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post #1 of 19 Old 03-11-2013, 12:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Ordered a new lamp for my Sanyo Z2000 because the old lamp just turned over 1500hrs. So I test them with my meter. New lamp dynamic setting on the PJ 10ft candles, old lamp dynamic setting 20ft candles. Pretty pitiful new lamp that's going back.

If you don't have a meter you'll never know.

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Is this replacement an OEM lamp or some knock off that claims to be compatible with your unit?

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Great suggestion.

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It was a amazon bought lamp easy return but out 6 bucks on the shipping. Plan to buy the same lamp from Electrified which I've done bizz with before and have been great. All for trying to save ten bucks on the shipping. Key note have a light meter known exactly where you are in light levels all the time. Hey 20ft candles on a 1500hrs lamp is great. That's allot a lumens on my screen. Funny Art said the Sanyo was light challenged,

The lamp could be original or just has the original case with a new bulb installed.

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A light meter is a worth while investment !

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Hey Craig how have you been? Got any 3D action going? I'm in for the Hobbit 3D this week. Haven't seen the movie I wait till they come out on disc. Same thing for Prometheus must have watched it 5 times already.

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"A light meter is a worth while investment."

They don't cost much either. I got mine an Extech for $75. Useful I found out my Sharp Z17000 which I just got from BB for $899 screamer deal with 3yr warranty's light level. Just like others got 1225 lumens for 3D dynamic mode, 600 or 700 lumens for 2D tuned down to D65k according to low lamp or bright lamp which is a great start.

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Extech 403125 I bought mine used off ebay. I like because it's stated to be very accurate and the sensor attaches to the top so you can hold it in one hand.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=extech+light+meter#/ref=sr_pg_2?rh=n%3A228013%2Ck%3Aextech+light+meter&page=2&keywords=extech+light+meter&ie=UTF8&qid=1363205332

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"A light meter is a worth while investment."

They don't cost much either. I got mine an Extech for $75. Useful I found out my Sharp Z17000 which I just got from BB for $899 screamer deal with 3yr warranty's light level. Just like others got 1225 lumens for 3D dynamic mode, 600 or 700 lumens for 2D tuned down to D65k according to low lamp or bright lamp which is a great start.

Love to get one of those at that price! I prefer Sharp projectors. My first projector was a DT-100 in 2003. It has a 5 speed wheel. I have never seen RBE. I replaced it with a EIKI EIP-1500T. When I first installed the 1500t, I thought I might have seen some RBE in Roy Orbisons "Black and White Night". After adjusting the settings I have never seen any RBE. I still use the DT-100 to show 720p MotoGP races on a portable sceen for an old racing buddy.

I believe you may have had a DT-400?
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Hey Craig how have you been? Got any 3D action going? I'm in for the Hobbit 3D this week. Haven't seen the movie I wait till they come out on disc. Same thing for Prometheus must have watched it 5 times already.

Hi Tom. I'm good. Ya, I wait for movies to come out on disk too. No 3D here - my Lumis 2D is still working just fine !

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Extech 403125 I bought mine used off ebay. I like because it's stated to be very accurate and the sensor attaches to the top so you can hold it in one hand.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=extech+light+meter#/ref=sr_pg_2?rh=n%3A228013%2Ck%3Aextech+light+meter&page=2&keywords=extech+light+meter&ie=UTF8&qid=1363205332

I've got the same one, like it a lot. It's not their latest model now for that target range I guess and probably some good deals to be had where you can find them. Or its replacement if in the same $130-145 range.
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This one works fine, it gives the same results as my $200 AEMC CA813.
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That's good you can keep your lumis for deep high video. I feel good with a two projector setup. I'll keep the Z2000 for prime time TV watching and use the new Z17000 for 3D and deep blu ray viewing. Varity is a good thing. 3D is pretty cool adds a new dimension to the home experience. Hey may you can check your local BB for the blow out deals on the Z17000, say $995 or less. It's an easy setup with it's short throw 11ft to a 106" diag screen. It really is a super projector.

And yes Sharp guy, I do love the sharps and did have the Z12000 dark chip 3 and now still have the Z3000 720p but still a solid enjoyable image.

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Yeah you really need this device. You can find out your light level for your tuned setup and see how it changes down the road. For newbies to this testing all you do is figure the square ft of your screen and times times the level of your meter reading on a 100 IRE pattern.

Like I got 40 ft candles on my meter for 3D view on a new Sharp Z17000. So my screen area is 33 square ft X 40ft candles - 4X3 gives you over 1200 lumens.

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Any light meter should be fine it's a refined tech device. But yes have one than not have one, it's real handy to keep you in the know of things on where your projectors are at. peace of mind kind of thing.

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Any light meter should be fine it's a refined tech device. But yes have one than not have one, it's real handy to keep you in the know of things on where your projectors are at. peace of mind kind of thing.

If you're going to spend money on a light meter why not get a colorimeter instead. Then you can also calibrate in addition to get a brightness measure.
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A colorimeter is good, but it cannot be accurately used in replace of a light meter. Colorimeters can be used in addition to a light meter. The brightness measurements that a colorimeter produces are VERY inaccurate.


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If you're going to spend money on a light meter why not get a colorimeter instead. Then you can also calibrate in addition to get a brightness measure.

I'm am one of the lucky few that has a Colorfacts system with two meters. Nice graphics.

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