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Optoma HD8200 Projector Calibration and Settings

Posted on March 29, 2009 by Art Feierman
We calibrate each home theater that is reviewed. It is a pretty standard calibration, there's always more that can be done by some of the "hi-end" calibrators. Our calibrations, including the HD8200, are normally limited to a grayscale calibration, along with brightness, contrast, color saturation, etc.

Optoma HD8200 Color Temperature

Since the HD8200's Cinema mode was very cool (blue) in color balance, and almost identical to their User mode, we built our calibrated settings from User. Here are the User measurements BEFORE calibration

User Measurements

30 IRE 7277K
50 IRE 7310K
80 IRE 7196K
100 IRE 7201K

That's pretty far off the mark, although consistent from dark grays to white.

Optoma HD8200 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.


Our final settings (numbers in parens are the default numbers)

Cinema Bright  Photo Reference User
Contrast 46 (44) 38 (43) 33 (43) 46 (44) 42 (44)
Brightness 40 (38) 40 (50) 46 (51) 41 (38) 41 (41)
Color Temp Warm Medium Cold Warm Warm
Color (55)  (57) (52)  (50) 50 (50)
Gamma Film Video Graphics Standard Standard
Tint (50) (50) (50) (50) (50)
User 48 48 48 48 48

All other settings are at their defaults for those modes.
Zoom was set at mid-range, All other settings at default

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