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As far as my 1080p menu issue is concerned, I tried one more thing this morning. I hooked up my Epson 8100 (haven't returned it yet) and the flickering was gone. At this point I am pretty confident it's the 8350.

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I am trying to decide between the 8350 for $1200 or a refurbished 8500UB for $1600. The latter is refurbished by Epson and carries the same warranty as new.

I am aware of the differences in the two models and would get some mileage out of the extra brightness and deeper blacks of the 8500. I hear that Epson generally has great customer service but am generally hesitant to buy "refurbished" and was wondering if anybody has had any experience with refurbished projectors or has any other advice on the subject.
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I am trying to decide between the 8350 for $1200 or a refurbished 8500UB for $1600. The latter is refurbished by Epson and carries the same warranty as new.

I am aware of the differences in the two models and would get some mileage out of the extra brightness and deeper blacks of the 8500. I hear that Epson generally has great customer service but am generally hesitant to buy "refurbished" and was wondering if anybody has had any experience with refurbished projectors or has any other advice on the subject.

It has the same warranty as a new projector, so nothing to worry about.
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Quite interestingly, I'm actually thinking about doing the same thing tonight.
The walls are very close to the screen (10 inch each). I'm thinking of adding two curtains on either side of the wall to do light control. How do you like the result?

How can I light control the ceiling if I don't want to paint it. The whole house (open floor plan) comes with the same flat white ceiling which i like. It'll be awkward if I just paint the living room section.

Any idea is appreciated.

I won't know about the results for at least a month....the curtains are on order and I still need to order the curtain tracks. JCPenney appears to be the best place to find good curtains at a decent price. I'll get the tracks from an online source.

I can't speak about the ceiling as I have a vaulted ceiling. It's about 10 ft high on the right side of the screen and at least 18 ft on the left side. I'm hopeful that once I get the side curtains installed, I won't notice the ceiling reflections at all. I guess you could stretch blackout cloth across the ceiling that is closest to the screen.

Even without the side curtains, I find the movie experience to be acceptable, just looking to make things as close to perfect as possible given the fact that my room is not technically a "dedicated theatre"......YET!!! I'm using a tactic against my wife that I've learned from the left.....incrementalism!
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well, just so everyone knows, I ordered from visual apex at the 1299 price and saw it went on sale. I called them up yesterday about it and today got an email saying I was getting the 100 back. This could be because I have not received my projector yet so there is some hope. All it takes is a couple minutes on the phone so you might as well give it a shot.
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I ordered my 8350 (Epon EH-TW3600 here) changing my old Pana PT-AX100!!! It will arrive in a month.
The price was very "friendly", it costs only $1900.
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well, just so everyone knows, I ordered from visual apex at the 1299 price and saw it went on sale. I called them up yesterday about it and today got an email saying I was getting the 100 back. This could be because I have not received my projector yet so there is some hope. All it takes is a couple minutes on the phone so you might as well give it a shot.

anybody ordered from pp called them to find out? They marked down the price as well.
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anybody ordered from pp called them to find out? They marked down the price as well.

I ordered from them yesterday and they gave me the 1199 price.
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Do you get flickering during movies, or just in menus? Mine flickers all through 1080p blu-ray menus and even zooms way in sometimes. However, once the actual movie starts, the problem goes away. I posted this video about it on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnDOQWDdRbI

I plan to keep this projector, unless the issue starts happening in movie.

Could the flickering be because the projector doesn't support 1080P/24?
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Could the flickering be because the projector doesn't support 1080P/24?

Why do you think the 8350 doesn't support 1080P/24 when the 8100 does.

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It has the same warranty as a new projector, so nothing to worry about.

That's kindof what I was thinking and others have posted positive things about Epson's warranty and customer service, so I finally pulled the trigger and bought the Refurbished 8500UB.
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If anybody else is interested, the refurbished (by Epson) 8500UB is being sold by Dell for $1599 w/ free 3-5 day shipping, but they do charge tax. Here is the link:
Epson Powerlite 8500 UB Home Cinema Projector - Refurbished by Epson
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8350 is supported 2:2 Pull Down (1080p/24fps).
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8350 is supported 2:2 Pull Down (1080p/24fps).

The Projector People & Projector Central specs only states 1080P/60. I can find no spec sheet that shows otherwise.
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Direct from page 68 of the Epson 8350 manual.
HDMI:
Signal 1080p 24/30/50/60 1920x1080
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The Projector People & Projector Central specs only states 1080P/60. I can find no spec sheet that shows otherwise.

The 8350 supports 2:2 and 2:3 pulldown.
1080p/24 is displayed at 48 fps.
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Got my 8350 in yesterday and I was blown away. MUCH better than my AE900 and MUCH brighter. I feel like I am looking at a plasma and even with a good deal of ambient light, the picture is very watchable.

Having trouble selecting Epson Super White from the menu though, it is grayed out for me. Is this because I am using HDMI? Or am I missing a step to turn it on?
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Re : Refurbs...

FWIW, I have been using an Infocus SP4805 for the last 4 years. Paid 750$ for it back then on eBay as a refurb, never had a single problem with it. The lamp is just now starting to go (my friend, who also bought one - he's the one that convinced me to go with it back 4 years ago - is still stunned I managed to eke four years out of that lamp).

The warranty should alleviate all your worries. Heck - Visual Apex had a deal on a refurb 6500UB that I actually would have bought OVER the 8350 if VA shipped to Canada. It's older, but still technically a higher spec. Love refurb in general, go for it I say.
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Got my 8350 in yesterday and I was blown away. MUCH better than my AE900 and MUCH brighter. I feel like I am looking at a plasma and even with a good deal of ambient light, the picture is very watchable.

Having trouble selecting Epson Super White from the menu though, it is grayed out for me. Is this because I am using HDMI? Or am I missing a step to turn it on?

You are correct.

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This setting can be used only when a composite video, S-Video, or component video
signal is being input
and the Color Mode is set to THX (Home Cinema 8700 UB), Natural (Home
Cinema 8350), Theatre (Home Cinema 8700 UB), Cinema (Home Cinema 8350), Theatre
Black 1 (Home Cinema 8700 UB), or Theatre Black 2 (Home Cinema 8700 UB)


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do you have the flashing/flickering problem on the blue ray disk menus?

[quote]The 8350 supports 2:2 and 2:3 pulldown.
1080p/24 is displayed at 48 fps.
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[quote=vik_tx;19326064]do you have the flashing/flickering problem on the blue ray disk menus?

No, I have not had any flashing with Blu-Ray menus.
I have the Oppo BDP83 set to force 1080p/24.(24 fps set to ON)
8350 info screen shows 1080p/24 is displaying.
I bring up Blu-Ray menu and no issues.
I have watched many Blu-Rays since getting the 8350.
I pre-ordered it. I've been using it since Sept. 30th.
What do you have your Oppo 24 fps setting to? Auto or on?
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Got my 8350 in yesterday and I was blown away. MUCH better than my AE900 and MUCH brighter. I feel like I am looking at a plasma and even with a good deal of ambient light, the picture is very watchable.

Having trouble selecting Epson Super White from the menu though, it is grayed out for me. Is this because I am using HDMI? Or am I missing a step to turn it on?

Do you have the Color Mode set to "x.v.Color".
When using x.v.Color, Super White will be grayed out.
A lot of options are grayed out with that mode.
I use Cinema and it is available to turn on and off.
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I am using cinema mode too with an oppo BDP-83. I get the same flickering issue with 1080p24 and 1080p60. I have tried with HDMI set to expanded and normal and with super white on and off. I have also tried setting deep color to 10 bit, 12 bit, and turning it off all together. The only way I have found to get rid of the flickering issue, is to turn off 1080p.
I sent Epson an email about it and linked them to my video. Hope to hear back from them tomorrow.

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oh oh...Seems like we are starting to see problems coming up with these Epsons...hopefully this will be only one!

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I ordered the 8350 from Proj People this afternoon. My rep said it should only take two days to arrive with free, ground shipping (FL to TN). I figured I should go ahead and take advantage of the $1199/free shipping price. Gotta jump in at some point.

My rep also said the Panny rep told her they wouldn't be coming out with any new models until next year.
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I just received this projector today and fired it up. When watching a Blu-ray, is there any reason to have the mode set to anything other than Natural? I tried Cinema, Dynamic, etc but Natural seemed far superior to any of them. Unless I am missing something.

By the way this was with all the lights off.
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My rep also said the Panny rep told her they wouldn't be coming out with any new models until next year.

isn't that what people were saying last year before the 4000 came out? can we please get some more input on this rumor? i've been waiting for the new panasonic like a lot of people. so if this is true.... son of a b___ch....
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Yeah...next year could be early 2011..maybe february or march. Maybe they release it in CES 2011. But this might take us off-topic

EDIT: Panasonic did the same thing with the ae4000

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Has anyone had the chance to run an input lag test? I'd like to have a good idea of gaming performance before I pull the trigger.
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Has anyone had the chance to run an input lag test? I'd like to have a good idea of gaming performance before I pull the trigger.


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