Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10500 LCD Projector Review Settings


Unit-to-unit sample variations, the viewing environment, and the source might render these recommendations less than optimum. They are only provided as a potentially useful starting place.

The settings here that are most likely to translate reliably from one sample to another are those involving specific features with only a few selections, such as Gamma and Noise Reduction. The ones most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of adjustment, such as white balance (grayscale) and color management (where available). Even relatively small differences in the common control settings, such as Contrast, Black level, and Gamma, can shift the white balance, though the resulting visible change may be minor. Production tolerances can do the same.

We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many available display setup discs, such as Digital Video Essentials HD Basics (Blu-ray). These will help you to set the basic controls, Brightness (Black level), Contrast (called “Picture” in Sony sets), Sharpness, and sometimes Color and Tint, correctly. Experimenting with the more complex color calibration and other controls in the user menus will do no harm; the changes may be easily reset. But adjusting these by eye is unlikely to produce an accurate result and is no substitute for a full calibration. The latter is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX.

The settings shown are for 2D only.

Note that the HDR numbers are suggestions, largely arrived at subjectively. The maximum HDR Contrast setting shown will result in sometimes severe clipping on some HDR material. The lowest will significantly reduce HDR’s impact. See the review for more detail on this.

Color Mode Digital Cinema Dynamic
Brightness 0 or 14
Contrast-510 to 24
Color Saturation00
Sharpness Standard0-2
Sharpness Advanced Defaults Defaults
Color Temp.00
Skin Tone00
Gamma -1-1 to +1
RGB (White Balance) See below* See below*
RGBCMY (CMS) See below** See below**
Epson Super White OffN/A
Power Consumption HighHigh
Dynamic Contrast High Speed High Speed
Lens Iris0 0
Frame Interpolation Off N/AN/A
Super Resolution/4K 4K-2N/AN/A
Detail Enhancement Defaults N/AN/A
Noise Reduction OffN/AN/A
HDMI Video Range AutoAuto
Color Space AutoAuto
Dynamic Range SDRHDR Mode 1
Image ProcessingFine SN/AN/A
*RGB (White Balance) (HDR in parenthesis)
Offset -5 (-8)0 (0)3 + (+8)
Gain +2 (0)0 (0)(0)
**RGBCMY (CMS) (All left on 0 for HDR)
HueSaturation Brightness
Red 8-4225
Green -24-6434
Blue 4264-41
Cyan 1-6440
Magenta 0-160
Yellow -4-4841

***1080p or less as it arrives at the projector

**** 1080p upconverted to 4K prior to arriving at the projector (only noted if it differs from ***)


willieconway's picture

I don't really have a need for HDR as I mostly watch older content - 70s and 80s movies - (always on BD though), but man, the HDR roll-out is one of the worst I've ever seen. Basically you have to be a frequent visitor to to get the most out of it, and even then you're lucky if it works.