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Forgive me if I've missed something but I've never seen a firmware update on the Epson site for the 8350. Can you provide more details about "the latest software"

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Good news. Glad to hear it.

Now that you can, do yourself a service by putting your projector in high altitude mode. The 8350 fans in normal mode shut down way too early. This may have been corrected in the latest software, but no reason to take a chance.
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Forgive me if I've missed something but I've never seen a firmware update on the Epson site for the 8350. Can you provide more details about "the latest software"
No. There's no software updates that you can download or install. What I was referring to was the factory level software tweaks Epson makes at the Factory. Minor bug fixes to address recurring problems like Dynamic iris failures and premature lamp failures. An 8350 built in 2014 is probably more reliable than one built in 2011 for this reason.
As for an official firmware update: It looks like Epson reserves major firmware updates to their top tier units like the 5000 and 6000 line of projectors.
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Because I'm now curious I went and stepped through the menus to see if I could find a firmware version. I could not. Anyone know where (if) it's stored/displayed?
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No. There's no software updates that you can download or install. What I was referring to was the factory level software tweaks Epson makes at the Factory. Minor bug fixes to address recurring problems like Dynamic iris failures and premature lamp failures. An 8350 built in 2014 is probably more reliable than one built in 2011 for this reason.
As for an official firmware update: It looks like Epson reserves major firmware updates to their top tier units like the 5000 and 6000 line of projectors.
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Can anyone comment on using an Epson 8350 with a Elite Screens 150"? Is the 8350 bright enough to project onto a 150" screen? I have a long room so distance is not an issue, but brightness from a distance far enough to get 150" might be. I need a pull down screen since I have a fireplace at the end of the room, and Elite Screens is the only company I've seen who makes a 150" pull down. Also according to http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epso...ulator-pro.htm I would need to adjust the zoom quite a bit (2.11x) for 150" if I wanted to maintain 12 fL. If I was ok with 10 fL, I could keep the zoom right in the middle (1.55x)

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Can anyone comment on using an Epson 8350 with a Elite Screens 150"? Is the 8350 bright enough to project onto a 150" screen? I have a long room so distance is not an issue, but brightness from a distance far enough to get 150" might be. I need a pull down screen since I have a fireplace at the end of the room, and Elite Screens is the only company I've seen who makes a 150" pull down. Also according to http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epso...ulator-pro.htm I would need to adjust the zoom quite a bit (2.11x) for 150" if I wanted to maintain 12 fL. If I was ok with 10 fL, I could keep the zoom right in the middle (1.55x)
it's plenty bright.
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Can anyone comment on using an Epson 8350 with a Elite Screens 150"? Is the 8350 bright enough to project onto a 150" screen? I have a long room so distance is not an issue, but brightness from a distance far enough to get 150" might be. I need a pull down screen since I have a fireplace at the end of the room, and Elite Screens is the only company I've seen who makes a 150" pull down. Also according to http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epso...ulator-pro.htm I would need to adjust the zoom quite a bit (2.11x) for 150" if I wanted to maintain 12 fL. If I was ok with 10 fL, I could keep the zoom right in the middle (1.55x)
I would only use a screen that large if the room was absolutely dark. Remember that the calculator is basing the brightness on Epson's claimed 2000 lumens for the 8350. The best readings i ever got with a new bulb on dynamic mode was just over 1600 lumens. After just 100 hours, the numbers settle into 1500 lumens for the next 300 hours or so. Getting and maintaining 12fl for 150 inches will be very tough. If you still want 150 inches, you should look for higher gain screens or a brighter projector. (Like the new 3000 series)
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Cheapest place for replacement lamp?

Looking for official Epson V13H010L49 bulb for the 8350 and found them for $246 at Staples; has anyone bought them from here and if so, can confirm if they are the real deal?

http://www.staples.com/Epson-V13H010...duct_IM1U43893

I seem to recall last time I was replacing a bulb, I came to the conclusion that the Epson site was the only way to go, so i'm slightly paranoid about one costing $50 less.
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There was a pretty lengthy discussion about replacement bulbs either earlier in this thread or in another not too long ago. I know I was asking about other suppliers. You may want to poke around and look for it as many knowledgeable folks participated.

While doing a quick look, I did come across this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA0X81Y98658

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Looking for official Epson V13H010L49 bulb for the 8350 and found them for $246 at Staples; has anyone bought them from here and if so, can confirm if they are the real deal?

http://www.staples.com/Epson-V13H010...duct_IM1U43893

I seem to recall last time I was replacing a bulb, I came to the conclusion that the Epson site was the only way to go, so i'm slightly paranoid about one costing $50 less.
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I would only use a screen that large if the room was absolutely dark. Remember that the calculator is basing the brightness on Epson's claimed 2000 lumens for the 8350. The best readings i ever got with a new bulb on dynamic mode was just over 1600 lumens. After just 100 hours, the numbers settle into 1500 lumens for the next 300 hours or so. Getting and maintaining 12fl for 150 inches will be very tough. If you still want 150 inches, you should look for higher gain screens or a brighter projector. (Like the new 3000 series)
Based on dimensions, it looks like the largest I can go is 135" so the 8350 should be plenty fine for that. The question I have now is, what fL level is ideal based on my lighting conditions. With the zoom right in the middle I'm at 12 fL, but I think the higher the number I can get the better right? The screen I'm looking at now has a gain of 1.1, and I can't find any manual pull downs with a higher gain than that. Can the 8350 zoom in without losing picture quality? If I increase the zoom to 1.67x and move it a little closer to the screen I go 14 fL. I guess my question is, the more ambient light I have in the room, the brighter I'm going to want the projector to be correct? I can manage the outside light fairly easily, but if I wanted to watch something with some lights on in the room, I would want my projector brighter correct?
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Looking for official Epson V13H010L49 bulb for the 8350 and found them for $246 at Staples; has anyone bought them from here and if so, can confirm if they are the real deal?

http://www.staples.com/Epson-V13H010...duct_IM1U43893

I seem to recall last time I was replacing a bulb, I came to the conclusion that the Epson site was the only way to go, so i'm slightly paranoid about one costing $50 less.
Better yet try Provantage. It's a genuine Epson lamp.

http://www.provantage.com/epson-v13h010l49~7DYM905T.htm

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There was a pretty lengthy discussion about replacement bulbs either earlier in this thread or in another not too long ago. I know I was asking about other suppliers. You may want to poke around and look for it as many knowledgeable folks participated.

While doing a quick look, I did come across this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA0X81Y98658
Thanks! I went ahead and purchased it, not sure why I dismissed Osram bulbs before...
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Unless I read the information incorrectly, the bulb I linked above from newegg is OEM and $30 less than provantage.

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Better yet try Provantage. It's a genuine Epson lamp.

http://www.provantage.com/epson-v13h010l49~7DYM905T.htm
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Unless I read the information incorrectly, the bulb I linked above from newegg is OEM and $30 less than provantage.
Indeed it is. And as much as I like ordering some things from Newegg - projector lamps is not one of those items.

It's a personal preference. We have given the OP several options.

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When I need one I was looking at B&H at $249.95 which has been verified by a forum member to be OEM.

Fooltech -- Will you report your purchase from Newegg please... OEM or 3rd-party bulb in a refurbished Epson housing?
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Please report back after you've received/installed/used. I'm probably coming close to replacement time

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Thanks! I went ahead and purchased it, not sure why I dismissed Osram bulbs before...
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Hey guys I just purchased a 8345 and I'm looking for a good quality ceiling mount. Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Hey guys I just purchased a 8345 and I'm looking for a good quality ceiling mount. Any suggestions?

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I used this for my 8350. It's been 18 months since I installed it, and I don't remember any problems doing so.

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Please report back after you've received/installed/used. I'm probably coming close to replacement time
Found a bulb at BulbAmerica for $195, used coupon SAVE5 to get $10 off, so $185 for 'legit' Epson bulb (looked identical to Epson one, except it didn't have "Epson" etched into plastic housing). Ordered late Thursday night, arrived this morning (Saturday) using their free shipping, so very impressed so far. i'll let you know in 3k hours if it's as good as the one I bought from Epson

http://www.bulbamerica.com/products/...projector-bulb
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Late to the 8350 game but here goes...

You guys are going to laugh at me but I finally purchased the 8350 since I found it on clearance at BB yesterday. I'm coming from a Panny L300U (you can stop laughing now!), but it has served me dutifully. Bought it in 2002 and not a hiccup...still going strong and bluray looks pretty good but...but not true 1080 so I was always left wondering "what if".

I tried to get thru the 200+ pages of this thread but stopped out of pure exhaustion! Any cliff notes on the do's and don'ts as I set this puppy up this weekend? I did see a good mount that is suggested from monoprice but any suggestions for a flat mount/shelf used on a back wall? best HMDI cable to use? Projector settings? Should I purchase the BB extended warranty? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
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I had a couple of these from the dark ages and used one for my 8350. Works PERFECTLY as the back of by theater room comes to a "V" in relation to the screen so I've got all the adjustment I need. I use the straps to hold the PJ in place.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...d_i=B002LHNV56

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You guys are going to laugh at me but I finally purchased the 8350 since I found it on clearance at BB yesterday. I'm coming from a Panny L300U (you can stop laughing now!), but it has served me dutifully. Bought it in 2002 and not a hiccup...still going strong and bluray looks pretty good but...but not true 1080 so I was always left wondering "what if".

I tried to get thru the 200+ pages of this thread but stopped out of pure exhaustion! Any cliff notes on the do's and don'ts as I set this puppy up this weekend? I did see a good mount that is suggested from monoprice but any suggestions for a flat mount/shelf used on a back wall? best HMDI cable to use? Projector settings? Should I purchase the BB extended warranty? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
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I watched Godzilla last night and the dark scenes were completely crushed. No detail. So I popped on Disney WOW and ran advanced contrast and brightness calibration.

At max brightness in natural and cinema I could still not see any of the stars. The only time I saw stars was the brief transients where they flash. Has anyone successfully used these test patterns with a 8350?

I reset settings to see of something was off and still no good. Any ideas?
Thanks!
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I found a setting Signal->Advanced->HDMI Video range.
Setting this to "expanded" makes the brightness calibration work. I can now see all the stars except for the negative numbers. Not sure if this would help Godzilla as I already took the movie back to redbox .
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Here's where I posted my support for the Chief mount...
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Hey guys I just purchased a 8345 and I'm looking for a good quality ceiling mount. Any suggestions?

Thanks
Anyone have any other suggestions?
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Search the thread. It has come up multiple times. I bought this one and like it:http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000TX...110_SY165_QL70

I like the geared adjustments. It is critical that you get the projector square to the wall and the geared adjustments make this easy.
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