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I do have one issue so far with my 8350, but it's not a deal breaker. When it's in 1080p24 on blu-ray menus, it occasionally zooms way in and a couple of green staticy bars start flashing on the screen. The only way I have found to get through this, is to turn my oppo to 1080i. So, I now will just leave the oppo in 1080i until my movie actually starts and then switch over to 1080p24. This is a pain, but I am willing to deal with it, because this is my first Epson pj that doesn't have any major picture quality issues.

I have an Oppo BDP83 and an Epson 8350 and I have not seen this issue with Blu-Ray menus and 1080p/24. Which Oppo Blu-Ray player do you have?
Have you updated to the latest firmware?
Does this occur with all your Blu-Ray discs?
I have watched quite a few BDs since I got the Pj last Thursday and have not seen this happen. I leave it on 1080p/24.
I do not have that Harry Potter BD though.
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^ HDMI issue for sure!
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Speaking of HDMI issues, for those who have this projector, is anyone getting it to work with a 50' HDMI cable without any signal booster? I'd like to go from my Sony Blu Ray player right into the projector and I have a 50' lying around. Curious as to the maximum HDMI runs people are achieving before ordering the projector.
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^ 50ft.... That's scary stuff. There are great HDMI over cat6 baluns out there that work like a charm. That's what I would recommend.
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^ 50ft.... That's scary stuff. There are great HDMI over cat6 baluns out there that work like a charm. That's what I would recommend.

I have 40ft Monoprice HDMI cable that works like a charm .
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Speaking of HDMI issues, for those who have this projector, is anyone getting it to work with a 50' HDMI cable without any signal booster? I'd like to go from my Sony Blu Ray player right into the projector and I have a 50' lying around. Curious as to the maximum HDMI runs people are achieving before ordering the projector.

I'm using a 50' HDMI cable to my 8350.
It's a really thick cable, paid $200.00 for two back in 2005.
"HDMI Cable male to male (22AWG) - 50ft (Gold Plated)"
You can find better cables for much less now.
I have never had any problem with this particular cable.
Some cheap cables can cause Sparkles and signal drops.
I don't think you can ran longer than 50' without boosting the signal.
But a 22AWG or bigger gauge can do 50' just fine.
I got mine from Monoprice. Great place to buy cables.
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Just order mine this week from Projector People but I paid $1,299.00.

So did I, yesterday in fact. I just email my sales rep and hopefully get a price adjustment. I'm also excited to see this in person and hopefully will see an improvement over my panny ax100.
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Looks like Visual Apex has lowered the price of the Epson 8350 to $1199 w/ free shipping. Price is valid until Oct. 17th. Just ordered mine. Debated the Electronics Expo deal but the reports on Reseller Ratings were making them look very iffy.

I got my 8350 in 2 days from Electronics Expo(I'm in CT, think they're in Jersey) for slightly less than $1199 using code RETAILMENOTSAVE for $130 savings.

Also got a 73" Mitsu DLP RP TV from them a month ago with no issues so far.

I'm about to take the 8350 outta the box, but I would hope the box would have a "Fragile" sticker on it. It doesn't. We'll see how it goes...
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So did I, yesterday in fact. I just email my sales rep and hopefully get a price adjustment. I'm also excited to see this in person and hopefully will see an improvement over my panny ax100.

You won't have to hope.
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I got my 8350 in 2 days from Electronics Expo(I'm in CT, think they're in Jersey) for slightly less than $1199 using code RETAILMENOTSAVE for $130 savings.

Also got a 73" Mitsu DLP RP TV from them a month ago with no issues so far.

I'm about to take the 8350 outta the box, but I would hope the box would have a "Fragile" sticker on it. It doesn't. We'll see how it goes...

Fragile stickers mean nothing. Last time I checked all packages take a 2-3 foot drop at the facilities processing center.
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I just bought this one today
http://www.omnimount.com/Product/Pro...ounts/3N1-PJT/

Only paid 69 for it at HHGregg, it fit like a glove and was a very simple install.
Only hangs down about 3.5 inches.

The only other smaller one I seen while looking this week online was about 2.6 inches. I think it was on mountsandmore.

Mount looks good. Did you use this with a 8350? Did you have to buy any other screws or did the ones which came with the mount work for 8350? Thanks for the info..
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I must be the only one that gets a monoprice mount....I have had had excellent results with the $13 monoprice projector mount....

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

It is 100% adjustable any direction and you can quickly remove the projector if needed in a minute or two.
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I have an Oppo BDP83 and an Epson 8350 and I have not seen this issue with Blu-Ray menus and 1080p/24. Which Oppo Blu-Ray player do you have?
Have you updated to the latest firmware?
Does this occur with all your Blu-Ray discs?
I have watched quite a few BDs since I got the Pj last Thursday and have not seen this happen. I leave it on 1080p/24.
I do not have that Harry Potter BD though.

I have the BDP-83 and it is fully updated. I keep it connected to the internet 24/7. I have only tried 2 blu-ray discs so far, and it has happened with both of them.

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I have had four 6100s and an 8100 that did not suffer from this issue.

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If you will be traveling by plane, I would not recommend this projector as it is too big IMHO. Instead I'd look at a DLP technology projector that are much smaller and easier to travel with.
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Yeah this 8350 is the same as the 8100 in size and it was HUGE. I have the 705HD also (for portability and putzing around) and it's true the blacks aren't really that good. The image is big and bright but it's a definitely a compromise with the richness of color and and blacks when compared to the 8100.

But on the plus side the 705 hd is about the size of 1 25lb ream (500 sheets) of paper.

the Epson 8x00 is about the size of a DVD/VCR combo player (little thicker actually and deeper actually).

Maybe the HC4000 is a better compromise.
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So did I, yesterday in fact. I just email my sales rep and hopefully get a price adjustment. I'm also excited to see this in person and hopefully will see an improvement over my panny ax100.

I ordered through Kirk
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Is the Pro Cinema 9350 the same as the 8350? Thanks.
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Is the Pro Cinema 9350 the same as the 8350? Thanks.

In terms of specs they are the same...the difference is an extra year of warranty, extra bulb and ceiling mount. It also comes with ISF calibration options. These are sold through A/V dealers and usually go for $1k more than the home cinema one.

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Page 17 of the manual lists the specific dimensions you are looking for.
http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/p.../plhc87uug.pdf

Unfortunately page 17 has every dimension except the footprint leg to leg.
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I ordered through Kirk

I ordered through Todd, I hope that doesn't make a difference. I also went checking on there website and couldn't find anything about price matching competitors prices either, as I said earlier I hope it won't be a problem.
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"Unfortunately page 17 has every dimension except the footprint leg to leg."

I just bought an 8350 that I will install at a second home that we rent out to vacationers. I measured the locations of the feet for a shelf I'm building, for which I'm turning plastic cups that will capture the three feet. This will allow the maid to lift the projector off the shelf and put it in locked storage for periods between guests, but assure the correct registration with the screen when she replaces it. The feet are 1.31" in diameter, and are cylinders with a small (~0.1" high) spherical dome on the bottom. The front two feet are 13.59" apart. The front feet are 2.3" behind the front center edge of the projector. The rear foot is 9.79" behind the front foot, and on the projector center line. Hope this helps.

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I have the BDP-83 and it is fully updated. I keep it connected to the internet 24/7. I have only tried 2 blu-ray discs so far, and it has happened with both of them.

Have you tried another HDMI cable?
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I will try out a different HDMI cable tomorrow, but the current one seemed to work fine on all 4 of my 6100s as well as my 8100.

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I ordered an 8350 from Cleveland Plasma on Thursday Night. They have already shipped it and provided me a tracking number. It is due for delivery on Monday. I have done business, in the past, with Visual Apex, but since I am very impatient I opted to go with Clevland Plasma becasue they are only a couple hundred miles away, so shipping via ground is quick. I am replacing an Optoma EP761 Business Projector (which has done an excellent job for me). Currently I have a 35' HDMI to DVI cable (the Optoma used DVI). Becasue the Epson will most likely be mounted in a different spot on the ceiling, I am waiting until I get it mounted before I order a new HDMI cable. I am hoping to use a DVI-D to HDMI converter as a temporary solution. This will allow me to use my currently HDMI/DVI cable. Once placement is solidified, I will order a new HDMI cable. I purchased my last cable from Blue Jean Cables, anyone have other suggestions for good, cost effective cables?
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I ordered an 8350 from Cleveland Plasma on Thursday Night. They have already shipped it and provided me a tracking number. It is due for delivery on Monday. I have done business, in the past, with Visual Apex, but since I am very impatient I opted to go with Clevland Plasma becasue they are only a couple hundred miles away, so shipping via ground is quick. I am replacing an Optoma EP761 Business Projector (which has done an excellent job for me). Currently I have a 35' HDMI to DVI cable (the Optoma used DVI). Becasue the Epson will most likely be mounted in a different spot on the ceiling, I am waiting until I get it mounted before I order a new HDMI cable. I am hoping to use a DVI-D to HDMI converter as a temporary solution. This will allow me to use my currently HDMI/DVI cable. Once placement is solidified, I will order a new HDMI cable. I purchased my last cable from Blue Jean Cables, anyone have other suggestions for good, cost effective cables?

Monoprice cables have always worked very well for me.
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I ordered an 8350 from Cleveland Plasma on Thursday Night. They have already shipped it and provided me a tracking number. It is due for delivery on Monday. I have done business, in the past, with Visual Apex, but since I am very impatient I opted to go with Clevland Plasma becasue they are only a couple hundred miles away, so shipping via ground is quick. I am replacing an Optoma EP761 Business Projector (which has done an excellent job for me). Currently I have a 35' HDMI to DVI cable (the Optoma used DVI). Becasue the Epson will most likely be mounted in a different spot on the ceiling, I am waiting until I get it mounted before I order a new HDMI cable. I am hoping to use a DVI-D to HDMI converter as a temporary solution. This will allow me to use my currently HDMI/DVI cable. Once placement is solidified, I will order a new HDMI cable. I purchased my last cable from Blue Jean Cables, anyone have other suggestions for good, cost effective cables?

Www.monoprice.com
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Two questions.

Does this projector handle motion well? I watch sports and play games and motion blur matters alot to me. Also, whats the lag like for gaming. 30ms? 40?

I want to pull the trigger on the 8350 so any opinions would be appreciated.
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I ordered an 8350 from Cleveland Plasma on Thursday Night. They have already shipped it and provided me a tracking number. It is due for delivery on Monday. I have done business, in the past, with Visual Apex, but since I am very impatient I opted to go with Clevland Plasma becasue they are only a couple hundred miles away, so shipping via ground is quick. I am replacing an Optoma EP761 Business Projector (which has done an excellent job for me). Currently I have a 35' HDMI to DVI cable (the Optoma used DVI). Becasue the Epson will most likely be mounted in a different spot on the ceiling, I am waiting until I get it mounted before I order a new HDMI cable. I am hoping to use a DVI-D to HDMI converter as a temporary solution. This will allow me to use my currently HDMI/DVI cable. Once placement is solidified, I will order a new HDMI cable. I purchased my last cable from Blue Jean Cables, anyone have other suggestions for good, cost effective cables?

I'll third Monoprice.
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1200$ for 8350? Amazing! You, americans very, very lucky guys I am from Russia, our prices too high, for example 8100 is about 1900-2000$ right now. Epson 8350 i think will be 2200-2300.
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1200$ for 8350? Amazing! You, americans very, very lucky guys I am from Russia, our prices too high, for example 8100 is about 1900-2000$ right now. Epson 8350 i think will be 2200-2300.

As I told it yesterday:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post19311022

Same high prices in here Europe, Hungary. We have to find out the way to get one!
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