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I have this one to mount on my wall (not ceiling). The spider-part can be to screw-up upside down, I dont need to mount my proj upside down.
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Anyone know if the 8350 is going to be offered through any of the big box stores such as Best Buy or HHGregg? They both carried the 8100, but neither list the 8350 at this point.
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Anyone know if the 8350 is going to be offered through any of the big box stores such as Best Buy or HHGregg? They both carried the 8100, but neither list the 8350 at this point.

Why do you want to buy from big box, do you get a discount? Most online deals can also be found tax free with free shipping. So you're talking about a difference of about a hundred bucks, and that assumes they match the online price
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I have this one to mount on my wall (not ceiling). The spider-part can be to screw-up upside down, I dont need to mount my proj upside down.
http://www.digitalcinema.com.au/Voge...ll-support.htm

That says supports up to 10kg. The 8350 is 22lbs which is 10 kg. Isn't that a little close for the weight limit? I know it's not an exact science, but this baby is a big mutha!
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Why do you want to buy from big box, do you get a discount? Most online deals can also be found tax free with free shipping. So you're talking about a difference of about a hundred bucks, and that assumes they match the online price

3 words - Same As Cash (assuming they're also reasonably price competitive).
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Ready to buy..who has the best policies? Bought from PP before, don't like to have to have a signature though...anyway..looks like all same price.

1. Cleveland Plasma
2. VisualApex. not sure of the 5/10/15 return policy
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Why do you want to buy from big box, do you get a discount? Most online deals can also be found tax free with free shipping. So you're talking about a difference of about a hundred bucks, and that assumes they match the online price

Most of the time places like BB have their 3 year no interest payment on their credit card purchases....sometimes thats' not a bad deal. Plus if your a reward zone program purchaser you will recieve money back via coupons toward purchases. Over the years I probably have received 1500.00 or more via the rewards zone program.

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Most of the time places like BB have their 3 year no interest payment on their credit card purchases....sometimes thats' not a bad deal. Plus if your a reward zone program purchaser you will recieve money back via coupons toward purchases. Over the years I probably have received 1500.00 or more via the rewards zone program.

Plus ease of exchange if there's out-of-the-box issues.
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Alright everyone I am ready to pull the trigger on this setup, if anyone sees' a problem would like the advice/input/suggestions. My room is roughly 12'x22'x8' not a dedicated Ht room but a LR. Have blackout shades, plan on painting walls later a dark burgandy color and cream ceiling. I will include picture of front setup how it is now. Screen will drop down in front of existing equip. Proj. will be ceiling mounted.
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Waiting on delivery today of HDMI cables from Monorpice and 8350 from PP. Its 1 PM, and every time I hear a low rumble im running to look out the front window. Get here already!
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Hello all,

I upgraded from the HD65 to this projector and ll I can say is WOW!

Huge difference in PQ,brightness etc. etc.

I have had no problems so far with banding or BD menus. I agree that this thing is a beast but no buyers remorse here. If you are coming from a 720p as I was I say go for it.

Everything has looked awesome out of the box from BDs to HDTV and gaming. I look forward to tweeking the image to have it look even better.
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Ready to buy..who has the best policies? Bought from PP before, don't like to have to have a signature though...anyway..looks like all same price.

1. Cleveland Plasma
2. VisualApex. not sure of the 5/10/15 return policy
3. PP
4. Electronics expo
5. other?

They may not have the best price, but Amazon has 1 in stock, it's provided by another seller, but fulfilled by amazon, unlike we have seen until now, can't beat amazon's return policy. If it's not fulfilled by amazon though, it's the 3rd party's policies.
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Anyone know if the 8350 is going to be offered through any of the big box stores such as Best Buy or HHGregg? They both carried the 8100, but neither list the 8350 at this point.

I was in an hhgregg a few weeks back, looking to see if they had the 8100 on sale. -They did, but not as good a price they had a month or two back with their 20% off everything sale.-- Anyway, they had an 8350 "shell" on the shelf with some laminated spec sheets. They did not have a price on it at the time. Could have been because it was before the 8350 was released. I haven't been back, but plan to soon to get a price... they are planning another "20% Off" Sale soon.
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That says supports up to 10kg. The 8350 is 22lbs which is 10 kg. Isn't that a little close for the weight limit? I know it's not an exact science, but this baby is a big mutha!

As I know, it is about 7.3 kg. See this page:
http://www.epson-europe.com/content/...-EN.ilocal.htm

(EH-TW3600 = 8350 in Europe)
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Can't wait

This is replacing an older non HDMI projector (Sanyo PLV 60) that only had component video cables running from the receiver to the projector.

I have an older receiver (non-HDMI) and the only piece of equipment that currently supports HDMI is my Xbox 360 slim. I don't have blue-ray (dvd had been good enough up to this point) but will consider one if its worth it based on feedback.

I have been debating running HDMI to the projector (about a 40 foot run) and buying a matrix converter from monoprice (component to HDMI). Will I truly see much of a difference between the 2 (HDMI and component)?

Thanks in advance
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I was in an hhgregg a few weeks back, looking to see if they had the 8100 on sale. -They did, but not as good a price they had a month or two back with their 20% off everything sale.-- Anyway, they had an 8350 "shell" on the shelf with some laminated spec sheets. They did not have a price on it at the time. Could have been because it was before the 8350 was released. I haven't been back, but plan to soon to get a price... they are planning another "20% Off" Sale soon.

It's this weekend here in Atlanta along with 24 months interest free financing. That's what motivated me to ask if anyone knew when/if they'd be offering it.
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Alright everyone I am ready to pull the trigger on this setup, if anyone sees' a problem would like the advice/input/suggestions. My room is roughly 12'x22'x8' not a dedicated Ht room but a LR. Have blackout shades, plan on painting walls later a dark burgandy color and cream ceiling. I will include picture of front setup how it is now. Screen will drop down in front of existing equip. Proj. will be ceiling mounted.
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Acoustically transparent screen?

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I got my 8350 today and man o man its AWESOME! Ive never seen colors look this vibrant on a projector but then again I've never experienced anything like 50000:1 contrast ratio.

I have it mounted temporarily on the ceiling in the theater room that I'm building downstairs to test out the lens shift and its incredible. Yes it is a HUGE machine but with lens shift I will be able to mount it about 4 inches below the ceiling so it wont be too much of an obstacle.

I'm looking at about a 144" image and have not done anything to calibrate yet at it looks FANTASTIC

I couldn't be happier with the purchase. One thing I will mention though is because I live in Canada and ordered from the States, i had to pay 85$ for brokerage fees and another 160+ in taxes so the price came to about the same maybe 30$ more than I would have paid if I wanted to get one from Canada.

In Jan or so when my theater room is 100% complete I will definitely post pictures of the setup if anyone is still interested by then lol
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I think all of us that plan on purchasing this PJ would appreciate more pictures. I personally like the to see how people tackle room layout for their PJ.
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My 8350 came in this afternoon and I was able to run new HDMI wires and swap the old L300u (540i max resolution) fairly quickly. I do not have a blu ray player yet but had an old HD-DVD player in closest (ya, lost that bet) to see some high def in action. To be honest, I wasn't wow'd but it looked pretty darn impressive. Played about 30 minutes of Happy Feet and really enjoyed the picture but it was missing something. Then switched to Cinema mode and noticed a sizeble improvement to me... the wow factor was almost there! Made a few more adjustments that were mentioned in Art's review and am now completely satisfied with the purchase!

I then noticed my HD DVD player only did 1080i, wasn't even seeing 1080p image yet. =) With a 139" diag, I'm assuming there will be a decent difference between the two!

Oh, and dynamic mode completely lit up the room. Still need to hook up the OTA box to the projector, but can't wait for some football on this screen. I might be able to get some pictures, but have to get kids to sleep. The pics will of course only be 1080i as well.
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Thanks derekvli for sharing your first impression of the 8350....yeah if you can post some pics.

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No answer for the input lag questions...
So I just bit the bullet and pulled the trigger on it! I'm excited like a kid on Christmas I'll post some numbers up when I receive it next week *hopefully*.
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My 8350 came yesterday from PP.Got time to set it up and used Arts settings on my Carada 110 screen with BD and HD-DVD players.I had the Epson 6100 and 8100 and panny ae3000 and ax200 100 900.Played a few of my favorite demos movies 5th element 'Avatar'ect.Have to say I was quite impressed.Colors were just great.Really the first fp I have had where the flesh tones were perfect.I do agree that sharpness has been increased some .My wife mention that right off the bat,She said it look sharper than any of our other fp's.Blacks were very good.And I have seen some very expensive fp's and I have to say at this price I really can't believe how they can do it.We watch POTC Black Pearl BD for are first movie.The best I have seen it.The dark scenes had plenty of depth to get that allmost 3d feel.And others have mention the colors are just excellent.This level of pic at this price was unheard of a few years back.Also convergence looks great and the iris and fan are dead silent.Also no flickering at all as someone posted'They must have a wiring or player problem or something.Will have time today to mess with the settings and see what happens.Highly recommened.BOB
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Can't wait

This is replacing an older non HDMI projector (Sanyo PLV 60) that only had component video cables running from the receiver to the projector.

I have an older receiver (non-HDMI) and the only piece of equipment that currently supports HDMI is my Xbox 360 slim. I don't have blue-ray (dvd had been good enough up to this point) but will consider one if its worth it based on feedback.

I have been debating running HDMI to the projector (about a 40 foot run) and buying a matrix converter from monoprice (component to HDMI). Will I truly see much of a difference between the 2 (HDMI and component)?

Thanks in advance

First off congrats on getting a great fp.And yes.Front Projection loves every ounce of extra resolution.When you blow a pic up to a 110in screen or bigger a BD player makes quite a difference.And to pass 1080p from your BD to your FP HDMI is a must.You can get a BD player for a $100 now and if you go to all the trouble to get a FP and screen don't go cheap on the player.BOB
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I just bought my 8350 from HH Gregg. I paid $1000.00 plus tax 7%. I showed them the package price on Visual Apex online and told them I would buy the projector from them if they made me a good deal.
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I got my 8350 today and man o man its AWESOME! Ive never seen colors look this vibrant on a projector but then again I've never experienced anything like 50000:1 contrast ratio.

I have it mounted temporarily on the ceiling in the theater room that I'm building downstairs to test out the lens shift and its incredible. Yes it is a HUGE machine but with lens shift I will be able to mount it about 4 inches below the ceiling so it wont be too much of an obstacle.

I'm looking at about a 144" image and have not done anything to calibrate yet at it looks FANTASTIC

I couldn't be happier with the purchase. One thing I will mention though is because I live in Canada and ordered from the States, i had to pay 85$ for brokerage fees and another 160+ in taxes so the price came to about the same maybe 30$ more than I would have paid if I wanted to get one from Canada.

In Jan or so when my theater room is 100% complete I will definitely post pictures of the setup if anyone is still interested by then lol

I am also in Canada, where did you buy from? Price? I have been trying to find a decent price in Canada but it looks like I might go with the states. Where were you looking at getting it in Canada?
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I am also in Canada, where did you buy from? Price? I have been trying to find a decent price in Canada but it looks like I might go with the states. Where were you looking at getting it in Canada?


http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1281363

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I will buy from Projector People any time. They refund me $100 difference on my 8350. Thanks to Kirk
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