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Old 11-27-2013, 06:51 AM
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When you say "Adapter lens " do you mean (Anamorphic lens) ??

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Nice, thanks so much! I originally thought I was getting a 5030ub so I purchased a ceiling mount but this Chief mount looks pretty nice so I guess I'll just return the Peerless ones I got!
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Yes, that is what mine looks like
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Just purchased the Epson 6030UB with a Panamorph CineVista Anamorphic Lens, can't wait for it to arrive!

 

Pairing this with my Black Diamond 2 119" 2.35 0.8 Gain screen!

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To my understanding, the CineVista lens is designed to remain in front of the light path at all times. Therefore I went with the standard fixed mounting bracket for the Epson 6030UB. I realize when watching 16x9 content you lose a little horizontal resolution with the CineVista lens in place... something I'm sure I can live with. I may explore constructing a DIY manual or motorized lens sled in the future if this become problematic. This system will primarily be used to watch 2.35/2.40 content... the only 16x9 content will be the odd xbox one game, hockey and football on occasion.

 

Can someone direct me to a calibration guide for the 6030UB? or perhaps a contact to a dealer/installer that specializes in projection calibration in the Greater Toronto Area?  I realize the CineVista has a problem when it comes to chromatic aberration but the Epson seems to be able to remove this with great effect if dialed in properly. Is this something one can do on their own? or is a professional required? I am fairly technical but this is my first front projection system... very excited to see the final outcome.

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To my understanding, the CineVista lens is designed to remain in front of the light path at all times. Therefore I went with the standard fixed mounting bracket for the Epson 6030UB. I realize when watching 16x9 content you lose a little horizontal resolution with the CineVista lens in place... something I'm sure I can live with. I may explore constructing a DIY manual or motorized lens sled in the future if this become problematic. This system will primarily be used to watch 2.35/2.40 content... the only 16x9 content will be the odd xbox one game, hockey and football on occasion.

Can someone direct me to a calibration guide for the 6030UB? or perhaps a contact to a dealer/installer that specializes in projection calibration in the Greater Toronto Area?  I realize the CineVista has a problem when it comes to chromatic aberration but the Epson seems to be able to remove this with great effect if dialed in properly. Is this something one can do on their own? or is a professional required? I am fairly technical but this is my first front projection system... very excited to see the final outcome.

How big is your screen and what throw distance do you have?

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Screen is a 119" and the throw can be between 14-18ft

 

Room is 34x13... but I have a bulk head which means I can't go past 18ft.

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Add me to the list, I just purchased a 6030 to be paired with a 108" 1.0 gain Elunevision Studio Reference 4K screen in a room with low ambient light. I'll probably pick up 4 pairs of Samsung RF glasses for the kids. My first PJ, so I'm starting to get excited about it!

Edit: any thoughts on augmenting this setup with a Darblet or Halite?
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I got the 6030 with a 120" 1.0 gain Elunvision Studio Reference Tab-Tensioned 4K screen, at 16' throw, in a room with moderate (I think) ambient light. Works great so far (my first projector!)
Will also pick up 4 pairs of Samsung 5100 RF glasses too, look forward to hearing if anybody has some good calibration settings for this particular model
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any thoughts on augmenting this setup with a Darblet or Halite?

I tried Epson's "Super Resolution" but was unimpressed with it at higher settings (I keep it at setting "1"). Adding the Darblet at 40% results in a very significant increase in picture quality, IMHO. Details that were muddled before suddenly pop out.

The Darblet has a "Demo" mode that displays a split screen of "Darbee Off" on one side and "Darbee On" on the other side, and that's a great way to verify that you really are seeing an improvement.

I wouldn't call it a momentous jaw dropping knock-your-socks-off difference, but it definitely adds a lot to the image, and at about ~$300 it's very much worth it (again IMHO).
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I got the 6030 with a 120" 1.0 gain Elunvision Studio Reference Tab-Tensioned 4K screen, at 16' throw, in a room with moderate (I think) ambient light. Works great so far (my first projector!)
Will also pick up 4 pairs of Samsung 5100 RF glasses too, look forward to hearing if anybody has some good calibration settings for this particular model

120" width or diagonal ?
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120" Diagonal, oops forgot to mention that.
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Just getting my 6030UB setup properly. Has anyone made an RS232 cable for this projector? I'd like to control it via iRule but I would need to make a custom RS232 via CAT5 as an RS232 will not fit through my smurf tube.
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Just getting my 6030UB setup properly. Has anyone made an RS232 cable for this projector? I'd like to control it via iRule but I would need to make a custom RS232 via CAT5 as an RS232 will not fit through my smurf tube.

I just ordered my Serial unit from Smarthome yesterday to control with the irule. Do you have an updated list of 232 commands for the 6030? Hoping to be able to get teh commands for the 3d buttons on the remote.

My experience with Mackcam Warranties. Projector sent with HDMI issue, returned with Lens damage. Still no ETA. 6 Months waiting to date. Sporadic response from CS. Stated it was sent to Epson, but was sent to another repair shop. Mackcam then bought an Epson projector off Ebay and sent it to me as a replacement.
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I just ordered my Serial unit from Smarthome yesterday to control with the irule. Do you have an updated list of 232 commands for the 6030? Hoping to be able to get teh commands for the 3d buttons on the remote.

Not yet but i'm on the hunt. Doesn't look like they've updated their documentation in awhile: http://files.support.epson.com/Epson_Handbook/assets/content/proddetails/download/pdf/ESCVP21_e_P.pdf
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Not yet but i'm on the hunt. Doesn't look like they've updated their documentation in awhile: http://files.support.epson.com/Epson_Handbook/assets/content/proddetails/download/pdf/ESCVP21_e_P.pdf

I shot an email off to Epson to see if they can provide it for me.

I love the Irule remote so far.

My experience with Mackcam Warranties. Projector sent with HDMI issue, returned with Lens damage. Still no ETA. 6 Months waiting to date. Sporadic response from CS. Stated it was sent to Epson, but was sent to another repair shop. Mackcam then bought an Epson projector off Ebay and sent it to me as a replacement.
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For those that have used the mount, what is the closest you can get it to the ceiling? I have low ceilings and want it to be as close as I can get it.

Thanks.
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Is this true and does it make that big a difference putting it that deep in a room? If it's a minor change I'm OK w/ that because I will be using a black diamond screen but I don't want to design the room for the projector to be 22' back if it really impacts the brightness of the picture.
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I have my projector about 20 feet back. Maybe 21 I forget exactly and I don't see a problem and keep it on THX. If I put it on living and dynamic it is really bright. I have a 110 inch Dalite Gray screen 1.1 and have no problems with brightness.

My experience with Mackcam Warranties. Projector sent with HDMI issue, returned with Lens damage. Still no ETA. 6 Months waiting to date. Sporadic response from CS. Stated it was sent to Epson, but was sent to another repair shop. Mackcam then bought an Epson projector off Ebay and sent it to me as a replacement.
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I shot an email off to Epson to see if they can provide it for me.

I love the Irule remote so far.

Make sure you post the results. Interested in the answer.

Also, who else is planning to use an A-lens and if so, which lens are you getting?
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Make sure you post the results. Interested in the answer.

Also, who else is planning to use an A-lens and if so, which lens are you getting?

I sure will. I really do hope Epson will give it to me. If not I may try a local AV install my company deals with who has installed several Epson products for us.

My experience with Mackcam Warranties. Projector sent with HDMI issue, returned with Lens damage. Still no ETA. 6 Months waiting to date. Sporadic response from CS. Stated it was sent to Epson, but was sent to another repair shop. Mackcam then bought an Epson projector off Ebay and sent it to me as a replacement.
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RS-232SourceCodesforPC6030_9387.xls 528k .xls file

Epson 232 info from Epson. Hope this helps
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My experience with Mackcam Warranties. Projector sent with HDMI issue, returned with Lens damage. Still no ETA. 6 Months waiting to date. Sporadic response from CS. Stated it was sent to Epson, but was sent to another repair shop. Mackcam then bought an Epson projector off Ebay and sent it to me as a replacement.
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RS-232SourceCodesforPC6030_9387.xls 528k .xls file

Epson 232 info from Epson. Hope this helps

Sweet! I made an RS232 cable today out of a 50' phone cable. iRule is rocking with the Epson and I now have a 1-touch, wife friendly way to turn on the theater smile.gif

I'll add 3D button in and let you know how it goes.
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Sweet! I made an RS232 cable today out of a 50' phone cable. iRule is rocking with the Epson and I now have a 1-touch, wife friendly way to turn on the theater smile.gif

I'll add 3D button in and let you know how it goes.

Did you make a nice Epson panel on the rule? You using the global cache serial unit? Mine doesn't arrive until Friday :-(

My experience with Mackcam Warranties. Projector sent with HDMI issue, returned with Lens damage. Still no ETA. 6 Months waiting to date. Sporadic response from CS. Stated it was sent to Epson, but was sent to another repair shop. Mackcam then bought an Epson projector off Ebay and sent it to me as a replacement.
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Absolutely loving my 6030UB from Lion A/V & Gregg Loewen! I have owned a lot of Epson & Panasonic PJ's in the past and this one blows them all away.
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Did you make a nice Epson panel on the rule? You using the global cache serial unit? Mine doesn't arrive until Friday :-(

Yep Epson 6030UB works great with RS232 via Global Cache. For all those out here using iRule, I'm putting together a panel (have some photoshop work yet) and I'll publish it to the iRule panel repository.
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I second jbernardi's comments. He found a good one.

The vendor that he mentions is one of the few these days that takes the time to answer questions and follows through on the purchase.

I now have a 6030 and the Oppo Darbee player online, and am very happy with my decision.
Is you run a Satellite receiver into the Oppo unit and send it to the projector in what some of us broadcasters call e to e (electronics to electronics) mode there are so many handles to tweak you will have to find settings that you will like.

That said, if you do deal with Gregg, opt for his very reasonably priced projector check out. You wont even be able to pay for shipping back to the depot if there is something wrong for what he charges. You will not be disappointed, trust me.

And I didn't have to set many parameters for my liking after I got the thing. But for us geeks, it fun to tweak...

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Guys, just got my 6030 and have a question about the memory settings. I read the projector central review and wanted to change my RGB settings to theirs to compare to default settings. Apparently when I change the settings in THX mode, it also changes the RGB settings in the Cinema mode (and maybe the other modes, haven't checked). I entered the projcentral settings for each mode and went to the Memory settings, but each time you hit Save settings, it asks if you want to change the previous settings-if you say yes, it also changes the settings in the other memory modes-must be doing something incorrectly-any clues?
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Ordered mine a week ago...still waiting for it to ship:(
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Guys, just got my 6030 and have a question about the memory settings. I read the projector central review and wanted to change my RGB settings to theirs to compare to default settings. Apparently when I change the settings in THX mode, it also changes the RGB settings in the Cinema mode (and maybe the other modes, haven't checked). I entered the projcentral settings for each mode and went to the Memory settings, but each time you hit Save settings, it asks if you want to change the previous settings-if you say yes, it also changes the settings in the other memory modes-must be doing something incorrectly-any clues?
Thanks


There is a lot more action in the 5030 thread. I would post this over there to get a faster response.

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Yep Epson 6030UB works great with RS232 via Global Cache. For all those out here using iRule, I'm putting together a panel (have some photoshop work yet) and I'll publish it to the iRule panel repository.

Any luck on the panel?

My experience with Mackcam Warranties. Projector sent with HDMI issue, returned with Lens damage. Still no ETA. 6 Months waiting to date. Sporadic response from CS. Stated it was sent to Epson, but was sent to another repair shop. Mackcam then bought an Epson projector off Ebay and sent it to me as a replacement.
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