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Sony Vplw10ht Picture Settings

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Kevinmc, Nov 17, 2001.

  1. Kevinmc

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    Hi Everyone.

    Hope that someone can help me.
    My new projector is only a few hours old. Can anyone with this projector suggest a few settings for picture

    eg.. Brightness
    Contrast
    Colour
    Sharpness.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Picture quality is awesome, but trying to fine tune for best results.

    :) Kevin
     
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    Simple steps to optimise your picture - you can do better with a test disc and measuring equipment, but this will do for starters:

    Colour: Your choice. Suggest 50 or less.
    Sharpness 50.

    Brightness/Contrast: Do all this in the dark..........First - select which colour temperature setting you prefer. Most people choose "low". Set dynamic picture to off.

    Put in a DVD with a letterboxed image. Make sure your DVD player, if it has any choices, is set to a "normal" output - rather than any "clever" settings like "cinema", or "animation" etc.

    Now, adjust the keystone correction a long way one way or the other until you can see the edges around the "active" part of the picture. Compare the "blackness" of the letterboxing on the picture with the blackness of the keystone edge. Take brightness right down, then increase it slowly until you can just begin to see a difference between the two, ie until the black in the letterboxing just begins to get brighter than the black in the keystone edge. This is your brightness level give or take one point. You can reset your keystone.

    Contrast is a little more tricky. You need a disc with some really bright scenes on it. The trick is to set contrast so that anything that is nearly-but-not-quite white remains visible against something that is fully white. You find your scene and pause it. You take contrast right up. The bring it down slowly until new points of detail stop appearing. Once white just starts getting darker without revealing any more, you've gone too far. Try some of the bright street scenes early in T2UE.

    If you have Starwars ep1, the THX Optimiser has some test signals and instructions that will help.

    You may need to do these settimgs separately for both NTSC and PAL - they will differ somewhat, but you may be able to live with a compromise that suits both, more or less.

    See also the FAQ on www.thebigpicturedvd.com VW10HT forum.
     
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