Epson Home Cinema 1440 Projector Review – Calibration Info

HOME CINEMA 1440 CALIBRATION INFORMATION:  Color Temp in different modes, Adjustments to General Settings

Basic Adjustments to Default Picture Settings

Header Content
AdjustmentBright CinemaDynamicCinemaGame
Contrast-2-3-1-1
Brightness0111
C. Saturation (0)
Tint (0)
Color Temp1210
Auto IrisHigh SpeedHigh SpeedHigh SpeedHigh Speed
Gamma (0)

Numbers in () are the defaults, if an area is blank,  use the default setting
All other settings at defaults
Auto Iris is off
Zoom lens is at mid-point
Lamp mode on Normal – full power – (unless noted otherwise)

As the Epson HC1440 is a projector that starts out with really good color, and because it’s more of a bright room home “entertainment” projector than one designed for a dedicated home theater, I made the call not to perform a full calibration.

Thus, there is no “subscriber only” Advanced Calibration page.

But Mike did take a full set of measurements.

The first table (above) shows his recommended basic settings for each mode.

The second, below is a repeat of the lumens brightness table on the previous page, but we’ve added the color temp measured for white (100 IRE).  The desired color temp, of course, is 6500K. so that all of these modes are close.

HC1440 Brightness, by Color Mode (mid-point on zoom)
ModeLumensColor Temp (100IRE)
Dynamic47226339
Bright Cinema36236861
Cinema37136374
Game35416867

Finally, the last table shows the actual color temp measurements for each IRE (from dark gray to white) across the range for the Cinema mode.

HC1440 Color Measurements (of Cinema mode) by IRE
100 IRE6861K
90 IRE6824K
80 IRE6750K
70 IRE6711K
60 IRE6660K
50 IRE6591K
40 IRE6573K
30 IRE6469K
20 IRE6647K

That gives you a pretty good idea of how accurate the color is. It is, in fact measuring closer to the desired 6500K than some far more expensive projectors with THX modes!

What we didn’t do is adjust each individual primary and secondary color.

If this projector was calibrated fully, the color temp would get a very minimal adjustment if any (probably blue gain adjusted downward by 1), and that would be a minimal adjustment to the upper brightness ranges to reduce color temp by only a couple/few hundred degrees Kelvin (from mostly around 6700K down to the target 6500K.

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