JVC DLA-RS60 Projector Calibration and Settings

Mike performed his usual measurements and calibration, and for once we were truly surprised – by the brightness. Here’s what we measured, and what Mike did to optimize the picture

JVC DLA-RS60 Color Temperature

Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE (white) at mid zoom
Film351 @ 6024
Cinema383 @ 6725
Animation506 @ 8531
Natural500 @ 6829
Stage500 @ 7955
3D507 @ 8997
THX497 @ 6828
User 1 or 2500 @ 6820

The core “best” modes Cinema and THX, both, out-of-the-box, were actually a bit further from the ideal 6500K than I would have expected from JVC, but then those numbers were still excellent for out-of-the-box.

A quick look from dark gray to white for the 6500K setting reveals this for the two best modes (remember, JVC doesn’t give you access to adjust all the controls in THX mode):

Color Temp over IRE Range (Pre calibration)

CinemaTHX
30 IRE62386431
50 IRE65446696
80 IRE68056959
100 IRE6725 6828
 

In both cases, the projector is shifting slightly from warm in the darker ranges to slightly cool by the time white is achieved. After calibration, it ends up about as close to dead on as one sees.

Post Calibration Color Temperature

Color Temp over IRE Range (Post calibration):
20 IRE6494
30 IRE6515
40 IRE6472
50 IRE6513
60 IRE6565
70 IRE6605
80 IRE6633
90 IRE6547
100 IRE6490

Brightness for these measurements: 451 lumens (lamp on high, zoom at mid)
Gamma for these measurements: 2.10

The highest gamma I could achieve without getting into the custom gamma controls was 2.06, which is not real good. (2.2 considered optimum for today’s projectors)

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