I am about to buy all the gear for my dedicated media room and the panny 8k had been my projector of choice. Got mislead by some of the diagrams in the manuals and thought I hade more lens shift range than available. A thorough read of documents leads me to believe that top screen edge can be roughly 1/2 a screen height below center of lens by using lens shift. That seems logical too based on the quoted 2.9 image height adjustability.
Does anyone concur with that assessment? I'm seeing quotes of 5-8" here, which seems really low compared to what I think it should be.
To use the Zoom and expand a 16:9 to a 2.35 screen the center of lens can be no higher then the top of the screen. Some have gotten away with being an 1" or 2 higher but not much. You can go higher if you tip the projector down and use keystone adjustment to fix the distortion cause by tilting the project, this is usually a last resort though as it can degrade the image quality.
Weird issue. It seems like the bottom half and the top half of the image can't both be focused properly at the same time. When I properly focus so the bottom is crisp, the top goes out of focus. And vice versa.
Has anyone seen anything like this? I'm using a spandex AT screen.
I'm borrowing a friend's BR Disney WOW disc this week to see if that fixes anything somehow.
Sounds like you projector is either tipped up or down a little bit, it is not square to the screen.
Just got mine. Unfortunately it has rather terrible misconvergence:
What do you think? If I had bought this pj for movies I might be able to live with it, but since I bought it for general computer use, such as web development and programming, it's rather unacceptable as I can't see the real color of text. Text just appears like super colorful candy.
The misalignment seems to be about 2,5pixels. My last pj was an ae3000 which had very decent alignment (slightly less than 1 pixel).
I was gonna say, that can't be a 2.5 pixel misalignment. That text is a single pixel thick and if the panels were more than 1 pixel out of alignment then how would they all be aligning correctly to produce a 1 pixel thick black line? If you had more than 1 pixel misalignment then the line would not be black and there would be a colored ghost-line next to the actual line of whatever color the misaligned panel was.
Looks like fraction of a pixel misalignment since you can just see some color fringing sticking out of the solid black pixel lines.
This is what it looks like when the red panel for example is 1 pixel too low and to the right.
The basics of my system are: 8000U projector, Onkyo TX-NR3010 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 blu ray player, a custom built whitebox HTPC, plus all high speed HDMI cables.
I've tried several different HDMI cables and even ran the blu ray directly to the projector, and the problem never ceases or improves. It's the same with movies played from both my HTPC and blu ray player. I've paused a frame where it seemed fairly bad and played with every single setting on the projector, and nothing seems to help.
I'm to the point where I feel it's one of 3 things: I have a misaligned or faulty projector, this is as good as this projector is capable of, or there is some setting I am unaware of or cannot find.
If anyone has any advice whatsoever, I'd love to hear from you.
That makes perfect sense. Thanks!
I'll check it when I get home.
Certain films are flawless all the way through, and others are nearly unwatchable. And it changes for everyones setup. Theres honestly not much you can do. Even much more expensive projectors can have this issue; you can even see it in theatres occasionally. Just enjoy what youve got.
Buy a spare, cut it down, splice it PROPERLY, and put flex over the top to hide your work.
This is 18 AWG, you can also get 16 AWG or 14 AWG
I've been using the 18 AWG version since last January and has worked fine.
these work great so far. a bit bigger than the panasonic ones but my woman likes them better. $30 each
I noticed the expand Glasses say full 1080P to both eyes and the PS3 glasses seem to confirm they "does not suffer resolution loss of passive 3D". I've never heard of this and assumed all displays dropped to 720 when viewing 3D.
I think I've addressed the focus issue. I'll need a bit more time switching between sources but I'm pretty sure that's the issue.
That said I went from the satellite to a Blu ray last night and didn't notice a difference in detail.
Anyone know of a calibrator in Northern Alberta or Northern B.C.?
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The 3D image resolution is the same as the 2D image displayed on the same television. This is because the left and right eye images are displayed in a sequential fashion, in synch with TV or projector's screen refresh rate and the opening and closing of the LCD shutters in the glasses. The ps3 glasses should be 1080p.
Got mine last week. This was an upgrade from my trusted PT AE 900.
Connected it to my HTPC using the same 15m HDMI cable from my AE 900. The HTPC showed panasonic projector, but the 8000 was searching for a signal, with no joy. Bought a 7m 2160p cable, worked with no issues.
Really impressed with the 2d and 3d performance. The .mkv 3D formats are not automatically recognised as 3d signals, but works flawlessly with manual selection.
I used a mount from germany via ebay. Excellent quality and cheap as chips.
PJ at 8', MLP at 7 '= 50" diagonal for best IQ.
Its gong to be a long 2 weeks.
On the good side I didn't find the XD screen to be too much of a distraction. Certainly good enough for gaming while I wait.
It would take some work but I might end of moving my equipment shelf back the 4' that I can move it to regain some of the size.
50" seems small now.
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That said, I recently got the Disney WOW calibration set on Amazon when it was on sale for $18 and I started messing around with it this past weekend.
Now prior to this, I pretty much had my settings factory default out of the box. I only used 3 modes - Gaming mode (for playing games), REC709 for movie/TV watching, and Dynamic for 3D bluray watching (just to get the brighter picture).
My question is, now that I've got this calibration disc, which mode is best to calibrate for movies/TV? Obviously I'm going to still use Gaming mode to play games on, but for movies, should I try out calibrating the Cinema mode with the WOW disc or should I just stick to using the REC709 mode? I only used the REC709 mode prior because with minimal settings changes, I liked that picture the best.
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