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post #4021 of 4041 Old 01-27-2015, 11:51 PM
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Yes.

Even if you have lights on in the room, over your seats and but not near the screen, it's watchable, but not optimal.

I project a 176 2.35 image from 19' feet in ECO mode.
How many hours you have on your bulb? I am at about 2500 hours now on mine (all ECO mode). I am curious as to how much light loss we have, and how long the bulb should last.

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IF this model is discontinued. Will they still make bulbs? Should I buy an extra now?
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How many hours you have on your bulb? I am at about 2500 hours now on mine (all ECO mode). I am curious as to how much light loss we have, and how long the bulb should last.
I got mine only two months ago, and it has under 200 hrs I'm sure...I'll have to check later...I'm far from light loss for now. Do you think yours has lost light at this point?
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IF this model is discontinued. Will they still make bulbs? Should I buy an extra now?
Yes...enough demand for now....3 years of selling the same model equals lots of owners. I wouldn't buy one unless you'd like to keep spare in case of fluke accidents right before the big game or something...like breakers tripping and pj shuts down, and that blows the lamp prematurely.

I've gone through 2 pjs before my panny and never had to change out the lamp...knock on wood....of course, it's all about how much your usage is and any negligent use.

If panasonic stops making the lamp, after market will be still be there... and ebay where ppl sell their spare oem lamps because they never ended up using then...But I see myself buying a laser 4k pj by then... which should be right around 3000 hours perhaps...

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Cool. Yeah I'm at 330 hrs since setting it up in September. So I think by the time the bulb does go, it will be time to upgrade
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I got mine only two months ago, and it has under 200 hrs I'm sure...I'll have to check later...I'm far from light loss for now. Do you think yours has lost light at this point?
I am thinking I might have some light loss... Not sure as i never put the meter on it when I set it up new in July last year.

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I am thinking I might have some light loss... Not sure as i never put the meter on it when I set it up new in July last year.
Just checked...I've got 196 hrs now...at this rate...I should be good at 1200 hrs a year...

If it's not noticeable to your eyes, it may not be an issue...Or if noticeable, perhaps do some basic calibration with a WOW disc to kick up the brightness if needed...
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Thanks for your input, appreciate it! I had another question - I understand that mounting the projector is ideal but would this projector work and/or work well using it on a shelf instead? thanks!
It is working just fine for me - see pics below:


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Funny you ask that. I just placed mine on a shelf 7' up just last night. Cost me under $11. $4 for two "L" shelf brackets for 200lb per pair capacity...and a rubbermaid precut painted shelf from closet section in HD for about $6.

I was limited by the rear wall, as I needed to move the pj back a foot in order to fill the entire screen. So I cut a 7"x20" in the wall...it's a bit rough and temporary right now, but I'll make it clean later.

I was worried about how much vertical lens shift would be needed at that height since the pj would remain right side up, but I've got 2-3 feet to adjust the image down if my screen was even lower. It's this great amount of flexibilty that make me love this pj even more. Was tired after putting it up...so really appreciated being able to zoom/focus from the remote when I was finished.
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It is working just fine for me - see pics below:


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Thank you both! I am getting closer to pulling the trigger!

@cr136124 - which shelf/stand are you using? you have a link? Your setup is awesome, btw!
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It is working just fine for me - see pics below:


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Very nice setup.

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Thank you both! I am getting closer to pulling the trigger!

@cr136124 - which shelf/stand are you using? you have a link? Your setup is awesome, btw!
Thanks! Here is the link to Amazon:

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Very nice setup.
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I received my 8000U yesterday from B&H. I'm upgrading from an Epson 3020. The model I received has severe panel misalignment (photos below). It was so bad, I was having trouble even attaining proper focus. I've seen other cases of the same issue, but I don't know how common it is. Do you guys think it's worth rolling the dice with another 8000U, or returning and buying the Sony HW40ES for $500 more?
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I received my 8000U yesterday from B&H. I'm upgrading from an Epson 3020. The model I received has severe panel misalignment (photos below). It was so bad, I was having trouble even attaining proper focus. I've seen other cases of the same issue, but I don't know how common it is. Do you guys think it's worth rolling the dice with another 8000U, or returning and buying the Sony HW40ES for $500 more?
Purchased mine from PP in November (BF sale) and it arrived with the same issue. Contacted PP and they shipped a new one which is perfect. I'd suggest reaching out to B&H, send pics and see if they would replace it as DOA as PP did with mine.
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It is working just fine for me - see pics below:
You may be too close to the wall. The 8000 is supposed to have at least 4" of clearance around it. See page 15 of the manual for a diagram.

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I received my 8000U yesterday from B&H. I'm upgrading from an Epson 3020. The model I received has severe panel misalignment (photos below). It was so bad, I was having trouble even attaining proper focus. I've seen other cases of the same issue, but I don't know how common it is. Do you guys think it's worth rolling the dice with another 8000U, or returning and buying the Sony HW40ES for $500 more?
Have BH replace...this pj is worth the trouble...heck, I'd keep replacing until I get the perfect one. I was fortunate my first delivered had no issues, after going through and eliminating every user based setup errors of course.

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You may be too close to the wall. The 8000 is supposed to have at least 4" of clearance around it. See page 15 of the manual for a diagram.

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i think this is if the PJ is mounted in a cabinet or a wall.

every other side is Wide open in Carlo's setup...so he has no chance of overheating the PJ

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so he has no chance of overheating the PJ

I'm just quoting what Panasonic says. So if there is a problem, and Panasonic sees the pictures he posted above, they could deny a warrantee claim.


Do what you want, but mine is about 30 inches from any wall.


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I'm just quoting what Panasonic says. So if there is a problem, and Panasonic sees the pictures he posted above, they could deny a warrantee claim.


Do what you want, but mine is about 30 inches from any wall.


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thats a valid point...panny is reknown for being sticklers with stuff like that...good thoughts

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I received my 8000U yesterday from B&H. I'm upgrading from an Epson 3020. The model I received has severe panel misalignment (photos below). It was so bad, I was having trouble even attaining proper focus. I've seen other cases of the same issue, but I don't know how common it is. Do you guys think it's worth rolling the dice with another 8000U, or returning and buying the Sony HW40ES for $500 more?
Check with the focus and other menu screens as well also blue ray materiel I do not use PC on my PJ yet but remember others having issues with certain fonts it was how the PC was producing the image or something.
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