There are two out-of-the-box (OTB) modes on the BenQ X1300i. They are Gaming and Entertainment. FYI, you can tell you’re in Gaming Mode because the menu highlights are hot pink.
In Entertainment mode, the X1300 menu takes on purple highlights. In this OTB mode your options are: Bright, Living Room, Sports, Game, Cinema and User. Six modes are available in the Entertainment menu., See the chart above. For each of these modes, you can use any of the four Game Maestro options as well.
BenQ has tuned audio settings to each of these modes as well. It's not one size fits all, but that’s why there’s an Advanced menu where you can adjust all aspects of the video from brightness, color, sharpness and more. In the Advanced menus, you are able to customize the projectors gamma and color settings in detail. Advanced gamers with just a little knowledge of what they want out of the projector can go into the Advanced options and dial in exactly the video and audio experience needed for the specific game they are running. BenQ is an industry leader in gaming displays, and it’s clear with the X1300i that they’ve brought their knowledge of the gaming display market into their projector business.
The bottom line regarding out-of-the-box performance is that it’s really very good. Hardcore enthusiasts looking for near-perfect color will calibrate, but most users will be more than satisfied with the OTB presets. I’m very impressed by the out-of-the-box picture quality on the BenQ X1300i.
We did take the time to calibrate the USER Mode on the X1300i for SDR. Since your room and screen material has a major impact on the overall picture, I don't recommend using someone else calibration adjustments. If your room is brighter/darker or your walls are a different color, copying someone else results can cause more harm than good. However below are the before and after results in Phil's room.