Originally Posted by fabiomeza
Im, from Brazil and My Optoma HD65 has just arrived.
I would like guidance on who has this projector to be able to take the best picture of him because I saw some pictures on my forum and the image is nothing like it seems colorless. I want vivid colors like I'm used to seeing on my tv panasonic PV80 42 "
Please like to know what settings you use.
I have a room dedicated entirely to dark screen measures 120 inch.
I hadn't logged on recently, so just saw your message. Your colors, if anything, should be too vibrant, too saturated from my experience. In fact, I have decreased my color saturation settings on my dvd player to accomodate the super-saturated display this projector puts out.
Not sure what the problem could be. I would suggest trying other color spaces on your dvd player. Be sure the hd65 color space setting is "Auto". Also, do a complete calibration. In the simplest case, just use the THX optimizer available on any THX disc (all Star Wars, Monsters Inc, etc). Get the blue filter glasses somewhere. The TXH site has them http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-ent...d-tint-set-up/
. Hopefully this solves your problem.
Here are my settings. These changed dramatically over the first 50 hours of bulb life, btw. My projector, out of the box, had a very noticeable green push, which has gone away.
Mode: start with cinema. As you make adjustments, it will become "user"
Contrast and Brightness: unique to you. Everyone's settings are different. Use the THX optimizer to set.
Degamma: FILM. This is the neutral gamma setting (2.2) for this projector. Further back in this thread, a poster had indicated that the neutral gamma was PC, however, I measured it using ire 10-100% gray screens, in 10% increments, using a light meter. The Film setting was +/- 5%. All the other choices were sculpted to favor one part of the curve.
Brilliant Color: your choice. This is actually a great control. It simply adds brightness to the overall gamma curve, while preserving the correct (2.2) curve slope. (not to be confused with the "brightness control" which simply raises the darker end of the gamma curve)
Image AI: Don't use. This control simply appears to just reset brightness and contrast settings. Just calibrate them using THX and leave this control OFF.
Color Temp: COLD. As determined by http://www.projectorreviews.com/optoma/hd65/index.php.
Red, Green, and Blue gains: all zero. Use Guitarman's approach by using a gray scale. Adjust gains, so that the lighter end of the scale is most neutral gray.
Red, Green, and Blue bias: -3, -3, 0. Set your own by observing any scenes with darker grays in them. The grays should not be colored. You can use the gray scale to start, but my best setting came as I watched various dvds and stumbled across dark grays in pictures that weren't quite right. Just pause the dvd and adjust the bias settings on the projector.
Color saturation on your dvd player: dramatically reduce for color accuracy. Leave at zero if you want super-real colors.
DVD resolution settings: On Blu-Ray discs, use 1080p24 every time. There was a very flawed discussion of this in earlier pages of this thread that recommended a 720p dvd player setting to achieve 1:1 bit mapping. I am all for 1:1 bit mapping, however, unless your source is native 720p, you do not achieve 1:1 bit mapping. You will have a conversion process in the path, so 1:1 is gone. At that point, you just try to pick the best conversion processor in your chain. If you set the Blu-Ray player to output 720p, it is the conversion processor in your chain. If you set the Blu-Ray player to output 1080p24, it is sending the projector the native (in most cases) content from the disc. Your projector, in the case of the HD65 then does the conversion to 720p which is the native resolution for this pj. In this specific case, it displays in 720p24, which is a fabulous feature, because it eliminates the 3:2 pulldown judder associated with converting 24p films to 30p projector schemes.
For all other sources, just pick the setting that yields the best picture. You are picking the best resolution converter in our chain.
I hope this helps you, and maybe even some of the other 10 people who are currently checking this thread
. This is a great projector (quality issues aside) at the $600 pricepoint it is being sold at in the U.S. now.