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Mick Seymour

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Any recommended settings?
I think your brightness and contract are too high. Brightness may be washing out the picture and the contrast won't be helping to recover that.

I have brightness at -7 and contrast at +7, admittedly on a white wall at the moment. This was set with the help of the AVCHD disc downloadable from the internet. I have more light in my lounge than I can see from your photos so I need to drop the side blinds for daytime viewing. That makes the picture perfectly watchable but not stunning.
 

Davek1977

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I think your brightness and contract are too high. Brightness may be washing out the picture and the contrast won't be helping to recover that.

I have brightness at -7 and contrast at +7, admittedly on a white wall at the moment. This was set with the help of the AVCHD disc downloadable from the internet. I have more light in my lounge than I can see from your photos so I need to drop the side blinds for daytime viewing. That makes the picture perfectly watchable but not stunning.
thanks for the advice,I’ll have to fiddle around with it more to get the best possible picture.
Smart app wouldn’t work with my screen either so it’s a pain to set it up.keep getting calibration failed
 

Mick Seymour

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I recommend getting a copy of the AVCHD download. Burn it to a DVD and it includes some really useful test patterns for setting up. The first post > here < has the download links.
 
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Macbooky

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Hi guys,got my floor rising 120” screen yesterday and I have to say I’m really disappointed with day time viewing.
I bought this to replace my 75” Sony but it’s unwatchable in day time.
I do have a lot of ambient lighting in the room but I thought the screen would eradicate that.
Any advice would be most appreciated.
Also with sky q I keep getting little sound drop outs

thanks
is that an ALR screen? If not, I think you’re gonna have to get blackout curtains to help out a bit.
If you’re using the built in speakers then make sure your Sky Q box is outputting stereo not Dolby surround.
 

Davek1977

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is that an ALR screen? If not, I think you’re gonna have to get blackout curtains to help out a bit.
If you’re using the built in speakers then make sure your Sky Q box is outputting stereo not Dolby surround.
ya using vivdstorm floor rising 120”alr screen.
I’m using Sony ht-z9f sound bar with rear speakers.sound dropping out is a real pain in the ass.i have sky q 2tb box and PS4 pro connected to soundbar which is connected to projector through arc
 

Macbooky

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ya using vivdstorm floor rising 120”alr screen.
I’m using Sony ht-z9f sound bar with rear speakers.sound dropping out is a real pain in the ass.i have sky q 2tb box and PS4 pro connected to soundbar which is connected to projector through arc
Try putting the sky box in stereo just to see if you still get the sound drops. Also go into the projector HDMI settings and make sure the HDMI port you’re using is set to 2.0.
 

Davek1977

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Try putting the sky box in stereo just to see if you still get the sound drops. Also go into the projector HDMI settings and make sure the HDMI port you’re using is set to 2.0.
tried changing it to stereo last night but same issue.all hdmi are set to 2.0 aswell.i have sound set to bitstream,is that right?
What is pcm?
Thanks
 

Mick Seymour

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tried changing it to stereo last night but same issue.all hdmi are set to 2.0 aswell.i have sound set to bitstream,is that right?
What is pcm?
Thanks
Bitstream should be OK as the Optoma will decode Dolby Digital. Try setting it to PCM which is where the Sky box does the decoding and just sends the raw data, to see if that makes any difference.
 

RobinsonCrusoe

Standard Member
Any recommended settings?
Your brightness is way too high which washes out the picture. I calibrated my PJ and brightness is set to -8 on cinema mode and -6 on reference, so you should be good to go in that range. Try feeding the projector a black picture/clip and lower brightness till you don‘t see a change on screen anymore. Then black level should be correct. The before mentioned AVCHD clips help a lot and can be fed using USB.

Try starting with:
Brightness: -6
Contrast: 9
Color: 0
Tint: 20
Gamma: 2.2
 
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Sam Ash

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As promised here are a couple of shots just taken of SDR content (within 20 seconds of each other so no difference in lighting in the room etc)

This one is using Cinema Mode with the power output on 100%:



And this one is using the new calibrated User Mode:



I think the difference speaks for itself
As promised here are a couple of shots just taken of SDR content (within 20 seconds of each other so no difference in lighting in the room etc)

This one is using Cinema Mode with the power output on 100%:



And this one is using the new calibrated User Mode:



I think the difference speaks for itself
Nice end results, are you using an ALR screen and is it the one by Optoma ?
 

na67181

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looks amazing ... i am on the verge of buying this ... or does anyone know if anything better is being released anytime soon?

can someone please recommend a screen to pair this with - light is not an issue so can go with a non ALR screen
 
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ShanePJ

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Companies usually release products towards the end of the year, so I think its safe to say that whats on the market at the moment will be around without any word of replacements until October/November 2020 at best
 

im85288

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Nice end results, are you using an ALR screen and is it the one by Optoma ?
Thanks, yes still buzzing at the difference in the before and after. Yes I am using the PET Crystal ALR screen from XY Screens. I would advise anyone getting this PJ to invest in an ALR screen as it will help in so many ways.
 

Macbooky

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looks amazing ... i am on the verge of buying this ... or does anyone know if anything better is being released anytime soon?

can someone please recommend a screen to pair this with - light is not an issue so can go with a non ALR screen
I think you'll find that the Optoma is one of the best UST projectors around especially for the price. I bought the Optoma ALR101 screen with mine. If you buy both the projector and screen at the same time then the store may do you a deal. They probably will at Richer Sounds.
 

na67181

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I think you'll find that the Optoma is one of the best UST projectors around especially for the price. I bought the Optoma ALR101 screen with mine. If you buy both the projector and screen at the same time then the store may do you a deal. They probably will at Richer Sounds.
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Macbooky

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Macbooky

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Ok- but you are loosing out on 20inches?
Well it all depends on the space you have available. Not everyone has room for 120” screen. I bought that one as I thought 100” was enough and it was made for their projector. I think at the time I also couldn’t find an ALR screen that would ship within the UK. Most were sent from abroad And I didn’t want the hassle. They don’t come cheap unfortunately. 😢
 

Taran

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As promised here are a couple of shots just taken of SDR content (within 20 seconds of each other so no difference in lighting in the room etc)

This one is using Cinema Mode with the power output on 100%:



And this one is using the new calibrated User Mode:



I think the difference speaks for itself
Looks so much better! Were the ISF settings not explored so that you could having a preset for daytime and nighttime?
 
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Sam Ash

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Thanks, yes still buzzing at the difference in the before and after. Yes I am using the PET Crystal ALR screen from XY Screens. I would advise anyone getting this PJ to invest in an ALR screen as it will help in so many ways.
Very interesting. Any possibility of sending another 2 pics of the same scene at night time with room lights switched-on and in total darkness ?
 

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