Hoping I can get some help/advice regarding JVC autocal on my RS57(X700).
I know this is a V6 thread for later models than mine, but I could not find a V5 specific thread and it appears the Cal SW functions much the same?
I've read as much as I could on threads like this and the other JVC calibration thread (generic JVC 'autocal' thread, but not specific the the X700/500 models, as there's no JVC autocal thread specific to them that I could find), but could not find a solution.
Short story is that I got to the point where the JVC calibration SW (V5) connects to my RS57 via Ethernet/LAN cable to my AT&T uverse combo wifi modem/router using Ethernet port 2 (there's 4 ports but just port 1 is used to desktop PC), that router/modem hardware connects to my win7 desktop PC via ethernet cable.
In the JVC calibration SW 'Setting' screen I can click 'Check' button and it would come back 'Connect OK'. Then on the Sensor screens I could connect to the Spyder4 Pro sensor and adjust the sensor position within the box (towards the PJ side of course), click 'OK'. That's where the issue starts. Normally it then goes to the Picture Mode screen, which it does, but the 'Loading' hourglass goes on for at least 5-10 mins, and in the end (after the 'Loading' goes away), I'm left a blank Picture Mode screen (w/o any of the PJ modes loaded)> See attached pic.
I've tried rebooting my desktop PC (windows 7), rebooting the PJ, rebooting the Calibration SW, but it keeps getting stuck at the point of loading the Picture Mode defaults.
I've followed all of these recommendations (I deleted parts from this quote that weren't relevant for me)>>>
Originally Posted by Manni01
I had to rerun the JVC Autrocal after 650 hours and I thought I'd update my findings in one post:
2) After you've installed the Datacolor software to get the drivers for the Spyder meter, make sure the Datacolor utility isn't loaded in memory, it interacts with the JVC software. You only need to install the Datacolor software for the drivers. You don't even need to activate the software. Also make sure you don't have any IP remote running on an iPhone/iPad/android like iRule, as it will interfere too. Make sure for example that iRule isn't loaded in any of the devices connected to the network.
3) Make sure that the environment settings in the JVC menus are disabled. The JVC Autocal doesn't work if they are enabled.
4) Once the JVC software is running, especially once you've entered the calibration section, only use the software to control the PJ. If you use the remote, the changes you make with the remote won't be taken into account by the software which will lead to issues.
1) Unless you only want to autocal one user mode with specific settings, I suggest you set the iris fully open in the JVC and when positioning the driver, make sure that you put it as close to the PJ as possible, without getting outside of the "safety rectangle" shown by the software before calibration.
I have 1080p running into the RS57 (via oppo playing 'Lucy' bluray), as mentioned the PJ needs 1080 inputed during Cal.
When I connect the Spyder4pro USB, the small spyder icon shows up in my PC toolbar---I rightclick and 'quit' that app. (as it was mentioned no spyder sw should be running).
Now the somewhat longer more detailed line of events>>
I had issues connected via Ethernet for a bit. The JVC Cal manual is confusing IMO. It wasn't clear on the exact procedures. As mentioned in AVS threads, it's recommended to connect via LAN through a router than direct to PC, which I did. It seemed that Cal Manual was saying I could have just set “DHCP Client” to “On”, in the RS57 network menu and it would auto find the IP and connect (after the "Check the boxes for “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”---which on my windows 7 were already set that way). Just could not connect that way even after booting PC and PJ, etc. RS57 network menu would say 'could not find IP addy' after trying to set that. CAL SW would get the 'Connect NG' when checking connection.
I ended up setting it up manually in my PC using the exact numbers in the JVC cal manual (see attached pic) and the end result is I could now 'Connect OK' in the Cal SW settings page. I think this is what is done if direct PJ to PC connection, but it worked for my router set up.
It seemed that doing that knocked my PC off the internet (had to go back to auto DHCP to get internet back after I gave up on the Calbration SW). Do I need to have an internet connection to run the CAL SW?
Since I could 'Connect OK' in the CAL sw, and the spyder4pro would connect (I could adjust it within the rectangular 'box'), I assume that everything is communicating. I then read this, which is cine4home google translate on their review of the Cal Sw>
"Also mandatory is a Windows PC on which the auto-calibration software is installed. The PC is connected via HDMI to the projector as an image generator, the communication takes place via network.
Then it starts: First, the software determines the current "actual state" by sensor. All required test images are automatically downloaded from the PC so that the user can comfortably travel and watch. Problems with the PC as a signal generator do not arise, because digital players such as Bluray Player are not subject to any standard distribution."
Maybe something is lost in google translation, but I never read anything about the PC being connected via HDMI? Only that the JVC needs a 1080 signal of any sort (like a movie) on it's input, probably for the refresh rate.
And I don't know how the PJ gets it's Calibration images (for the spyder to measure) ---either in the PJ's memory or it gets transmitted from the JVC Cal sw over the ethernet cable?
The only other thing I thought about> I have a darbee and I didn't disable it, didn't think it would be necessary, but I could disable it on the next try.
So I'm stumped for now. I still have everything hooked up, hoping I'd get some suggestions here for another try tonight
Oh, I almost forget> During my first 'try' at CAL (after everything was communicating), I believe I got to the Picture Mode screen in the CAL SW with all the boxes loaded (as opposed to blank as in the attached pic), but I had forgot to set my gamma at 'quality' in the settings menu, so I got out of the Picture mode, set gamma to quality in settings, but from that point on the Picture Mode never loaded with it's defults.
So it SEEMED like it worked once! But not after I changed the gamma to 'quality' in the settings menu!
Maybe I should delete the V5 sw and reinstall it? Or any other suggestions?