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post #6001 of 6368 Old 03-03-2012, 06:05 PM
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Does anyone know which HDMI Color Space works best with the HC3800? I just hooked up my new Pan. BDT200 Blu-ray player, and I don't know which "HDMI Color Mode" to choose. It has 4:4:4, 4:2:2, RGB Standard, and RGB Enhanced. Thanks.
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Probably the same as what's recommended for Oppo players, 4:4:4

RGB would be for DVI.
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Thanks fleaman, but why would it be the same as for Oppo players?
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Use 4:2:2 unless you have verified the 3800 handles 4:4:4 properly.

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Use 4:2:2 unless you have verified the 3800 handles 4:4:4 properly.

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Verify it handles 4:4:4 how? A specific test pattern?
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Does anyone know which HDMI Color Space works best with the HC3800? I just hooked up my new Pan. BDT200 Blu-ray player, and I don't know which "HDMI Color Mode" to choose. It has 4:4:4, 4:2:2, RGB Standard, and RGB Enhanced. Thanks.

Try this. GE UltraPro 25 ft. In-Wall HDMI Cable.
I have been using this for last 2 yrs and no issues.
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Try this. GE UltraPro 25 ft. In-Wall HDMI Cable.
I have been using this for last 2 yrs and no issues.

I wasn't asking about a cable.
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Then you must need a better universal remote.
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Then you must need a better universal remote.

I don't waste money on universal remotes either.
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A sense of humor then?
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A sense of humor then?

Your remote comment was funny. See?
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I see people here are still loving their 3800's.
Mine is still performing wonderfully after all this time, still on the original bulb still in low power mode. Spare bulb still untouched in it's sealed box.
After about 2500 hours I calibrated, the thing is just great - I'm very pleased with this machine.
Most recent really great looking Blu-Ray was Hugo. Wow that was nice!
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Yeah my 3800 is still going strong too. Great projector with a stunning picture. I usually get the upgrade bug by now, but my 3800 is so great I can't justify an upgrade.

"What do you mean it's too loud? My ears aren't even bleeding yet!"

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Cool guys. I got Hugo for my son for Easter now I can't wait to see it on the 3800.
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Yeah, I expected a led dlp for around the price I paid for the 3800 by now. That may take some time, but the way flat panel displays are falling in price, maybe I won't want one...

The 3800 could be my last projector! I've had 3 so far, each lasting about 3 years and all still work, but have been re purposed with friends/family.
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Yeah, I expected a led dlp for around the price I paid for the 3800 by now. That may take some time, but the way flat panel displays are falling in price, maybe I won't want one...

The 3800 could be my last projector! I've had 3 so far, each lasting about 3 years and all still work, but have been re purposed with friends/family.

Really? Do you think you'll find a 100" flat panel TV for less than $1,500?
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Really? Do you think you'll find a 100" flat panel TV for less than $1,500?

Too bad technology doesn't work like this. If that was the case, high end projectors would be a lot less. I did hear of a 80in Sharp for $5k. But 100 inches is significantly larger than 80 inches. meaning that in two or three years, a 100in may be $5k. But sizes may go up from 80-84-90-92-96-100. But who knows how much time it will take to get to 100in. 100in for $1500 will take a lot of time
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No, I don't, but a flat panel is less restrictive. I don't have light control. I didn't say I was getting rid of the projector! I still have a lot of hours on it. It's just that I have been replacing them every 3 years, so that would be sometime in the fall. If there's no reason to upgrade, then the panels have time to drop.

When I bought this projector, a top of the line 65" Plasma was over $4k. No you can get them for about half of that. Too bad plasmas (consumer) stopped at 65". If the Mits rp tvs can get to led, then a 90" set for sub 2k should be feasible. For most people that's all they care about, price and size.

I love my 106" screen, but I could be compelled to sit closer to get the same experience. It really depends on your room.
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I have a smaller LED LCD for regular TV stuff. Don't really need to watch the History channel on a large screen, nor the news.

Plus, it's nice to have the contrast of the smaller TV for regular programming and stepping up to the PJ for the big movie night

My LED LCD draws about 30 watts and doesn't get hot. I really prefer the smaller size for non-movie stuff, but I'll fire up the HC3800 for something like Frozen Planet and of course anything blu ray.
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Hi Everyone,

Quick question for you 3800 owners without my having to read thru 200 pages on this thread to find the answer.

I have owned the Mits HD 1000U for about 3 years now. While I really like it I would like to have a 1080P projector in my HT and move the 1000 to my master bedroom. Would you recommend buying a used HC3800 and if so what kind of price should I pay? Also if there have been any common issues or problems with the 3800 please elaborate on what those are. Thanks so much for helping me out on this. Have a very nice evening everyone.

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I'd say buy a new one, 3 years of improvements... I wouldn't sell mine for less than $7-800 with 1500 on the bulb.
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Hi Everyone,

Quick question for you 3800 owners without my having to read thru 200 pages on this thread to find the answer.

I have owned the Mits HD 1000U for about 3 years now. While I really like it I would like to have a 1080P projector in my HT and move the 1000 to my master bedroom. Would you recommend buying a used HC3800 and if so what kind of price should I pay? Also if there have been any common issues or problems with the 3800 please elaborate on what those are. Thanks so much for helping me out on this. Have a very nice evening everyone.

I would never buy a used projector. And gregoryperkins is dreaming. If anyone paid more than $300 to $400, they'd have to be insane.
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Yeah, best to buy a new HC4000 with warranty and all.

Sure you could get a super price on a used HC3800/4000, but you're rolling the dice if anything happens.

Of all the gear that might be in a HT, the PJ will on average have the worst reliability odds.
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Not dreaming, just not for sale! I'm still waiting for the silent led dlp with 500+ lumens for ~$1,000.
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Whats the latest firmwire for the hc3800?
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Hi Everyone,

Quick question for you 3800 owners without my having to read thru 200 pages on this thread to find the answer.

I have owned the Mits HD 1000U for about 3 years now. While I really like it I would like to have a 1080P projector in my HT and move the 1000 to my master bedroom. Would you recommend buying a used HC3800 and if so what kind of price should I pay? Also if there have been any common issues or problems with the 3800 please elaborate on what those are. Thanks so much for helping me out on this. Have a very nice evening everyone.

Well I have a mint HC3800 (went through 5 units to land at this one) with about 180 original hours plus a spare (new in box) lamp that I am 'considering' selling, would also come fully calibrated (assuming you have a neutral screen this can carry over well).

With that said some of the newer units offer slight improvements in the $1k - $1.5k price range but regarding over-all image quality you'll be hard pressed to beat the HC3800/HC4000 at their current cost of admission.

About the only model I would suggest over those in the price range I mentioned would be the BenQ W6000.

Best of Luck,
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About the only model I would suggest over those in the price range I mentioned would be the BenQ W6000.

Best of Luck,
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If you don't mind:
> DI
> louder (noise)
> LARGER! (case size)
> and you don't have a small screen

But, if you have a LARGE screen, the W6000 is the logical choice.

Am I inaccurate here?
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If you don't mind:
> DI
> louder (noise)
> LARGER! (case size)
> and you don't have a small screen

But, if you have a LARGE screen, the W6000 is the logical choice.

Am I inaccurate here?

Large screen or small it throws the better over-all image, plain and simple.

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Large screen or small it throws the better over-all image, plain and simple.

Jason

But if you have a small screen, say 80" or so, you really have to rely heavily on that DI to tame things, and that could get annoying to those who might be sensitive, no?

Especially considering the native contrast of the W6000 has been measured about 1/2 that of the HC3800/4000, the W6000 can't really be used w/o the DI.

There isn't a separate manual iris, correct?

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