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post #2011 of 2036 Old 08-04-2012, 11:51 AM
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Yeah, $350 an hour seems very extreme for service on their own product. Seems to say more of a 'F*$%#K you' than anything else.
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Does anyone have any input as to whether this is something I could do myself?
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^^^ I know this seems like a silly question, but you do have power to the outlet? Breaker did not trip?

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That was actually the first thing I checked. I then plugged it in different places that I knew had pwer. Then i tried a different cord. No go
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If I pull it apart and attempt to replace the power board myself will I regret it?
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To anyone left roaming around this thread. Looking to replace my malfunctioning Optoma H79 with limited funds. Can pick up the 350 for about $900. Good deal? Think it's worth it oI've pj's like the Acer 9500BD and Epson  8350 or the BenQ W7000 for a few hundred more? Was also looking at the Sony VW60 for $1300.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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The 10 will crush the others you listed in everything but brightens and won't be 3d like the 9500 or7000 if that matters to you, everything else it is far ahead of the others
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I can not speak for the others, but I have to say that I am still THRILLED with my RS-10. It is still my favorite toy. Hopefully you can check it first, because mine has developed one problem: It is the up and down lens shift. The way that I designed the mount that I use, I can adjust it anyway. If the PJ you are looking at is in perfect working order, that would be a STEAL. The way that the pixels are produced with the 10 helps the picture by reducing the screen door effect to almost nil. I am watching mine on an 84" diagonal screen at 13 feet. I honestly think I could move up to five feet away, if my furniture would permit.
I paid $4,200 for mine, and that was a good price in that day. smile.gif
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The optical block/pink band issue is the only thing giving me pause. There's two for sale near me, and both appear to have less than 500hrs on them and one has a new bulb. Neither seems like they've been used enough to determine if that will be an issue in the near future. Or am I worrying over nothing.

I'm definitely narrowed down to the the HD350 or the Sony VW60 (used, about $1200) or the LG CF181D for $700 as a refurb. If my fears of the 350 turning into a lemon after a few could be alleviated, I'd probably jump on it.
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The optical block/pink band issue is the only thing giving me pause. There's two for sale near me, and both appear to have less than 500hrs on them and one has a new bulb. Neither seems like they've been used enough to determine if that will be an issue in the near future. Or am I worrying over nothing.

I'm definitely narrowed down to the the HD350 or the Sony VW60 (used, about $1200) or the LG CF181D for $700 as a refurb. If my fears of the 350 turning into a lemon after a few could be alleviated, I'd probably jump on it.

Pink Band is definitely something to consider. Unfortunately nothing you can do to test for it. But if you got a good deal, I'd go for it. I still enjoy my RS10 (after getting one optical block exchanged on warranty). And if you are not in the market for 3D/4K anytime soon, you should be ok. And even if you get the pink band, you can always lens shift a tad into your frame and not see it. not perfect, but usable.
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Any idea if the optical blocks have become more reliable in the later models?
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I would imagine after recognizing the issue, they would have corrected it for future models. Am sure there are many with plenty of hours on newer models. It would have surfaced by now.

I think I'm going to end up at $1050 for one of these. If it falls through I'll have to decide between the LG or Sony VW60. Honestly, I think any of the three will be an improvement to my H79 which was no slouch for a 720p DC3 projector.
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Any idea if the optical blocks have become more reliable in the later models?

I can only say that the replacement block has lasted way longer than the original one. with no accurate numbers though on how many devices/blocks were affected, it's tough to say for sure
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To conclude my buying query above, I just got talked into the RS45 for $2k from AVS. Bugger! I could hear my Amex going, "you better pay me off at the end of the month." The one guy I was going to buy the 350 from was the one that convinced me to get it. Go figure. Makes sense though. I've only owned two pj's, the SP4805 and then the H79. I do keep them awhile, and the RS45 is that much better than the 350 with a 2yr warranty to boot. So I think 5-6yrs from now, I won't get a case of upgrade-itis.

Now the only thing that could sway me away is the fact my old place of work is a Sony dealer, and they might make me an offer I can't refuse on the HW50ES. Extra year of warranty, spare bulb, and local support which means calibration better than what I can do.

Man did this escalate. Stupid hobby...haha.
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To conclude my buying query above, I just got talked into the RS45 for $2k from AVS. Bugger! I could hear my Amex going, "you better pay me off at the end of the month." The one guy I was going to buy the 350 from was the one that convinced me to get it. Go figure. Makes sense though. I've only owned two pj's, the SP4805 and then the H79. I do keep them awhile, and the RS45 is that much better than the 350 with a 2yr warranty to boot. So I think 5-6yrs from now, I won't get a case of upgrade-itis.

Now the only thing that could sway me away is the fact my old place of work is a Sony dealer, and they might make me an offer I can't refuse on the HW50ES. Extra year of warranty, spare bulb, and local support which means calibration better than what I can do.

Man did this escalate. Stupid hobby...haha.

Seems like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. With the rock being a free Porsche and the hard place being Hawaii! smile.gif

Seriously, either of those devices will make you happy and you'll enjoy both. Take the better deal. But 5-6 years out and no upgrade-itis? I can't promise that ...
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yeah,i think so,Congrats! post some screen shots. I know they don't matter. [lJNb
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I have an HD350 now with a with CIH 235.1 screen. The manual lens changing between aspect ratios is getting really old...I was thinking of going with a RS55 with lens memory...Anyone compare/research the two for overall PQ, black levels, sharpness etc? Thanks!
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I went from a HD350 to an X35 (RS46) and found it much brighter, sharper and better motion. I'm able close the aperture down further so gain more contrast (it has more to start with anyway). I use the lens memory even though I have an Isco II lens since there is some adjustment needed between lens and non lens use and I find it very good and repeatable.

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I went from a HD350 to an X35 (RS46) and found it much brighter, sharper and better motion. I'm able close the aperture down further so gain more contrast (it has more to start with anyway). I use the lens memory even though I have an Isco II lens since there is some adjustment needed between lens and non lens use and I find it very good and repeatable.
Thanks! How about the black levels? Maybe go with the X35 if thats the case and save a few bucks!
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Well, logically due to the higher contrast the black levels are lower (for the same given fL peak white setting). Since the X35 is so much brighter I could run with my aperture at -15 (minimum) for 16:9 content compared to -4 or so (in high lamp as well) on my HD350. Even after 260 hours the lamp has hardly dimmed at all (approx 5% measured at the screen) so it's holding out much better than my HD350 did.

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+1, but mine is the X30/RS45 with only 15 hours.

Also, it's much quieter. However, the remote has better quality on the HD350, and I loved the piano black finish, It also has a noisy lens cover while the X30 has a plain over plastic lens cover that could get lost easily.
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Have a bulb question. I'm getting a bulb indicator message upon startup. Is it a requirement to change the bulb even if it's bright enough? Wondering if there is a risk of bulb shattering if I don't change?


any recommendations on OEM replacement vs. some aftermarket bulb for better price?

thanks!
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Could anyone speculate as to the useful life of the projector itself (HD350) ?
I'm asking because my PJ has been through about about three bulbs already (maybe 5000 to 6000 hours total)
and yet I still love this projector - and I really don't feel a compelling need to upgrade.

Picture quality is excellent - contrast, shadow detail, sharpness, all excellent...
and I think widespread 4K rez is still some time away and don't have a strong need to go for 3D,
so I'd like to continue using this PJ as long as possible...

Is it realistic to think I could get another couple years out of it?
Another 2000 to 3000 hours or so?

Relevant quote from Davespectral:
"I can not speak for the others, but I have to say that I am still THRILLED with my RS-10. It is still my favorite toy..."

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Could anyone speculate as to the useful life of the projector itself (HD350) ?
I'm asking because my PJ has been through about about three bulbs already (maybe 5000 to 6000 hours total)
and yet I still love this projector - and I really don't feel a compelling need to upgrade.

Picture quality is excellent - contrast, shadow detail, sharpness, all excellent...
and I think widespread 4K rez is still some time away and don't have a strong need to go for 3D,
so I'd like to continue using this PJ as long as possible...

Is it realistic to think I could get another couple years out of it?
Another 2000 to 3000 hours or so?

Relevant quote from Davespectral:
"I can not speak for the others, but I have to say that I am still THRILLED with my RS-10. It is still my favorite toy..."
That seems like a lot of bulbs, but I don't see any reason to upgrade.

I agree with everything you said: 3D isn't that appealing, by the time 4K content becomes common, the other features of projectors should also improve and prices should drop. There should be many more options out there if you wait another couple of years.

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Thanks for reply Scott.
As luck would have it, my PJ is already destined to be sold
(It's been listed on that auction site)
I'm moving soon, not sure if I'll have a place to set up a PJ for a while... and it's nearly Superbowl time.
So I figured a great time to sell.

I'm actually amazed at how cheaply this unit can be purchased used these days...
So I figure when I'm ready for another PJ - and if I don't want to spend big bucks on a late model,
I can always buy an HD350 back again for about the same price.

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