Originally Posted by jonrizo28
Can someone please direct me to where the calibration specs are for an Epson 2150? Thanks.
Am I supposed to calibrate my projector??
I calibrated mine at least partially. I am not an expert, but if you go to this AVSForum thread https://www.avsforum.com/forum/139-di...libration.html
you can download the mp4 versions of the calibration files from the first post. I used the mirror site: http://w6rz.net/
and downloaded the self-extracting mp4 version of the "AVS HD 709 Calibration Disk". I did the "Basic Settings" section and a few of the patterns under "Misc Patterns" (once you download the MP4 those are folders in the unzipped files). I don't have a blue filter so I wasn't able to do the Color and Tint, but I will probably order that just to try it. If you have a blu-ray burner you could also make the Blu-ray, but the laptop with HDMI out is probably simpler.
Also you probably want to mess with the frame interpolation, it defaulted to on and it looked terrible watching action movies (ex. Captain America Civil War), it was like they were in the matrix with weird halos around them as they moved. I ended up leaving it off and thought the SuperBowl looked great, obviously you might prefer it on for sports, but I would definitely take a look at that setting!
Here is what I ended up doing, but I think it really depends on the conditions in your room so I wouldn't just use my changes directly. I now understand what the projectorreviews and other websites mean when they say it is mostly calibrated out-of-the-box since I only made small tweaks. Also the notes won't make much sense until you pull down the mp4s and the PDF that describes what to do! Note that I did this with the auto-iris and you need to be careful with that because as you move through the screens the iris seems to stay locked on or off so it changes what you see especially on the Black and white levels. To get around it I just closed the mp4 and then opened it back up, this change in the display caused the iris to reset.
All calibration done with these settings
Power Consumption = ECO
Color Mode = Cinema
Auto Iris = Normal
Lamp Hours = 45 (will need to do again after more hours on the bulb)
Screen = 132" 16:9 DIY Spandex milliskin white over milliskin black (gain is less than 1, probably closer to .8)
Black Level: "1-Black Clipping.mp4"
Brightness = 45
Can see 18 flashing, but even at 100 brightness 17 never flashes
45 keeps good black while still having 18 flash, going higher made the black turn to gray and 17 didn't flash
White Level: "2-APL Clipping.mp4" and "3-White Clipping.mp4"
Contrast = 60
Can see 234 and lower flashing, even at 0 can't see above 234 flashing
60 keeps white without washing out and still allowing 234 to flash
Don't have a blue filter so can't do Color and Tint as in PDF
Color Clipping: "A - Additional/4-Color Clipping.mp4"
Red and Blue flashed to 234
In "Advanced/RGBCMY" made following changes
Green: Saturation = 45 (green now flashes to 234 to match red)
Sharpness: "5-Sharpness and Overscan.mp4", also "B - Various/4-Star Chart.mp4"
Sharpness = 1
Image Preset Mode = 2 => MPEG Noise Reduction = 1, Detail Enhancement = 25
Image Preset Mode 2 looked best
Star Chart could not completely replicate the laptop sharpness (the star was perfect in the middle on the laptop), so left sharpness at 1 and Image Mode 2 for best compromise