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post #61 of 80
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

This was a design decision of mine.

It should makes things faster; I imagine that dealing with slow com ports may lead into clumky reactions and freeze

BTW: current version works with 8Gs or only privatre beta does?
post #62 of 80
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by blutarsky View Post

current version works with 8Gs or only privatre beta does?

The current released version (v1.4 RC1) does not support the Special ISF C3 Mode and is missing several Controls (as you can see in the pic below).

Here is a peek of the Edit/View Options in the next version which will be ready soon...


LL
post #63 of 80
Will it be ready for easter? I'd like to get into deep calibration attempts!
post #64 of 80
I dont see any instructions for this? How do i know if its talking to my projector? I have a Mitsu HC1500. I have it connected, but dont really see anything indicating that its working?

I tried pushing Refresh and just get a bunch of Confirm Send? functions. I click yes and after many presses, get an error, no communication from display?
post #65 of 80
Thread Starter 
Assuming you are using the serial cable that came with your Projector.....

In the ControlCAL Terminal Window (at bottom right), does it have something like "COM1:9600:8:None:1:Flow=N" or does it state "No Port Opened!"? - NOTE: You don't want it to show: "No Port Opened!"

COM1 in the above example is the COM Port and is the Port ControlCAL attempts to open by default. Usually, the serial port on a laptop is COM1 and there is a modem on COM3 but this may be different on yours.

Have you configured your COM Port from within ControlCAL (from the MENU, under SETTINGS, click on PORT)? Try different COM Ports, it will alert you if the Port cannot be opened.

You need to select the COM Port that you connected the Serial Cable to on your computer. (You can try other COM Ports, but you really should know this part)..

Once you start ControlCAL and select the proper COM Port, press F12 a couple times... then try pressing "REFRESH"


In the Terminal Window (Advance Mode), type the following 4 characters and press ENTER (for Mits HC Series):

00PP

..Those are Zeroes..

You should see a reply from your 1500 (in green), something like "--> 00PP+05[CR]" without the quotes (assuming your Contrast was set to +5).

You can also try:

00!

..which will Turn Power On (for Mits HC Series)..

00"

..which will Turn Power Off (for Mits HC Series)..

I know I need to work on documentation... I've been busy coding...


-Shawn
post #66 of 80
I have Windows 2000 on 2 computers and it only works on one, I've updated DirectX
and it still didn't work, says some dll missing.Am I missing something else on the one computer. Thanks, Rene52
post #67 of 80
Turbe what about an easter pre-release?!!!
post #68 of 80
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rene52 View Post

I have Windows 2000 on 2 computers and it only works on one, I've updated DirectX
and it still didn't work, says some dll missing.Am I missing something else on the one computer. Thanks, Rene52

Can you reply with the specific message about the missing DLL?

You do need a minimum of 32MB for the Video Card. If you have a Video Card that uses shared or dynamic memory, make sure it is allocated a minimum of 32MB.

Since I updated the source to be Vista Compatible, some earlier O/S Versions may have issues now.

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Originally Posted by blutarsky View Post

Will it be ready for easter? I'd like to get into deep calibration attempts!

Quote:
Originally Posted by blutarsky View Post

Turbe what about an easter pre-release?!!!

I am running a little behind my earlier schedule (didn't get much time over the last two days due to family priorities) and Easter is a couple weeks earlier this year..

The next release is getting close.... but I don't want to post a specific date.


-Shawn
post #69 of 80
what about beta testing? BTW I have a reference for the serial codes for an old Pioneer.... really little tweaking! pity they didn't add the possibility to tune per-color saturation....
post #70 of 80
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by blutarsky View Post

what about beta testing?

PM Sent!
post #71 of 80
Thread Starter 
DEVELOPMENT UPDATE:

v1.41 - Beta 2 Build 6 is in Limited Manufacturer Testing - Full Beta Test Group will be notified when a Version is available.
Dedicated Gamma Controls, 8 Button Controls (2 Additional Buttons in ISFccc Mode), 6 Additional Slider Controls (#13-#18) and Special Pioneer ISFccc Mode* including a matching Display Profile* for Pioneer 8th Generation Kuros (North American and European Models - other Regions may be included with v1.41 Final).
*Pioneer ISFccc Modes and Display Profiles are Locked Profiles and some or all features may only be available in a future ControlCAL REGISTERED and/or PRO Versions.


What happen to v1.4 Final you ask? I had to change the Display Profile File Format so I may be skipping v1.4 Final...


-Shawn
post #72 of 80
Thread Starter 
v1.41 - Beta 2 Build 7 is in Limited Beta Testing (Build 7 is not being released to every Beta Group Member).

-Shawn
post #73 of 80
Thread Starter 
03/26/2008 UPDATE: There is now a Dedicated Forum Thread for the Kuro 8G Pioneer ISF C3 Display Profile(s) HERE


-Shawn
post #74 of 80
ADMIN NOTICE:

If this software becomes FOR SALE, all content related to it will be removed from AVS Forum based it being then a commercial venture developed on AVS with help from AVS Members.


No permission was given to run a beta test on this site for this product.
post #75 of 80
I am going to be calibrating my Mitsubishi WD2000u projector soon. I purchased their calibration CD but after reading the pdf file, it definitely is not 'user friendly' and this product seems to be more user intuitive to use. Is it supported by my projector? I do have a RS232 connector? Do you need any more info from me to support it? Please let me know
post #76 of 80
Thread Starter 
If you have the Serial Code Documentation, you can edit the Built in Mitsubishi HC Series Display Profile using the proper codes for yours.

You can attach the Docs here and I will take a look.... I am pretty busy now with the Pioneer Profiles so I am not sure if and when I could create the Profile for you. ControlCAL does allow you to create Profiles yourself though. It really depends on what Controls the Manufacturer supports via Serial for the specific Display.

-Shawn
post #77 of 80
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Originally Posted by turbe View Post

The cable comes in the box with the projector. You could buy one or make your own...


To anyone out there: If the cable did not come in the box, is there a cable or connector that I could buy at Fry's that would work for an HC3000.

I just checked my box and it is not there. It is possibile I lost it, but I don't think so, since I have only had it a couple of weeks.

Thanks,
post #78 of 80
Thread Starter 
The first Public Beta Version for 1.41 is Now Available!

Please see Post #1 of this Thread for more information.
post #79 of 80
I just set up an HC1500 for someone else, and out of the box I could tell it has some color/tint issues. I noticed the tint control in the menu is disabled. The manual says it's only enabled for NTSC content. They will primarily be using the projector for HD content.

Will ControlCal give me the ability to change the tint even when viewing HD content over HDMI, thus overriding the disabled user control?
post #80 of 80
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Originally Posted by csamos View Post

I just set up an HC1500 for someone else, and out of the box I could tell it has some color/tint issues. I noticed the tint control in the menu is disabled. The manual says it's only enabled for NTSC content. They will primarily be using the projector for HD content.

Will ControlCal give me the ability to change the tint even when viewing HD content over HDMI, thus overriding the disabled user control?

I found the answer in the HC1500 RS232 document:

"Some commands are not executed depending on the input signal. The operational restrictions same as those on the menu setting are applied. Refer to "Menu operation" in the User Manual for more details.

I'll check out the service menu next time I'm over there.
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