JVC Procision DLA-X70R D-ILA 3D Projector Settings


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

The settings that are most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of settings. This will be particularly true for color temperature (gray scale) and color management adjustments (where available). And with projectors, the screen used can have a significant effect on the optimum settings.

While experimenting with the user menus controls can do no damage and can easily be reset, we do not provide settings for service menu adjustments. Random alterations of such controls without detailed knowledge of what they do may corrupt a set's firmware. This may require extensive in-shop repairs that are not covered under the warrantee.

We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many display setup DVDs that are available, such as Digital Video Essentials (DVD) or DVE HD Basics (Blu-ray). A full calibration, particularly of the gray scale and color gamut, is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX.

As noted in the review, the 3D settings here are based on subjective results, not measurements.

Picture Mode: User
Color Profile: Cinema 2
Color Temp.: Custom (basis 6000K)

  • Red: Gain -2, Offset, -9
  • Green: Gain -22, Offset 0
  • Blue: Gain -38, Offset +5
Gamma: Custom
Dark/Bright Level: 0/0
Picture Tone: 0 (all)
Contrast: +6
Brightness: -3
Color: 0
Tint: 0
  • Sharpness: 0
  • Detail Enhance: 0
  • NR: 0 (all)
  • Custom Gamma: 2.5, adjusted
  • Color Management:
    • Hue, Saturation, Brightness
    • Red: +3, -4, -1
    • Green: -17. +3, +7
    • Blue: -7, 0, -3
    • Yellow: -1, 0, 0
    • Cyan: +1, -2, +12
    • Magenta: -4, -8, 0
  • Clear Motion Drive: Off
  • Lens Aperture: 0
  • Lamp Power: High
  • HDMI Input: Enhanced
  • Black Level (Installation menu): 0
Picture Mode: User
Color Profile: Standard
Color Temp.: 6000K
Gamma: Normal
Dark/Bright Level: 0/0
Picture Tone: 0 (all)
Contrast: +10
Brightness: -4
Color: 0
Tint: 0
  • Sharpness: 25 (mid)
  • Detail Enhance: 25 (mid)
  • NR: 0 (all)
  • Lens Aperture: 0
  • Lamp Power: High
  • HDMI Input: Enhanced
  • Black Level (Installation menu): 0
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chrisheinonen's picture


The Sony 95ES has lens memories, and has 5 positions to the 3 of the JVC models. Having used both, it seemed that the JVC was more likely to hit the target dead on and not require any adjustments than the Sony, but also took much longer to get there than the Sony, so it really was a wash on that aspect. The two extra memory positions were useful to allow for 1.78 and 1.85 memories to go with 2.40, 2.35 and 2.20 in my use.

On the X30 version, which has a much different CMS than the X70, doing those manual tweaks to the gamma at the low end that you did would lead to some severe posterization in the image. I assume this didn't come up in the X70 then?

Anthony's picture

What amazes me are the front projector reviewer with a tiny 78" screen. Projectors are for large projection. Thomas Norton seems to be still thinking of getting a larger screen. Let's wait before we can get a real review that merits the size a projector deserves.

Scott Wilkinson's picture
As stated in the review, Tom conducted most of this review on a 101-inch 2.35:1 screen. As he writes, "I briefly used the DLA-X70R on my resident 78-inch-wide, 1.3-gain, Stewart StudioTek 130 screen. I’m currently considering moving on to a new 96-inch-wide screen, and since many of you want something larger than 78 inches, I elected to do most of this review, and all of the measurements, on the 101-inch-wide, 1.1-gain, 2.35:1 Elite Osprey screen I reviewed in the October ’11 issue (posted at hometheater.com). Today’s projectors are getting brighter than they were when I acquired the 78-inch-wide screen, and once you’re accustomed to a bigger screen with a projector capable of lighting it up brilliantly (at least in 2D), it’s hard to go back."
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