Posted on December 2, 2013 By Art Feierman
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!
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 (Eco Lamp, Dynamic): 1159
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%.
Average gamma = 2.20
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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