Epson Home Cinema 3020 Home Theater Projector Review
November 11, 2012 - Art Feierman
Epson Home Cinema 3020 Pre-Calibration Color temp
Color Temp over IRE Range (Pre calibration, best modes)
Cinema (Eco lamp)
Note that Natural and Cinema are near identical, however dropping into Eco mode results in a very distinct cooling of the colors, raising color temp about 800K. There is a Color Temp setting that can be adjusted downward to compensate in eco mode. We did not remeasure, but a drop dropping of the color temp setting 500K or 1000K should do the trick.
Home Cinema 3020, Post Calibration, Best Mode
Color Temp over IRE Range (Post calibration)
User 1 (based on Cinema)
Below, the same photo taken with the same exposure so you can get a handle on the relative brightness and color aspects of most of the major modes. Of course, since the exposures are the same, the brightest modes are a bit overexposed, especially Dynamic.
And as long as I’m mentioning Dynamic mode, although Mike did his usual “quick-cal” to improve the brightest mode, I must admit to not using it but for a few minutes. In my room, I found Living Room to still look better, and to be more than bright enough for my purposes. Mike’s settings though, should be very useful to folks working in media rooms, family rooms..