Originally Posted by markmon1
Terry. The big problem I see here is you have dynamic ctrl set to off. The rs4500 does not look good this way the big plus of the rs4500 is its fantastic laser dimming. The laser dimming improves the dynamic contrast by at least a factor of 10 and it's implemented so well it’s usually invisible.
You have it outright disabled. I run mode 2, but at the very least go set that from off to mode 1. That not only massively increases the life of your laser, but it also significantly improves your black performance. You should go through it on all your presets and enable that. It’s very disappointing to see a professional calibration that resulted in setting that to off. I don’t think there’s any scenario where off looks the best.
Mid at -5 is brighter than low laser at 0 So you won’t get equal brightness making that change. But you have nothing to lose by enabling dynamic control on all presets. Try mode 1 first. Like I said I like the more aggressive mode 2. You don’t get fade to blacks or anything with it off. And all dark scenes are a bright grey using only the native contrast of your panel which is probably like 20000:1 in your current configuration. Sucky. Also the dynamic laser dimming will lower the power of your laser on darker scenes, which is often. That massively increases the life of the laser and reduces fan noise.
Try auto 1 and go watch some sci-fi and be awed by the difference. You could also test auto 2 and compare. But auto 1 will be a huge difference from what you have now.
Auto 2 can be a little overly aggressive at times but you get the pure 100% fade to black.
I almost Forgot to mention your Right changing the settings I Posted in the pictures did nothing of a Positive-Nature.
I watched all different things with those settings Changed.
Then went back and put them back where they were and it was an (Immediate-Improvement) so like I said your right buddy.
You my AVS Long-Distance Internet (Friend) are a Life-Saver No-Doubt.
See further comments below on what you have said to me and YES I'll make the Necessary Change Today thanks to you catching this !!!
I Thank-You kind Sir ...........
Originally Posted by Chad B
In the calibration reports where I list the settings, I listed that as "optional" because it's a matter of personal taste, not "off". The calibration has to be done with it off, but then I normally turn it back on afterwords unless the customer tells me they don't like it for some reason.
Hey Chad B. once things settle back down and my guy, Charles, "Wolf Hill Technologies" does my Atmos install and the new 4 SVS PB-4000 Subs.
(See link in below Signature for those installs Chad)
I'll send you and your Dad an E-Mail to get on your List to do BOTH my Video as well as the Audio.
I look so Forward to you Returning once everything is Installed ...........
And if you by chance think I am even remotely a tiny bit concerned over the (dynamic ctrl set to off.) I 100% promise you I'm not in the least buddy.
I'm going to change it to Mode 2 as I really doubt I'm going to even be able to recognize any Negative-Video-Effects.
If I do by chance see Negative-Effects which in my case I Highly-Doubt then I'll switch it back to Mode 1.
I sit something like 12' or so from the 123" 16x9 screen so it's not like I'm right on top of it.
Originally Posted by markmon1
That makes a lot more sense. In this case we know this customer didn’t turn it off since he is leery about making any changes. The rs4500 is not like other machines with dynamic iris that can show pumping effects. On mode 1 you really can’t see any artifacts and in mode 2 a few but not very often. I think the choice on an rs4500 is always do you want it on mode 1 or mode 2. Never off.
Your right buddy I don't Ever-Change-Any-Setting or Settings especially if Chad B. did the Custom Calibrating !!!
See comments above and especially in "Bold Purple" above ^^^
Originally Posted by woofer
Terry.....Mark is spot on...
The Dynamic Dimming of the Z1/RS4500 is one of its standout features... having it disabled is really hurting the image..
Hey guys I really-really-really Appreciate All of you !!!