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post #1 of 8
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Having a tough time calibrating this thing....

seems like you have to adjust the settings for each and every dvd...what's good for one dvd just isn't good enough for the next.

the biggest problem I am having is the "crushed" white problem...or is it called "blooming"? (eg, the whites seem overexposed...no detail in the image, just a blob of white)...too bright, but adjusting the bightness/contrast really doesn't do much at all to help...

am I missing something? btw- I'm using the WIDE480 setting via VGA.

any suggestions?
post #2 of 8
You say youre using VGA so is the signal coming from your computer? If so, I would recommend leaving the AE100's controls at their defaults and adjusting your video card's overlay.
post #3 of 8
Greetings

I set my unit up once based on AVIA and my colour analyzer with optical comparator for guidence and have not looked back. That was 450 hours ago ... :)

Regards
post #4 of 8
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Originally posted by aderose
I would recommend leaving the AE100's controls at their defaults and adjusting your video card's overlay.
Agreed.

Just do the final "tweaks" in the AE-100's menu.
post #5 of 8
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Originally posted by slateef
the biggest problem I am having is the "crushed" white problem...or is it called "blooming"? (eg, the whites seem overexposed...no detail in the image, just a blob of white)...too bright, but adjusting the bightness/contrast really doesn't do much at all to help...
I know exactly what you are mean. I have seen the same phenomenon
in many LCD projectors. I have the Eiki LC-VM1 (the same as the Sanyo
PLV-30), and with the factory settings, it displayed the same phenomenon.

Through the service menu, I pretty much managed to correct this
problem. It seems to me that the factory setting for the incoming signal
contrast was way, way too high, so that the details in the bright areas in
the picture got absolutely washed out, right from the start. The setting
was so high that, using the contrast setting in the normal user menu, I
could not correct the problem anymore. The same misadjustment also
applied to the color settings in the service menu. I managed to get the
colors much, much more natural by tweaking the service menu color
settings.

It seems to me that many people do not notice these things. You
seemingly do. It's a pity that the AE-100 does not seem to have a
useful, user-accessible service menu.
post #6 of 8
hi sat37,

can u tell me how to get into the servise mode of your Eiki LC-VM1,i got a Sanyo SW-10 projector and wish to try out the servise mode adjustment.

thanks.
post #7 of 8
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Originally posted by joamonte
hi sat37,

can u tell me how to get into the servise mode of your Eiki LC-VM1,i got a Sanyo SW-10 projector and wish to try out the servise mode adjustment.
Be sure to write down the factory settings before making any changes.

I'm not sure if the same works with the SW-10 but I press the MENU
and NORMAL buttons on top of the projector simultaneously for about
5 seconds, until the menu comes on screen. Then I select the
item to be adjusted by using the remote control's up/down buttons and
change the settings using the left/right buttons. I exit the service menu
by pressing the red power ON-OFF button on the projector.

Someone has scanned the service manual pages containing short
descriptions of the Sanyo PLV-30 service menu items and put them
on the net. You can find the pages here:

http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?h...ighlight=plv30
post #8 of 8
wow......great info...

thanks again and will try out later on...

regards
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