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Mitsubishi HC7800D Projector Calibration and Settings

Posted on February 1, 2012 by Art Feierman
We calibrate every home theater that we review. This Mitsubishi HC7800D is no exception. I viewed the HC7800D for a day or so before Mike calibrated it.

Our calibrations, including this Mitsubishi HC7800D, are normally limited to a grayscale calibration, along with brightness, contrast, color saturation, tint (where applicable), etc. Only in very special circumstances will we calibrate the individual colors, in which case we discuss why.

Color Temp over IRE Range, Best Mode (Pre calibration):
A/V Memory 1 Video
30 IRE 6506 6894
50 IRE 6445 6923
80 IRE 6670 6874
100 IRE 6585 6928

AV/Memory 1, has rather impressive color temp readings pre-calibration, and it shows, when you fire it up the first time, just select the User memory AV1.

Lumen Output and Color Temp for various Picture modes at 100 IRE:
Cinema 496 @ 7291
Video 496 @ 6928
3D 866 @ 7587
A/V Memory 1, 2 or 3 670 @ 6585

Mitsubishi HC7800D Basic Settings

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.

Settings for measurements (default values are in parenthesis): SPREADSHEET COMING SOON!

Mitsubishi HC7800D Post Calibration Grayscale: User Mode

Post-Calibration color temps, 20 – 100 IRE:

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