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  1. I live in a regional city (Cairns) so definitely wouldn't pay for anyone up here to do it. Surely with a Spyder 5 I could get most of the way myself?? Just that the instruction on using auto-cal are pretty terrible and the software doesn't seem to work very well. Others are taking about custom gamma curves with JAVS too but there's no real 'guide' on what to do or what to change. Stuffed if I can work out how to set a custom gamma curve and take measurements using auto-cal.
  2. @WaveR Did you end up getting your HDR settings sorted? I also have an x5900 and the HDR image is quite dark and flat. Non HDR content looks amazing which is why it's so noticeable how flat the HDR image is. I've done a few auto-calibrations with a Spyder 5 Pro to the HDR picture and BT.2020 colour profile and am playing 4k HDR content from a 4k ATV (iTunes + Netflix) and a PC with 4K HDR blu-rays. Auto-cal isn't working and most threads I've found refer to the older 5000, 7000 series so am at a bit of a loss.
  3. Item: 2.37:1 Velour flocked cinemascope projector screen. Location: Cairns Price: $400 + shipping Item Condition: Brand New but with nick in 1 corner (see photos) Reason for selling: Replaced by supplier Payment Method: Pickup or Delivery - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Shipping Dimensions: 1860 x 210 x 240 approx 10kg Original Product: https://www.selby.com.au/electronics/projectors-accessories/projector-screens/cinemascope/120-inch-cinemascope-fixed-frame-projector-screen-sacs98120.html Screen Dimensions: Frame: 3006 x 1386. Screen: 2810 x 1190 Extra Info: Purchased from Selby Acoustics but velour had a nick in it so was replaced by the supplier. I was only chasing a replacement of the top piece of the frame, as everything else was perfect. You wouldn't be able to see it from your seating position anyway as it's on the back of the top back of the frame, and not on the front anyway (see photo). When the replacement arrived I just pulled out the frame piece I needed and assembled my original screen, so the screen fabric and everything else is brand new in the box and unopened. Picture of assembled screen is my original one as the replacement hasn't been assembled.
  4. @Mr K ah of course, thanks for that! I did use my Spears & Munsil calibration BD which made it a lot easier to focus with the sharpness pattern. How about calibrating the pixel shift? I've lined them up as best I can, but I have a green line on the left of the screen and a blue one at the bottom. I noticed the bottom of the top white bar of a Wndows Explorer window had a pink line so I've adjusted that out, but it seems there should be some better patterns for this than the built in lines. Am looking at putting in some time working a decent pattern out, looks like black lines on a white background work best for finding issues.
  5. I haven't managed to find much content that's HDR and/or Dolby Atmos, so I've been sticking with SDR. The impression I got is that HDR content would automatically switch to HDR, even if you left the menu setting on SDR? He also does a video on BD vs ATV streaming (I think even a snippet in that clip) and the difference in gradation between the two is pretty big.
  6. Do you guys do anything special when adjust the focus on your PJ? I've been playing around with my x5900 for awhile with a DSLR Macro Lens focused on the screen but aren't getting anywhere near individual pixel definition like the images on the first page of this thread!
  7. After watching this video I've switched my AppleTV to 4K SDR. Skip to 6:20 and 10 minutes:
  8. Sorry, I have: PC with GTX1070 and i7 4790k (currently investigating the blu-ray 'friendliness' of my LG BH16NS40 for MakeMKV). Apple TV 4k JVC X5900 Pioneer SC-LX58 And 1m/2m HDMI leads from Apple TV/PC to the Pioneer. So technically, my run to the X5900 would be 11m - 12m + components. I'm 0/3 with the Comsol's, looks like you got a 'golden' version! As I said though, if you're after 4k 24hz 4:4:4, the Comsol is a great option, but I had no success getting 60hz 4:4:4 out of them. I didn't try this last one direct to projector, maybe it would go full bandwidth? Based on the previous 2, I doubt it, and even if it did I'm not spending another $250 on another HD Fury just to get 4:4:4 over 4:2:0 for streamed content. I'll save the HD Fury for the higher bitrate disc version.
  9. Thought I'd add my 2c since I own both a Ruipro 10m Fibre HDMI and have used 3 x Comsol 10m HDMI's from Officeworks (that pretty much sums up where this is going). In my experience: Option A: Pay the extra money for a Ruipro Fibre HDMI, connect it to your display and instantly receive 4k 60hz 4:4:4. Option B: Spend $69 at Officeworks on the Comsol COHDMI100. Connect 4k Apple TV to Amplifier, Comsol to Projector. Receive 4k 60hz 4:2:0. Run HDMI test in Apple TV and get blank screen, Google how to reset Apple TV using remote. Connect Apple TV to PC monitor to get image back again. Disconnect amp and connect Apple TV direct to Projector. PJ displays no signal, unplug/replug, connect back to PC monitor to see if Apple TV is dead. Everything working fine. Test 1m HDMI that was previously going from Apple TV to amp to see if it's 18gpbs capable. Confirm that it is. Try Comsol again and repeat HDMI test, failure and getting it back by connecting to PC monitor again. Connect Comsol to PC and PJ to see if Apple TV issue. PC will do 4k 30hz 4:4:4. Try forcing to 60hz, no image. Contact Comsol with screenshots saying that their cable doesn't actually support 4k 60hz 4:4:4. Receive reply from Comsol next day (pretty quick - I was impressed) with photos of the factory in China where they have a COHDMI100 sitting on the bench and showing 4k 60hz 4:4:4 working on an Apple TV, then a separate photo of a desktop computer and the cable on the desk with the PC running full spec as well. They offer to send me a cable (very nice of them). Return to Officeworks and swap cable for another one. Connect AppleTV 4k direct to projector, this time we get an image! Still 4:2:0 so try the 4:4:4 option. Success an image has appeared! Tons of static noise appearing on the screen, not as bad as an analogue TV with a poor signal, but you wouldn't watch it. Image flickers and breaks up in certain parts, so it's obviously at its limit. New cable from Comsol arrives, connect it and again see 4k 60hz 4:2:0. Try 4:4:4 option, doesn't work, don't spend any more time trying to. If I had a blu-ray player that was going to output 4k 24hz 4:4:4, I'd get the Comsol. If you want 60hz, spend the extra money for your time and sanity. (Preferably a Ruipro from ^^ Keith from EzyHD as he contributes a lot to the community and is really quick with your order). Side note, Apple TV 4k doesn't seem fussed about HDCP 2.2 either. I bought a HD Fury AVR Key as my Pioneer SC-LX 58 is 18gpbs but doesn't have HDCP 2.2. Running my GTX1070 to Amp then to PJ gets me no signal (GPU doesn't like the amp so I need to use the HD Fury to get around HDCP) but Apple TV 4k to Amp then Amp to Projector gets me 4K and Dolby Atmos. Actually I can only speculate that it *should* work as that's what it says in the menu. I'm yet to actually find any content on the Apple TV that is 4k AND Dolby Atmos. Even my purchased copy of The Fourth Phase (which is one of the Dolby Atmos Demo clips on the Windows 10 Dolby Atmos App) is only in Stereo on iTunes!!
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