Originally Posted by Pjotre
So if i understand you right there is no differences between the JVC and the Meridian exept for the outstanding calibration that Mr William Phelps does...
If you talk to Meridian/Faroudja, they claim they have changed some of the programming in the projector, in addition to the WP setup. I would like to think that WP has consulted with Meridian/Faroudja to incorporate enhanced picture control.
Originally Posted by wm
I have developed my own software and processes for Optimization of the JVC series of projectors. There are many reports about this including magazine reviews. In this thread the discussion of my "calibration" is far more than what you are used to, and I do not use "factory software".
I think you will find, if you take the time to actually experiment with the projectors rather than just speculate, that the suggestions I make for placement and tilt are not a compromise. It would be a compromise to place the projector in the middle of the room, positioned at screen center, taking up the best seat in the theater!
We see on average 10 projectors a week. I speak from practical experience and actual measurements. My customers can attest to the quality of the work I do.
William, I truly wish I had the opportunity to work with/experiment on the projectors. Unfortunately, I don't get the opportunity.
My recent, only exposure, was just a few hours to setup all the input devices on a DILA-1080pHD, (DirecTV TiVo, 2-DVD players and a laser disc player) in the DVP-1080. The only real issue was the off-white walls in the room, affected black level in higher APL scenes. And yes, my comments were based upon speculation under the premise that induced optical distortion from lens shift was not optimal. If I were to guess, I would imagine you are only talking about ½ or so of keystoning at the screen, which would hardly be noticeable distortion.
I don't think, in theory, I was off, however your experience, practical application and technique, has provided me (others too) with some education in the issue. Knowing that it works, it is now something that can be used as a reference.
I readily agree, your level of optimization is far from a basic calibration (ISF or not), just as a full setup on a CRT projector is nothing like a basic calibration.
I assume the Faroudja projector is "William Phelps Optimized" from the "factory" (my reference to "factory software"), and the JVC is or can be optimized by William Phelps, by appointment.