Epson Home Cinema 5030UB Advanced Calibration Information

About this Calibration Information

Mike completed the CMS calibration of the individual colors, which are provided below. And, of course, some additional comments from him.

NOTE: The calibration below was collected from the Epson Pro Cinema 603oUB. However, for almost all purposes, the 6030UB and the 5030UB are essentially the same projector, save for: different colored cases and one extra feature (which is just slightly different firmware).

Some content from the original, public review is duplicated below. Additional bonus content is interspersed throughout!

Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis)

Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis)
Cin.  Dynamic B&W Cin.  Living Room Natural THX
Contrast = (0) -2  -1  0  -1  -1  12
Brightness = (0) 1 0  0 0 0 0
Color Saturation = (0) (-10)
Tint  = (0 for all)
Color Temp (default) = 0 0 -2 3 6500 6500
Auto Iris = Off High Speed Off Off Off

Auto Iris is Off for all measurements.

All other settings at default (untouched)

Zoom at mid range and Lamp mode on Normal unless noted otherwise.

Lamp is on ECO by default for Natural, Cinema, B&W Cinema and THX (where it’s called Normal).

Lumen Output

Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE
Dynamic= 1622 @ 6618
Living Room= 1289 @ 8804
Natural= 717 @ 7064, 509 in Eco lamp mode (default)
Cinema= 655 @ 7895, 489 in Eco lamp mode (default)
THX= 572 @ 6872 in Extra Bright lamp mode, 426 in Normal lamp mode (default)
B&W Cinema= 655 @ 5582, 468 in Eco lamp (default)


Effect of zoom on lumen output (Dynamic mode)
Zoom Out 2038
Mid-zoom 1622
Zoom In 1134

Lumen Output (Eco Lamp, Dynamic): 1159

Color Temp over IRE Range (Pre calibration, best mode)

Color Temp over IRE Range (Pre calibration, best mode)
30 IRE 7871
50 IRE 7757
80 IRE 7210
100 IRE 6872

Calibration Settings

Calibration Settings
THX (on User 1) Quick Cal of Dynamic (on User 3)
Offset (0) R = 3, G = -1, B = -9 R = 0, G = 0,B = 0
Gain (0) R = -11,G = 0,B = -12 R = 0, G = -10, B = 0
Gamma 2 0 (default)
Lumens at 100 IRE 644 @ 6517 1487 @ 6983

NOTE: As it was with the 5020, Dynamic is very high in green, low in red at 100 IRE, despite the decent color temp shown on the previous page. Knocking green down helps quite a bit while dropping lumen output around 10%.

Calibrated color temps, 20 – 100 IRE

Calibrated color temps, 20 – 100 IRE
User 1
20 IRE 6726
30 IRE 6646
40 IRE 6661
50 IRE 6666
60 IRE 6582
70 IRE 6484
80 IRE 6522
90 IRE 6449
100 IRE 6413

Average gamma =  2.20

Color Management Settings

Color Management Settings
Red Green Blue Cyan Magenta Yellow
Hue 0  -43 -16 0 -1 0
Saturation 10 23 4 10 0 16
Brightness 1 -8 3 -5 15 -10

Calibration Charts (Before and After)

Click to enlarge these charts, pre- and post-calibration.


Overall, there are a lot of similarities between the 6030 and last year’s 5020.  Lumen output is lower in all modes, but not by a lot in most.  Grayscale is just okay right out of the box and is similar in THX, Cinema and Natural modes, with too much red and blue in the higher IREs, while being deficient in green.  However, it calibrated fairly well (see graph), with Delta E under 2 for the entire range.  The gamma setting in the 6030 was high (0 equaled 2.4), whereas the 4030 was right on (0 equaled 2.2).  There are extensive gamma settings available, but gamma is so consistent, most people won’t need to use them.

The Quick Cal of Dynamic reduces the green that’s apparent in whites, but each decrease in Green Gain causes a drop in lumen output and eventually starts to looking red with light grays.

The color gamut is quite good by default in THX mode, with just Yellow and Green being off the Rec. 709 target mark, both being undersaturated and Green being off in hue as well.  Red and Blue did not require much adjustment and the other secondaries were quite good as well.  Skin tones ended up good, but you can always use the skin tone adjustment if you like a little more or less red.

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