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What are the best comfortable 3D rechargeable glasses for Epson 5030ub?
I like theses....Samsung SSG-5150GB 3D Active Glasses....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...dp_o_pC_nS_ttl
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I have a 5030ube that's been going strong for a little over a year. Recently, it's been shutting off randomly. It seems to be after a couple hours of use. The lights go through the normal flashing, blue cycle they do if I were to turn it off. It feels like an auto off power down as it cycles off and closes the lens cap. It will immediately power back on and works fine. I've turned off the auto-off in the menu but it still persists. Any ideas for what is going on?
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Only thing I can think of (other than it being broken) is to check/clean the filter. Maybe over heating? Otherwise if it's still under warranty (which it should be from what you said), I'd call Epson. Warranty service is fantastic. I wouldn't hesitate to call them.

Looks like it should give you some indication of over heating though,

https://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/...99&foid=244302
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FYI - I have a low hours 5020 for sale in the AVS Classified Section: FS: Epson Home Cinema 5020 - Very Low Hours

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I like theses....Samsung SSG-5150GB 3D Active Glasses....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...dp_o_pC_nS_ttl
Thanks, but I was looking for rechargeable 3D glasses that are comfortable.
I found rechargeable Samsung 3D glasses on amazon ... is there a better option?: http://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-Electro...d+rechargeable

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Is this still a good purchase for a 2.5 year old 1080p projector? Or are you better looking at something newer like the Sony VPL HW65ES?
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Thanks, but I was looking for rechargeable 3D glasses that are comfortable.
I found rechargeable Samsung 3D glasses on amazon ... is there a better option?: http://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-Electro...d+rechargeable
These are excellent and very comfortable:

http://www.curtpalme.com/RFGlassesEpson.shtm

I bought the same glasses from Consignia: http://www.consignia.ca/vip-3d-recha...020ube-6030ub/

but the Curt Palme price is cheaper and offers deals for multiple pairs. I have two pairs and they work great.
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Hey all,
I was digging through the threat back on pages 119 to about 126-130 or so and found out this projector has a firmware update. I got excited at first because I thought maybe it would fix/enhance the softening when in fast mode. However, after going through several more pages and replies, it appears it only deals with super resolution and it doesn't do anything with fast mode.

So, my question is firmware v111 still the latest? Or has something happened since? I'll probably still do the update, but I was really hoping for something to address the fast mode softness. Still looks pretty good in fast mode, but I could tell a difference when looking at white text and also when I hooked me ps4 up to a lcd tv. PS4 games looked a bit better on the LCD tv than in fast mode on my projector.

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... So, my question is firmware v111 still the latest? ...
Firmware V112 is the latest. No image/processing changes from V111.

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Firmware V112 is the latest. No image/processing changes from V111.

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Thanks for the update! I'll go ahead an update even though it wasn't what I was hoping for. I can at least check out the super resolution stuff for movies and such. Its not like the image in fast mode is that bad anyway... just noticeable with certain things.

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Is this still a good purchase for a 2.5 year old 1080p projector? Or are you better looking at something newer like the Sony VPL HW65ES?
I think 5030UB at $1999 is a fantastic buy. The HW65 is awesome, but it's twice the price at $3999.
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Is this still a good purchase for a 2.5 year old 1080p projector? Or are you better looking at something newer like the Sony VPL HW65ES?
I bought mine less than 6 months ago for a good price in Australia and I am extremely happy with it. I use it in a white living room with a pull down screen, mostly at night, but I have good blinds for the occasional daytime viewing. I also play some PS3 and PC games on it occasionally.

To be completely honest I did have some uniformity issues with focus, I get some pixel "blurring" on the outer parts of the screen but really only when I'm looking at individual bright pixels on HD test patterns, I do not notice it on any kind of image, including movies and games, so while it did disturb me for a while after discovering the "issue", (about a month after I got the projector when I actually tried to do some "calibration" on my own), I managed to get over it mainly by convincing myself that I bought the projector to watch movies and play games, not look at how sharp pixels are on HD test screens, it doesn't bother me anymore.

I've also read since then that imperfect screen wide uniformity of focus and/or color is not uncommon on most if not all but the most expensive LCD projectors.

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Looks like I've got a minor dust blob on my 5030. It's only visible on a completely black screen. And only really easily visible with the iris off. So I have no intent to exchange it under warranty right now. Interestingly this was a warranty exchange unit and I only have 100-200 hrs on it right now.

I have to think it was there when I got it (and I just hadn't noticed since it's very hard to see with the iris engaged) or something was in the projector already that got on the panel. The room it's in is very low dust.

For those that have had dust blob problems, do they generally stay the same or get worse??

Just wondering if I'll have a problem eventually or maybe it'll just stay like it is and not be an issue.
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^ I have the same. Just try not to look at it .

Individual dust blobs don't usually get worse. It might even clear itself eventually, but then again you might get more over time.

If it were much worse I'd open up the PJ and try cleaning, but I was hoping someone else would do that first and post details.
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New owner getting ready for the install.

I've been following this thread for a few weeks but have seen no mention of the current recommended settings. Coming from a 6500UB in a dark room, 120" 1.1 gain, with the PJ at 13 ft. Where/what are the recommended settings?

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New owner getting ready for the install.

I've been following this thread for a few weeks but have seen no mention of the current recommended settings. Coming from a 6500UB in a dark room, 120" 1.1 gain, with the PJ at 13 ft. Where/what are the recommended settings?
THX mode. Unless you're measuring, there's no point in straying away from that since you won't know if you're getting more or less accuracy.

In addition there's Super Resolution which is personal preference
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^ I have the same. Just try not to look at it .

Individual dust blobs don't usually get worse. It might even clear itself eventually, but then again you might get more over time.

If it were much worse I'd open up the PJ and try cleaning, but I was hoping someone else would do that first and post details.
Thanks for the reply. Yea that's my plan, ignore it. I swapped to this one because the original had convergence issues (red was gradually drifting further and further out). This one is great though.

Yes I found a write up somewhere on this board that showed someone taking an older Epson apart and cleaning it. This is it I think,

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Thanks, but I was looking for rechargeable 3D glasses that are comfortable.
I found rechargeable Samsung 3D glasses on amazon ... is there a better option?: http://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-Electro...d+rechargeable

I bought these on Amazon 17.45 - Sorry cant post a link keeps jumping to my order Page ! These are rechargable & work great slightly smaller than the Epsons but very nice . I bought 4 pair.

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Like you, I have a 13'x14' room (a spare bedroom) and it works well. I have a 110" screen, with ~11' from projector to screen, and I love it.
Could you get any closer with a 110" screen?
I have about 10 feet of throw distance.

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