Projector Reviews

Sony VPL-HW65ES Projector – Advanced Calibration Information

This is the advanced calibration information for the Sony VPL-HW65ES projector, available only to our paid subscribers.

Mike's CMS Calibration Notes

As usual, Sony provides a range of color spaces that tend to make a CMS unnecessary.  BT.709 was as close as you can get to the Rec. 709 standard as any projector we’ve reviewed.  Color Space 1, 2 and 3 expand the gamut to varying degrees, with Wide 3 being the largest gamut of the three.  As far as picture quality is concerned, the different color spaces used by TV, the Cinema Film, Game and Bright modes make for more saturated colors, but are less accurate.

There is the usual CMS with the HW65ES, but it wasn’t used as it really wasn’t necessary.  Delta E averaged 1.8 without calibration, which is a good result for many projectors after calibration.

Calibration Charts (Before and After)

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

Sony VPL-HW65ES Calibration Charts