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Hi all. Been lurking for a bit. Being poor, I got myself an AE100 (big surprise).


I have been messing around with it, trying to get good color out of it, and I do not seem to be making any progress.

Materials & Methods:

RP56 (progressive scan) DVD player, using component video.

Using el-cheapo brand video cables.

Screen is a white painted wall.

The projector is approximately 15 feet away.

"Test" movies are MIB, and The Fifth Element (borrowed from a neighbor).

Using the color controls on the AE100 for adjustments.

Problem:

Will Smith keeps coming out slightly green, or his partner slightly red. If I adjust the color for a particular scene, a lighter, or darker scene will be off.

Bruce Willis (sp?) keeps looking too red, or too green depending on light/dark scene.


I did a search, and have not found any good insights on what to do, or look for.

Help!


PS Love the forum - I have learned much the past few months.
 

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/sarcasm on


Let's see... You're using a white painted wall for a screen and using a movie to calibrate your video settings, hmmmm....


/sarcasm off


Look at buying a video calibration disc such as AVIA as a first step, and possibly a cheap dalite or DIY screen.
 

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Originally posted by DRS

Look at buying a video calibration disc such as AVIA as a first step, and possibly a cheap dalite or DIY screen. [/b]
I was thinking about that, but it did not make sense for a wall to affect the color on dark vs light scenes. But, I am a heathen (goat skin pants 'n all). :)


I want to get a cal CD (just need to find where to get one) - but do you really think the wall paint color could be the problem? I could see the color always being wrong if it was the paint, but just on light (or just dark) scenes? I know nothing about this type of phenomenon, seems counterintuitive to me. If so, I will probably do the Parkland Plastics thing for a proper test. I am getting a real screen - just want to make sure the projector is behaving correctly first. That, and screen selection seems to require a lot of reading - not quite up to speed there yet.


Thanks for your initial comments.


Guess I have to dance around the fire some more - perhaps sacrifice something. I'll go check the fridge.....
 

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Hehe, you can verify the operation of the PJ by turning the projector on without any inputs and then at the options menu hold the enter button for more than 2 seconds. There you will find a pseudo service menu in which you can display R G & B fields. I forget the intimate details but you should be able to tell pretty quickly if everything is ok.


Here is a post that has more details on displaying individual colors:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=139940


BTW The colors are pretty good out of the box on the AE100. If the service menu colors look good I would suspect something with the component connection.
 
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