Originally Posted by AudioFan810
Hi...just checking how the Lumagen works for you after the calibration and if you got the "intelligent squeezing" working for you, yet? If so, how is that going for you? A Lumagen Radiance Pro is on my list for our upcoming media room. I'm seriously thinking of getting Kris Deerling to come to my house to do the calibration when we are ready.
I am still living with the calibration on the 4500 done by ChadB and only using the Lumagen for DTM. Craig Rounds, the person from whom I purchased the Lumagen and who will do the calibrations is waiting (at my request) for someone else near me to get his Lumagen ready so that I can share travel expenses with him and save some money.
And "living with" is still amazing. You can turn DTM on and off and watch what it does to the image. Sometimes subtle and sometimes jaw dropping, but in 95% of the cases, a great improvement. And each upgrade improves upon what is already a great product. I am very anxious to see what it looks like once Craig does his 3D LUT calibrations, primarily using only the Lumagen vs doing most in the projector.
As for "seriously thinking" about getting a Lumagen, don't. Just buy one. Money notwithstanding, what it does with HDR and DTM makes it a "required" component for any serious projector-based home theater. Can you "get by" without one? Of course, but don't.
Whether you use Craig Rounds or Kris Deering or some other super qualified calibrator, I agree that is really the best course unless you know how to do those kinds of things yourself. I don't so have always had my PJ's calibrated. I actually had my first Runco projector calibrated by Runco. Then all of my other CRTs were calibrated by a guy named John Gannon. An excellent calibrator and a great guy who died way too young. ChadB has done my last two projectors. And actually Adam Pelz (the Trinnov/Datasat whiz kid) re-calibrated my previous RS500 when I installed a new bulb and everything turned green.
And I have not diddled with "intelligent squeezing" yet as I have been trying to find a better solution for a player to use to view my ripped movies, and it has taken way too much time. ALL
of them I have tried (AppleTV, Dune, Nvidia/Plex and now Zidoo) have various serious shortcomings so it is all about selecting the one whose shortcomings you can live with. And it appears I will be going back to the Shield given there is a work-around (using the Lumagen) of it's only serious shortcoming.
Anyway, that is my situation, and sorry for sort of wandering OT!