I´m testing now, the software calibration tool developed in the french forum, HCFR, using the same Spyder 2 sensor that we use with Colorfacts.
I´ve had several problems with the instalation, because the awful focal distance of this baby. I think that is a nonsense, mount a lens with this very long throw lens distance for a domestic use. I need almost 18 feet to obtain a mere 106" diagonal screen
Well, in the next few days I´ll do a complete calibration and I´ll test the image quality and other features, but at least, here you have the first measures and charts, leaving the projector with defaults settings. The brilliant color is Off. The Dynamic Iris is On. The gamma selected is 2.2, (with dynamic Iris On the gamma results is less than 1.5 but is not real) that is absolutely perfect with no deviations (2.21) of the standard 2.2, within my mesaures with Dynamic Iris in Off position. With the gamma setpoint in 2.4 the gamma read is absolutely perfect too, with a middle value of exactly 2.41.
The On Off Contrast with Dynamic Iris in On Position and the manual Iris fully closed is about 10.600:1, after take at least 10 different measurements. (one each time I read the grayscale tracking to do the calibration)
With a 1080p/50 signal, In the service menu options, I have, speed wheel 3x/50hz., Color wheel sequence 1, lamp waveform 4, brilliant color disabled and lamp Sync delay +700. I need that someone send me the password to enter in the ISF menu to modifie the gamma values of each color if it is necessary.
I have a solid black level and a great luminosity, in my 106" video spectra (1.5 gain)screen, even with manual Iris fully closed.
I´m very dissapointed with the Reon HQV processor that I´ve too in my Onkyo 905 receiver, because the "mosquito noise" is very clear with standard definition DVD movies from my HTPC, and absolutely inadmisible in some of them, like Zodiac for example.
With HD movies in Blu Ray (I´ve got a US Panasonic BD-30 player) I´m very dissapointed too, because the panny doesn´t have a forced mode to obtain 1080p/24, and the Benq W5000 doesnt accept the 24p signal, forcing the player to output the HD signal in 1080p/60. Absolutey no video noise with HD movies, (Die Hard 4.0, Hairspray, etc.) but I remember my old W9000 more sharp than this.
Well, here you have the graphics. (Remember that are taken before calibration, with default settings) The saturation of primaries is almost perfect. I like those machines for the possibility of adjust the primaries and secondaries, but if the engineers make his job well, is yet better.
The normal mode color temperature is very "cool" and surpases the 8000ºK value. With the warm mode, we have values between 6500 and 6800 in all the gray scale, very close to the D65 point with a delta deviation inferior to 8 from 20 to 100 IRE
Un saludo, Javier G.