Projector Reviews

BenQ W1500 Projector – Calibration & Settings 1

Pre-Calibration

 Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis):
Dynamic Standard Cinema User 1 User 2
 Contrast (50)  49  49  49  49  49
 Brightness (50)  50  51  52  51  51
 Color (50 for all)
 Tint (50 for all)
 Gamma  BenQ  2.2  2.4  2.2  2.2

NOTE:  Color Temp is Normal for all but Dynamic, which is Lamp Native.  Brilliant Color is ON by default for all modes.  Cinema mode is in Eco lamp by default.

Lamp Mode=Normal (unless noted otherwise)

All other settings at default (untouched)

Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE (mid zoom):
Dynamic 1713 @ 7197
Standard 1564 @ 6247
Cinema 1597 @ 6252, 955 @ 6640 (w/ Eco lamp setting, best default grayscale)
User 1 1564 @ 6233
User 2 1564 @ 6233
User 3 1564 @ 6248

NOTE:  Standard, Cinema and Users 1-3 are virtually identical in RGB balance at 100 IRE.

Lumen Output (Eco Lamp, Cinema): 955

Lumen Output (Brilliant Color Off, Normal Lamp, Cinema):  1202

Effect of zoom on lumen output (Dynamic mode)
Zoom out 1927
Mid-zoom 1713
Zoom in 1405
Color Temp over IRE Range (Various Modes)
Cinema (but Standard or User are equal)  Cinema (Eco lamp)
30 IRE 6260 6506
50 IRE 6197 6472
80 IRE 6905 6494
100 IRE 6252 6640