Sony VPL-HW30ES Home Theater Projector Review
Sony VPL-HW30ES Pre-Calibration Color temp, Cinema Mode:
Color Temp over IRE Range (Best Mode, Pre calibration):
|Cinema 1(best)||Cinema 3|
As you can see, the Cinema 1 mode was the best “right out of the box” without adjustment. It’s a trifle on the cool side, just a touch thin on red. Cinema 3, was cooler still, so Mike based his D65 calibration on Cinema 1.
Mike calibrated and came up with the results below
|VPL-HW30ES Color Temp over IRE Range (Post calibration):|
|Average gamma= 2.25|
Now that looks much better, although there is a shift to red below 30 IRE. That may be detectable on occasion as a slight red shift in the blacks/near black. Mostly you wouldn’t notice unless you freeze a black image. Even on dark scenes from The Dark Knight, Hunt for Red October, and Casino Royale, I never noticed the shift under normal viewing.
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.
You May Also Like
AAXA M6 Pocket LED Projector Review
Epson Home Cinema 4000 Home Theater Projector Review
Epson BrightLink 696Ui Projector Review
Optoma UHD65 4K Home Theater Projector Review
Ricoh PJ WXL4540 Short Throw Projector Review
Sony VPL-VZ1000ES Laser, True 4K, Home Theater Projector Review
Optoma ZW300UST Projector Review
Epson PowerLite 680 Projector Review