Originally Posted by zombie10k View Post
basic setup info:
Projector Mini-Shootout Thread
for the focus, turn off e-shift
and choose the installation menu and turn the image pattern off. Now it will let you focus with real content in the background for a reference. I recommend doing this close to the screen for the fine adjustments.
Originally Posted by Carrick
I know you are trying to help but I am still lost. All I have learned in 1 hour is how to change user1 to '2D Low'. I now have access to a myriad of others variables that I don't understand and still have no clue what settings will be best in my environment. Time to take some sleeping pills and try to sleep off this frustration.
Carrick, turning off e-shift is the top box in the MPC settings on the page in the menu that shows those. Go left or right with your rounded cursing buttons around the enter button on the remote, to turn e-shift on or off. With it off and your nose about 18" from the screen when you are in focus you can barely see the tiny 1080P resolution pixel gaps. Even with the internal green thick line pattern the JVC puts up for focus. Actually the green helps see it or another pattern with white lines. They are so tiny on the last 2 generations that they are hard to see unless you are in focus. Hopefully when you get the center looking that way the rest of the screen with the pattern or other focussing patterns or solid white screen if you have a 100 IRE pattern on a calibration disk, will also barely show those gaps all the way across. Keep rocking the up and down round buttons and try to stop on the clearest rendering of those pixels, or then give 1 or 2 individual clicks either way when you are close to perfect focus.
If you have some "droop" in one corner it is 99.99% likely that your lens is not perpendicular to the screen on all axis. With the zoom setting get the geometry pattern just inside the edges of your screen and play with the positioning of the projector to accomplish that. Then zoom the pattern bigger to just reach the edges of your screen material. Do this before your "fine" focussing.
Once that's done go to post 12193 from Zombie via the link in his signature. Takes you here: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-dig...l#post39521362
Then literally go through the 4 or five screen shots of the menu he has posted and read his few instructions for each carefully. This is much easier to get you where you want to be with a "bald eagle" and not turkey of an image and projector, than trying to figure out the whole manual on line on your own. Wife is now happy. Happy wife is happy life.
Pick 6500K for your Color Temperature.
For Color Profile, as he says when you're looking at his screen shots, choose Custom1 but leave the Color Management off, as he also says right above his settings that have been adjusted for his
projector only. You should be in the ballpark now even with them off as far as your color balance out of the box.
And follow his instructions on how to choose Gamma 2.3 and tweak the bottom "Dark" setting up 2 or 3 clicks.
In the top menu for picture setting of course you have the standard, familiar Brightness for dark level, Contrast for your brightest details, Color saturation and Hue sliders.
Good luck! I have a hunch after sleeping on it as you said, you will be able to get it looking very nice just following what he has shared with everyone here from the choices in the out of the box settings.