Originally Posted by Josh Z
Is this the only disc you've watched? The Margin Call Blu-ray has gotten pretty poor reviews for picture quality. Washed-out contrast and dull colors are a common complaint.
I think you need a larger sampling size before you can draw any conclusions about the projector.
I have watched more material and you are correct regarding this particular disc, which I had not viewed previously. The other material was much better, but I'm still having a bit of trouble understanding some of the adjustments.
I made a reply over the weekend, but I'm not sure it ever got posted correctly. Part of my problem was that apparently when I went in and adjusted brightness/contrast/etc. and made all my choices about gamut, program type, etc. I guess it didn't get saved, or maybe it did get saved as user1 profile. But the bottom line is that when I was watching the movie, I thought it was with my changes, but apparently I made a mistake along the way and it was at some default preset.
I asked the question in my post about any difference between making changes with the "Pic Adj" button on the remote vs. going into the menu structure to make those same changes. I.e., are they one in the same, or are the "Pic Adj" changes only temporary for that particular viewing session?
The manual seems somewhat unclear about much of this, so it is correct that to set up my own settings, I need to select a "user" profile (1-3) and then go into the menus to select "normal", "Standard", iris setting, brightness, contrast and so on to make the changes "persistent" in nature? I'm thinking maybe I chose Film or Cinema, etc. AFTER making my adjustments, which reset those other settings to a preset value?
In any case, I hope to either get my Sencore CP5000 working on another laptop and check the grey scale more accurately, or purchase one of the newer colorimeters to set things up correctly and measure my lamp output for tracking purposes.
I did find out that despite having a Hi Power (2.8) Da-lite screen, it is pretty much unwatchable during the daylight hours for movies. Maybe some sporting events might be watchable, but the Samsung RPTV will be the defacto "daytime" viewing display... I could do much more to suppress light coming from outside during the day, but the WAF would not be worth the effort.