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.
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