Sony VPL-HW30ES Home Theater Projector Review

Lamp Mode=High (unless noted otherwise)
All other settings at default (untouched)

Game Photo
User 1
User 2
Contrast (90)
90
90
89
90
Brightness (50 49 50 52 50
Color -55 -55 -50 -50
Tint (50)
Color Temp (L1) (L2) (L1) (L2)
Gamma -2 -8 -7 (Off)
Color Space
(N)
(N)
(W1)
(N)
Iris (Off) (M50) (A1) (Off)

Sony VPL-HW30ES Post Calibration Grayscale: User Mode

Post-Calibration color temps, 20 – 100 IRE:

VPL-HW30ES User Mode

Color Temp over IRE Range (Post calibration):
20 IRE 6148
30 IRE 6487
40 IRE 6550
50 IRE 6560
60 IRE 6553
70 IRE 6573
80 IRE 6568
90 IRE 6531
100IRE 6699
Average gamma 2.25

Overall, that’s about as tight and nice a grayscale calibration as you will see.

Mike’s Notes: Color is quite accurate on Normal color space.  No need for CMs with that setting.  Any other setting has oversaturated greens, but might be more useful for 3D.  Cinema 2 is too red and Photo is about the same.  Game is pretty much the same as Cinema 3, which is pretty good.

Quick cal of User 2 w/Custom 5 color temp reduces the green, but only results in 39 more lumens than default Dynamic setting and looks similar to it.

VPL-HW30ES RGB Settings

Header Content
User 1 – Custom 3 Quick Cal, User 2 – Custom 5
Gain  R = 7 R = 0
 G = 0 G = -15
B = -1 B = 0
Offset R = 4  R = 0
G = 0  G = 0
B = -10 B = 0
Lumens
at 100 IRE:  814 @ 6699 1065 @ 9113

NOTES: Dynamic Black is OFF for User 1.
Bright mode (Quick Cal) is set to color temp Native.
Other settings are as shown in the Settings area.

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