Originally Posted by stepmback
I had some time tonight to finally mess around with the projector. I have under two hours on so it is basically brand new. But I have some questions about some of the settings.
I will be watching almost soley blu-rays with some HD video (Sports) via cable on the projector. My goal is to get is as close to reference as possible.
1. What color space should I use when calibrating? Standard, Wide1 or Wide2?
2. I see a setting labled black level should I leave that at 0 or should I adjust? If I adjust does it mess with contrast and brightness?
3. I see a setting for HDMI that can be set to standard, enhanced and superwhite. What should I set this to?
Sorry for the newbie questions.
1. Since the RS40 does not have a color management system (CMS) for calibratiing the color points, then you should use the combination of presets that get to as close to Rec. 709 color points as possible. The "standard" Color Space setting is intended to be close to Rec. 709 and using this in combination with the "natural" Picture Mode (some people may prefer to use "film" Picture Mode instead) should get you close to the correct color points. However, if you also using an external video processor (such as the Lumagen 3Dmini) that has full CMS controls, then perhaps setting the RS40 for one of the wider color spaces will allow for better color space calibration via the external processor.
2. You can leave the Black Level set to the default of 0 to start with. If you cannot get the reference black level calibration correct (ref. black = video level 16) using the brightness adjustment, then you can use the Black Level control to fine tune the black level.
3. Any of the 3 settings for HDMI input mode can be made to work, as long as you calibrate the black and white levels for that mode. However, the "standard" setting means that black-than-black (video levels 0 to 15) and whiter-than-white (video level 236 to 255) are not passed nor displayed. Using the "enhanced" setting makes it the easiest to calibrate white and black levels using a test disc as all video levels 0-255 are passed. While the "super white" setting passes video levels 16-255. Some people like to calibrate to pass some of the whiter-than-white video (above video level 235) and either the "enhanced" or "super white" setting will support this.