Epson Pro Cinema 6020 Projector Calibration and Settings

We did not need to calibrate the Pro Cinema 6020. Plugging the calibration settings from the 5020 produced virtually identical results. The difference between the two was extremely slight, and we would expect due to the typical slight variations between the lamps in each (both use same lamp).

Epson Home Cinema 5020 Color Temperature

Color Temp over IRE Range (Pre calibration): THX
30 IRE7164
50 IRE7170
80 IRE7172
100 IRE7012

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
Dynamic1890 @ 6702
Living Room1473 @ 8088
Natural804 @ 7132, 572 in Eco lamp mode (default)
CInema804 @ 7041, 572 in Eco lamp mode (default)
THX804 @ 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

Header Content
CinemaDynamicLivvng RoomNaturalTHX
Contrast (0)-2-1-1-1-1
Brightness (0)10111
Color Temp (0)65006500750065006500
Auto IrisOffHigh SpeedOffOffOff

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 Saturation all settings 0
Lamp Mode=Normal (unless noted otherwise)
Auto Iris Off.
All other settings at default (untouched)

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