Originally Posted by Isantus
My 4810 has arrived. I'm in love. Picture is amazing right out of the box and I'm coming from a vt50 plasma. I'm not going to calibrate it until I hit 100 hours but am curious as to everyone's out of the box best settings for the time being. Just looking for basic settings.
Projector is 17' from a 138" 1.78 screen in a dedicated room. Dark brown walls and ceiling 1.0 gain screen.
Glad to be a part of the club that's for sure!
Originally Posted by Crabalocker
I posted what my THX, ISF calibrator did to my set up in post #899
While it's interesting to see what your calibrator did I don't think there is any information in #899 that is going to help Isantus, since it's very specific to your particular projector and environment.
I'd suggest the following as being pretty much all you can do without a meter until you get a calibration, based on what I found with my X35 before and after I calibrated it:
For HDMI at Superwhite (Enhanced will require different contrast and brightness settings which can be checked using the FREE AVS HD709 disc basic patterns, as should these be also checked):
All controls at 0, contrast can be raised to +5 if you are happy to clip at 245 (check with AVS disc though). Or use HDMI 'Standard', contrast at 0 to clip at 235 if you prefer.
Colour temp either 6500K or try 7000K (mine measured closer with 7000K,but again each sample can vary)
Custom gamma set to 2.3 or just Gamma 'A' (will probably measure 2.2, you can try Custom 2.1 and 2.4 to taste)
I set my sharpness down to +2 since any higher shows ringing starting, (you can check this with patterns on the AVS disc where there are white/black transitions) I left detail at 0 since I have a Darbee and it seems to give less side effects on test patterns such as moire.
You're on your own regarding MPC settings since I don't have them.
However, I'm calibrating an X55 in a couple of weeks, so chance to have a play with the settings since I haven't liked the last 2 X55s I've seen in terms of looking too processed.
I wouldn't sweat it too much, since you calibrator will sort it all out properly so you should see a further improvement once done...something to look forward to.