Epson Home Cinema 5020 UB Home Theater Projector Review
Below are the calibration settings Mike ended up with in doing a grayscale calibration, and general settings. Although the Epson has a very good THX mode, if other HC5020’s are consistent with this one, they can be slightly improved. See Mike’s notes at the bottom regarding the finer points.
Dynamic mode is the brightest but with very strong greens. Reducing the green makes for a major viewing improvement, but the HC5020 UB still manages more than 1700 lumens!
For your convenience we repeat the Epson Home Cinema 5020’s brightness and color temp measurements from the Performance page.
Let’s take a look at the numbers:
Epson Home Cinema 5020 Color Temperature
|Color Temp over IRE Range (Pre calibration): THX|
Before we provide our settings, let’s see what we started out with: Pre calibration, these are the color temperatures over the grayscale range.
|Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE|
|Dynamic||1890 @ 6702|
|Living Room||1473 @ 8088|
|Natural||804 @ 7132, 572 in Eco lamp mode (default)|
|CInema||804 @ 7041, 572 in Eco lamp mode (default)|
|THX||804 @ 7012, 572 in Eco lamp mode (default)|
Here’s a look at the other modes, just reporting on White – (100 IRE).
Epson Home Cinema 5020 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. In the case of the HC5020 projector, most of these default settings were fairly close to ideal, with only contrast altered more than slightly in most modes.
Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis):
|Color Temp (0)||6500||6500||7500||6500||6500|
|Auto Iris||Off||High Speed||Off||Off||Off|
Color Saturation all settings 0
Lamp Mode=Normal (unless noted otherwise)
Auto Iris Off.
All other settings at default (untouched)
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