New RS1000 Owner
Got my RS1000 last Friday. It arrived in perfect shape, double-boxed, no blemishes on the packaging. Had to wait until this week for help to get it installed. This is replacing an RS420 that I have had for just over a year but due to various circumstances never did have a chance to enjoy as much as I wanted to. Thanks to people on this forum with whom I corresponded for their input.
My unit looks like a good sample - Near perfect convergence, screen uniformity, no fringing, DI noise, etc. Firmware is 2.04. I have not noticed any yellowing and I am not going to look for it. The image out of the box is gorgeous. Native 4K panels do make a difference particularly if viewing distance can take advantage of it and the image is calm without eshift noise. I sincerely believe the RS1000 is the best bang for the buck, although conventional wisdom here will suggest it is the RS2000. I had previously demoed an RS3000 and RS1000 together at a local showroom and I felt the RS1000 gave me most of what the higher end unit had, for my needs at least. I am sure the additional contrast of the RS2000 will be a step up but a very subtle one.
Quickly configured three custom modes for my 125” diagonal 1.3 gain scope screen, 16’ throw distance:
SDR: REC709 color profile, color temp 6500K, low lamp, Iris -9 auto2, gamma 2.3, all processing off except low latency.
HDR: HDR color profile, HDR color temp, low lamp, iris -4 auto2, HDP PQ gamma with tone-mapping, all processing off except low latency. On my Panasonic UB820, output set to HDR, HDR optimizer on, all settings at zero.
HDR2: HDR color profile, HDR color temp, low lamp, iris -4 auto2, gamma 2.4, all processing off except low latency This is in case I decide to use the Panasonic tone mapping with output set to SDR2020.
Couple of questions for the experts here:
- In HDR mode, I found image brighter by upping the tone map to +1 or +2. Would it be better to bring iris to 0 instead?
- What is the difference between HDR and DCI color profiles? Which one should I
- I have configured the installation modes for my scope screen. I used zoom for 16:9, native for 1.85:1 and 2.40:1. I am not sure I understand exactly what the differences of using either modes are.
- What about HDR titles which do not have metadata (Disney)? Just use the tone controls to adjust?