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This is a 2012 playing on my blu ray player on standard mode. The first 10 seconds is when the volume on mute with only the fan noise, then the video plays and stops again to show the fan noise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmFVjFqlRfk

That is still very noisy for me, My 5360 is 27db (so ML500 is a little bit more than DOUBLE the noise at 38DB)

Great for those who don't mind the noise though.
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Out of curiosity, how well is a cellphone's microphone in picking up sounds that are far away from the phone?

I would assume that microphones on cellphones should be designed to best pick up sounds that are closest to it in order to avoid picking up too much background noises when you're using the device.

In short, is a cellphone's microphone a good indicator of noise level?

Just some thoughts....still, thanks though blee, you are satisfying everyone's curiosity by being willing to entertain our questions!

Now please, back to enjoying your PJ
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Jesus people, can't you realise that you can only get an extremely vague idea through internet videos or sound samples? It depends on the seating position and... on the volume of your pc speakers! You can't hear how loud is xx dB from your speakers, because it's a matter of volume! I understand curiosity but this is getting a little silly by now...
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over driving now...any proof?

No proof, but almost all of the high powered LED's are over driven anywhere from 350mA all the way up to 1000mA on some. This is why so much heat is created in the process. Considering how much light they are pushing out of these things, I would think these are definitely being over driven to some capacity.

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The focus have not been a problem for me yet and the clarity of the text has been clear for me

Good to hear - thanks.
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That is still very noisy for me, My 5360 is 27db (so ML500 is a little bit more than DOUBLE the noise at 38DB)

Great for those who don't mind the noise though.

Your 5360 is also TWICE as tall.
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No proof, but almost all of the high powered LED's are over driven anywhere from 350mA all the way up to 1000mA on some. This is why so much heat is created in the process. Considering how much light they are pushing out of these things, I would think these are definitely being over driven to some capacity.



Good to hear - thanks.

This chipset operates way out of mA range, WAY OUT, It can loaf at 5 amps and operate at double that pulsed.

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Nevermind - was looking at the wrong chipset...
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Your 5360 is also TWICE as tall.

I didn't know that.
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Had it on for about 8 hours straight on standard mode and its not even that warm. The fan keeps it cool
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Blee, from watching the two vids you posted about fan noise, it seems that the fan noise in eco mode is actually louder than in standard mode. Is that true? Or it just came out that way?
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I'd assume that Optomas statement that the ML500 is "DLPLink 3D capable; Compatible with 3D content at XGA (1024 x 768) and 120Hz through the VGA port" is a self imposed driver limitation. Since, the Qumi would do 1280x720 or 1280x800 3D gaming and has the same DLP chip. I'd still like to see a snapshot of supported resolutions and timings via monInfo. To confirm the highest supported resolution of the ML500 via it's released drivers. Never know it might been changed to 1280x720 at release time.
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Blee, from watching the two vids you posted about fan noise, it seems that the fan noise in eco mode is actually louder than in standard mode. Is that true? Or it just came out that way?

The standard mode is the loudest
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blee0120 >>> If i remember correctly you mentioned the screen you're using is a Da-Lite HP in standard HD format/ratio of 16:9.
If you project an image using the full panel resolution of the Optoma ML500 (1280x800 pixels, 16:10 projection ratio) onto that screen and zoom the image to fit the screen horizontally without any overscan, doesn't the image overscan on top/bottom of your screen considering its ratio of 16:9 versus the 16:10 ratio of the HD Pico chip used on the Optoma ML500 ? Or am i wrong on this assumption ?
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blee0120 >>> If i remember correctly you mentioned the screen you're using is a Da-Lite HP in standard HD format/ratio of 16:9.
If you project an image using the full panel resolution of the Optoma ML500 (1280x800 pixels, 16:10 projection ratio) onto that screen and zoom the image to fit the screen horizontally without any overscan, doesn't the image overscan on top/bottom of your screen considering its ratio of 16:9 versus the 16:10 ratio of the HD Pico chip used on the Optoma ML500 ? Or am i wrong on this assumption ?

I use a HD format. I haven't zoomed horizontally. I just fill the screen with 16:9. I'll try later to see if its possible
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Thanks, blee.
BTW, you might want to check out my thread on the "Four LED Clones" as i just added the results of the test report on the Optoma ML500 done by ZOL.com to the comparison chart on page 4 of the thread.
Of course the review is also available online but i thought it useful to have that comparison chart with all relevant figures posted for the clones plus the Vivitek Qumi.
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Blee, how many modes are there in the Optoma. There's eco and standard, is there also a bright mode? Thx!
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Blee, how many modes are there in the Optoma. There's eco and standard, is there also a bright mode? Thx!

There's bright, pc, cinema, photo, and user mode. PC and Photo are my favorite modes.
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Thanks, blee.
BTW, you might want to check out my thread on the "Four LED Clones" as i just added the results of the test report on the Optoma ML500 done by ZOL.com to the comparison chart on page 4 of the thread.
Of course the review is also available online but i thought it useful to have that comparison chart with all relevant figures posted for the clones plus the Vivitek Qumi.

Thanks, I saw it
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There's bright, pc, cinema, photo, and user mode. PC and Photo are my favorite modes.

Blee,

I think he is asking what modes there are for the led not the different presets.

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Oh, well just Eco and standard
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Well, despite my reservations, I just pulled the trigger on this one - should be arriving here Friday evening.
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Well, despite my reservations, I just pulled the trigger on this one - should be arriving here Friday evening.

Great, let me know how you like it. I been watching mines for about 10hrs a day, never thought that was possible with a projector without thinking about burning through the bulb too fast.
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That is still very noisy for me, My 5360 is 27db (so ML500 is a little bit more than DOUBLE the noise at 38DB)

Great for those who don't mind the noise though.

Hello.
First, the right no. for bright mode is 36dB as written in the new spec.
Now, You can't do the experiment unless it is relative to another LED projector . Qumi vs ML500 vs ACER K330. not a bulb PJ because all the bulb PJs are low noise PJs.

Lets wait until somone got them both.
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Hello.
First, the right no. for bright mode is 36dB as written in the new spec.
Now, You can't do the experiment unless it is relative to another LED projector . Qumi vs ML500 vs ACER K330. not a bulb PJ because all the bulb PJs are low noise PJs.

Lets wait until somone got them both.

New specs where? everywhere i see it listed as 38DB we don't need people to test them to tell that 38db is very noisy for mmost people
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New specs where? everywhere i see it listed as 38DB we don't need people to test them to tell that 38db is very noisy for mmost people

It does say 36db tho
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It does say 36db tho
I don't know why people don't searc hthe web.
http://www.optomausa.com/products/detail/ML500
Now, I saw that there is a WIFI display option the ML500 remote.
Does it have a USB dongle like the ACER K330?
Do you have it?
This is the first time I saw it.
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That's the remote I got for it, its too small in my opinion. I have big hands
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I don't know why people don't searc hthe web.
http://www.optomausa.com/products/detail/ML500
Now, I saw that there is a WIFI display option the ML500 remote.
Does it have a USB dongle like the ACER K330?
Do you have it?
This is the first time I saw it.
Sorry guys. This is the parallel/twin PJ from Optoma CN to the ML500.
It is called by the name: DH5101.
http://product.ccidnet.com/art/3397/...2722597_1.html

I don't know why Optoma didn't insert the WIFI display option like Acer did.
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Can you do a small picture with this like 32"?
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Great, let me know how you like it. I been watching mines for about 10hrs a day, never thought that was possible with a projector without thinking about burning through the bulb too fast.

It is nice turning the led projector on and not worrying about lamp life. Also being able to turn on/off as much as you want as well. I am sometimes too paranoid with my bulb projector as I don't want to burn it up or cause the lamp life to be shorter.

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