October 31st 2014. Hello Guys, it's Bandit. I have been on a hiatus from the forum for a year almost
. I am going to get flamed, but I bought my Epson 5030 (or is it the 6030?? it is the one from a dealer with the mount included and the extra warranty) almost a year ago, along with a Pair of Rythmik FV15 Piano Black Dual Subs, upgraded some speakers, the front 3 (currently have 7.1 in wall) a New center and got 2 towers for the front of my 20 x 17 Media Room. Also added an Oppo 103 DVD and a new Devon HD 4000 Receiver.
ALL of this gear is still in the boxes sitting in my media room
. I know, I know. I got side tracked and haven't had the time or motivation to set everything up. I am about to get this knocked out this weekend, I hope! At least the Projector.
I have a ceiling mounted Mitsubishi HD1500 and it has been a great projector, never had 1 issue 7 years later and I replaced the bulb just last year. I have the current projector ceiling mounted shining on a 10 x 6 screen, it is attached to the ceiling via an NPT standard Metal Pole.
I am hoping I can use the included Mount that comes with the Epson 5030 and then ATTACH the New Projector to the existing NPT Pole already in the ceiling? I just need to Unbox it and look at everything.
3 SIMPLE Questions to start with:
1. I have a 25 foot HDMI Cable connected to the existing NON 3-D projector now and it is 7 years old, SO, I know it is the 2.0 HDMI cable (or whatever the number is). I know since then, they came out with a 3.0 HDMI Cable / V3? Is it a requirement to change my existing HDMI Cable to the Newest Version (3.0 or 3.1, not sure which it is)? Maybe I need to because of the 3D? My new receiver is a 3D receiver, the old one is not.
Or can I just use the existing HDMI Cable? I will have to get in the attic and do some fishing, and if it is worth it, I WILL. However, if not, it would be easy just to use the existing HDMI 2.o Cable. What is the advantage IF THERE IS ONE, to using the new HDMI 3.0?
2. Since the projector is a year old, do I need to do any software updates for this projector?
3. Any other thing I need to be aware of before I install the projector, or anything I should know?
Thank You in advance for your help on this! Very sad this stuff is in boxes still. Those subs are 135 lbs. EACH! The sat in my foyer for 3 months before I finally moved them upstairs, by myself too!