UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 calibration update has been posted! Read the review here.
Greetings BenQ W7000 and home theater projector fans everywhere!
I’m going to post our calibration settings tonight! These settings are the ones that Mike came up with for the old engineering sample. The “final” W7000 firmware, though has done some fixing, including the color tables. The anomaly with Cyan, seems to be gone. Mike’s been on vacation (lucky guy), so I improvised.
The BenQ’s three User modes start out the same. I looked at User 1 and User 2. They looked identical. Then, I simply dropped in Mike’s settings into User 1. Wow!
What an improvement. Mike didn’t find the User modes to have the best color temp when he started his calibration, but they had the best overall color space so he started his calibration with the defaults.
Bottom line, using these numbers we are publishing should do the trick. I imagine if I gave the W7000 back to Mike, for a fresh calibration some of the numbers would change slightly, but, again, these do quite nicely. Unless someone is going to get their specific projector calibrated these will probably serve you as well as Mike doing a new calibration, since the bulk of the difference might well be the variation in lamps and hours on the lamps. -art