Please find below a thread that I submitted some months ago. Hope it helps.
Z9000 ISF Calibrated
I thought I would share with my fellow forum and Z9000 owners the results of the Image Science Foundation calibration that I had done on my projector by a Certified ISF Technician.
Before I give you the settings, let me state that settings (calibrations) could be different on your 9000 because of such factors as your source device, screen size and gain, projector distance to screen, the room environment such as ceiling and wall color etc.etc.
I had the calibration done for two sources. DVD and Cable TV. (Don't snicker)
When I get HDTV this spring, I will probably have him back to help maximize that image.
Set up: 93", 16:9, 1.3 gain Da-Light screen
Panny RP-56 DVD player (set to progressive mode)
Projector 12.5ft. to screen
White ceiling, light brown walls
Black level (Brightness) was set for dark ambient light
Projector settings: Projector set to progressive mode
Cinema mode (Bright)
Gamma 2 ...... I use gamma 1
Sharp -20 ...... I use -15
CLR temp. -2
The technician used both the AVIA and Video Essentials test discs.
He also used two devices to assists in the calibrations.
He spent approx.2.5 hrs doing his thing. That included my Cable.
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