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Sanyo Z1 - improving picture ?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by karl, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. karl

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    Hi

    I have recently purchased a Sanyo Z1 - I am a little disappointed with the image. Maybe I`m a little fussy.

    I am using a Phillips Q50 - progressive scan DVD player and Sky+ through JS sim RGB to component convertor.

    I find the image to be a little murky. I darken the room completely - so no ambient light.

    Any setup tips / experiences from the gurus ?

    What settings are being used ?

    Thanks

    Karl
     
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    HTPC for DVD with a Radeon card and ATI player or theatertek
     
  3. Timh

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    Karl

    Have you calibrated your projector yet??? If not you could use the THX Optimode which is available on several dvd's
    All the Star Wars discs, R1 and R2
    Monsters Inc and most of the dvd's which are THX.
    The Sanyo PLV-30 looks pretty poor out of the box and needs a fair bit of adjustment to improve the image.
     
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    What are you projecting onto, a wall or screen?

    I ran through AVIA last night and my Z1 was pretty much right straight from the box.

    Have you tried playing with the colour temp settings? The 'mid' colour temp setting is the best on mine as the warm selections are far too red but I can't say anything has made the picture murky.

    Do you find the picture better on the normal lamp setting rather than the 'black' quiet mode? Maybe you prefer a brighter picture.
     
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    I`m projecting onto a 7ft screen - sitting approx 15 feet away.

    I`ll try a THX calibration.

    Any other experiences or tips ?

    Thanks
     
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    Try increasing the gamma. The preset value of 8 is much too low, I think 15 is probably about right, but 13 or 14 is acceptable.

    I think they set the gamma too low because it tends too make blacks look darker and increases stauration; i.e. on first glance it looks colourful in the showroom.

    Bill
     
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    My Brothers PLV-30 also had the Gamma set far to low out of the box.
     

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