Originally Posted by Brian Hampton
You know, I haven't seen the blotchy black problem in a long time.
It could be because I've disabled a lot of the pjs processing.
I have disabled the iris, rcp, and gamma correction.
I only calibrate for grey scale (including gamma but only by setting the high and low of the scale.)
I'm still in love with the results. I was watching true blood today and there was plenty of deep blacks and zero banding or blocking or noise.
I am helping a friend of mine shop for a new pj, but I still love my old vw60.
The RCP and Iris are off on mine. Chuck Williams calibrated it with both off. He set the Gamma using Image Director, but I think I prefer the Gamma 2 setting.
I seem to get the issue more dependant on a particular movie than anything else. As I mentioned, "Underworld Awakening" had beautiful, deep blacks with plenty of detail, while "The Thing" had the purple glowish blacks.
Regardless, I'm still enjoying my Black Pearl. More than likely I'll be using it till the next level of projection technology moves us past lamps. That is unless I fall into a trunkload of cash somehow.