Projector Reviews

BenQ HT6050 Projector – Calibration & Settings

BenQ HT6050 Projector Review – Calibration Settings: Eric our ISF trained and certified calibrator provided these notes, charts, and data:

BenQ HT6050 Calibration Presets notes

Brilliant color is off by default in THX mode. It pushes the grayscale error higher towards blue and lowers the gamma pushing it further from our target of 2.4 with a bright peak at 90 IRE.

Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE – mid zoom and normal lamp (brightest):
Vivid 36fc@6625
THX 28fc@6625
Game 36fc@6623
User 1 19fc@7228 (low bulb)
User 2 19fc@7260 (low bulb)
Bright 47fc@7933

Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE Bright Mode (mid zoom and eco lamp)

925@7933K – This equates to a 34% drop off in lumen output vs high bulb. (1400 high vs 925 low)

Pre-Calibration Color Temp (standard) over IRE Range

Color Temp (standard) over IRE Range
THX Mode (user 1) Bright Lamp & Mid Zoom
THX Alternate Mode Bright Lamp & Mid Zoom Vivid Mode (User 2) Bright Lamp & Mid Zoom
30 IRE 6379K 7105K 6379K
50 IRE 6390K 7200K 6390K
80 IRE 6292K 7228K 6292K
100 IRE 6264K 6748K 6264K
Average Gamma 2.36 2.32 2.19

 

BenQ HT6050 Pre- and Post-Calibration Settings, By Mode

BenQ HT6050 Pre- and Post-Calibration for THX (User 1) Mode
Pre-Calibration Post-Calibration
Brightness 50 50
Contrast 50 50
Color 50 50
Tint 50 50
Sharpness 10 10
Brilliant Color Off Off
Gamma 2.4 2.4
Color Temp Normal Normal
Color Enhancer 0 0
Flesh Tone 3 3
Pixel Enhancer 4 4
DCTI 0 0
DLTI 0 0
Motion Enhancer Off Off
Noise Reduction 7 0
Dynamic Iris Off ?

 

BenQ HT6050 Pre- and Post-Calibration for THX Alternate Mode
Pre-Calibration Post-Calibration
Brightness 50 50
Contrast 50 50
Color 50 50
Tint 50 50
Sharpness 10 4
Brilliant Color Off On
Gamma 2.4 2.3
Color Temp Standard Standard
Color Enhancer 0 0
Flesh Tone 3 3
Pixel Enhancer 4 4
DCTI 0 0
DLTI 0 0
Motion Enhancer Off Off
Noise Reduction 7 0
Dynamic Iris Off ?

 

BenQ HT6050 Pre- and Post-Calibration for Vivid Mode (User 2) 
Pre-Calibration Post-Calibration
Brightness 50 50
Contrast 50 48
Color 50 50
Tint 50 50
Sharpness 15 4
Brilliant Color On On
Gamma 2.2 2.2
Color Temp Normal Normal
Color Enhancer 0 0
Flesh Tone 3 3
Pixel Enhancer 7 4
DCTI 5 0
DLTI 5 0
Motion Enhancer Off Off
Noise Reduction 7 0
Dynamic Iris Off ?

Color Temp

Pre-calibration THX Mode (user 1) color temp normal preset Post-calibration THX Mode (user 1) color temp normal preset
Gain Red = 100 Red = 99
Green = 94 Green = 96
Blue = 91 Blue = 92
Bias Red = 256 Red = 246
Green =256 Green = 246
Blue = 256 Blue = 247

 

Pre-calibration THX Alternate Mode color temp normal preset Post-calibration THX Alternate Mode color temp normal preset
Gain Red = 100 Red = 99
Green = 94 Green = 94
Blue = 91 Blue = 86
Bias Red = 256 Red = 256
Green =256 Green = 256
Blue = 256 Blue = 256

 

 

Pre-calibration Vivid Mode (User 2) color temp normal preset Post-calibration Vivid Mode (User 2) color temp normal preset
Gain Red = 100 Red = 106
Green = 100 Green = 100
Blue = 100 Blue = 92
Bias Red = 256 Red = 256
Green =256 Green = 256
Blue = 256 Blue = 256

 

Pre-calibration note: Your projector may have different values because I believe the projector is hand adjusted at the factory.

Post-calibration note: Do not increase Bias above 256 as it will introduce noise in the blacks

THX (User 1) Mode Pre-Calibration

THX Alternate Mode Mode Pre-Calibration

Vivid Mode (User 2) Pre-Calibration

Post-Calibration Color Temperature

Color Temp over IRE Range (Post Calibration)
THX Mode (User 1) Bright Lamp + Mid-zoom THX Alternate Mode Bright Lamp & Mid Zoom Vivid Mode (User 2) Bright Lamp & Mid Zoom
10 IRE 7178K 6966K 6810K
20 IRE 6458K 6718K 6644K
30 IRE 6482K 6642K 6558K
40 IRE 6558K 6580K 6639K
50 IRE 6513K 6656K 6653K
60 IRE 6548K 6532K 6616K
70 IRE 6588K 6563K 6619K
80 IRE 6492K 6696K 6643K
90 IRE 6590K 6587K 6479K
100 IRE 6581K & xxxx Lumens (24fc mid zoom) 6339K & xxxx Lumens (28fc mid zoom) 6372K & xxxx Lumens (33fc mid zoom)
Average Gamma = 2.39 (target 2.40) Average Gamma = 2.21 (target 2.20) Average Gamma = 2.12 (target 2.10)