Originally Posted by Jason Turk
I will point out (as I always do) that copying another persons settings has just as much chance of hurting the image as helping it...literally. In fact from my extensive testing of the Epson, ON AVERAGE the settings are no where near fraisa's...
If you want to do the basic settings, grab a test disc and run through the training. If you want to attempt grayscale and such, you need to hire a professional.
I will testify to that... I've calibrated my 8700UB grayscale,color saturations etc.... a couple of times already. The screen (had a problem with it and got an "identical" replacement) change along with the bulb aging changes the color/grayscale.
Interestingly when I 1st got it grayscale was pretty good with default THX settings but now with about 300 hours on the bulb, the default settings has WAY too low of red (and it is noticable when watching).
I am glad I have a colorimeter to calibrate this thing. It appears thus far it needs to be tweaked every 300 hours or so.
And also, as stated before, DO NOT use someone else's calibration settings... I can virtually guarantee they will be wrong. At a minimum use DVE and the like to get the image as best you can and if you really want the best picture you can get learn how to calibrate it.
Ordinarily I would say hire a ISF calibrator to do the job... I myself have done so in the past to calibrate my display - and it was worth every single penny!; but what I am learning with projectors is the calibration is not stable enough to justify the cost - in my opinion. i.e. calibrated perfect @ 100 hours on bulb; @ 1000 hours it won't be close...... at least with the 8700. The bulb output just changes too much with time.