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post #6121 of 6137 Old 09-08-2016, 02:26 AM
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I just checked the bulb hours and I'm now at 5323hrs and still going strong. I really wonder how many hours I will get out of this bulb.

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I just purchased a panny ub900 and also still figuring out the setup on the new to me vw600es.
is it correct the the 600 is hdcp 2.2 and hdmi 2.0.
can the 600 accept a full 4k signal from the panny bluray?
after some fiddling with the settings, i finally got panny to output a 4k/60p signal to the 600es.
the panny setting color mode is YCbCr(4:2:2) and deep color and HDR are off.
the HDMI video out signal is 4K/60p SDR.BT.709 YCbCr4:2:0/8 bit.
i will work more with it tomorrow to figure out other settings that work.
the picture is great and does appear better than the 600es upscale of 1080p.
i need to get a few more 4K discs that are mastered in 4K to compare the picture. my screen is 10' wide.

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I hooked up my new Panny UHD player to my 500ES last night. I was unable to do an a/b comparison to the Oppo 103D that I had been using. First glance I didn't think that it made much difference. I watched Allegiant as a first flick. I spent much of the movie tweaking. As time went on the picture got better. First, the Panny has secondary audio ON as a default. had to work my way in and turn that off in order to get TruHD working.
Ssounds good as one would expect from a digital bitstream transfer allowing my Arcam AVR700 to do the decoding. I realized after about 20 minutes that I had to turn the reality creation off to allow the 500 to show the pic that it was being fed from the Panny. The Panny has a setting that allows you to change increase/decrease the contrast to more accurately reflect HDR. Of course the HDR will not pass as the 500ES is not capable of accepting that feed. increasing the contrast through this slider will allow the SDR feed to more accurately reflect the way it would look if the display was showing HDR. The cost is an overall darker picture. I ended up with a picture that was pleasant but I couldn't say that it was significantly better than allowing the 500ES to upscale 1080p from the Oppo. That may change over time as I watch more movies and tweak a bit more. I may have to run a calibration disc through the Panny to make sure settings are correct for that player. I did find that it help if I switched the 500ES off of low lamp mode and back onto high lamp mode. I have not had a chance to try the new Panny with 3D Blu-ray discs but that will be for another weekend.

I would appreciate any tips from anyone else who has the Panny with a 500/600ES.

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Do you have any updates on your settings and/or results.
I'm working thru this right now and do not find many other comments on the combo panny ub-900 and the sony vw600es.
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Woah. It's been a while. Reading some of the latest posts here, you would think the projector is seeing its last days! I think it still looks awesome.

A couple tech questions for the experts:

1) Does the Xbox One S 4k UHD player work with the VW600?

2) I'm running the projector through a Yamaha receiver with HDMI 1.4a with 4K pass-through and a PS4. If I had a HDMI 2.0 UHD player, would the pass-through send the full UHD signal or would I need to change to a receiver with HDMI 2.0?

3) Will this baby get some sort of pusedo HDR update?

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1. Yes, it'll work. The question is if it'll work well. The DMP-UB900 is your best bet.

2. UHD signals would require an HDMI 2.0 pass-through connection and, possibly, with HDCP 2.2, depending on the source.

3. I'd venture to say likely not.

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Woah. It's been a while. Reading some of the latest posts here, you would think the projector is seeing its last days! I think it still looks awesome.

A couple tech questions for the experts:

1) Does the Xbox One S 4k UHD player work with the VW600?

2) I'm running the projector through a Yamaha receiver with HDMI 1.4a with 4K pass-through and a PS4. If I had a HDMI 2.0 UHD player, would the pass-through send the full UHD signal or would I need to change to a receiver with HDMI 2.0?

3) Will this baby get some sort of pusedo HDR update?

Thanks lads!
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Do you have any updates on your settings and/or results.
I'm working thru this right now and do not find many other comments on the combo panny ub-900 and the sony vw600es.
No. Sorry, I haven't had any time to watch movies or tweak since my last update. Darn thing called work keeps getting in the way.

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Just got the Panny yesterday and gave it a spin last night on my VW300 with the only two 4k titles I have at the moment: Mad Max and Allegiant. These are probably not the best transfers out there but I was sort of disappointed at the resolution improvement with these - not much better than up-scaled Blu Ray. The projector can resolve much more when fed with one of my high quality digital pictures like city shots from up high - difference is profound, especially as you get closer to the screen. I am of course comparing to fairly static movie scenes. It took some time until we saw the best of Blue Ray, so the best of 4k is yet to come I guess.

WRT color, I can see slight difference in colors between blue ray and 4k versions (with SDR conversion engaged) but I expect this to be normal as it is based on how the conversion algorithm does the mapping.

As for the SDR slider adjustment, it works well it seems but cannot decide if I like it at 0 (in the middle) or around say -6. I am curios to see what others think.
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Is there a new firmware (600ES), or just the one from a couple years ago. On the Sony site, it shows 1.1, but I could have sworn my projector came with a newer one than that. I don't want to power it on just to check, but I was thinking 1.2.
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Does anyone have their 600ES connected to Directv's C61k mini genie client and if so how is the 4K picture with that?


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My VW600ES is connected to a Genie master station through a Marantz AV7702, and it works great. However, I have not tried the 4K feed yet -- I think I will have to bypass the video around the 7702 to get that to work.

I have three of the mini-clients, but they are connected to various flat screen TVs.
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I'm in similar boat. My 600ES in media room is fed DTV from my current DVR via plain HDMI through Marantz 8801. My 600ES 4K feed is still fed the Sony 4K media server. I have an upgrade appt with DTV for new 4K Genie and 3 mini clients tomorrow. My plan is to install new genie same as DVR and add the mini client where the 4K server is, straight into 600es. I was hoping to see if any others had done this already?


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I just checked the bulb hours and I'm now at 5323hrs and still going strong. I really wonder how many hours I will get out of this bulb.

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By all accounts you are five times beyond the point at which most change their bulb , congratulations are in order I do believe. Change the bulb because you feel it is necessary
but not if you don't think it's a problem. If you start changing equipment because others tell you to or a meter reading indicates you should you may be forever chasing your tail .


According to the SXRD degradation thread you should also have little to know contrast left at all. Would be nice to know what your values are . 5323hrs. wow, someones having
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So I've recently noticed a bit of a yellow tint vertically down the centre of my image and also slightly on the left side also. I ran the auto calibrate and the white test was virtually 2/3 yellow with only the far RHS actually white. Once calibration was complete skin tones did look much better, However the yellow tint was still noticeable. I saw this being discussed a while back in the thread. Have people had this issue increase in severity and had the units fixed or replaced under warranty? I have only done just over 700 hrs in almost 2 years. I still have just over a year of warranty left. Any info/ input is appreciated.
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So I've recently noticed a bit of a yellow tint vertically down the centre of my image and also slightly on the left side also. I ran the auto calibrate and the white test was virtually 2/3 yellow with only the far RHS actually white. Once calibration was complete skin tones did look much better, However the yellow tint was still noticeable. I saw this being discussed a while back in the thread. Have people had this issue increase in severity and had the units fixed or replaced under warranty? I have only done just over 700 hrs in almost 2 years. I still have just over a year of warranty left. Any info/ input is appreciated.
Sounds like the optical block engine is going. Get it to Sony under your warranty.
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I'm in similar boat. My 600ES in media room is fed DTV from my current DVR via plain HDMI through Marantz 8801. My 600ES 4K feed is still fed the Sony 4K media server. I have an upgrade appt with DTV for new 4K Genie and 3 mini clients tomorrow. My plan is to install new genie same as DVR and add the mini client where the 4K server is, straight into 600es. I was hoping to see if any others had done this already?

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Reply to my own query to let others with our PJ know that my Directv 4K install was an apparent success. Had the HR54 genie installed as well as the 4K C61K client. I don't yet have my audio processor upgraded to handle switching, so the C61K goes HDMI direct into the 4K input on my 600ES and I have temporarily taken out my 4K media server. I have a separate digital audio cable feeding audio signal to processor. Once I have the cash to upgrade my Marantz 8801 I'll be able to switch 4K sources all via hdmi. The 4K demos DTV runs are nice.

True test will be tonight's Notre Dame game broadcast live in 4K!!!


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So I've recently noticed a bit of a yellow tint vertically down the centre of my image and also slightly on the left side also. I ran the auto calibrate and the white test was virtually 2/3 yellow with only the far RHS actually white. Once calibration was complete skin tones did look much better, However the yellow tint was still noticeable. I saw this being discussed a while back in the thread. Have people had this issue increase in severity and had the units fixed or replaced under warranty? I have only done just over 700 hrs in almost 2 years. I still have just over a year of warranty left. Any info/ input is appreciated.
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Woah. It's been a while. Reading some of the latest posts here, you would think the projector is seeing its last days! I think it still looks awesome.

A couple tech questions for the experts:

1) Does the Xbox One S 4k UHD player work with the VW600?

2) I'm running the projector through a Yamaha receiver with HDMI 1.4a with 4K pass-through and a PS4. If I had a HDMI 2.0 UHD player, would the pass-through send the full UHD signal or would I need to change to a receiver with HDMI 2.0?

3) Will this baby get some sort of pusedo HDR update?

Thanks lads!
I can't answer #1 , but -

2 ) - might be time to get a new receiver with the current HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 . Flip the old one on Ebay or here on the free classifieds.

3 ) - I'd say no. The HDR update is called the VW675ES.

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