Ok guys, I posted some images a couple days ago with settings that I was really pleased with. I had messed around with some of the HarperVision and Oledurt settings for kind of a Hybird of the two settings trying to get and nice bright setting that popped in ECO mode, as I hate running the Lamp in High. Just too noisy and too much heat for my liking. What I posted the other day I was really happy with, but I like the image even better now. In fact I'm just absolutely stunned and blown away by the image this 5040 is giving with these somewhat mod'ed HarperVision settings!!!! Seriously, I don't think I could be happier with the image. I checked it out on quite a few 4K HDR movies tonight and was just thrilled. Looked great on everything I tried it on. The image is just what I was looking for ...bright, vivid, tons of punch and 'pop', great shadow and highlight detail, with great looking blacks as well. At least to my untrained eyes. I do tend to like a warm image and saturated colors. I'll admit it right now, I'm not a videofile and have never ventured into calibrating, but do appreciate a nice image. Also, I'm cool with the colors, even if they may not be calibrated to correct. I like them just the way they are with all the color defaults set to 50. It could probably be more accurate I'm sure, but like I say, I'm thrilled to death with it!!
Here's a few images I snapped tonight with my iPhone 7 to try to show what they look like. They look real close actually to what the image looked like in real. The phone overexposed maybe just a hair on a few of them and blew some highlights in a few areas, but I thought highlight detail in real life was pretty much spot on with not really much blowing out at all that I could see. I'm sure there is some, but I'm cool with that if I'm not really noticing it.
So a little info on my viewing environment: totally blacked out room with SY black velvet and black carpet witch really helps, 120" 16:9 screen, 1.1 gain I think, PJ 13' away for throw distance to screen (about as close as I can get it).
First pic From Aquaman. I knew if it cold nail this one, then I would love it for everything else, because this scene seems to blow highlights easily and washed out with bad settings. Not this time ...YAY!!!
Another from Aquaman. I thought this one was just jaw dropping for real's setting in front of the screen. I'm a little under 7' eyes to 120" screen and still looked razor sharp too (and quite engulfing). Dang this PJ is sharp with e-shift!! Cant imagine a true 4K. I do run it in a pretty high preset though. LEVEL 4. 5 is too much though and starts looking bad.
One form Avengers: Infinity War. I thought the image quality in this movie was amazing and razor sharp on a lot of the close-ups, which I love. Her face actually looks too sharp and funky/artifact'd in the photo, but looked great in actual.
So, if you guys like HarperVision but don't want to run in HIGH lamp, plus images that have quite a bit more pop and brightness in ECO mode, you may give these settings a try.
I'll show some of them in pics and try to list out the rest. Basically I took the Harper Vision settings that take in a Full HDR signal and convert it to SDR in the projector, but it in Bright Cinema instead of Digital Cinema and tweaked it a little bit to my liking. Super easy.
For the colors, I just left all of them at default 50, so you may want to mess with those and tweak to your liking or to a little more accurate on a test disc or something. Also, I only had to change one setting on the gamma points. I lowered gamma point 2 down a couple clicks. So from -14 to -16. -15 was good too. All three are good actually, but the lower you go, it deepens the shadow details a little more (so a little darker grey to the darkest areas I guess you could say). Gamma is as follows from left to right after I tweaked point number 2: 0, -16, -24, -26, -27, -28, -26, 16, 32
EDIT: I’ll go ahead and list them out as well that may make applying them easier if you want to try them.
4K HDR Settings for tweaked HarperVision in ECO mode
Color Mode: Bright Cinema
Color Temp: 4
Skin Tone: 4
Offsets: I just set all to 50 for now (tweak to taste or test disc)
Image Enhancement: Preset 3
Power Consumption: ECO (MEDIUM can work good to if more brightness is needed).
Auto Iris: Normal
Gamma: 0, -15, -24, -26, -27, -28, 16, 32
(I only changed gamma point 2 from his original settings from -14 to -15 (-16 is pretty good too)
RGBCMY: I just set all to 50 for now (tweak to taste etc or cal)
Epson Super White: OFF
Lens Iris: 0
HDMI Video Range: Normal
Color Space: BT.2020 (be sure to send the projector the full HDR/WCG signal)
Dynamic Range: SDR (be sure to change this from any o the HDR or Auto settings)
Image Processing: Fine
So give these settings a try guys if your still trying to get that magic in HDR images. You may have to make a few adjustments depending on your environment and gear, plus your tastes, but hopefully you'll be blown away as I am. Some of you guys might be more picky than me though, but ya never know, you may love the results it gives as much as I do. I'm absolutely thrilled and am done tweaking on it and got a lot of movies to watch now
Oh yeah, If you find a need a little more brightness on some films, MEDIUM mode works great too, and still not nearly as obnoxious as HIGH.
I'd like to say THANK YOU
for coming up with this method of sending the PJ an HDR image and then converting to SDR within the PJ itself. Pure genius IMO and works like a charm!!!!
Cheers guys!!! Can you all tell I'm just a little excited right now
LOL Man this Refurb 5040 for a little over a grand rocks and is truly a steal for the price IMO!!!!