Originally Posted by acras13
Thanks Mike , I appreciate you taking the time .
I know that the two are not directly related ( or think I do) , I just didn't know if they were independently controllable . Might be moot if I can't unlock the ISF on my own . My thought was that if night temp was giving the best PQ I could use that for "optimal" viewing , then if I needed a bump in brightness for daytime viewing , just switch the lamp output instead of changing gamma , color temps etc. and live with that compromise . I will have a better understanding of how it all operates once I have the PJ hanging above me . I may not be grasping some basics on PJ tuning , like I'm assuming you can change lamp mode independent of any other settings , so in your ISF example , night color temp would have the ability to work on eco , smart eco and normal , with only a change in brightness , not in calibration settings.
I really don't expect you to babysit me through my speculations , I appreciate your help and I will be referencing all of this again when I have the w1070 in hand .
I actually made a mistake on the color temp names. There is an ISF Day and Night mode, but the color temps are ISF 1 and 2. I was going off of memory and little sleep lol.
You are correct, the lamp settings are independent of the color temps. So you could have the lamp set at Normal and color temp at Warm, or any combination of lamp setting (Normal, Eco, SmartEco) and color temp (Cool, Normal, Warm, ISF 1, ISF2, Lamp Native, may be another?).
If the PJ is too bright with the lights out, then I'd say use Eco with the lights out and SmartEco or Normal with them on. I would go with one of the standard modes (Standard, Cinema, User 1, User 2), only because the CMS is easier to understand in the standard picture modes than in the ISF mode. With say User 1, Normal color temp, SmartEco, and going into the CMS and increasing saturation for every color from 50 to 55, you would have an extremely pleasing image, that is fairly accurate out of the box. CMS in the ISF mode (CCA) doesn't have a saturation control. It uses x and y coordinates (like you'd see on a Rec 709 table for the primaries and White) and a gain/luminance control. Lot less that you could screw up in the standard CMS versus the ISF CCA. Just adjust saturation and leave everything else alone.
It's up to you though. Just my recommendation. If you do want to use the ISF modes and you have a PJ with FW 1.05, the code to unlock ISF is Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right (no, seriously lol).