Originally Posted by kmoore88
I know there is a MASSIVE thread on caliberatiing this unit for HDR, is that the process you followed for the HDR “custom curves”? Thanks.
Yes - Dreamliner's guide, in his reply above, is an excellent place to get yourself familiar with the process. As you'll learn, there are 2 aspects to this:
1. The first is the basic Autocalibration, using JVC's software. That is the topic of the massive thread, although as you'll see, you only need to get familiar with what's on the first page or so of posts. This is to correct the basic underlying Gamma correction of the Projector, along with the color, and will improve picture quality for any and all video you play through it.
2. Then there is the Custom Curve uploading, for HDR/WCG content, and there are 2 ways to do this as well.
Step # 1 really should be done at some point (at least 100 hours into a new bulb, and then every several hundred hours after that, as the bulb ages. Once you understand the steps, and have been through it once, it's really not bad at all. It sounds much worse than it is.
And now that the Panasonic UB-820 has been released, you don't even have to deal with Step # 2, as using the 'Tone-Mapping' on the player, you can get as good, and according to most, better, results for HDR with the Panasonic, than with Custom Curves. You only have to make a few settings changes in the Player, even fewer in the Projector, and you're good to go.
The main downside with the UB-820 is the cost ($499), and the difficulty finding one (demand has been exceeding the supply). But it is a killer combination with the current generation of JVC Projectors, and especially with the RS400/500/600 series. And further, if you like the Auto Iris function, and want to use it for HDR content, your choice is either adding the HDFury Linker, as well as the Custom Curves, or simply use the Panasonic, since it would not require the use of the Linker. And the Panasonic would also prevent your projector from auto-switching to Gamma D (which would also otherwise require the Linker), making it even simpler to watch HDR content.
Again, sounds a bit complicated, but the 'bark is worse than the bite,' and the results are very much worth it.