The SP-H710AE is a follow-on to the Samsung SP-H700AE, which is a 720p
single-chip DLP projector designed with input from Joe Kane and JKP Labs™.
The SP-H700AE has received high marks for its color accuracy, largely due to
JKP's work with it. Both of these projectors use 720p HD2+ DMD chips from
The SP-H710AE contains a Correct Color Reproduction System, whereby some
measurements can be taken of internal test patterns, off the screen, with a
high quality spectroradiometer and entered into the projector, which the
projector then uses for a self calibration.
The lowest priced spectroradiometer
recommended for this costs more than the projector, and so is something that
is likely to be done by a professional, for those who choose to have it
Spectroradiometers that I know to be on the recommended list are from
Minolta (the CS-200) and Photo Research. In this case I stayed with the
settings from the factory for this area.
I found the remote to be responsive. It
includes a backlight, and the "Quick"
button was useful while calibrating the projector to get straight to a lower
level menu. It does not include as many buttons as some other remotes, but I
felt that it worked well as a standard remote. Turning the projector off
does require pressing more buttons than I have found with other projectors,
but some people may prefer this as it decreases the chances of accidentally
turning the projector off (in which case the bulb should be allowed to cool
down before trying to restart it).
The default settings looked pretty good for colors and grayscale to me. Here
is what I measured for Color Temperature, RGB Levels, and Luminance (Gamma),
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