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post #6931 of 8769 Old 03-16-2012, 03:19 PM
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agreed, you can do better than that price, or atleast get a new sealed one for it.

also You could buy anywhere besides worstbuy
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I know most of us use a smart remote of some kind in our setups. I'm wondering if anyone here can sell an epson remote for this projector (or an epson remote from another PJ that would work the 8350) just pm me if thats a possibility, thanks
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have any of you 8350 guys gone from an optoma HD 20 to the epson? if so id like to hear your thoughts in this thread please


http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1400460


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i am looking to order my epson hd8350 this thursday, i am very excited, seems to be some good word about it on the forums...

i plan on using the visual apex 92" electric tension screen...

does anyone have any experience with this screen...

thanks

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anyone calibrated their projector with an HTPC? if yes, i like to know what your settings are (both on the HTPC and the projector) as well as your calibration procedures. thanks
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Mine just died, perfect timing since I won't get a replacement turd until Monday.

Got the replacement today, it won't focus all of the screen at the same time so Epson is sending me a new one that should be here tomorrow.


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Ha! Bottom left and too right alternately? I'd so you might have got my return?

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No, top right corner out of focus and when you focus that the rest of the screen was out of focus.

It was nice to see that a new (if it was really new) bulb wasn't that much brighter than my 600 hour bulb.


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Got the replacement today, it won't focus all of the screen at the same time so Epson is sending me a new one that should be here tomorrow.

Just a suggestion, but when you send back the old one ... you might want to include a note taped to the top, explaining exactly what the problem is and how to re-create it.

Like some of you said ... some problems don't show on Test Pattern or even always. I like to think that if the techs knew exactly what to look for, they would fix them.

What do you guys think?

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Just a suggestion, but when you send back the old one ... you might want to include a note taped to the top, explaining exactly what the problem is and how to re-create it.

Like some of you said ... some problems don't show on Test Pattern or even always. I like to think that if the techs knew exactly what to look for, they would fix them.

What do you guys think?

Excellent suggestion.
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Hi all -

I've had my 8350 for about 1.5 weeks, currently just projecting to a white knockdown-textured wall. I plan to build a fixed screen using either white or gray fabric from carlofet.com. Here are more details:

- 150" diagonal from 16', ceiling mounted
- walls and ceiling are all painted dark blue
- carpet is a light gray

Although the room can be completely dark, I like to have a table lamp (60 watt bulb) on so I can read, see the remote buttons, etc. The lamp is towards the back of the room, opposite the screen, about 17' away.

Should I go for a gray 0.8 gain screen for better contrast since I like to have a little bit of light on? Or should I go with a white 1.0+ gain screen because I'm throwing from so far away and enlarging a lot?

Or is it a wash?

Thanks!
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Hi all -

I've had my 8350 for about 1.5 weeks, currently just projecting to a white knockdown-textured wall. I plan to build a fixed screen using either white or gray fabric from carlofet.com. Here are more details:

- 150" diagonal from 16', ceiling mounted
- walls and ceiling are all painted dark blue
- carpet is a light gray

Although the room can be completely dark, I like to have a table lamp (60 watt bulb) on so I can read, see the remote buttons, etc. The lamp is towards the back of the room, opposite the screen, about 17' away.

Should I go for a gray 0.8 gain screen for better contrast since I like to have a little bit of light on? Or should I go with a white 1.0+ gain screen because I'm throwing from so far away and enlarging a lot?

Or is it a wash?

Thanks!

that projector will not be able to light up a screen that big
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that projector will not be able to light up a screen that big


Thanks for the feedback! Maybe its because I'm a projector newbie, but I've got it already projecting a 150" diagonal image onto my wall, and I'm already very impressed by the picture and its brightness. :-) To your point, though, does that mean I should go with a white screen?
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If you can control the light, I'd go for a white screen. . low gain grey might be too dim at that size/distance

Gear list: Main setup - Kef Q900, Svs sb12-nsd subwoofer, onkyo 609 receiver, epson 8350 projector, elitescreens sable 92" screen, mac mini htpc
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Thanks for the feedback! Maybe its because I'm a projector newbie, but I've got it already projecting a 150" diagonal image onto my wall, and I'm already very impressed by the picture and its brightness. :-) To your point, though, does that mean I should go with a white screen?

White. A table lamp will not impact the picture that much. If it does, just get another kind of lamp that focuses the light down instead of dispersing, like in ceiling can lights. You'll be fine.
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Quick question on Iris. Does turning off Iris significantly reduce lumens output, meaning you have a much dimmer picture with Iris off?
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Quick question on Iris. Does turning off Iris significantly reduce lumens output, meaning you have a much dimmer picture with Iris off?

Turning it off will give you a brighter picture.
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Turning it off will give you a brighter picture.

thanks. that's strange.

per data from coderguy's projector calculator, with irish off it's producing around 300 lumens.
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thanks. that's strange.

per data from coderguy's projector calculator, with irish off it's producing around 300 lumens.

That sounds like an iris closed setting, not iris off (which should be wide open).
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That sounds like an iris closed setting, not iris off (which should be wide open).


i see. how do i check to make sure the iris is off but not closed? is there even an option on the projector to close the iris?
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Hi everyone, purchased the cdn version, 8345, 6 weeks ago when my bsmt reno started and now finally the HT room might be ready for the projector this Sunday. I read dutifully every page from this thread and i finally decide to ask your opinion on something i'm not sure will work. The HT room is 11.5 x 17.5 and the ceiling height will be 7'10". Light source is fully controlled, black matte paint on ceiling, dark grey matte paint on walls except the 11.5 screen wall where I painted 3 coats of the Sherwin Williams paint recommended on projectorcentral website. I plan to mount the 8345 from the ceiling 16-16.5 ft away or whatever 9" away from the back wall comes up to and considering a 120" diagonal screen on the wall. Seating will be right below the projector.

Finally my question: should I project the 2:35:1 image for movies onto the wall and use the Elite 100" diagonal 16:9 format white matte screen with 1.0 gain that came with the 8345 bundle in front of the wall when I watch HDTV (sports 90%)? The split between movies and sports is 50-50. I plan to establish the 120" screen on the wall and paint the border with the same matte black paint as the ceiling.
Would the projector work in this setup? Will it still project an awesome picture (my test was on a bed sheet duct tape fom the joists at the time and it looked awesome). I understand that I might need to annually adjust the picture size and sharpness when switching between the two formats, any suggestions on how to just use the wall instead and for what format to apply masking?

Thank you in advance.
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Couldnt find anything online significantly cheaper than 1200 at bestbuy. I figure if I find something I still have 3 weeks to return the one I bought. I got their 4 year warranty too because I saw it covers a bulb...so I figure 1 though epson and 1 though bestbuy would cover four years.

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i see. how do i check to make sure the iris is off but not closed? is there even an option on the projector to close the iris?

For the 8350, the first menu screen (picture options) has the iris parameter towards the bottom. Three delicious flavors! Fast, slow, off.

I wish there was a selectable fixed value too. I love the concept of an "aperture" to help black levels (and if implemented properly, focus depth-of-field) but completely dislike dynamic irises. I suspect that in the elusive service menu there might be some reprogrammable parameters. I expect to find a service manual reference sometime after I take my first vacation on the Moon... :-)

Ages ago, I'd cut black circles to stop-down the lenses on my crt projectors. That and lens-striping to help side-to-side red/blue uniformity. The optics were such that you could do that. Ah... the good old days of stone tools.
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I everyone, few questions I have about this bad boy.

Does Cinema color setting improve bulb longevity? I noticed the fan is even more quieter in Cinema mode than Natural mode.

How come the Epson Super White option turned on actually lowers contrast?

Thanks in advance...
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Does Cinema color setting improve bulb longevity? I noticed the fan is even more quieter in Cinema mode than Natural mode.

It's possible/probable but I don't think you're going to get a definite answer from anyone.

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How come the Epson Super White option turned on actually lowers contrast?

There are a few settings on the Epson that have no purpose, this is one of them.
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I am torn between the 8350 and the 3010... I really want to pull the trigger but cannot decide without actually seeing them in person. Is there anyone near Nashville/Goodlettsville TN that knows where I can see them actually working? Anyone that ownes one of these live near that I could maybe come by and see? Thanks!

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Sorry Scott, I'm more than a thousand miles west. But basic questions:
1) Can you deal with no lens shift, the 3010 has to be centered at either the top or bottom of the screen.
2) Is 3-D more important or 2-d image quality? The 3010 has 3-d, but black level is not as good.
3) Do you intend to game on the projector, the response time on the 8350 is much better.
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Thanks les - as for your questions:

1) I can probably deal with no lens shift...
2) 3D is not as important as 2D for me at this time. I have a Sharp 60LE835U that is 3D that we dont really utilize that much - http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/Home...C60LE835U.aspx
3) I will have a PS3 that is my BD player as well so there is potential for gaming.

I guess my main concern is the brightness of my room - this will be in my LR which I dont have full control of light but I do have blinds on every window and with them closed, the room is around 60-70% dark (during the day) and of course more at night.

Scott
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hey everyone. I seem to be having an issue an hope you all can help. I have my 8350 hooked up to a computer running windows 7 and i have no red in the image. Everything looks fine on my ps3 and xbox. its just the computer. I did just go from XP to 7 (same computer) and didnt have this issue before the upgrade. any ideas... thanks


EDIT: nevermind... theres a short in my SVGA cable...
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Pacemaker,

I too have about 1000 hours and my fan has started making a rumbling noise. I do not hear it all the time and sometimes when it does happen, it the goes away after running for a period of time. Otherwise, the unit is fine so I hesitate to send it back and possibly get a worse refurb.

I think I'll keep it until the fan gets too loud, doesn't go quiet again, or plain stops working.

Anyone have any other ideas? Any possible option for user replacement of the fan?

-Gary.


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