Viewsonic Pro8200 -- it exists. - Page 8 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #211 of 1089 Old 07-15-2011, 12:04 PM
AVS Special Member
 
73shark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: KC, MO area
Posts: 2,230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked: 48
TigerDirect has good deal on it this weekend.

In space, no one can hear you scream . . .
73shark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #212 of 1089 Old 07-15-2011, 05:00 PM
Newbie
 
kahr45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I have been using mine for the past month with with excellent results. No problems with any of the reported issues that I have read.

I have the projector ceiling mounted with 7m hdmi cables and power on a battery backup.

Main video source is a Macbook Pro with HDMI to DisplayPort convert.

2010 build date
kahr45 is offline  
post #213 of 1089 Old 07-15-2011, 05:02 PM
Member
 
reebok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
not even lost settings? (i.e. user color, eco mode, quick power on/off) that's strange. did you happen to look at your firmware version?
reebok is offline  
post #214 of 1089 Old 07-15-2011, 05:08 PM
Newbie
 
kahr45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Not as of yet. I will check the firmware tonight and let you know.
kahr45 is offline  
post #215 of 1089 Old 07-15-2011, 09:32 PM
Newbie
 
SlashQuit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
In over two months usage, the only settings ours won't remember is the mute (for the built in speakers). The easy workaround for this is to set the volume to 0, and it appears to remember that.

In a couple of hundred on/off cycles (626 hours), it's only forgot "everything" two (maybe three) times, and it takes about 20 seconds to fix them.

Firmware 1.18. Sticker date "October 2010". Remote has solid buttons (not translucent).
Connected to a Denon receiver via a 25ft HDMI cable, which pipes out signals from the blu-ray player and the Xbox360. Ceiling mounted upside down.
SlashQuit is offline  
post #216 of 1089 Old 07-16-2011, 10:48 AM
Member
 
reebok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
thanks. I have 1.13 and it forgets a lot. if they only supported user upgradeable firmware like their other projectors do...*sigh*
reebok is offline  
post #217 of 1089 Old 07-18-2011, 07:11 AM
Newbie
 
kahr45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Finally checked and I am on 1.18 as well.
kahr45 is offline  
post #218 of 1089 Old 07-21-2011, 06:48 AM
Newbie
 
1502tuley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
It seems that everone's price on this model went up $80 - $100 on the same day. Three days ago I could have bought one from an online retailer I often purchase items from for $785 delivered, today that price is $875. And the price went up for all of the retailers I had been considering, and they all went up on the same day. What gives?
1502tuley is offline  
post #219 of 1089 Old 07-23-2011, 07:45 AM
Newbie
 
gatito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
interesting that owners of the projector review good and the bad thing, clear panorama to have, of buying futures. Thanks
gatito is offline  
post #220 of 1089 Old 08-14-2011, 01:45 AM
Newbie
 
Orof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
well, its time to mount my pro8200 projector :3

this is the projection room



the screen size is 135'', so the projector is projecting the picture 58 (!!) cm lower then his lens

its ok but a bit to low for me, a floor mounting is not possible.



my question is, will it be allright to mount the projector at an angel that is not algined 90 degrees with the wall? or the image quality will take to much damage.



thank you,
Orof
Orof is offline  
post #221 of 1089 Old 08-14-2011, 07:08 AM
AVS Special Member
 
73shark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: KC, MO area
Posts: 2,230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Assuming the PJ has a keystone adjustment, you should be able to tilt the PJ. But know that it will probably decrease resolution a tad.

In space, no one can hear you scream . . .
73shark is offline  
post #222 of 1089 Old 08-14-2011, 11:36 AM
Newbie
 
Orof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
as i suspected.

so the best thing to do is to set it directly infront of the wall.


thank you
Orof is offline  
post #223 of 1089 Old 08-24-2011, 09:15 AM
Member
 
nostriluu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi all,

I have a 20x11' room with 12' ceilings. I want to use a projector for a near full time PC display (4 - 12 hours/day), occasional multimedia use (films), and occasionally taking it on the road. The Pro8200 seems like a reasonable choice with its 6000 hour lamp life and light weight. Is anyone using it for this purpose, and are there issues such as the lamp not lasting as long when run full-time, or soft focus for text? I don't expect perfect, but it has to be "good enough" for typical PC uses (web browsing, spreadsheets, etc).

Thanks!
nostriluu is offline  
post #224 of 1089 Old 08-25-2011, 10:20 PM
AVS Special Member
 
73shark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: KC, MO area
Posts: 2,230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Have you checked into VSs business PJs?

In space, no one can hear you scream . . .
73shark is offline  
post #225 of 1089 Old 08-26-2011, 01:19 AM
Haw
Senior Member
 
Haw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 12
For typical PC use, suggest you check out BenQ MW512 - 6000hrs lamplife, 2700 lumens brightness, Wxga (1280x800) native panel resolution. @ $650 on Amazon
Haw is offline  
post #226 of 1089 Old 08-26-2011, 03:27 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
tremor13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 71
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Haw View Post

For typical PC use, suggest you check out BenQ MW512 - 6000hrs lamplife, 2700 lumens brightness, Wxga (1280x800) native panel resolution. @ $650 on Amazon

I don't understand why you would recommend a projector with 800 horizontal lines over one with 1080 horizontal lines for PC use.

That said, I've used the Pro8200 for PC use and it works surprisingly well. Very sharp, even at 100"+ sizes and excellent contrast.
tremor13 is offline  
post #227 of 1089 Old 08-26-2011, 05:54 AM
Member
 
nostriluu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by tremor13 View Post

I don't understand why you would recommend a projector with 800 horizontal lines over one with 1080 horizontal lines for PC use.

That said, I've used the Pro8200 for PC use and it works surprisingly well. Very sharp, even at 100"+ sizes and excellent contrast.

Thanks.. indeed, if it's going to be 100+ diagonal inches, high resolution can really be exploited.

The Pro8200 seems like a crossover data (business)/film projector, which is why I'm most interested in it. The main thing that's holding me back is "DLP rainbows," since I've always had LCD in the past.
nostriluu is offline  
post #228 of 1089 Old 08-26-2011, 07:52 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
tremor13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 71
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Rainbows are primarily seen with strong vertical light-or-white sections on dark backgrounds. This is not terribly common when using a monitor.

I can make myself see rainbows on the Pro8200, but I can also make myself see them on DLP TVs, and I've had DLP TVs for about 7 years... It's never bothered me, or anyone else I've met in person. Unless you have a physical ailment that rapidly cycles your eyes back and forth, I think rainbows are nothing more than a curiosity.
tremor13 is offline  
post #229 of 1089 Old 08-26-2011, 09:08 AM
Member
 
nostriluu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks again tremor13. If the unit I get works perfectly the Pro2800 seems like the best choice for my needs, so I've placed an order. Now I just need a roller screen that can cover most of the big window, I will try to find a flat grey model.
nostriluu is offline  
post #230 of 1089 Old 08-26-2011, 10:00 AM
Haw
Senior Member
 
Haw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by tremor13 View Post

I don't understand why you would recommend a projector with 800 horizontal lines over one with 1080 horizontal lines for PC use.

That said, I've used the Pro8200 for PC use and it works surprisingly well. Very sharp, even at 100"+ sizes and excellent contrast.

PC in normal use is typically set at xga (1024 x 768) resolution. The BenQ's 1280 x 800 resolution, I thought, would be just perfect besides it costs alot lesser than the Pro8200.
Haw is offline  
post #231 of 1089 Old 08-26-2011, 10:06 AM
Member
 
reebok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I use mine in 720p and 1080p for computer applications and I don't see the point of 1080p for that application either. I actually prefer 720p for computer use, and 1080p for playing video. personal preference and what you get used to I suppose.
reebok is offline  
post #232 of 1089 Old 08-26-2011, 10:06 AM
Member
 
nostriluu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Haw View Post

PC in normal use is typically set at xga (1024 x 768) resolution.

In 1995, it was.
nostriluu is offline  
post #233 of 1089 Old 08-26-2011, 10:08 AM
Member
 
nostriluu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by reebok View Post

I use mine in 720p and 1080p for computer applications and I don't see the point of 1080p for that application either. I actually prefer 720p for computer use, and 1080p for playing video. personal preference and what you get used to I suppose.

With the large size (no squinting), why would you not want more resolution? Maybe it's just my typical task (software development), where I want as much screen real estate, in resolution and size, as possible.
nostriluu is offline  
post #234 of 1089 Old 08-26-2011, 11:02 AM
Member
 
reebok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
it's just much easier for me to see. the larger the resolution, the smaller everything is (icons, text, etc). My screen is 80" and it sounds like yours will be much bigger which will probably make a nice difference.
reebok is offline  
post #235 of 1089 Old 08-30-2011, 07:09 AM
Senior Member
 
Electone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm looking to get a <$1000 projector. I've narrowed it down to the Optoma HD20/200X or Viewsonic PRO8200. I've scoured both threads here at AVS. From what I comprehend, the PRO8200 seems have slightly better performance, but suffers from fairly buggy firmware issues and poor customer support. I plan on using the projector in my basement viewing room for the occasional movie and some PS3 gaming.

I plan on posting this in both threads to get contrasting viewpoints.

Thanks
Electone is offline  
post #236 of 1089 Old 08-30-2011, 08:21 PM
AVS Special Member
 
73shark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: KC, MO area
Posts: 2,230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Did you check out the Panny AE4000?

In space, no one can hear you scream . . .
73shark is offline  
post #237 of 1089 Old 09-05-2011, 05:15 PM
Newbie
 
gatito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
it is possible to be regulated the six colors independently, Red, Green, Blue,Cyan, Megenta, Yellow? thanks
gatito is offline  
post #238 of 1089 Old 09-16-2011, 05:21 AM
Newbie
 
srikp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I ordered my Pro 8200 from NewEgg last week. Received it yesterday.

Build Date: July 2011
Firmware: 2.13

I have only played with it for a couple of hours but from the 4 power cycles, I havent lost any setting yet. I bought it for $720 after 10% discount.

Do you think ordering the 80" pull down screen with $40+ s&h charges is a good value?
srikp is offline  
post #239 of 1089 Old 09-16-2011, 05:24 AM
Newbie
 
srikp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Can someone please provide your calibrated settings for the PJ. I used the values provided on ProjectorRevies but wanted to see if anyone else has been able to further fine tune it?
srikp is offline  
post #240 of 1089 Old 09-20-2011, 05:11 AM
Member
 
homerjr43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I just received my 8200 last night. I only tested it for about an hour, but the black levels are respectable and I thought the image was sharp, but I really need to calibrate the colors better. I want to second srikps request for any detailed color calibration settings.

FYI my unit has a build date of July 2011.

Thanks!
homerjr43 is offline  
Reply Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off