IN82 Projector Measurements and Calibration

I’ll repeat. Color performance out of the box was very good, better than the majority of 1080p projectors.

Setting the IN82 home theater projector up for best viewing, here are the default color temp measurements (Gamma = Film, Color Temp = 6500K):

100IRE6136K
80IRE6169K
50IRE6148K
30IRE6254K

Just a little on the warm side,

With these adjustments: Everything the same, but changing the gain and offsets to:

Gain:
Red49
Green50
Blue53
Offset
Red50
Green51
Blue50

The results were:

100IRE6410K
80IRE6449K
50IRE6489K
30IRE6622K

Greens were almost perfect with these settings, although there was just a bit too much in the darker ranges (as you have seen in some of the heavily overexposed images used for looking at shadow detail).

As usual, I only measured Color Temperature at 100 IRE (white)

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Gammahi-bright Color Temp setting6500KMeasured6112K
Gammahi-bright Color Temp setting7500KMeasured6954K
Gammahi-bright Color Temp setting9300KMeasured8338K
Gammahi-bright Color Temp settingNativeMeasured6854K

Bottom Line: Typically the IN82 measures a bit warmer (more red) than the color temp setting would have you believe. Just try to remember that a shift in color temperature of just 200K – 300K, is very, very slight, and barely detectable when watching.

IN82 Image Noise

A classic DLP projector, with a steady amount of noise barely detectable at normal seating distances, even when looking for it. It tested well on the HQV 1080p disk with no real issues with motion artifacts, etc. For the perfectionist, there are differences between image noise performance on today’s 1080p projectors, but, for the most part, they are all good to great. There are just too many good/great companies providing image processing software to projector manufacturers, including Faroudja, Pixelworks (used in the IN82), Gennum and Silicon Optix along with others.

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