I've been massively fighting the picture quality on the 285es. Coming from my jvc x750r, the jvc is brighter, has better blacks, and all the images just pop better.
My usage is 65% games and pc desktop, 33% hdtv, and 2% movies. It's an uncommon usage. As far as 4K goes, I notice nothing on tv, very little benefit on movies over eshift even true 4K movies. However, in games the difference is really dramatic. The Sony is so much sharper and adds a ton of detail. And, you can turn off antialiasing in the game because jaggies are so much smaller at 4K which additionally adds more detail and sharpening to the game. It makes 4K worth it to me a ton.
Anyways, the Sony picture seems to lack some sort of oomph and I haven't been able to put my finger on it until now. It's something in gamma. In slight shadows there are aspects of the image that's just too dark. Gamma 1.8 helps but it washes the entire picture out too much. Doing more testing, setting windows 10 nvidia gamma to 1.1 in nvidia control panel and leaving gamma correction off in the projector actually seems to solve it. It does so in a way that doesn't wipe out the blacks and colors either. In fact, it looks more like the jvc did and colors are popping much more all around.
With this change, I am satisfied watching HDTV and non hdr movies in low lamp mode. Games still benefit at high lamp. Now if I turn on a ps4 or Xbox or any other player, I'll lose my gamma gain. So into my reason for this post.
What are my options for calibrating a custom projector gamma setting that matches whatever nvidia gamma does? I played with gain and bias settings but I can't get it close to whatever the video card software is doing. I'm sure it's probably possible. Ideally I'd probably limit this custom gamma to game mode. On previous projectors there was some sort of Sony video calibration software but it seems to be unavailable to the public. Anyone have any suggestions?
Last edited by markmon1; 01-08-2018 at 11:18 PM.