OMG, So Frustrated. I purchased a Panasonic 8000 projector over 1 year ago along with 6 pairs of glasses TY-EW3D3MU (2 small pairs for the kids a 4 mediums for the adults and bigger child). I also purchased a Denon 4311CI AVR and a Seymour 130" curved 2:37:1 screen. I became very ill and required a heart transplant. Well, I am finally healthy enough and have been building a home theater. I setup my screen yesterday and couldn't wait to use it. (The kids picked a movie, non 3-d) everything seemed to play ok but I did notice every few minutes the screen would "black out" and then start projecting again. Sorta like it lost its handshake. The next morning I was having the same issues. I was also trying 3d movies as well. The cable I had connected is a Amazon Basics cable http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-H...=3d+hdmi+cable
These cables also cause the picture to lose hand shake and go black for a few minutes before the picture returns. Most all my movies are stored on my Hard Drives, I use software to play 2d and 3d however,3D movies will NOT play.
Then tried a Monoprice cable, pretty thick with nylons shielding. It will play 2d very well (no drop, or loss of picture) but will not play 3d. I tried watching a 3D movie with the larger monoprice cable but I never had to option to allow for 3D. I selected 3D via Power DVD which worked however I had NO option to select 3D via my projector. I am using Power DVD 10. I can switch from 2d to 3d mode when I start a movie, lets say monsters vs. Aliens. When I use the Panasonic 8000 remote and choose 3d it will show a 3d picture. (but my glasses do not recognize a 3D picture, they act like they are in 2D mode) It will switch to 3D mode but before I can even put the remote down the screen flickers again (same handshake loss) and automatically returns to 2D mode. WTH!
Please let me know if I should install different software to watch 2d and/or 3D movies or If I should purchase different cables. ( I tried thick monoprice and thinner Amazon basics) neither work. Can you list what type of cable I should purchase? OR is a new projector needed?
OR, do I need different 3D glasses?
********help, friends stopping over to watch a movie ************
p.s. I have a 3D tv at home 42" and the same 3D movies work just fine and I'm using the cheap $9 best buy glasses. I should have brought a pair up to test.
UPDATE: I connected my 3D blu ray player and Avatar worked just fine, NO issues. So it may not be a projector issue. However I am still having drop outs when I watch standard movies via my HTPC. I'll post there as well in case other have this issue. I use the same movies/software on my t.v. with NO problems.
Maybe the drop out is caused due to the video card on my htpc connected to my Denon then passed to the projector. I dunno.