Originally Posted by reio-ta
What worries me about the Black Pearl is if the color is still crap in REC709 Wide mode, like the VPL-VW50 Pearl was. I found the Pearl to be horrid for flesh tones, even on a "calibrated" unit. Even on an ISF calibrated unit, sure it was better than not being calibrated, but the color still looked horrid. My uncalibrated Samsung CRT HDTV, color wise, looked leagues better compared to a calibrated Sony VW50 Pearl. The VW50 with greens and flesh tones looked orange to darkish brown/red! Not real one bit.
Interesting observation. On my "user calibrated" VW50 in normal color mode flesh tones look spot on. In wide color mode I simply go into RCP and drop red and green down 5 and 3 notches respectively. Flesh tones look great.
(Picture Mode User 1: Iris 2, High lamp, Contrast 90, Brightness 50, Color 50, Hue 50, Color temp middle, Sharpness 0, NR low/off, DDE film, Black level adjust off, Gamma 3.)