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post #4531 of 4547 Old 10-11-2015, 01:15 PM
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I had to send it to Service in UK for repairing.
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My surprise was once I connected it back, it looked almost as good as new. There is zero spots now, and just a bit of yellow tone that can be easily fixed in the color controls, so in the end I am pretty happy with the result.
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Where have you guys bought your replacement bulb/lamp and what was your experience?

On 3700 hrs now and need to buy soon so I don't miss any football so please post!
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Hi Guys, Hope you might be able to help me on 3d issues with my 7000.

Overall the projector is perfect, but i have never been able to use it in 3d without bad ghosting.
3d works, but there is always bad ghosting, but it's only with the right eye, Ie, if i close my right eye and watch with my left eye, then all looks fine. However, if i close my left eye and watch with my right eye, there is always a double/ghost image.

I'm using the TY-EW3D3M glasses as they are the only ones that work with this projector for me.
I did buy TY-ER3D4ME and TY-ER3D4MU Compatible glasses, but neither of these work with the projector?
I've set it up using all settings from weak to strong ir as well as frame creation modes etc but all settings still have ghosting in the right eye.
currently using a panasonic DMP-BDT500 blu ray player for 3d playback.

I think it's the glasses? but any idea's on what else i can try would be appriciated.
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Hi Guys, Hope you might be able to help me on 3d issues with my 7000.

Overall the projector is perfect, but i have never been able to use it in 3d without bad ghosting.
3d works, but there is always bad ghosting, but it's only with the right eye, Ie, if i close my right eye and watch with my left eye, then all looks fine. However, if i close my left eye and watch with my right eye, there is always a double/ghost image.

I'm using the TY-EW3D3M glasses as they are the only ones that work with this projector for me.
I did buy TY-ER3D4ME and TY-ER3D4MU Compatible glasses, but neither of these work with the projector?
I've set it up using all settings from weak to strong ir as well as frame creation modes etc but all settings still have ghosting in the right eye.
currently using a panasonic DMP-BDT500 blu ray player for 3d playback.

I think it's the glasses? but any idea's on what else i can try would be appriciated.
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On 3700 hrs now and need to buy soon so I don't miss any football so please post!
My advice is don't buy any lamp not made by Panasonic. There is a lot of cheaper "compatible" lamps but they have much worse brightness and with some you even loose some functions like ECO mode. It just doesn't pay off.

I bought mine directly from the Panasonic UK Service when they were repairing my projector and it was the cheapest price I found in Europe.
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Does anybody know if there is a way to force a 30p Refresh Rate mode?

Been trying in Windows but nothing worked so far...

Logic tells me that if it supports 24p,50p,60p,30i,50i,60i it shouldn't be a problem to get 30p, right?
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Hi Guys, Hope you might be able to help me on 3d issues with my 7000.

Overall the projector is perfect, but i have never been able to use it in 3d without bad ghosting.
3d works, but there is always bad ghosting, but it's only with the right eye, Ie, if i close my right eye and watch with my left eye, then all looks fine. However, if i close my left eye and watch with my right eye, there is always a double/ghost image.

I'm using the TY-EW3D3M glasses as they are the only ones that work with this projector for me.
I did buy TY-ER3D4ME and TY-ER3D4MU Compatible glasses, but neither of these work with the projector?
I've set it up using all settings from weak to strong ir as well as frame creation modes etc but all settings still have ghosting in the right eye.
currently using a panasonic DMP-BDT500 blu ray player for 3d playback.

I think it's the glasses? but any idea's on what else i can try would be appriciated.
K, I have tried a few different active glasses from Panasonic and universal active glasses and all are dark with bad ghosting mostly in the right eye. Regaurdless of setting the pj to dynamic, bright and light glasses settings.

So i connected my lg passive fullhd 42 inch tv to my same samsung bluray player using the passive glasses and WOW. The difference is huge, The lg passive were so bright and crystal clear compared to my panny pj.

I thought the 7000 was supposed to be a good 3d pj for the tine but the much cheaper lg tv passive is so, so much brighter, clearer and absolutely no ghosting. Did iget a dud pj or is this normal for passive vs active?

I'm almost thinking of swapping my 110" panny pj for a 50 inch lg tv. This cant be right?
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It's right.
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No, it is not right, but unfortunately yes, you have a problem with the 3d on your unit since you have bad ghosting in the right eye like you do.. And comparing its active shutter 3d performance in its currently flawed state to a very small 42 inch TV using the totally different passive 3d method is going to be quite a difference.... obviously.

Just to totally confirm that you need to service your 7000, be sure to swap the HDMI cable with another one and if available, maybe try another blu ray player... or even try using another HDMI input on your 7000, just in case.. But, most likely, unfortunately something is wrong with your projector. If 3d is super important to you, then definitely going with the much smaller screen of a TV and the passive system can be quite advantageous.. the image will be brighter and the glasses are typically more comfortable, and as long as you don't sit too close to your screen, the half resolution of the passive 3d system will not be apparent.

But for me, the best way to experience 3d is on a very big screen with a properly functioning active shutter full resolution system! When I owned my 7000, its 3d worked fine, but when the 8000 became available brand new for less than $1500, I grabbed one... and the improvements that were made in its 3d performance are definitely obvious from that 1st generation 3d model.

Keep in mind too, that some people just don't see or process the active shutter method well due to their own vision. Maybe you are one of the few who fall into that category....
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Already tried different cables, players etc but 3d wasn't much of a priority for me. I do have a 720p 120hz dlp projector which i've used for the odd game with nvidia 3d vision, which is far better then a fullhd 3d pj,but even then it's rare for me to bother setting it up.

It's just a shame that you cant seem to get a 1080p pj that can work with nvidia 3d vision, dont know of any that can take in a 120hz signal.

Unfortunately i live in ireland and there is literally no where you can view before buying. But i can send it in for a service abroad as it needs cleaning anyway as it's used in a smokey man cave and see if they can find anything wrong at the time.
I'll just have to break out the spare hc6800 for a while.

Cheers for the advise.
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Already tried different cables, players etc but 3d wasn't much of a priority for me. I do have a 720p 120hz dlp projector which i've used for the odd game with nvidia 3d vision, which is far better then a fullhd 3d pj,but even then it's rare for me to bother setting it up.

It's just a shame that you cant seem to get a 1080p pj that can work with nvidia 3d vision, dont know of any that can take in a 120hz signal.

Unfortunately i live in ireland and there is literally no where you can view before buying. But i can send it in for a service abroad as it needs cleaning anyway as it's used in a smokey man cave and see if they can find anything wrong at the time.
I'll just have to break out the spare hc6800 for a while.

Cheers for the advise.

Did you try a 2nd plus pair of the correct model of glasses?

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Did you try a 2nd plus pair of the correct model of glasses?
yep, 3 pairs of the same model glasses, all with the same isssue, Looks like a faulty unit and not a single panasonic repair center in this country. looks like i'll have to ship it over seas and hope for the best.
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Regarding vertical yellow and cyan lines: it might be a bad connection between motherboard and LCD modulators. Try opening the top cover, then gently disconnecting and reconnecting the three LCD modulators. They should be easy to find, towards the front of the projector, behind the lens, the three modulators would have thin flat bent multicore cables connecting them to the motherboard from left, rear and right direction. Depending on construction of the connectors, you might need to lift the securing latch, or rotate it 90 degrees, to be able to disconnect/reconnect the cable; then move the latch back into secured position.

The big blue splotches: it's probably an unglued color filter. This is possible to check at home too, but unfortunately it's not trivial. On AE2000, one needed to remove the central optic assembly and motherboard to access the filters. Clumsy as I am, I've managed to fix mine.
I just tried reconnecting them and used an air gun also to clean things around. The yellow / blue vertical lines (in may case I have 3) were back as soon as I turned the projector Any other recommendations? Has anyone solved the issue or found how much does Panasonic charge for fixing this? I'm at the very end of my lamp as well, so it's a tough spot to be... Do I get a new lamp and live with the three lines going forward? Will I be getting more lines overtime as well? Otherwise, what to replace it with? Stay with Panasonic or something else? Brand new / second hand? I have no idea what to do... It also bugs me that I can't even sell it. It feels bad that kind of purchase gone just like that...
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I just tried reconnecting them and used an air gun also to clean things around. The yellow / blue vertical lines (in may case I have 3) were back as soon as I turned the projector Any other recommendations? Has anyone solved the issue or found how much does Panasonic charge for fixing this? I'm at the very end of my lamp as well, so it's a tough spot to be... Do I get a new lamp and live with the three lines going forward? Will I be getting more lines overtime as well? Otherwise, what to replace it with? Stay with Panasonic or something else? Brand new / second hand? I have no idea what to do... It also bugs me that I can't even sell it. It feels bad that kind of purchase gone just like that...
Maybe try using another source and setting the PJ to do 2d-3d conversion to be certain it is not the BD player

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I just tried reconnecting them and used an air gun also to clean things around. The yellow / blue vertical lines (in may case I have 3) were back as soon as I turned the projector Any other recommendations? Has anyone solved the issue or found how much does Panasonic charge for fixing this? I'm at the very end of my lamp as well, so it's a tough spot to be... Do I get a new lamp and live with the three lines going forward? Will I be getting more lines overtime as well? Otherwise, what to replace it with? Stay with Panasonic or something else? Brand new / second hand? I have no idea what to do... It also bugs me that I can't even sell it. It feels bad that kind of purchase gone just like that...
Maybe try using another source and setting the PJ to do 2d-3d conversion to be certain it is not the BD player

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Nah, the problem is independent of the source, in fact it shows during the Panasonic logo during boot or while scanning for inputs as in the attached picture. I like the blue background to display the problem as it shows how those lines are just directly off on the blue component. After a few minutes one or two might disappear and then return...
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Nah, the problem is independent of the source, in fact it shows during the Panasonic logo during boot or while scanning for inputs as in the attached picture. I like the blue background to display the problem as it shows how those lines are just directly off on the blue component. After a few minutes one or two might disappear and then return...
I also took a picture of the motherboard and highlighted the blue LCD flex cable in case someone finds it useful. Should I remove the motherboard and see what's on the other end or I am I just wasting my time?
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