Originally Posted by billqs
Seegs, that Sim Lumis you just got has got you singing DLP praises again! There is a lot to love about DLP's... I've never owned one of the high end ones, though I wouldn't mind trying out a 3 chipper one day.
I wonder if using the AVS Test Disk as a control element might be preferable to all owners going into the Service Menu. A lot of bad things can be done to a projector by accidental misuse of the service menu.
Yes, and this is especially true with the 1000ES/1100ES. I've been in plenty of projectors' service menus before, but the amount of things you can change in this unit's service menu is quite large. Most of the settings are pretty cryptic and I highly suggest you do not touch anything unless you know exactly what it's function is for.
To get into the 1000ES/1100ES service menu press enter, enter, left arrow, enter and you will get a prompt asking if you want to enter the service menu. Choose yes. Press menu on your remote and go to info the portion of the regular menu. Here you'll see a whole slew of new sub menus that you can enter. Seeing how I sold my 1100ES last month, I'm going off of memory here on where the internal test patterns are so I hope someone can confirm, or correct me, on where they are. Choose the 'Other' sub menu and press down twice. I believe the text box says "other patterns" or "other patterns enb" or something like that. To show them (there are like 10-15 if I remember correctly) press right to scroll through them. To exit them you need need to press left and go all the way back through them again. You'll find both full field 100% IRE and full field 0% IRE test patterns when you scroll through them. If I remember correctly they are one after another. Remember that if you have the dynamic iris enabled (or a manually selected iris stop) it will still be enabled when you go through these patterns and effect your contrast measurements. So be sure to turn the iris off (iris full open) before you enter the service menu to take your measurements.
To remove the option to get into the service menu, exit the service menu and press enter, enter, left arrow, and enter again and say yes when prompted. And I'll say it again, DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING IN THIS MENU YOU DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND. But it should be noted that you need to save any changes you make and if you don't save them they won't be kept once you exit service menu mode (or power the unit down without saving). But please still be careful. I'm not responsible if you brick your projector...