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I think I see the yellow foam packing ring in your second picture. I'm not sure if you realize you need to remove that. There should have been a sticker on the projector saying to remove it. That's there to protect the assembly from moving during shipping. I'm not sure if you saw that but just in case you didn't, thats why the rings don't move.


The foam ring is only to protect the lens shift feature in shipping. The vertical banding was from the *Dalite Video Spectra Screen*


I cannot explain this. I have 2 other projectors that look perfectly fine on the same screen.


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Hey Guys, first time projector buyer here. We are interested in the 8350, but know nothing about the 'throw distance' and such. The wall we want to project on is 12.2 feet in width 8 feet high, in our basement (can be made dark easily) And the projector can be mounted in the ceiling about 13.5 feet back, (to give airflow) the room is 15 feet deep. So just a few general noob questions because i dont understand the throw distance calculator thing. One, is this projector going to be ok in a room this size? Two the wall is currently a yellow called 'lemon ice' so we know we'll have to paint it, what brand, and color should we paint it to? Thank you so much and happy holidays!

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My 8350 came yesterday. I was just about on my way to Connecticut to visit my girlfriend so I showed some self control and put it downstairs, sealed, in the box until Sunday/Monday.
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Why can't I change the Aspect Ratio? I have The Santa Claus DVD playing right now and it's a square box in the middle of the screen. I click Aspect and it's on locked on Normal, I can't click the others. Is there a way to change it?
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Why can't I change the Aspect Ratio? I have The Santa Claus DVD playing right now and it's a square box in the middle of the screen. I click Aspect and it's on locked on Normal, I can't click the others. Is there a way to change it?

What type of DVD player and what type of connection?
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What type of DVD player and what type of connection?

The DVD is playing in a Playstation 3. HDMI cable from that into the receiver and HDMI from the receiver to the Epson.
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Thanks Browninggold, now i'm even more confused LOL
But i'm learning as I go, thanks again, it helped a little
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Why can't I change the Aspect Ratio? I have The Santa Claus DVD playing right now and it's a square box in the middle of the screen. I click Aspect and it's on locked on Normal, I can't click the others. Is there a way to change it?

If you are using the hdmi input on the projector, you can not adjust the aspect ratio.
This is mentioned in the manual.

*I assume the DVD is a full screen version.

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Hey Guys, first time projector buyer here. We are interested in the 8350, but know nothing about the 'throw distance' and such. The wall we want to project on is 12.2 feet in width 8 feet high, in our basement (can be made dark easily) And the projector can be mounted in the ceiling about 13.5 feet back, (to give airflow) the room is 15 feet deep. So just a few general noob questions because i dont understand the throw distance calculator thing. One, is this projector going to be ok in a room this size? Two the wall is currently a yellow called 'lemon ice' so we know we'll have to paint it, what brand, and color should we paint it to? Thank you so much and happy holidays!

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Tall guy At around 13', projecting on a 1.0 gain 106" diagonal screen you are going to get a nice bright picture (at around 19 lumens). No issues for a ceiling mount that I can see. Good luck.
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The DVD is playing in a Playstation 3. HDMI cable from that into the receiver and HDMI from the receiver to the Epson.

you should be able to adjust it on the PS3 under video settings for DVD and Bluray Playback

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you should be able to adjust it on the PS3 under video settings for DVD and Bluray Playback

Yeah if using hdmi connection the pj aspect can't be changed, that would have to be changed at the source. If available.

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Hey Guys, first time projector buyer here. We are interested in the 8350, but know nothing about the 'throw distance' and such. The wall we want to project on is 12.2 feet in width 8 feet high, in our basement (can be made dark easily) And the projector can be mounted in the ceiling about 13.5 feet back, (to give airflow) the room is 15 feet deep. So just a few general noob questions because i dont understand the throw distance calculator thing. One, is this projector going to be ok in a room this size? Two the wall is currently a yellow called 'lemon ice' so we know we'll have to paint it, what brand, and color should we paint it to? Thank you so much and happy holidays!

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That throw is fine, the real question is what size screen do you want?

Use that pj calculator to see what screen size at 13.5 throw would put you in the middle of the zoom, or even a little toward the front zoom to pump up the brightness a tad.

Screen paint would be a good question in the DIY screen forum. But MM might chime in to help you out. Either way you need either paint it, or get screen material to maximize your experience.

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Thank you both so much, we're going to order the projector today and go paint shopping tonight, love the DIY section it gave me all the info I needed.

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Would anyone be interested in a video on "how-to" mod the $12.48 Monoprice ceiling bracket (max 44lb) to fit our 8350's? There's no cutting, drilling or anything more involved than using a screwdriver and ratchet. Materials are cheap, small and easy to find parts at Home Depot.

If so, I'll post one.

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Why can't I change the Aspect Ratio? I have The Santa Claus DVD playing right now and it's a square box in the middle of the screen. I click Aspect and it's on locked on Normal, I can't click the others. Is there a way to change it?

If it's the original DVD version I think it may be non-anamorphic. So it's widescreen aspect ratio but displays as 4:3, meaning you get black bars on all four sides unless you zoom it equally in both directions. Not sure if the PS3 has the right zoom settings. If it's the widescreen special edition it should be anamorphic and display properly. Non-anamorphic DVDs usually look pretty bad when zoomed to a large size with a front projector.
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Would anyone be interested in a video on "how-to" mod the $12.48 Monoprice ceiling bracket (max 44lb) to fit our 8350's? There's no cutting, drilling or anything more involved than using a screwdriver and ratchet. Materials are cheap, small and easy to find parts at Home Depot.

If so, I'll post one.

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Please do. I bought the mount and don't know how to set it up!
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Please do. I bought the mount and don't know how to set it up!

If you look back a month or so, you'll see my mod which works great.
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Please do. I bought the mount and don't know how to set it up!

Okey doke.

For the following ceiling mount (max 44lb limit):

Product ID 3010
Product ID 5466

If you bought or want to buy the Monoprice projector ceiling mount linked above (max 44lb weight limit) for your Epson 8350 or 8700UB, here's a video "how-To" to mod the connection. It is totally STEALTH. No one will know its even there.

Tools needed:
Phillips screwdriver
Ratchet and sockets (metric)

Materials (from Home Depot):
2" Everbilt 4-piece mending plate
3" Everbilt 2-piece galvanized steel mending plate with screws (screws not needed tho)
#10-32 x 3/8" 8-piece Crown Bolt Machine Screws and Nuts combo
#10 Crown Bolt Flat Washers

Total cost for ceiling mount ($12.48), shipping ($7.70) and materials ($10ish): $30
Total time for the mod: 10-15 minutes

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I got my epson 8350 mounted the other day at "optimal height". The problem is that "optimal height" means I cannot stand infront of it without casting a shadow on the screen. Which means I cannot play move or kinect.

Question is: How much does vertical shift on the 8350 impact PQ? If I bring it up 6 inches would I be able to see a difference?
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I got my epson 8350 mounted the other day at "optimal height". The problem is that "optimal height" means I cannot stand infront of it without casting a shadow on the screen. Which means I cannot play move or kinect.

Question is: How much does vertical shift on the 8350 impact PQ? If I bring it up 6 inches would I be able to see a difference?

None, if any very very little PQ impact.

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I got my epson 8350 mounted the other day at "optimal height". The problem is that "optimal height" means I cannot stand infront of it without casting a shadow on the screen. Which means I cannot play move or kinect.

Question is: How much does vertical shift on the 8350 impact PQ? If I bring it up 6 inches would I be able to see a difference?
my 8350 sits 6" down from my 8ft ceiling and I have the bottom edge of the picture projected at 24" up from the floor. there is zero impact on PQ. so take it up as high as you want.

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I got my epson 8350 mounted the other day at "optimal height". The problem is that "optimal height" means I cannot stand infront of it without casting a shadow on the screen. Which means I cannot play move or kinect.

Question is: How much does vertical shift on the 8350 impact PQ? If I bring it up 6 inches would I be able to see a difference?
Good news: Kinekt works better in darker room (not totally dark)

Bad News: Kinekt may not line that projector light shining at it's camera.

Let me know how you make out with it.

Sorry I did not actually answer question.

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I see from another post that the aspect ratio is locked at 16:9 for the HDMI inputs.

We had planned to phase out our s-video signals and go all HDMI for everything: powerpoint slides, camera, DVD, blu-ray.

To present powerpoint slides at 16:9 aspect ratio via a PJ HDMI port without aspect distortion, should I simply size the slides at 16:9 ratio and set the computer resolution at 16:9 as well?

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I've finally decided on the 8350...but have a question on mounting.

Unfortunately, the largest screen i can do is a 92" Focupix Flexio.

Questions in where to mount the projector. I can ceiling mount it about 10' from the screen, just above the sitting area (so we would be sitting directly under the projector). Or, I can ceiling mount it about 14' from the screen...and have the project behind us.

Can this projector handle either location (PQ)?
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Hi fellows

I've been to my father in law sports bar yesterday where I installed the epson 8350 for UFC 124,we started the projector on a 95 inch screen and with a result of having a black vertical line on the right side of the screen just 2 inch from the border.Having a lot of customers,I didn't reset,unplug or test anything but does somebody had the same problem or now what the problem could be,2 days ago everything was fine,I will do some test today hoping its no something with the lamp...any ideas????

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Today I will be opening up, and testing my 8350 for the first time. This is my first new projector and was wondering what I should be on the lookout for right off the bat.

1. That both the zoom and focus knobs turn freely
2. Convergence (what is acceptable, 1 pixel)
3. Any type of vertical or horizontal banding
4. Others?
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I just bought a open box 8350 from BB ( less than 900 bucks yoo hoo )so far everything seems OK, little red haze in the right hand lower corner but Ive read that that will fade as panels break in. My problem is that I can only get one test pattern to show up . According to the manual(pg 40 ) I should be able to get more than that. For instance when I tried to calibrate color with the bench mark high def blu ray and I displayed the color bar pattern I should be able to isolate colors (RGB) but all I get is the geometry pattern. So is this normal ?
Im still testing this projector out thoroughly as I already own a Marantz 4001 and I want to make sure nothing is wrong with my new Epson ! I have till Jan 31 to decide. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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It looks like I bought the wrong mount....

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...t=1#largeimage

It was recommended earlier in this thread and I bought it... but for some reason I can't seem to install it! Anyone have any suggestions on how to go about this? Or should I buy a mount specifically set for the 8350?
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It looks like I bought the wrong mount....

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...t=1#largeimage

It was recommended earlier in this thread and I bought it... but for some reason I can't seem to install it! Anyone have any suggestions on how to go about this? Or should I buy a mount specifically set for the 8350?

this is what u need

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


then watch the video a few post before yours
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