Originally posted by ROne
I suppose you could try my tweaks but they're unlikely to be the same figures, I've had two Z3 units and they both ended up at different calibrations.
However - starting from creative cinema is a must ... and the iris was the same on both units (-53). LOW1 would also be a reasonable starting point for any unit.
And largely the white balance showed the same limitations (excessive blue at below -10IRE). Even if the numbers ended up different.
Hope this helps.
Well, I can honestly say that after the months of research and work, building my HTPC with the MyHD-120 and DVI output, with the addition of the Z3 in my living room, this is THE MOST AMAZING PICTURE I HAVE EVER SEEN from a DVD or HD source, period. I love it!
I actually went ahead and applied your settings Rone and I rather like them, though the unit makes it easy to toggle between these and others. I'm playing with image settings a bit now, but watched LOTR Fellowship with Rone's settings in native 720p last night with:
NO overscan and
NO cropping and
NO Vertical Banding and
NO screen door effect and
NO HDMI lockups and
NO "Predator" effect, ever.
Basically, I watched it with my jaw dropped to the floor last night, and this on a white painted wall with a little ambient light coming in (it was plenty bright). Compared to the new Toshiba 52HM84 I returned two weeks ago, the PQ was just night-and-day better all around. I will want a better DIY screen to pop the blacks out a bit more soon, but otherwise this thing is awesome.
Wanted to post this quick review for benefit of some who have been wondering about this PJ over the Panny AE700...GET IT! Right now, I have ZERO regrets and am quite proud of the theater I have created for myself!
I am having a few issues with the MyHD / TitanTV guide and will need to ask around about that in the HTPC forums, but otherwise, this baby is simply gorgeous.
FYI, I'm using Rone's 100-hour settings with an Asus A7N8X-Deluxe-powered HTPC with the MyHD-120 with DVI daughtercard hooked up to my ATI Radeon 9800se.
Now to install Half-Life 2 and play it at 720p...back in a bit!