Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Haymarket, VA (metro DC)
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5040/6040 Memory Profiles
I got my 6040UB installed about a month ago. While the PQ OOB is exceptional, I found that the settings were not the optimum for a given media source. It reminds me of a friend's comment about "all purpose skis"…they are to all things equally poorly. No, I am not knocking the PQ of this projector in any sense. As good as it is OOB, with a little effort you can do even better. So, I have developed what I will call Memory Profiles for each of my media sources. I will give the settings that I have used and the resultant screen shots. I am sure that there will be some who will say that I am using settings that should not be used because they are: Technically incorrect; you should not be able to do that...; the equipment is doing something other than what you think it is, etc. I will also give settings for other equipment that I have in my signal processing stream. What you do to that signal between the source and the projector can determine what you may be able to do at the projector end. If I think it is relevant, I will give it. Don't care...what I can tell you for sure is that these are my equipment settings in my home theater and, to my eye, the most pleasing. These settings can give you at least a starting place to see what you may be able to achieve on your projector in your home theater. Don't like them? Change them. You are the only one that you have to make happy! Well...almost...WAF, etc. So, I will start with a Memory Profile that I use for program material from my TiVo Mini. It is linked via Ethernet to a TiVo Roamio that is in the family room upstairs. The Roamio can output a maximum of 1080p. That signal is fed to my HDMI switching source, a Denon X6200. I have the Denon set up to upscale the TiVo signal to 4K so that the Epson sees an incoming 4K signal. I know that the signal is not true 4K, but as long the Epson thinks that it is, it will permit me to make additional changes to the settings. Is it technically correct? Who cares? Try the settings and see what the picture looks like on your screen. Don't like the results? Don't save them to memory. Like the results? Save them to one of the memory slots and rename it to something that means something to you...such as, TiVo. So a PDF of my Memory Profile of that name is attached. And, screen shots of Westworld, Episode xx are attached. The best critique of these images came someone who could care less about the technology involved. While watching this episode, she said, "Is this 3D?" She knew that the projector could do 3D. I told her, "No, but is an upscaled picture." Her reply, "Well, it looks 3D". For TiVo settings, mission accomplished! You should be able to achieve something very similar.
My next post will be screen shots from Westworld on HBO. This will give you an idea of what these sets of settings is capable of yielding. However, the images on the screen are better than the screen shots show.