Originally Posted by warpdrive
Correct. it's harder, but not impossible. Normal is still a correct setting to use. I just wanted to make that clear.
Originally Posted by ERuiz
If you are watching a movie or TV, you MUST set it to NORMAL. If you are using a HTPC or playing video games with any console, you must set it to expanded.
The epson does not name it's HDMI settings accurately, nor does it work in the way you would expect. Normal is NOT the correct setting!
Normal clips Black levels on Epson projectors! This has been made clear over and over for a few years now. Normal and Expanded do not equal Video and PC levels respectively, as you would normally expect.
On the Epson, in order to properly set brightness (and therefore, also contrast, as brightness affects contrast), you MUST set the Epson to expanded.
If you set it to normal, you can see levels 17-255 on a Blu-ray test pattern.
If you set it to expanded, you can see levels 0-255 on a Blu-ray test pattern.
Only if you set it to expanded can you properly calibrate an Epson projector.