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When adjusting the focus on a projector, what do you guys use to get it the sharpest? I have DVE and Avia...are there test patterns on either of those? Is it better to use an actual picture from a good looking Blu-ray? If so, would you go for a big closeup of a face, or something like a distance shot of a landscape? Any specific scenes to recommend?


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The best thing to use is the projector's own menu. If the menu is sharp and clear then your image will be as clear as it can get. Sometimes, I'll even use the "Screen Door Grid".
 

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Pixel phase test pattern, cross hatch, pixel mapped text, etc. and then a good pair of low power binoculars
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But only if you are OC of course
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I always use the internal menu as well. I make the text as sharp as I can then I double check with the PS3 Xcross Media bar icons. Always gets me as sharp as possible.
 

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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp /forum/post/18280824


Pixel phase test pattern, cross hatch, pixel mapped text, etc. and then a good pair of low power binoculars
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But only if you are OC of course
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Jason

And when it comes to picture quality, Jason is OC.


I personally just use the projector's menu system.


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Yeh, menu and binoculers
 

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Thanks for all of the responses. It looks like the internal menu it is.

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I always use the internal menu as well. I make the text as sharp as I can then I double check with the PS3 Xcross Media bar icons. Always gets me as sharp as possible.

Small world Randy...I grew up in Whitehall, PA...go Zephyrs.
 

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I've always used the menu, mine is in a corner of the screen and there can be slight focus differences across the screen. Lately I've been using the menu in the corner overlay-ed on top of this image that has text all over the screen. It's at the beginning of every BD or DVD and provides nice large text that's easier to focus than the small text in the menu (projector is 12' 6" from screen)

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...Bs_vlAfKw_z0DA
 

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I've always used the menu, mine is in a corner of the screen and there can be slight focus differences across the screen. Lately I've been using the menu in the corner overlay-ed on top of this image that has text all over the screen. It's at the beginning of every BD or DVD and provides nice large text that's easier to focus than the small text in the menu (projector is 12' 6" from screen)

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...Bs_vlAfKw_z0DA

You know what, that is a good point. My projector is 17' from my screen, and when I am standing back there trying to focus, my projector menu is a little small to see. I might do better with something that covers the screen.
 

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Yeah the text is large and it covers a lot of the screen. You can just pause the player and see if the entire image is focused, not just a small menu in a particular part of the screen. With the projector a good distance away I need something large that covers most of the screen to make sure it's focused everywhere.
 
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