a very 'smooth" image in 1080o out to 180+"s Service issues and downtime counts for much as well, and although I was able to get satisfaction myself, that has not held true for several others with LG-CS. In that respect, Epson wins...but only insofar as they are bending double backwards to please....at present.


...........didn't I already say all this before....? Look here..... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post18834172

Hey MGT100, Arts a good man. But some of what he writes is proven less than accurate. Observed performance, and Suggested Settings done by others don't seem to pan out as expected. It's all good though.
One must allow that such evaluations are not rooted in enough variables to be absolutely definitive though.
post #1044 of 1266
OK, just giving you our impressions. Room environments are equal in both situations, with the exception of the screens....The LG is being displayed on a 120" 130ST screen, and the Epson is being display on a basic 106" Visualplex screen. I'm sure the screen is helping the LG, but really no comparison, LG has the better picture. And my brother or I could care less on brand loyality or who has what, just overall impressions. Just simply one looks better then the other.
post #1045 of 1266
After sending my 181 back to LG and calibrating it with the DUO it look great. I've had my unit about 1.5 years and still have less than 120hrs on it. Sad thing is with the new PJ's out I want to take a look at getting the RS45.
post #1046 of 1266
[quote=MusicFirst;19748935]Just to get this straight, to avoid this judder problem, you need to disable Real Cinema as well? But then you give up the more realistic "film-like feel"?

And I take it the Firmware upgrade has not worked for some. Guess I'll have to call LG and see if they are going to address this further.

Best[

Hey MusicFirst


What Firmware upgrade are you talking about and where can I find it and how to do the upgrade myself? Is it maybe done by the USB connector on the back and a PC?
Thanks,
Chris
post #1047 of 1266
As far as I know, it can only be done by the service technician... That is how I done mine, and I think a couple of other people in this forum does too.
post #1048 of 1266
Hey All,
Been a long time since my last post. From the point of buying this projector and building my house (with batcave basement, yay!) kids, etc, I have had NO time to get back here. Since I have some time today and looking forward to watching some movies in the best quality (have been "getting by" with out of the box which is phenominal), I was looking to see if anyone had posted any professional calibrated #'s for this projector?

I know it all depends on Screen (Dark/White), I have the CineWhite Fixed Frame:
ELIR150WH1: SCREEN, 75"X 130" EZFRAME FIXED FRAME HDTV CINEWHITE
Was told when buying this 150" screen that the 120" GreyMark screen I had wouldn't be optimal, based on what I have been reading, that may not have been acurate for my batcave with brown walls..

Given that information, if anyone has a good link that could walk me through setting by setting for a white screen in a dark room, I would love to just punch the numbers in. I don't think it's truly worth it for me to have someone come out and calibrate it at this point, it looks good, want it to look a bit better if possible.

Fight4Yu: I am about to start making changes based on your recommendations from Page 29, Post 852
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post19374965
But I am not sure what all settings to change? Do you happen to have this model's settings, page by page I could match up to? Hope your ok providing that information. Looking at your PDF, lots of colors, but no settings

I am also unsure what setup you have? Are you in dark room, sounds like you also have a white screen? Hoping your settings blow me away, will update shortly

Again, would be up for any other configurations others have as well.
Thanks,
Brian.
post #1049 of 1266
Brian,

Got your PM, but let me reply here too.
First, I have a WHITE screen (Seymour AT screen), 16:9, about 115" diagonal. Gain should be about ~0.8 to 1, and pretty color neutral.
My surrounding is NOT ideal though, as I have white walls, and a dark brown hardwood floor (although that is about 2 ft below).
When I do my calibration (and watching movies), there is no other ambient light. I had black-out shades on all windows so that at least give me a semi-batcave environment.

Now, when I first bought my PJ last June, I did my calibration using i1D2 profiled to ColorMunki Spectro. It takes a LOT of time and tweaking on the RGB gain/offset. For the Gamma, it does not work on the previous FW, but with the latest chassis, I did find it finally works. However, LG Gamma control is quite unique, in that it is not in 10% advancement, but in 12.5%... It makes things difficult because MOST calibration disc does not have pattern for 12.5%, 37.5%, 62.5%.. Also, the gamma control is not "pin-point". When you change say 37.5% GAMMA, it sort of affect both 30 and 40%. Anyhow, it takes a while for me to get to a somewhat GOOD setting.

Now, since then, I have also added a DUO That makes things a LOT easier to change GAMMA and RGB settings much better. So, I now did all my changes/tuning using the DUO, instead of the PJ setting.

I can certainly share my settings here, but A BIG word of caution and disclaimer is that my setting is VERY UNLIKELY going to be the perfect setting for you... We have different screens, different room environment, and probably also the different lamps/hrs.

Below is based on my notes I did for calibration back in Oct last year:
Cinema Mode:
Brightness - 43
Contrast - 51
Tint/Control - 0
Color - 34
Black level - HIGH
Contrast-R/G/B = 7, -10, -6
Brightness-R/G/B = 0, 1, -5
CMS (RGBCMY) = 11,13,12,8,6,4
Gamma - LOW (user)
I did not note down the GAMMA setting, so I will probably have to turn on my PJ when I get back home and let you guys know later.

I also use AUTOIRIS=1 when I watch movies, but when I did my calibration, I use manual IRIS=16 so I can get my gamma correct. My gamma preference is 2.3.

I also do not use any TruMotion, and set cinema mode = ON (24ps).
post #1050 of 1266
Fight4yu:
Thanks for the quick reply! I am a bit confused by some of the terms you used, maybe you can clarify:

i1D2 profiled to ColorMunki Spectro - (This is the calibration tools you used? Not something attached to the projector correct?)

The gamma doesn't work? Are you referring to getting another unit and the old firmware didn't let you change the gamma or your calibration device? I bought my CF181D early on, but if I go to Advanced and choose Gamma (User), I can then select Adjustment (Low, Medium, High), also Level (0-8), IRE (Can't change), Red, Green, Blue, White Balance, Red/Green/Blue Contrast, R/G/B Brightness, then a bunch of color selections for color.

Duo - What's this? Your output device (like computer, PS3, Popcorn Hour, etc)? Your saying that you leave settings on the projector alone and make the adjustments on your external device called a DUO? Or is the DUO something you install onto the projector? If this is the case, then your correct, your settings would be nowhere near what I would want to set.

AutoIris I leave OFF, because I don't like the projector getting brighter/darker during movies, but maybe I can set it to manual and 16 so it will stay at that light level.. Good idea.

For the same reasons I turn off TrueMotion as my eyes can see the (insert correct word here) stutteryness of it like rainbow effect on DLP. As for Cinema Mode, I disable that as well, looks like a slideshow to me. Completely a personal preference on that setting I think, my eyes are too fast or something, I notice any change in the picture when other people don't. Drives me crazy..

**IF the above answers are mostly external devices, and the projector is still "stock", I wouldn't mind getting all of your settings (can add to your post above for others if they have the same needs in one place), and I will try them out and see how they look.

Thanks, I could always go back to stock but would really like to try out peoples settings that have spent a lot of time calibrating and/or paid a technician to professionally calibrate thier projector to see how it looks.

If you know of other people/sites that have shared their settings would be open to trying those, and I could maybe take some screenshots and post comparisons.

Brian.
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