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Epson Pro Cinema 6020 Projector Calibration and Settings

Posted on July 27, 2013 by Art Feierman
We did not need to calibrate the Pro Cinema 6020. Plugging the calibration settings from the 5020 produced virtually identical results. The difference between the two was extremely slight, and we would expect due to the typical slight variations between the lamps in each (both use same lamp).

Epson Home Cinema 5020 Color Temperature

Color Temp over IRE Range (Pre calibration): THX
30 IRE 7164
50 IRE 7170
80 IRE 7172
100 IRE 7012

Before we provide our settings, let's see what we started out with: Pre calibration, these are the color temperatures over the grayscale range.

Lumen Output and Color Temp at 100 IRE
Dynamic 1890 @ 6702
Living Room 1473 @ 8088
Natural 804 @ 7132, 572 in Eco lamp mode (default)
CInema 804 @ 7041, 572 in Eco lamp mode (default)
THX 804 @ 7012, 572 in Eco lamp mode (default)

Here's a look at the other modes, just reporting on White - (100 IRE).


Epson Home Cinema 5020 Basic Settings

Header Content
Cinema Dynamic Livvng Room Natural THX
Contrast (0) -2 -1 -1 -1 -1
Brightness (0) 1 0 1 1 1
Color Temp (0) 6500 6500 7500 6500 6500
Auto Iris Off High Speed Off Off Off

In addition to calibrating Red Green and Blue for a correct grayscale balance (6500K), there are a number of other settings that come into play. Typically Contrast and Brightness (white balance and black balance), need to be done first. Color saturation and gamma also need adjustment. In the case of the HC5020 projector, most of these default settings were fairly close to ideal, with only contrast altered more than slightly in most modes.

Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis).

Color Saturation all settings 0
Lamp Mode=Normal (unless noted otherwise)
Auto Iris Off.
All other settings at default (untouched)

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