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hey greg I was wondering how big you can make the screen depending on how far back it is? One reviewer said at 10-12' back you can only do 88" screen?
What size is yours
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153" for a 119" diagonal screen. Projector central calculator for 7530 works
right on.

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153" for a 119" diagonal screen. Projector central calculator for 7530 works
right on.

really? weird wonder what the reviewer was talking about then.
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How much is the cost for a replacement lamp, I can't seem to find the price anywhere.
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Just got this projector. It's menu options are MUCH more robust and usable than my experience w/ the Viewsonic Pro8200. Out of box colors are ok but is there any TWEAKERS THREAD for this thing? I need some help w/ best color settings. Anyone?

Quick thoughts after about 15 minutes is it's got good lumen output, decent picture, auto iris was a bit distracting to me, sound was decent enough to use in a pinch or presentation setup. The Viewsonic Pro8200 had a much more distinct "3d" image, it wasn't 3d of course, just that feel of depth to the image. This hasn't exhibited that yet but content has only been 720p thus far.
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I don't give a dime anymore on those kind of reviews.
No pics to support that it was really a side by side shootout.
I don't think that they had all the projectors there but I could be wrong.
Under the umbrella of subjectivity there is alot of nonsens that
reviewers can write, just to make one product look better than another.
To think that reviews from projectorcentral.com or projectorreviews.com
or any other place are objective is plain naive. They obviously avoid to
go through the same routine with every projector they review.
Some times they post an important number like ansi contrast and then fail
to do it on many other projectors. Screenshots are worthless due to variating
exposure and size.... Calibrations of the projectors are sometimes way off....
and and and....

This is frustrating for those who need advise, to put it mildly.

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greg1292,

I was wondering if you had any more input to give regarding this projector.
I am seriously considering the jump to a projector and I was thinking about making this one my first projector. I like the price and it seems like it would be a decent choice for getting my feet wet. If you or anyone else has any pertinent feedback regarding this projector please share it, I have another month or two before I make my purchase.
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I've got a few hours now on the Acer h7531d. Previous projectors were Acer Ph530 720p and Benq pb6200 1024x768. Each has been a step up from the previous. Shooting onto a 106" screen. Will bump to 120.

This new acer is better in tweaking capablity than the Viewsonic 8200. I had that a few days and just couldn't deal w/ the firmware issues and a really annoying image issue which I can't really describe. So the 8200 went back.

I've never been bothered w/ RBE issues but this newer Acer version I'm seeing more rainbows than ever before. With that said it was really only w/ black/white text and even then after about 5 hours of viewing i seem to be noticing it much less. My wife agrees. So rainbow is there but seems to be diminishing. Running in Economy under User setting...

Auto Iris: I find this extremely annoying. It makes too much noise. It is slow to react and just seems to flicker the image so it's OFF in my house. Nice idea but the real world outcome for me is it's not worth it.

Sinc: Having issue w/ PS3 through a 5xHDMI switch. Cables good but PS3 can't sinc w/ that switch but DVR can. Looks like I may have to go direct connect w/ PS3 but first I'll see if some PS3 setting can clear things up. Hope so, I don't want to wire that up.

Overall: Decent with little to be upset with in the price range. It's pretty bright but not quite as bright as the Viewsonic. The viewsonic's image was sharper but flawed in other ways that left it unwatchable. The Acer looks nice... that's just how it is. I give it a "B" grade. Maybe if there was a tweakers thread or someone w/ some calibration experience could dial it in and report it here it would move to an "A". Until then... it's just very nice. I should be enjoying this for a couple years.

Long.. sorry... Enjoy your 7531... it's nice.
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digital noise.. yes, that's it. The 8200 was unwatchable for me with its digital noise issue. The 7531 has exhibited it but FAR less. I understand it doesn't bother some folks. If it doesn't bother you than the 8200 would be my choice of these 2 units.
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I would say a solid performer for the money and have no regrets

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Well, I returned my H7531D. Crazy right? It was decent but I just couldn't dial in the colors to my satisfaction. So, having tried out the 8200 and the 7531.. I punted to the HD20. Well, the latest shootout review at projectorcentral was right. The HD20 is VERY good. It outperforms the 7531 in color accuracy for sure. It shows no signs of rainbow issues that were present a bit w/ the 7531. It shows zero digital noise although the 7531 wasn't bad... it was present at times. The only downside on the HD20 is it's not quite as bright. I would say it's about a 10% hit in perceived lumen output. Fan noise is equal to the 8200 and 7531. I was very reluctant to buy an "older" model thinking it can't stand up against the newer released units but the HD20 is the winner against the 8200 and 7531.
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Hd 20 is a lateral move at best as far as color goes the
Acer calibrates quite well or I must be missing something don't think so!
Glad I am not giving up my lumens 10% really where did that number come
from. Still can't see a rainbow can somehow tell me what to look for?

All kiddin a side lot's of good choices I have had zero performance or
reliability issue with the 7531. Still happy with my choice.

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Glad you're enjoying the 7531. My 10% comment is only an eye-balled value, nothing scientific. I guess I'm more sensitive to rainbows and noise than some and the little extra cushion the HD20 gives me makes a big difference. For me, I had an easier time calibrating colors on the 20 than the 7531. More than lateral for me but SO glad you're enjoying yours.. and me mine. Projectors are AWESOME!
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Glad your happy with the Optoma just flip a coin these day's and you have

a good picture. 7531 calibrates well after 600 hours on the lamp!

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I have been following this thread for a while and have been seriously considering the Acer. I have limited my search for my first projector to these three http://www.projectorcentral.com/part...=5905&add=5039 Does anyone have any experience the the 3 I am considering? As of now I am leaning toward the HC4000 but part of me is still hoping the Acer can prove to be a dark horse here.
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If you have the money buy the Mitsubishi it will be a little better than the Acer
but if they are not side by side you would never know! The Acer is a dark horse
for the money can be had for under 800.00. If you are not sensitive to rainbows.
The other thing is the lamp needs about 100 hours to be free of rainbow noise!
The lamp needs to calm down many people that don't like the ACER rush to judgement to justify there new purchase.

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I just bought the 7531D and will do a full out review on it when it comes in two days..pictures..tests...everything....

I come from a samsung 5 series 50 inch plasma 720P for main movie veiwing....and an Eiki 698 projector for doing an outdoor movie night on a 10 foot wall....4:3 XGA resolution 3300 lumens and 500:1 contrast.
Plasma was great, the projector was just OK..both have their purpose in my movie filled netflix and bluray obsessed life


I have a 100 inch screen and a samsung BD1600 player and PC with nvidia 3d out and a lot of 1080P and 720P rips and bluray discs

I will try it inside in light controlled theater and outside for night time veiwing and daytime as well.

Any requests? I will document it all with a canon T2i dslr for some good ideas on what this thing is all about and answer any questions with a long write up
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No but does have medium auto setting that
Works great! Anyone know how to get into the
Service menu? Maybe there is an adjustment.
Even though I am happy with medium iris setting.
Would be fun to play.

Just downloaded the service manual for the H7530D. Haven't tried it yet.

4-2 Service Mode
1. Turn on the projector
2. Do the following actions sequentially to get into Service Mode
(1) Press "Power", "Left", "Left" and "Menu" buttons sequentially.
(2) Service Mode will be shown.
(3) Choose "Exit" to leave the Service Mode after confirming the configuration.
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The Service manual has the firmware upgrade procedure. Does anyone know where to get the firmware upgrades?
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Does the this Acer allow you to set the iris at various fixed settings?

Yes. Went into service menu and there is a aperture min., aperture max, and aperture mid offset setting.
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Sounds great what settings do you like?

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I like the dynamic black set to medium. Once you get used to the darker blacks it's hard to go back. I guess my only complaint is the noisy iris but I would rather hear the noise and get a better picture. I just got the projector and haven't even watched a full movie yet, just been playing with it. So far I really like it though. Will probably watch a full movie tonight.
It looks like the aperture mid offset setting is the bright setting for dynamic black on medium. So basically you just get less aperture range on medium. I'll have to play with it more to confirm this. In the service menu you can make the aperture go from light to dark to see the difference.
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I like the dynamic black set to medium. Once you get used to the darker blacks it's hard to go back. I guess my only complaint is the noisy iris but I would rather hear the noise and get a better picture. I just got the projector and haven't even watched a full movie yet, just been playing with it. So far I really like it though. Will probably watch a full movie tonight.
It looks like the aperture mid offset setting is the bright setting for dynamic black on medium. So basically you just get less aperture range on medium. I'll have to play with it more to confirm this. In the service menu you can make the aperture go from light to dark to see the difference.

Thanks for the tip. Played around with the settings and yoyo is all but gone and blacks are even better.

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It looks like the aperture mid offset setting is the bright setting for dynamic black on medium. So basically you just get less aperture range on medium. I'll have to play with it more to confirm this.


After playing around with it some more I think I have a better idea what aperture mid offset does. If dynamic black is set to medium, you subtract the aperture mid offset value from aperture max and this is the darkest it will go on medium setting. So if aperture min=11, aperture max=80, aperture mid offset=12, then 80-12=68 so the aperture range on medium would be 11 to 68. On high it would be 11 to 80. So basically medium doesn't get as dark and the difference is the aperture mid offset value.
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Also, if you make any changes to the aperture settings and exit the service menu. I think you need to go into the regular menu and turn dynamic black off and then back on or changes may not work right.
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This projector is a POS.

White vertical lines and its hot as hell. I have a fan going full blast right next to it to cool it down and its still super hot.

I can't return it because I live overseas, and fixing it is a PITA.

Repeat, this is a POS.

2 months, under 50 hours, and white vertical lines.
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How hot is it? Mine gets pretty warm. It should shut down by itself if it overheats. Are the white lines faint vertical banding or actual white lines?
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Just FYI for anyone who is interested. After about 60 hours on my projector I needed to adjust the color wheel index in the service menu. If you go into the test patterns and look at the gray scale patterns that fade from white to dark gray, and you notice any vertical or horizontal banding. Your color wheel index is probably off. I had some light green banding, so I adjusted the index from 162 to 153 and now no banding. Nice smooth fades from light to dark.

I'm really liking this projector the more I get it dialed in. Color is a little difficult to get exactly right but I think I've about got it.
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I too have had a few issues with this projector overheating or complaining about fan rpm. After clearing the dust with I noticed white vertical lines all across the screen. After researching similar problem I read that this banding is tap sensitive and indeed it is. I'm going to set it back in place and not touch it once I have no banding and monitor the situation. Since it was bought online from US and I live in Oz I may have problems getting it serviced here I suspect. I really do love this thing though.
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Just hit 1075 hours and still going strong. Been pleased with the
performance so far and the service menu adjustments were a
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