Originally Posted by matt314159
I would still like to hear a few other people chime in on whether it takes their projectors a minute or two for the fan to kick in. I know I'm a little paranoid, but so far the only other guy who responded in the affirmative had his lamp blow out on him. However, if it turns out that it's like this for everyone, I'll rest a little easier.
Yesterday I finally had a chance to watch my HD66 and out of curiosity listened with my ear next to it. So after I pushed ON button I heard nothing but faint buzz (color wheel?) while watching Optoma logo emerge on the screen, then blue screen (no input at that moment). Then I kicked in my PS3 and after some time heard that fan started to blow. So it does not kick in right away on by PJ either and I think it is normal.
Now a little report about some glitches and "undocumented features" I've got so far since I obtained the device 2 month ago.
I have PJ installed into pretty heavy, but moving stand (in fact it is kinda movable cocktail table, but with drawers and open shelf on top of them, so PJ is coveniently located around 16" above the floor). I needed stand like this as I need to move PJ 2 feet to center it against the center of screen (and the room) for watching and my wife said firm NO to any kind of ceiling mount in living room :-).
So when I want to watch my PJ I position my "media stand" in the right spot, fire PJ and focus it using built-in menu as a target. What I noticed is that after some time watching the PJ I discover that it is OUT OF FOCUS so I have to refocus it again. I have no idea what causes it, but is is 100% related to PJ warrmup, as nodody moves stand (and it is not easy) So if you
position and tune your PJ make sure you focus it after it worked for a while.
Another little glitch I came across was when I fired PS3 ahead of PJ when image came up I saw blue screen with "No Video input" icon which I do not use at all - HDMI only. When I pressed "HDMI input" I saw PS3 screen, but by some reason 1080p, although PS3 was configured 720p. What's worse, PJ screen got frozen after several seconds and I had to push HDMI button again to make it working. I use HDMI switch and I tried to flip input source back and forth but it did not help. Then I managed to get into Display settings of PS3 and disabled 1080p and 1080i. But the trick is that these modes were working before and were working when I pressed Test resolution button on PS3. It was only once so I really do not know who to blame for this - PS3, PJ or HDMI switch. But decided to stick to starting PJ first and PS3 next procedure.
Also when yesterday I inserted calibration DVD downloaded from AVS into PS3 at first attempt I got some crazy stripes across the screen with PJ briefly showing that it got some 2xxx by 10xx input as from some PC.
When I ejected DVD and inserted it back everything worked just fine.
Again I have no idea who to blame as it happened only once.
All I can say so far I had NO any permanent stable problems connecting PS3 or ATSC receiver to HD66 over HDMI switch and using 720p, 1080i or even 1080p resolution, although I mostly use 720p as it is native to this PJ.