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post #3661 of 3671 Old 08-02-2016, 03:56 PM
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In the service menu have not tried to see? Button combination on the remote control: Enter, Enter, Left, Enter and Up. Or OK,OK,Left,OK.
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In the service menu have not tried to see? Button combination on the remote control: Enter, Enter, Left, Enter and Up. Or OK,OK,Left,OK.
Thank you for service menu remote keystrokes.

I can now see that the unit has very low total hours (only 4221) so it may be newer than the original owner stated.

SC ROM Version: 01.00
Sub ROM Version: 01.00

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I already have done everything I can via the normal end user controls.
In my opinion there are two options 1) Fee HDMI (different cable-others have tried?) that or flash (can't find the Sony firmware),or buy a new one (must be exactly convinced that this is it). And 2) the Most horrible,expensive option is the Optical block (panel degraded,damaged).
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In my opinion there are two options 1) Fee HDMI (different cable-others have tried?) that or flash (can't find the Sony firmware),or buy a new one (must be exactly convinced that this is it). And 2) the Most horrible,expensive option is the Optical block (panel degraded,damaged).
Option 1 - not applicable (all cables same effect)
Option 2 - Firmware update (I am calling Sony in the morning)
Option 3 - I have a request into Mendtronix for an estimate of repair

There is an option 4 - Sell it on eBay with FULL disclosure to others who may be better able to fix or may be fine with it the way it is (e.g. sports bar that doesn't care how good the picture quality is).

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Although there is still possible 3) Processor symbols (a separate small Board). In any case, you need a Diagnosis. The maximum that you can do at home is to reflash,BUT the firmware is nowhere to be found. The vicious circle turns out,unfortunately.
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option 1 - not applicable (all cables same effect)
option 2 - firmware update (i am calling sony in the morning)
option 3 - i have a request into mendtronix for an estimate of repair

there is an option 4 - sell it on ebay with full disclosure to others who may be better able to fix or may be fine with it the way it is (e.g. Sports bar that doesn't care how good the picture quality is)
Yes,I agree with you on all points
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Could someone post a picture of a still shot of a football game where the camera is panned out, like when everyone is lined up before the snap?

It seems that my projector has a problem as the picture is not clear at all during those shots, but up close the picture is very clear. I have no idea why there's such a big difference in clarity, but I want to know if it's just my projector or if all HW50ES's look that way. Maybe it's my screen causing the issue.

My projector is mounted about 15' from the screen in a light controlled room.

Below are some pictures from my seat. The first 3 seem a little fuzzy to me, but the closeups seem more clear.

***Edited*** I accidentally indicated I had a HW55ES.
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Unrelated but your mount isn't level in your Ebay ad. You shouldn't have to do that with a projector like the 50ES that has ample lens shift. Avoid using keystone correction...it degrades picture quality.
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Unrelated but your mount isn't level in your Ebay ad. You shouldn't have to do that with a projector like the 50ES that has ample lens shift. Avoid using keystone correction...it degrades picture quality.
I hear ya. As this is a bonus room as well as a HT I have a ceiling-hugging ceiling fan between the projector and the screen so a bit of tilt is required with the pole that came with the mount. I will likely buy a longer pole. I still need to replace the non-AT fabric in the powered retractable screen and then mount it as well before I decide what length pole would work best for the HW45ES that will eventually be going in it's place.

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I hear ya. As this is a bonus room as well as a HT I have a ceiling-hugging ceiling fan between the projector and the screen so a bit of tilt is required with the pole that came with the mount. I will likely buy a longer pole. I still need to replace the non-AT fabric in the powered retractable screen and then mount it as well before I decide what length pole would work best for the HW45ES that will eventually be going in it's place.
And no offense but I saw your ad in the classifieds here and I think you could be a bit more upfront about the condition of the projector. This thread could move very quickly and the information about the defects could be lost.

Personally I think you should work something out with the individual you purchased it from. I struggle to understand how it's worth even your low asking price if it doesn't work properly.
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And no offense but I saw your ad in the classifieds here and I think you could be a bit more upfront about the condition of the projector. This thread could move very quickly and the information about the defects could be lost.
The details were documented on the external site. The classified listed here has been removed eliminating any confusion.

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Personally I think you should work something out with the individual you purchased it from. I struggle to understand how it's worth even your low asking price if it doesn't work properly.
There are already multiple bids and numerous others watching so it will sell. Makes me wonder if I might be missing an easy fix.

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