Mitsubishi HC6800 Projector Review
We calibrate each home theater that is reviewed. We perform contrast, brightness, saturation and other image adjustments, as well as a grayscale balance. A complete professional calibration can go even further, but the settings we provide generally offer a anywhere from a slight to dramatic improvement, compared to the “out of the box settings”.
Mitsubishi HC6800 Color Temperature
These are the measurements, taken “right out of the box.” Mike chose Cinema as our starting point for a “best” mode. Cinema is also the same as the two user savable modes: Expert 1, and 2.
To start, the HC6800 looked very good, though not really on the money. Color temp was a little cool (more blue than red), but not much in the brighter areas, moving to neutral to wam (more red than blue) in the lower ranges.
Color Temp over IRE Range (Best color temp)
|Medium Color Temp|
|30 IRE||7929K (dark grey)|
|100 IRE||6583K (white)|
For those interested, here are the color temperature measurements (and lumens) for white (100 IRE), for each of the preset modes, as reported on the Performance page.
Lumen Output at various Color Temps at 100 IRE
|Medium||687 @ 6583K|
|High Brightness||946 @ 7864K|
|Cool||573 @ 9459K|
|Warm||652 @ 5937K|
Mitsubishi HC6800 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.
Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis)
|Settings for measurements, all color temps|
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