Originally Posted by westbergjoakim
Hey! Can someone please tell me this question; is it any difference between HDMI Normal and Extended? I use 52 in Normal and 40 in Extended. Do I lose shadows or something like that if I go with Extended?
I have a Nvidia graphic in my PC. If I have read it all right I should use RGB 0-255 with nvidia and 16-235 in everything else. Most of the time I see movies in Kodi, and a little with Plex, and there I should go with 16-235?
If I understand, you are using only PC as your video input? Then go with RGB 0-255 and HDMI Extended - there is no reason to change it.
What is important is matching what are you sending and what projector expects to receive. If you set RGB 0-255 on PC (which is HDMI Extended) and set signal to HDMI Normal on PJ, edge colors will be clipped, resulting in very dark image. Opposite situation, when you set PC to RGB 16-235 (HDMI Normal) and set signal to HDMI Extended on PJ - border values will be stretched, resulting in very washed out image.
You could also set RGB 16-235 on PC and HDMI Normal on PJ, which is valid (it is mostly reserved for dedicated Blu-ray players or other devices, since those output colors in limited HDMI mode by default in most cases). Still I could see more contrast, when using RGB 0-255 and HDMI Extended. Hope this helps - you can launch some dark scene from a film and play with settings, this way you can compare image quality.
btw. I made some comparisons between DIP switch settings for different projectors (values provided by members of this forum in other threads) - see the attachment. Epson EH-TW9000 didn't give access to LCD alignment menu by default, but comparing that to Epson 6010 only one bit was set differently - and that was the trick to accessing it.
Now when it comes to EH-TW5350 (European version of 2045), it has more DIP switches - eight instead of six seen in other projectors. My guess it has something to do with wifi, bluetooth, screen sharing and few other features (please correct if I'm wrong here - to my understanding no earlier Epson projector had this features). Second switch looks also completely different - no bits are set on EH-TW5350. Question is: are there any hidden menus on this PJ and what bits to set in order to access them?
Would be great if someone could compare that to 2040 or 2045 with working bluetooth audio output etc (and provide info if they are the same or post photo if they are indeed different).