Originally Posted by A_D_A_M
Thank you so much for these screen shots. The black level and shadow detail look excellent. It actually looks better than my Optoma HD80.
This is very helpful and is making me more interested in the Epson.
Thanks and enjoy!
Thanks very much for the kind words. It's definitely nice to hear that the time I put into getting those pics up was actually useful for someone here.
As for the TW4000...bizarre things happened today. First, and almost certainly unrelated, a very reliable Linux box in the house that's been around for ages bit the dust this morning. It was shut down working, and then said it couldn't find a valid boot partition this morning.
Then, this evening, I was playing some Call of Duty: World at War when the projector suddenly turned off. No temperature light or anything else. I waited a while and turned it back on. (My Xbox 360 had been on the whole time) When I turned it back on, it made the Xbox reboot. (HDMI issue?)
I figure it's a fluke, so I play again, but it happens within 30 minutes.
I try to figure out what's different, and remember that I had turned auto iris on for the screen shots above. Maybe
, I reason, maybe
the extra energy being used by the TW4000 means the Xbox 360, receiver, DVR and TW4000 are pulling too much power from that one power strip. So I unplug the TW4000 from the power strip, and plug it directly into the open outlet directly into the wall.
So I play again, but it happens in 20-30 minutes.
I get the manual out to see if there's anything I missed. There's mention of the sleep timer under troubleshooting, so I boot the projector back up, figuring that I'm going to exchange it at Yodobashi anyway if there's any sign of a perminent issue.
Again, when I turn the projector back on, it makes my Xbox 360 reboot. I turn off sleep mode, and try to play Call of Duty again, ruling out the possible causes through process of elimination.
It happens again. Except it's definitely faster this time.
So I decide to try again, with the now standard rebooting of the Xbox, but play Catan, a board game that's not going to use nearly as much processing power nor as much action as COD.
It happens again. I realize it doesn't even seem to be doing the 16 second cool down that the manual talks about. Hm...bad maybe?
I want to turn it back on right away to see if there's any kind of temperture light or other warning signal. While it does make the Xbox reboot, it also is completely unresponsive and looks like this:
There's three more photos in my photostream if you click on that image. It was constantly changing lines of static, and turned greenish at the same time as the Xbox noise sounded, meaning there would normally have been a lot of green at that point.
So yeah, projector goes crazy.
Now, at this point, I figure I've turned this thing on more times in the last 12 hours than I normally do in a week, and even if it does work, I'm likely returning it, so I turn it off, and hook the Xbox up through VGA.
Works perfect, 1920x1080. Play through a whole two games of Catan to make sure it's working. It is.
Hm. Well, this
is how I connected the Xbox with the VGA cable and HDMI cable. I was hopefully I could switch between the two, but when the HDMI cable is plugged in, the VGA out is turned off, but the 5.1 optical out still works. I looked, but I couldn't find any reports of anyone else having this kind of issue. How is my TW4000 able to make my Xbox 360 reboot?
(The Xbox, VGA cable, 2m HDMI 1.3a [can't find 1.3b in Bic or Yodobashi here] cable and TW4000 were all bought in the last week)
Anyway, needless to say it sounds like I need to make sure I get the official Microsoft HDMI cable
to plug in my optical stereo cable to use HDMI.
Is there some other possible issue here? Has the projector possibly suffered any damage from this? (Aside from undue wear and tear on the bulb) What is up with that crazy static? Why did the first 8 hours of gaming have no problems? I saw HDCP handshake issues while watching Transformers, but I thought that was part of a known issue between Transformers and the Xbox 360 HD DVD player... I have more questions than answers, but I'm hoping that's where you guys can come in help me out.