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Any experience with projector calibration?
#373605 04/18/12 08:26 PM
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I've been told that all displays can benefit from a good calibration, so I thought that once things get settled down at my place and the theater gets done, I would want to dabble with calibrating my projector. I was told that the biggest bang for MY buck (based off of my JVC projector model) is more in the gamma scale, but it takes the same hardware/software combo to do a gamma calibration as it does for the full.

So anyway, I've got a thread over at AVS saved in my bookmarks and it shows some "step by step" instructions in text format, but I am not a reader. I am a "show me once, and I've got it" kind of guy.

Anyone here with some experience in doing front projector calibrations that has some tips?


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nickbuol #373606 04/18/12 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol

I am a "show me once, and I've got it" kind of guy.

Anyone here with some experience in doing front projector calibrations that has some tips?


Send me your projector, and i will make you a video of how to calibrate your projector.. I will take some time to verify that the calibration is worth your time...

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nickbuol #373607 04/18/12 08:32 PM
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LOL
Nice try!


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nickbuol #373611 04/18/12 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
LOL
Nice try!


Hey, i am willing to go out of my way to help a forum buddy out wink

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nickbuol #373616 04/18/12 10:41 PM
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I have the AVIA HD DVD if you want me to calibrate it to my room, sorry Nick other than that, I just read the reviews on projector.com and see what they recommend.


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nickbuol #373626 04/19/12 12:39 AM
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I seriously considered doing something like this myself. After exhaustive research i decided it was much to expensive for a one off proposition. If you want to perform a full on calibration with grey scale and gamma in the service menu i suggest you get reading . Alternatively , hire someone to come do it for you. In the end , i bought the disney WOW disc as well as the Spears and Munsil, the disney one is really easy and the results were very good imho. If money is no object you can get a Lumnagen, which will, along with a light meter and its processor can calibrate your projector for you automatically.


http://www.chromapure.com/products-mini.asp


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Re: Any experience with projector calibration?
nickbuol #373635 04/19/12 01:56 AM
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I used DVD essentials in the past, and I did pick up the Disney WOW disc. Maybe I will just start there. I do have the AVS Rec 709 disc too, but those test patterns are really for the calibration using a computer connected and controlled meter.


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I've been calibrating my projectors for a few years now. It's WELL worth it. I recently moved to Chromapure and the Diplay 3 Pro meter. I was using Calman and an i1Pro meter before and find the new combo much more user friendly - even a caveman can do it easy....

http://www.chromapure.com/products-d3pro.asp

Scan through the FAQ, user manual and tips on the web sight so see it it's something you want to get into. I bit of a learning curve, but pretty simple really. You buy the combo for about what a calibrator would charge you. But if you pay someone to do this, the cal will drift as the bulb ages, requiring a re-fresh from time to time, so you are money ahead doing it yourself.

Either that or live with what you have and don't dwell on it.

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have a look at this, it might be of some help for calibration:
http://gellidius.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4g5m1z

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nickbuol #373667 04/19/12 01:49 PM
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Oooo... SMPTE Target...

In case someone else stumbles on this thread, here are a couple of links elsewhere that may be helpful.

AVS HD709 Disc - test patterns in HD

Grayscale and Color (Colour) Calibration for Dummies


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