Runco LS-10d Projector Calibration and Settings

Runco LS-10d Color Temperature

Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE for Various Color Temp Settings
55001299 @ 5485
65001479 @ 6423
75001619 @ 7385
93001808 @ 8929

There are no pre-set modes, but there is an adjustable color temp control. We measured white (100 IRE), at each color temp setting:

 

Color Temp over IRE Range, Best mode, (6500 Color Temp)
30 IRE6496
50 IRE6425
80 IRE6422
100 IRE6423

A quick look from dark gray to white for the 6500K setting reveals this:

Nice and tight grouping, just a tad shy of 6500K, so just a tad strong on red.

The 6500K setting was, as you can see, very close to on the money, though Mike reports too much red and blue in the brighter ranges – in otherwords thin on green around the brightest grays and white.

Runco LS-10d Basic Settings

Pre-calibration:

Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis):

Contrast (0)= -1
Brightness (0)= 3
Color (0)
Tint(0)
Color Temp (6500)

All other settings at default (untouched)
Measurements taken at mid-zoom and with lamp in Standard (High) mode

Note, with the LS-7, I wrote this about the adaptive contrast.

If you turn on Adaptive contrast, there goes your Contrast setting 103, with Adaptive on, is crushing everything even close to whites, on a 255 scale, probably everything over 210 is going pure white. On one scene from Quantum of Solace (speed boats, and big white wave spray), I had to drop contrast to below 72 to preserve the near whites, when Adaptive was selected. Be warned!

I managed to get through my entire visit with the LS-10d without turning it on. It wasn’t missed, but for some extra punch, that can get over the top, try it out.

Runco LS-10 Calibration Settings

Color Temp 6500, Gamma on 2.2
Contrast (Gain)
R-5
G-1
B-2
Brightness (Offset)
R-1
G0
B0

Lumens at 100 IRE:            1465

Post-Calibration:

Calibration settings for Custom 1:
ConstantContrast turned OFF

Mike would say, I believe, that the changes were very minor

Header Content
20 IRE6713
30 IRE6552
40 IRE6539
50 IRE6545
60 IRE6532
70 IRE6529
80 IRE6527
90 IRE6505
100 IRE6556

That’s a very pretty set of numbers, with the only slight deviation from near perfect, being down at 20 IRE. Even there, it’s only a slight shift away from red. (Given a choice, I actually prefer the 10-20 IRE range to be cooler, than warmer than 6500K so I’m happy.)

Average gamma = 2.21

That about covers it. As Mike pointed out, you expect a projector this expensive too look good from the get-go, and the LS-10d, definitely does that.

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