Originally Posted by Kris Deering
I would recommend setting HDMI to either Standard or Super white and not touching any of the basic picture settings (color, tint, contrast, etc.). Set color profile to standard and MPC to Film (if you use it at all). Make sure you change the noise reduction setting to zero (it defaults to 8 I believe). Also make sure the enhanced sharpness in the advanced menu is off as well. Use the 6500 preset for color temp. That will give you a pretty solid image with little in the way of issues. Use that for about 100 hours. After that I would recommend a professional calibration to get the most out of the projector but you could just leave those settings and probably be fine.
Also, I would select gamma to advanced and use the presets. For darker rooms I would recommend the 2.3 setting. For standard rooms 2.2.
Thanks for the response Kris. Based on the posts I've read so far no one seems to be using the THX Picture Mode - I assumed that would be the best default, but apparently not:-)
The "Color Profile" chart on page 39 of my owners manual contains combinations of "Standard" based on "Picture Mode", which one are you recommending?
I'll try the MPC set to "Film" but what about the sub-settings for "Enhance", "Dynamic Contrast", and "Smoothing" which are now set to "50"?
I've set the "Environmental Setting" for the room color to "light" because even though I only use the projector at night with no lights, the manual recommends that setting unless the room color is "black". Is that also what you would recommend?
I'll try your recommendations and post my impressions. And I'll definitely consider getting the projector calibrated after 100 hours as you suggest. Thanks again.