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post #2881 of 2898 Old 05-23-2014, 10:06 AM
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Hey guys quick question. (newly blessed 8700ub owner here)

ok is it just me or do i have it on some setting where the refresh rate is heightened? it kinda looks like its doing that 120hz thing that looks awful and distracting during movies (the sped up picture drives me nuts) it's not quite as bad as hdtvs but it doesn't look completely natural either... anyone encountered this, or is this projector even capable of playing at a higher refresh rate?

any help is much appreciated, thanks!
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Congratulations on your projector purchase. The 8700 is a great projector.

If you're speaking about the "Soap Opera" effect, which creates smooth but unnatural movement, turn off the frame interploation mode, or experiment with the different levels to see if any are to your liking.

If you need any other help with the projector feel free to email me at pmilo454@juno.com

Enjoy!
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Congratulations on your projector purchase. The 8700 is a great projector.

If you're speaking about the "Soap Opera" effect, which creates smooth but unnatural movement, turn off the frame interploation mode, or experiment with the different levels to see if any are to your liking.

If you need any other help with the projector feel free to email me at pmilo454@juno.com

Enjoy!

Thank you!!!! That was exactly the fix I needed! Yeah I'm in cinema heaven right now smile.gif will def keep your contact info, thanks again
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Have they actually fixed the bulb issues? I owned the 8700UB and it was amazing, but I went through 4 bulbs in in the two years I owned it. Getting a maximum of 1,300 hours out of a single bulb. The others failed at 1,000 hours, or less. Epson had great customer service at the time, but has that changed? I have seen several reviews complaining about the customer service recently. I'm tempted to get a refurbished unit, but the bulb issue really is putting me off.
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I'm in the "do I buy a refurb 8700 or not" boat as well.

On paper, this really seems like the best projector I could afford to replace my old Panasonic AX-200U.

I need the vertical lens shift, so it looks like it's either the 8700U, the 8350 or back to Panasonic for their AR100U.

Should I run from the 8700? From what I'm reading, it looks like the 8350 may not fair much better in terms of bulb (and other) issues.

Thanks!
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If Epson would still cover the bulb issue like they did back when I owned one, then I would still buy one. You would have 2 years of guaranteed bulb life then. They used to replace the bulbs for the entire two year product warranty, because they knew the bulbs were defective. I'm not sure if Epson still stands behind their product in that way.
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Hi guys,

My 8700UB makes a mechanical clicky noise during power on and power off. Doesn't seem to affect anything. Anyone know what this is and how to fix. Or if I shouldn't worry?
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Relays? Any more info?

It's a loud mechanical noise. Out of warrantee. And it's getting time to replace the bulb.
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Clicking Noise

My 8700, which works flawlessly, made mechanical noise during the start and stop cycles from day one. There are mechanical parts that need to set and reset when turning the unit on or off.
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Are there loose mechanical parts inside this projector?

I just bought a mfr refurbished 8700UB. My previous projector was HD1000U (DLP), which is pretty good for its colors I like the new projector. One thing which disturbs me is the sound coming from inside, while turning it upside down (for ceiling mount vs table top) as if there are loose hardware within. Is that normal? Can someone please confirm?

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My 8700, which works flawlessly, made mechanical noise during the start and stop cycles from day one. There are mechanical parts that need to set and reset when turning the unit on or off.
Cool. Sounds like I don't need to worry too much about this.
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I just bought a mfr refurbished 8700UB. My previous projector was HD1000U (DLP), which is pretty good for its colors I like the new projector. One thing which disturbs me is the sound coming from inside, while turning it upside down (for ceiling mount vs table top) as if there are loose hardware within. Is that normal? Can someone please confirm?
Is it possible that the lens moving around made the sound you are referring to? The Mickey-Mouse lens mechanism is the "weak link" in this projector: it'll shift positions if you so much as breath on it. Other than that, the unit is quite solid.

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I just bought a mfr refurbished 8700UB. My previous projector was HD1000U (DLP), which is pretty good for its colors I like the new projector. One thing which disturbs me is the sound coming from inside, while turning it upside down (for ceiling mount vs table top) as if there are loose hardware within. Is that normal? Can someone please confirm?
There is a small metal part in the lamp housing assembly that slides as you invert the unit and makes a clicking sound. If this is what you are hearing it's normal and of no concern.
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If this projector is fed a 24p signal but 4:4 pulldown is not engaged what is it outputting? I'm curious to know because motion has always appeared very choppy to me when using 4:4 pulldown.
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Just bought a used 8700ub, everything seems to be working fine.

I have a question about the info tab in the menu. In the info tab, there is a status line. For me, it is displaying "1011 00000000 LF". Is this normal? What does that status mean? Thanks.
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I have both cable TV and xBox connected by HDMI to my 8700UB. Regardless of the connection, it will intermittently go black and report: “HDMI not supported.” It does this about once a day, and restores when I shut off the projector for a few minutes. Sometimes it will spontaneously restore when I press other buttons.

On advice from Epson, I’ve gotten the shortest possible cables, and bought the highest possible quality cables. But this hasn’t improved the performance. Is there another easy solution other than sending it for repair?
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My 2yr is up on my 8700UB today and I am still on my first blub with 291 hours. I still got the free spare unopened.

Is it the most under use projector?
Nope... I have just 112 hours on mine, and it's 26 months old. When I got it, I didn't realize where my time would evaporate to.
Last use has been only to watch this season of 24.

Welcome to the darkside.....
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