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post #6361 of 6368 Old 03-10-2014, 06:10 AM
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I'm using windows 8 but I connected my camcorder with a different hdmi cable and the problem was still there. I bought this projector new but it was in the box for over a year until last year when I finished my room so this is my first bulb that came with it. So it's out of warranty. I don't think I noticed the problem when I first started using it but it is definitely there now
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Have you tried applying some of the settings earlier in this thread? I am using a grey screen which will have slightly different settings from a white screen. Your bulb changes a lot in the first hundred hours, so it's not to surprising that you are seeing a difference.

How did you find this projector new a year ago, it came out in 2009? I've had mine for over 4 years.
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I've had this well over a year I bought it late 2010 I used it for like a month in my bonus room and decided that it was too small for the projector and I then decided to turn my garage into my HT room. I put it back in the box and it stayed there until late 2012. So I don't remember it being a problem when I first used it but it's there now. I don't even watch the projector now cause the glare or cloudiness makes my eyes hurt. Yes I've tried all kinds of different settings from this thread and other sites. My screen is white.
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I assume that you've cleaned the lens. I can't think what would be causing it.
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I feel like such an idiot. It was the lens after all. It wasn't dust though it was some kind of film on it maybe from using the fireplace else I don't know what or how it got there.  I had to take it off the ceiling mount to see it. I used a microfiber cloth to clean it and the glow was gone. Thanks to all for your help.

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That's good news. Mine is still going strong with about 2500 hours on the bulb.
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Mitsubishi Hc3800 vs BenQ W770ST

Hi, I'm looking to buy my first projector and joined this forum to ask some questions.

Right now, I'm looking to get either a gently used Mitsubishi Hc3800 with 700 hours of viewing time at around $350

or

a new BenQ W770ST at $500.

I know that the Hc3800 was a much higher end product at the time of its release, but considering all the advances in technologies in the past 5 years, which would be a better deal? Also, lack of 3D is not an issue for me at all. I'll be viewing art house movies on Blu Ray.

Thanks in advance for the replies!
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I have over 2000 hours on my 3800. Your price is only slightly more than the cost of a new lamp bulb for it, so it's a reasonably good deal.

At one point there was a promo which provided a new bulb for free. You might ask if the previous owner took advantage of it, which might explain the low hours.

Make sure the firmware in the 3800 is up to date. The initial release had a tendency to shut down the projector when it received a signal it didn't like.

I have no experience with the BenQ, so can't comment there.

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