BenQ W1200 Home Theater Projector Review
We calibrate every home theater projector that we review. The BenQ W1200 received the usual treatment. I “played” with the W1200 for a couple of days, passed it off to Mike for calibration and measurements. 24 hours later, I’m back to watching it.
Ours is a pretty standard calibration, there’s always more done by some of the “hi-end” calibrators. Our calibrations, including the BenQ W1200, are normally limited to a grayscale calibration, along with brightness, contrast, color saturation, etc. Only in very special circumstances will we calibrate the individual colors, in which case we discuss why.
Let’s take a look at the numbers:
BenQ W1200 Color Temperature
Before we provide our settings, let’s see what we started out with: Pre calibration, these are the color temperatures over the grayscale range:
Color Temp over IRE Range (Various Modes)
Conclusion was that User 3 is the best uncalibrated mode to start a 6500K calibration from
W1200 Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE (mid zoom)
|Dynamic||1008 @ 8775|
|Standard||942 @ 6928|
|Cinema||643 @ 5972|
|User 1||1152 @ 8163|
|User 2||1085 @ 7021|
|User 3||975 @ 6334 with Brilliant Color On, with BC off = 824|
W1200 Lumen Output (Eco Lamp On, Dynamic): 746
That represents a drop from 1008 lumens at full lamp power. The math says that’s full power is 35% brighter than Eco-mode, or, looking at it from the other direction: Eco mode is 26% less bright than full power.
BenQ W1200 Home Theater Projectors Basic Settings
In addition to calibrating Red Green and Blue for a correct grayscale balance (6500K), there are a number of other settings that come into play. Typically Contrast and Brightness (white balance and black balance), need to be done first. Color saturation and gamma also need adjustment.
Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis)
|Dynamic||Standard||Cinema||User 1||User 2||User 3|
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