Mitsubishi HC6800 Projector Calibration and Settings

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 IRE7929K (dark grey)
50 IRE7236K
80 IRE6540K
100 IRE6583K (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

Medium687 @ 6583K
High Brightness946 @ 7864K
Cool573 @ 9459K
Warm652 @ 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
CinemaBrightPhotoReferenceUser
Contrast-2-2-2-2-2
Brightness33333
Color-1-1-1-1-1
Tint00000
GammaAutoAutoAutoAutoAuto
Color TempMediumMediumMediumMediumMedium
Lamp ModeStandardStandardStandardStandardStandard
IrisOffOffOffOffOff

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