projectors

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD

Compact & bright projector that produces a lot of light, but lackluster color performance.

July 04, 2010
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Calibration

There is no one video mode or group of settings that is good for all of the situations that a video projector can be used in. So, we pick one: watching movies in a darkened room. The settings below are our recommended starting points for this, and the settings that we use in our color tests. Feel free to use these as a starting point for your own personal calibration, but remember that the best calibration is the one that produces the best image quality for your own situation.

Our calibrated settings for movie watching involved some tweaks to reduce the brightness and increase the contrast of the projector, as well as disabling the auto iris. We found that these settings produced the best balance of color accuracy and screen brightness: pushing the contrast in particular any further caused a lot of peaking, where highlight details get lost.

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Video Modes

The 705HD includes a range of preset video modes.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. 3D
  7. Viewing Effects
  8. Calibration
  9. Remote Control
  10. Connectivity & Media
  11. Power, Noise & Heat
  12. ViewSonic PJD6531w Comparison
  13. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  14. Canon LV-8310 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
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