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I've got the HD-PVR 9242. now i just need to upgrade the screen and paint the walls brickdust red.

Ya i am expecting the HD-PVR 9252 Soon...
Its going to be a big upgrade from the 42 model..
What screen are your going to up grade to?
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Frasia, if i had a 2:35 screen, how hard is it for the 9700 to go from standard 16:9 to 2.35:1? What steps must be taken?
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Frasia, if i had a 2:35 screen, how hard is it for the 9700 to go from standard 16:9 to 2.35:1? What steps must be taken?
For the True Ratio on the Epson 9700 UB you need the addon Anamphoric Lens..
And its not Cheap....
If you cant make the investment in the add on lens dont go with a 2:35 Screen
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Since I don't see a 9700UB owners thread, this post will have to subscribe me to the next best thing
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Since I don't see a 9700UB owners thread, this post will have to subscribe me to the next best thing

Because the 9700ub is only availible thru dealers you dont see as many as the 8700ub
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Got the 9700 up and running today, prepping the 7500 for sale.
I am most impressed with the improvements in frame interpolation so far. They finally got it right! I also can't hear the iris like I could on past units.

Projectors always look great with the fresh bulb, so I will hold off on "wow this picture is (insert awesomeness here)" for later.

Overall though, very pleased for first night out of the box.
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Got the 9700 up and running today, prepping the 7500 for sale.
I am most impressed with the improvements in frame interpolation so far. They finally got it right! I also can't hear the iris like I could on past units.

Projectors always look great with the fresh bulb, so I will hold off on "wow this picture is (insert awesomeness here)" for later.

Overall though, very pleased for first night out of the box.
Awesome Welcome to the party....
look forward to your comments after units break in
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OK, let me try a few more photos:




That seems like a lot of light leakage from the exhaust vent. Does it shine on the screen, or on the side wall?
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No it doesnt, actually with lights out is looks perfectly black at the exhaust
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That seems like a lot of light leakage from the exhaust vent. Does it shine on the screen, or on the side wall?
Think that is the reflection of the flash on his camera...
No light comes out of mine
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Here is some Screen Shots
BD 1.4 Gain Screen
Epson 9700 Ub
Cogeco HD DVR ,,,,, All Live shots


Lower Camera ISO
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Just picked up my 9700...can't wait to try it out.
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Just picked up my 9700...can't wait to try it out.

Awesome ....
Are you ceiling mounting or shelf mounting....?
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How to CLean the dust off that Lens....
Go to your Local Camera Store and buy a lens cleaning Kit...
It will come with a Blow Gun, A duster Brush, and a Micro Fiber Cloth and Lens Spray....

its a great tool....
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I will be ceiling mounting it.
I just tried it out and WOW!!!...looks great.

So I was play with the Frame Interpolation setting and when it's on high....I hate it. It makes the picture look like a live show or something. This is the same image I see on the LCD's and LED TV's. So I set it on off, and I feel it looks more like a movie.

I'll definitely pick up a cleaning kit.

But, so far, it's amazing.
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I will be ceiling mounting it.
I just tried it out and WOW!!!...looks great.

So I was play with the Frame Interpolation setting and when it's on high....I hate it. It makes the picture look like a live show or something. This is the same image I see on the LCD's and LED TV's. So I set it on off, and I feel it looks more like a movie.

I'll definitely pick up a cleaning kit.

But, so far, it's amazing.

I only have the Frame Rate to Low when watching sports...
Movie its always off
When watching bluRay the 4x4 pulldown is on....
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could I ask what is 4x4 pull down? What does it do for me?

thanks
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could I ask what is 4x4 pull down? What does it do for me?

thanks

The process of converting 24-frame-per-second film to video
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I had an opportunity to demo this unit today at my local dealer. He just put it up about two days ago, so it has had zero calibration done to it. I was very impressed with the performance of it. The last projector I had was a Panasonic AE900 back in 2007 and haven't used one since due to several moves. Now we are looking to add a projector and screen to our existing living room setup, which consists of a 60" Pioneer Elite. My selling point to my wife is the projector will help save the life of the Plasma because we will use it less for movie watching...

The only issue I have right now is trying to decide if it is worth the extra 1K and 1.5K over the 8700 and 8350. I need to have somebody install it and they did a good job with my speaker install back in April. Everybody else in town wants to sell me Runco or high end JVC units, so at least they have access to Epson. He told me that he can get those other units, but I haven't seen a price on them yet. So who knows how much higher they will be...

The 8700UB really looks like a great deal, but I haven't seen one yet. Best Buy and HH Gregg only sell the 8350 which would be good for financing reasons. I can get 36 months no interest on an 8350 from Best Buy.

I was wondering if anybody else has compared the three units yet??
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Frogers - I would really like to hear your assessment of the 9700 compared to your Infocus. I have an Infocus as well and am contemplating upgrading or waiting it out for a year or 2. (I need to replace my bulb or upgrade the projector).
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I had an opportunity to demo this unit today at my local dealer. He just put it up about two days ago, so it has had zero calibration done to it. I was very impressed with the performance of it. The last projector I had was a Panasonic AE900 back in 2007 and haven't used one since due to several moves. Now we are looking to add a projector and screen to our existing living room setup, which consists of a 60" Pioneer Elite. My selling point to my wife is the projector will help save the life of the Plasma because we will use it less for movie watching...

The only issue I have right now is trying to decide if it is worth the extra 1K and 1.5K over the 8700 and 8350. I need to have somebody install it and they did a good job with my speaker install back in April. Everybody else in town wants to sell me Runco or high end JVC units, so at least they have access to Epson. He told me that he can get those other units, but I haven't seen a price on them yet. So who knows how much higher they will be...

The 8700UB really looks like a great deal, but I haven't seen one yet. Best Buy and HH Gregg only sell the 8350 which would be good for financing reasons. I can get 36 months no interest on an 8350 from Best Buy.

I was wondering if anybody else has compared the three units yet??
I have compared all 3 units...
8350..... Higher lumens , Lower Contrast and Black level is not that great
8700......Lower Lumens than above, Higher Contrast,Better Black levels Extra Bulb Voucher , THX Mode
9700....Same Lumens, Same Contrast, Same Black levels,Extra bulb is not a voucher like 8700... Real Extra Bulb, Cable Cover,Premium Ceiling Mount,Extra
Year Replacement Warrenty,Advanced Tech Support Line with Number & Card..More advanced Colour Modes...

Hope this helps
If you where in My Area i would Sell and iNstall your unit for you.......
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If you where in My Area i would Sell and iNstall your unit for you.......
Where would that be?
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Where would that be?
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I have compared all 3 units...
8350..... Higher lumens , Lower Contrast and Black level is not that great
8700......Lower Lumens than above, Higher Contrast,Better Black levels Extra Bulb Voucher , THX Mode
9700....Same Lumens, Same Contrast, Same Black levels,Extra bulb is not a voucher like 8700... Real Extra Bulb, Cable Cover,Premium Ceiling Mount,Extra
Year Replacement Warrenty,Advanced Tech Support Line with Number & Card..More advanced Colour Modes...

Hope this helps
If you where in My Area i would Sell and iNstall your unit for you.......

So, would you say the 8700 would be just fine for me?
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So, would you say the 8700 would be just fine for me?

Really Depends on your needs ,
I my self wouldnt consider the 8350...
your choice is 8700 vs 9700...
If your not going to take advantage of the added colour modes and the Pro Cinema Extras then i would go with the 8700....

If you would have to buy a ceiling mount and want a clean look and want to have a more pro look to your pic go with the 9700....

You dont need a Runco or any unit on that hwy to enjoy a nice quality pic...
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I might be leaning towards the 8700UB but I have had a couple of people email me and suggested the JVC HD250. Any idea how this compares to the Epson units?
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I might be leaning towards the 8700UB but I have had a couple of people email me and suggested the JVC HD250. Any idea how this compares to the Epson units?

Go to Epson Site and get all the Specs on the 8700
Go To JVC Site and get all the specs on the HD 250...

And that will tell you a good idea of what the difference is ,
what you gain and what you loose between the 2 units..
ie Ansi Lumens , Contrast Ratio, Auto Iris , lamp hours, etc

I am an Epson Dealer so i lean toward Epson Products but if i was a consumer that is how i would get the info between the 2...
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Okay wanted to show a screen shot of a pic from Elf ,
First pic is the original Film Pic,
next is that Pic on THX Mode Epson 9700 ub....
Wanted to get some feed back on my skin tones.....

Elf BluRay Film Pic....


Elf BluRay Film Pic On Epson 9700 UB,THX MOde, SI Black Diamond .8 Gain

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Okay have made adjustments from my above pics that are from thx mode,
here is the new settings.
Thx
Brightness 1
Contrast 3
Colour Saturation -5
Tint 1
Power Consumption Normal
Auto Iris off
Advanced 2.3
RGB...R..1 G..-1..B..-4..GR..0..GG..-1..GB..4
RGBCMY untouched
Contrast Enhancement 1
Super Res 1
Colour Gamut SMPTE-C
Signal
Aspect Normal
4-4 pulldown On
Advanced
Noise Reduction 1
Epson white off
Overscan 2%
HDMI Video Range Auto



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