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post #31 of 41 Old 01-30-2012, 11:13 AM
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Are you sure you are seeing SDE and not the screen texture due to the light canon the 5010 puts out?

I had an Elite screen that would look like SDE but I would pause it when I thought I seen SDE but then discovered it as I took a closer look that it was the screen texture being exposed under the high lumens.

EDIT: Ok, I see why you might see SDE. 7 feet from 120". Seems being that close would be a chore for the neck.
And my wife thinks we sit too close to our 117" at 11 feet.

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No, 3D is amazing. Close enough to perfect for me. Actually I very rarely saw SDE on my 720p Acer 5360 in 3D. I also think SDE is a factor of brightness, so your 1.0 gain screen should be good. I am 7' from a 105" width screen so am really close. I like the IMax effect. I will pick up an ND filter sometime. I am sure that will help. I have a 1.0 screen that is too small, but should make for a good test.
I am not unhappy with the Epson, on the contrary it is a fantastic projector mostly. I would highly recommend it for pretty much everyone but me I may get used to the SDE in time too. The Silverstar is a great screen except for a sheen on bright scenes. I have gotten used to that so it doesn't bother me either. Perhaps a pulldown 1.0 screen for 2D may be the perfect fix. Still, I wouldn't need that with the Panny.
The HW30 sounds like a good projector too, but the Epson and Panny are the only projectors that crank up brightness for 3D so it approaches or equals 2D brightness.
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I am very happy with my Panny 7000.


Make a screen, don't buy one. That takes all the fun out of home theater.

Search for Max Mudd on this forum and build that. If you really feeling saucy, build a Silver fire 1.0, search for that as well on this forum.

I built a silverfire 5.0 and my Panny 7000 is 16 ft from it, is freaking unreal. Highly recommend.
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Well, a good screen is a good investment. My Silverstar will last forever. I am on my 5th projector.
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I went with the Panny. Thanks for all inputs.
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Let us know your thoughts on the Panasonic after you get it.
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It arrived yesterday. Other than its very loud buzzing-noise it's great. Guess i was not so lucky with my unit. Anyway this is my first projector so I don't have much to compare with about the picture quality. The smoothscreen is awesome. The difference feels just alike when I upgraded my PC monitor 60hz to 120hz. Don't know how i survived without it. Too bad it doesn't work with the game mode on, really a bummer.

Haven't tried 3D yet so I can't comment on that. But as what pretty much everyone else say I guess it's great too.

No flickers so far..
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You are talking about frame interpolation. Smoothscreen is a physical lens device that spreads each pixel out a bit to fill in the black spaces between. Without it, like on my Epson 5010 sitting at 7' from my 120" screen I can clearly see the black spaces between giving me a screendoor effect.

It shouldn't be giving you a loud buzzing. Make sure high altitude is off, if on it cranks the fans up. Well, unless you live at a high altitude of course.
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Right, I knew I got that part wrong. Thanks for clearing that up.

It's not noise from the fan, its from something else.

In a few posts up, you said that you leave FI off when you're gaming, why is that?
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Because the way FI works is looking at the last frame of a movie and the next frame and calculating a good pixel in between for each frame (2 million pixels) so you are at best a full frame behind before you show something. This is lag you don't want when you are gaming.
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Alright thanks, makes sense.
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