Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by buns, Jan 22, 2004.
Oh look, Casper and ianJ, trusty pet..... dont get too close though, he bites....
Tell me buns .. do you ever have time to actually watch a film?
I rarely actually do it, but I often read of your tweaking exploits .. one day I may feel the urge.
oh this tweaking is but an after thought! If you knew the amount of tweaking i do with my mass spectrometer, you would know what i mean!
plenty of time to watch films actually!
apologies for not getting back to you re PM earlier this month work madness struck......
Tweaking takes far less time than most would assume - and with the level of experience/advice available here it should take even less. The SMART/Colorfacts route like Buns or Gary certainly represent a significant investment, but besides those routes there's lots to try out and it is well worth it imo for the gains achieved. In a recent re-arrrangement I set my pj back to default, removed the Hoya filter and hooked it up via interlaced dvd........ I thought it was truly horrible compared to my normal set-up............. which requires no ongoing tweaks.
I've only ever done the 5 basics which Avia leads you by the hand to do .. much else leaves me bemused. I was planning to mess with the service menu on my Z2 but thought better of it.
well i like the filtered Z2. It looked very good with gangs of NY and I think i was as happy with it as I have yet been. However, there is room for more. With this filter, red and green are pretty good but blue finds itself too strong at high IRE..... it needs set pretty much as low as i had it without the filter..... so maybe i need a 2nd filter to deal with this! Or perhaps simply a stronger red..... but i dont know they make a cc60r!
in any case, it costs £5 for the filter so any tweaking Z2 owners should def consider trying it..... put the filter on, probably try mid color temp then in service menu have a play with setting 17 whilst looking at a mid IRE (say 50) gray pattern. A very rough guide, but probably enough to get anyone started.
all the best
.. dammit buns, don't get me started down that road.
lol you know you want to! Once i get back again im going to get me a yellow filter to try as well!
Buns, what improvements has the filter brought and how did you attach it to the projector? I would have thought that a filter costing £5 wouldnt have very good optical qualities but then maybe thats not the point!
the optical properties of something like this are not going to be a big issue with something of the Z2 calibre, unless of course it is tragically bad.
I attached it with blue tack and the improvement is a higher white level and more descriptively...... the picture just looks more real.
Thanks. For £5 definately worth a try. Have you any links to suppliers or is it a case of going to Jessops or the like?
sorry to be slow on the reply, im doing somethign much better than HC for 10 days! Try srb film...... cost me about 7 pounds, dead easy
sori for goin off the subject but im thinkn of buyn a sanyo z2 , i have seen the svga hitachi pjtx10 , i was impressed with
of the picture but it was a little pixely , i understand the z2 is xga
and shud b better ??
also i use a standard component lead and was thinkn wuda
supra or nordust component lead make a difference in pic quality ??
I have a z2 on an 80" diagonal home made blackout fabric screen. The pixels are less than a square millimetre and from 9feet away are rather hard to make out!
THANKS , but whats it like on circles , and edges ive noticed it pixely in blade on blades leather jacket and on harry potters glasses , i did see a z2 runin but was only runin on composite
leads , i would plan to use thru component ?
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