Originally Posted by jandk4014
Better Image Clarity-
Getting down to brass tacks here is my setup
COOLERMASTER EXTREME POWER PLUS ATX12V POWER SUPPLY 500W - OEM
GIGABYTE MINI-ITX H77 INTEL(1155) 2DIMM(DDR3) SATA2/3(RAID) 1PCI-Ex(16) 6USB(2.0) 4USB(3.0) DVI VGA 2xHDMI 7.1-AUDIO 2xGBIT-LAN - RETAIL
INTEL CORE I3-2100 DUAL CORE(1155) 3.1GHz 3M 65W - RETAIL
SUPERTALENT PC12800 DDR3 4GB DIMM 1600MHz CL9
ASUS NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX560TI PCI-Ex(16) 1GB DDR5 HDMI 2xDVI - RETAIL
ASUS 12X BLU-RAY DVD+/-RW COMBO DRIVE SATA BLACK
Yamaha RX-V573 (YPOA test ran)
BenQ w1070 (stock settings)
Elite Screen 110" 1.1 Gain
Bluerigger HDMI Ethernet (6' from PC to Yamaha and a 35' from Yamaha to BenQ w1070)
Let's assume that I'm watching a movie in the dead of night and light isn't an issue. My projector is 10'3" from the screen and is ceiling mounted. I've got the zoom and focus adjusted as best as I can for the setup but I'm still a bit unhappy with the clarity output. I don't think that it's the computer cause can have that thing hooked up to 24" monitor and it looks crisp and clear. I am aware that I should have mounted my project about a foot closer that where I am but I can't turn back now since the room is finished.
Where in this awesome thread could I get some clarity & calibration settings for DVD streaming on the BenQ? Are there any adjustments I can make (Receiver, Projector or PC) to make the picture clearer for DVD watching. Blu-Ray is good but still not EYE POPPING!
SD is a lost cause on a screen that size. SD looks pretty bad on a 50" screen too, so I don't think that DVD watching will ever be enjoyable. I avoid SD like the plague, but maybe that's just me.
I have the same size screen and my projector is a foot closer, but I don't think that this should be an issue.
My image looks incredibly sharp and detailed. Not sure if this will totally satisfy you, but I can give you some tweaks that should make an improvement.
Select either Cinema/User1/User2 (they are all the same)
Lamp: Set to SmartEco
Clarity/ Noise Reduction: Set to 0
Sharpness: Set to 7
Color Temp: Set to Normal
CMS: Increase Saturation ONLY for every Primary and Secondary to 56 (more or less to your liking)
Gamma: Set to 2.2 (Some prefer 2.4, but I find that it causes the loss of shadow detail, and doesn't do anything in terms of lowering the black floor, so I don't think it's worth it)
Download the AVCHD test disc for free from AVS and use the PLUGE patterns to set your Contrast and Brightness properly. You will likely come up with 50 for Brightness and 55-60 for Contrast.
You should have a great looking image for zero cost with those settings.
If it still isn't clear, maybe get someone to stand right next to the screen while you adjust focus so that you get it perfect. If that doesn't work, I don't know. It could be your screen. Elite screens are great for a cheap screen, but they still have a visible weave that shows up in the image. Just not as bad as other cheap screens. That's for the CineWhite. Not sure if you have that or an AT screen, which I've heard is pretty awful.
The image is extremely clear and detailed on my unit, even for HDTV, and Blu-rays look amazing. Keep in mind though that the bigger the screen, the more imperfections you can see. A wii will look better on a 24" monitor than it will on a 110" screen.
Good luck.Edited by Stuntman_Mike - 4/17/13 at 2:12pm