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post #9001 of 9028 Old 01-21-2015, 01:20 PM
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I have it set on Econo mode and on Dynamic. I just read today that High Altitude would run the fan a little longer on shutdown so I made that change this afternoon. I always felt that the fan should run a little longer but the big case for this unit doesn't seem Our basement is pretty cool even though I close the AC vents in the summer and sometimes don't open them all year. I put in two rows of reclining seats this year and build a riser that is 13" and the back row is under the ceiling mounted unit and I do not hear the fan until the sound is off and I am focusing on it to shut the power off from a switch on my wiring bridge. I try to remember to keep the filter clean and carefully remove it to vacuum a couple times a month otherwise I don't disturb the projector. I figure power surges, heat and vibration are the enemy and I try to avoid them as much as possible.
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I just installed my new 8345, and I'm a little confused about the main power swith. Do I leave it on all the time and use the regular on and off. Or do I shut the main power off when not in use.
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I just installed my new 8345, and I'm a little confused about the main power swith. Do I leave it on all the time and use the regular on and off. Or do I shut the main power off when not in use.
My unit is ceiling mounted so I installed a switch in the line going to a receptacle near the projector so I leave the switch on the projector ON but cut the power when the fan stops on shutdown.
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So once the fan stops the main power should be turned off.
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So once the fan stops the main power should be turned off.
That is kind of your option. If the main switch is on, the unit will continue to draw a very small amount of current to feed the circuits controlling the remote sensor. Turning off that switch will disable those circuits. Saves a bit of power at the cost of some convenience.

What you don't want to do is remove power wile the lamp is on or the fans are still running as that will shorten bulb life.
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Hi Coaldigger, thanks for posting up your good experience with the 8350. I am curious if you run ECO mode at all on your projector? What viewing mode do you run (Cinema, Dynamic, etc) 2999 hours doesn't sound terrible for lamp life if you run in normal mode with above average brightness.

My experience has been generally positive. I did get the AutoIris error a few times on the 8350, I changed out to the 8345 and have not had any issues other than a bit more fan noise than my old 8350.
I don't actually have an 8350. I have the very similar previous model, the 8100. My bulb blew at 4225 hours. I replaced it with genuine Epson after reading the horror stories about cheap clones. In my mind it was worth paying the $230 it cost from an authorized online dealer. It now has another 2000 hours and is going strong.

I run in ECO mode for most of the life, but switched to normal when it started darkening. I run a custom profile based on cinema that I periodically set using a calibration disc. I also run high altitude mode. My theater is a totally light controlled cave with dark indigo walls, but the projector, mounted 19' back on the wall is plenty bright. I do clean the filter every 3 months but have not replaced it. I really should.
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That is kind of your option. If the main switch is on, the unit will continue to draw a very small amount of current to feed the circuits controlling the remote sensor. Turning off that switch will disable those circuits. Saves a bit of power at the cost of some convenience.

What you don't want to do is remove power wile the lamp is on or the fans are still running as that will shorten bulb life.
Makes sense. Thank you.
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Got the replacement setup, appears to better. White images are white, uniformity looks about the same. Only thing that I might not be perfect is the sharpness, this replacement doesn't look as sharp (small text) than the one it replaced, but I'll have to do some more testing.

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Epson 8350 purchase - WOW!

I recently upgraded my Mitsubishi DLP projector which I have been very happy with over past few years with the Epson 8350 projector. I must say WOW - I cannot believe the overall picture quality. I thought my last projector had a nice picture. It is amazing how many things that are now clear and visible in many dark scenes that were not visible before. The vivid colors are amazing, skin tones excellent, and w/ additional lumens I can actually have some lighting in room which the wife likes. I have not made any adjustments with any of the calibration settings as of yet and am not that familiar with them nor do I want to degrade current picture.
This is my second projector and I am an entry level do-it-yourself individual. There is alot of info out there, but are there any quick basics that I should look. A few observations(surprises) that I did have after receiving and setting up the projector is that it is physically huge compared to my old Mit's. I also feel that the cooling fan is really loud compared to what I am used to. The picture quality though easily covers for these negative aspects. Appreciate everyone's comments as I spent alot of time reviewing comparisons prior to purchase.
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You bought the wrong projector bud. The 8345 is the projector you should have bought if you needed the 8350's range and lens shift. And I hope you have a dust free room, these things love to pick up any bit of dust so be on the look out for green dust blobs, you'll probably see a few pop up at around 250-300hrs. Enjoy!

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I don't have a dust free room and have had no dust problems and it has been1.5 years or so. Just another data point.
(Knocking on wood).
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I don't have a dust free room and have had no dust problems and it has been1.5 years or so. Just another data point.
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Same here. My projector is 3 years old, I hardly ever dust, have 1,500 hours on the lamp and it is flawless and blob free. Just sayin....

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2400+ hours and no dust problems so far.
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Thumbs up New to the family

Just received my (new to me) Epson 8350 that I bought from nano_machine here on the classifieds. Can't wait to get it fired up to test it out tonight! It will be a couple weeks till I really get to dig in as we are closing on a house on Friday and the setup will be in the basement there, but super excited to finally have a projector!

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I am ready to buy another bulb

please let me know the best low priced $50 bulb to buy for the 8350

I know some on this forum have used these lower prices bulbs
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2400+ hours and no dust problems so far.
Mine has 2600+ hours and no dust as well. I have since moved on to the 5030 (still have the 8350), and it also has no dust after 800 hours.


I should also add that both have been shelf mounted and often, my cat sleeps on it.
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Mine has 2600+ hours and no dust as well. I have since moved on to the 5030 (still have the 8350), and it also has no dust after 800 hours.


I should also add that both have been shelf mounted and often, my cat sleeps on it.
The cat is soaking up all the dust. Good idea.

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I've had an 8350 for quite a few years(July 2011) and suspect that one of my fans has gone out. I am getting a periodic overheating message and the filter on the back is clean. I just don't know what fan has gone bad. I do know that the high altitude option when turned on does nothing. So if that controls just one of the fans can anyone tell me which of the 5 it is inside?

It seems like the front exhaust vent is putting out the normal amount of air but the rear intake vent is very light and feels like barely any air is getting sucked in.

If anyone can help me that would be great.
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I'm starting to get oval halos in the upper right and left. I had this problem on my previous PJ. Any suggestions?
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I also purchased the genie lamps replacement, albeit at $62 back in November. I had 1136 hours on my projector over 2.5 years. I also see the lamp as being comparable in brightness to the original, but can't be certain. No beeps or any other sounds from the projector. Best I can say is I am pleased with it, would recommend it at this point, and hope for it to last a decent length of time past the 150 day warranty.
Ok, final post on this lamp (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Purchased and installed in November, 2013. I haven't had any issues with the bulb. Install was fine, everything worked right from the start. I noticed decreases in brightness at about the 1400 hour mark, where I moved up to Living Room mode. 2000 hour mark, I had to move up to Dynamic mode. 2100 hours, bulb is dead - I saw the flashing red light for the bulb on the projector, and replaced it at that time. Putting a new bulb in, and it just blows my mind how much the bulb had dimmed.

Still, for $62, I feel I received my money's worth. I had close to 1.5 years of usage out of the bulb. Color and brightness were fine. I had a quick trip to the US in December and would have purchased a second of the same bulb, but they had none with prime 2 day shipping, so purchased a glamps version instead (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I'm perfectly happy with this bulb for the first 10 hours, and will see how it performs. Purchase price on this one was a whopping $38 at the time (December, 2014).
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Also, where is the filter on this. I can't seem to find it.
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Sources are PS3 are Xbox 1 (DirecTV is run through XBOX1) and are all HDMI.

Neither of them have component natively so would have to buy aftermarket converters which I hear are unreliable.

Just gonna look at EPSONs new 3000 line and might pull the trigger on one of them. Just ridiculous the HDMI board cant be repaired for a reasonable price...
I saw in one of the threads you mentioned that you were looking into getting a 3000/3500. If so did you try gaming on it yet and does the fast mode look that bad.

Thinking about getting that or a 8350
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Looking into getting a projector I game a lot but will use it for sports and movies as well. Looking at the 8350 and the 3000 and recommendations. I do hear that the fast mode on the 3000 makes the picture look awful when gaming. Throw distance will be 16' to a 100" screen.
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I got a new bulb and tried to put it in and got nothing; this happened twice and then put my original bulb in and was able to watch the projector

anyone else have this experience when putting in a new bulb? the bulbs only go in one way; nothing complex about installing it
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Just chiming in as a data point, 8350 user almost 4 years, still on my first bulb, no issues with my unit so far, about 1500 hours on the bulb. I think I'm going to buy some of the cheap generics as back ups and I'm sure my bulb isn't going to make it all that much longer.
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I'm starting to get oval halos in the upper right and left. I had this problem on my previous PJ. Any suggestions?
Called Epson and they are sending out a new projector it's under warranty. . So let's see how the new one works.
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Blinking red temp light, but Epson replaced it lighting fast.

Hey fellas,

After a doing a ton of research, ending in analysis paralysis, I bought a refurb 8350 from Epson Canada just after Christmas. I was very impressed with the picture quality right out of the box. Ffwd about a month and a half and I started getting the blinking red temp light on start up. The projector was set up in my basement which runs a little on the cold side because I don't run the supplemental electric 24/7. I thought this might be from being too cold because second start would always work.

I finally called Epson tech and they said it was not because of the cold and that it would continue to get worse and would have to be replaced. This was on a Friday. He said he may not get it on a truck until Monday, so I should call back Monday afternoon to confirm and get my tracking number. I did just that. As he read the tracking number to me, I typed it in to the couriers tracking web page. The latest activity read, "Delivery attempted." It was accepted somewhere in the US on Friday, in Toronto on Saturday, my home town Sunday and out for delivery Monday morning.

Wow! That's service. Old unit shipped back on Epson's dime. New unit installed and running fine.

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Hey fellas,

After a doing a ton of research, ending in analysis paralysis, I bought a refurb 8350 from Epson Canada just after Christmas. I was very impressed with the picture quality right out of the box. Ffwd about a month and a half and I started getting the blinking red temp light on start up. The projector was set up in my basement which runs a little on the cold side because I don't run the supplemental electric 24/7. I thought this might be from being too cold because second start would always work.

I finally called Epson tech and they said it was not because of the cold and that it would continue to get worse and would have to be replaced. This was on a Friday. He said he may not get it on a truck until Monday, so I should call back Monday afternoon to confirm and get my tracking number. I did just that. As he read the tracking number to me, I typed it in to the couriers tracking web page. The latest activity read, "Delivery attempted." It was accepted somewhere in the US on Friday, in Toronto on Saturday, my home town Sunday and out for delivery Monday morning.

Wow! That's service. Old unit shipped back on Epson's dime. New unit installed and running fine.
Same experience here. . Excellent customer service from Epson.
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