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post #7561 of 10399 Old 01-29-2014, 11:21 AM
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I downloaded the firmware upgrade instructions from both links provided here (ftp and dropbox).
The first one says that Skip Boot loader area should be set to 128KB while the second one suggests 32KB.
Which one is true?

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So what's a good mount, reasonable price for this projector? I'm a noob and jumped on the Amazon deal.

worth every penny. dont go cheap on the mount or else you will have nightmare keeping it aligned

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PRGUNV-Precision-Universal-Projector/dp/B000TXNS6G

 

100% agreed. That is the mount I use and it is fabulous. So much control. And it will last a lifetime, so the price will soon be forgotten.

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What 3D has 1.08 added? I see people saying 1080p @ 60hz SBS but this was possible on 1.07 as long as source was in RGB colour mode, which is still true for 1.08.

 

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100% agreed. That is the mount I use and it is fabulous. So much control. And it will last a lifetime, so the price will soon be forgotten.
OK, sounds good and you've convinced me to spend a little extra. I need a mount that allows me to hang the projector about two feet from the ceiling. Will this mount allow an extension? Or is there a different Peerless I should look at?

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Completely agree on the Peerless Mount, it's awesome.

For those that upgrade their firmware, that's at least one move you'll be making after it's initially set. If you ever need to adjust or move your screen (painting walls comes to mind), there's another time you'll need to adjust. True, it doesn't happen often but knowing it's easily aligned once snapped back in place makes it worth it. I can't say enough about how great the gear adjustment is.
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Will this mount allow an extension? Or is there a different Peerless I should look at?
Thanks!!!
After it's up take a measurement and buy yourself a cheap threaded pipe from Lowes or Home Depot. I needed about a 7in. drop and that worked pretty well for me. Since painting steel is cumbersome, I simply wrapped it in white vinyl tape.
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After it's up take a measurement and buy yourself a cheap threaded pipe from Lowes or Home Depot. I needed about a 7in. drop and that worked pretty well for me. Since painting steel is cumbersome, I simply wrapped it in white vinyl tape.
OK, so the pipe extension just screws in place? Sounds easy enough...

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I used one of these cheaper mounts. It works just fine has a ball joint so u can adj left right up and down.
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OK, so the pipe extension just screws in place? Sounds easy enough...

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Yes, make sure it's threaded and you can screw it right in.
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OK, so the pipe extension just screws in place? Sounds easy enough...

Thanks!!

Amazon shows these items

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-Indus-EXT-006-extension/dp/B0002XHBIO/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_z

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-ACC570-Joist-Ceiling-Mounts/dp/B000BITSTA/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_y

So if you need to extend.

I havent used either, so I cant tell you if it is worth the cost. Others have given you correct direction by buying a threaded pipe from lowes/home depot
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I used one of these cheaper mounts. It works just fine has a ball joint so u can adj left right up and down.

 

That's the kind of thing that I'm interested in. If I can save $80 on a mount simply by spending some extra time, than I'm all for it. Once the mount is in position, how do you lock it in place?

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Those white thumb screws lock everything down.
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For the peerless mount I used the 2 inch schedule 40 PVC to make my extension, total cost $3.50.

Here is my post 2 pages back I made this past weekend.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435626/benq-w1070-dlp-full-hd-3d-ready-with-lens-shift-for-1000/7500#post_24271646
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What 3D has 1.08 added? I see people saying 1080p @ 60hz SBS but this was possible on 1.07 as long as source was in RGB colour mode, which is still true for 1.08.

Cheers

I too would like to know that. I've been searching high and low for a definitive answer to this.

That said, I did update to 1.08 last night and will try out the formats this weekend (once the renovation is complete).
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worth every penny. dont go cheap on the mount or else you will have nightmare keeping it aligned

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PRGUNV-Precision-Universal-Projector/dp/B000TXNS6G

The Peerless mount is excellent, with the major caveat that it lacks yaw (i.e. side-to-side) adjustment. If you mount it on an extension pipe, you can rotate it around the pipe threads for a crude yaw adjustment. If you ceiling mount, you can loosen the anchor bolts and rotate it that way for an even cruder adjustment. I ended up returning the Peerless and replacing it with a Chief, which unlike the Peerless is engineered for a three-dimensional world. You'll see more robust discussion a few pages back in this thread. http://www.thefinalclick.com/Chief-RSMAU-Universal-Mini-Elite-Projector-Mount--Black_p_86403.html

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And whatever mount you get, properly balancing the projector beneath the mount will go a long way toward keeping it aligned over time.

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The Peerless mount is excellent, with the major caveat that it lacks yaw (i.e. side-to-side) adjustment. If you mount it on an extension pipe, you can rotate it around the pipe threads for a crude yaw adjustment. If you ceiling mount, you can loosen the anchor bolts and rotate it that way for an even cruder adjustment. I ended up returning the Peerless and replacing it with a Chief, which unlike the Peerless is engineered for a three-dimensional world. You'll see more robust discussion a few pages back in this thread. http://www.thefinalclick.com/Chief-RSMAU-Universal-Mini-Elite-Projector-Mount--Black_p_86403.html

That's why I made my mount to go with the peerless. It allows up, down, side to side, and yaw. Then pitch and roll is controlled by the peerless.
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I am confused on why Yaw is so important.


I understand, up and down, side to side, pitch and roll.. But not Yaw.
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I am confused on why Yaw is so important.


I understand, up and down, side to side, pitch and roll.. But not Yaw.

We live in a three-dimensional world, right? So when you're trying to get your projector perfectly lined up relative to your screen/wall, you're going to need to be able to adjust it in all three of those dimensions.

Let me try a different tack: imagine your projector is pointing into the front corner of your room, not at the center of your screen. How do you fix that? Answer: yaw. It's obviously an extreme example, but the point is that unless you are able to mount your projector absolutely perfectly parallel to the screen, you'll need some fine-tuning to get it parallel to the screen.

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Isnt this what keystone does??

I do see how yaw is important, but maybe I missing something because my install was very straight forward.

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Isnt this what keystone does??

I do see how yaw is important, but maybe I missing something because my install was very straight forward.


Keystone can compensate for either vertical or horizontal misalignment (though I think our projector only allows one of those), but at the cost of degrading the image. Basically, keystone squishes the image into the smaller number of pixels available at whatever spot you're trying to reduce the image size, both reducing resolution and introducing digital distortions. Keystone is not a substitute for proper mounting, it should only be used when proper mounting is impossible due to the physical characteristics of the room (and in that case you're much better off with a projector that allows sufficient vertical and horizontal lens shift).

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Today I watched the hobbits 3D. used soundandvision for colors settings.. Huge improvement and much more accurate colors than default. I also put the projector on shortest throw to increase brightness, I think it helped.
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I bought the mustang mount and it worked out great

http://www.amazon.com/Mustang-Profile-Projector-Mount-MV-PROJSP-FLAT-B/dp/B000F5NFTS

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Is anyone using an Elite ($200-300) screen with electric motor on this projector? Are you happy with it? I will be about 10 feet from the screen and was thinking about getting a 120" screen. Is that too big for the viewing distance?
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Is anyone using an Elite ($200-300) screen with electric motor on this projector? Are you happy with it? I will be about 10 feet from the screen and was thinking about getting a 120" screen. Is that too big for the viewing distance?

It will be a little big for 16:9 material at that distance but great with 2.35 anamorphic. A better size would be 110".
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It will be a little big for 16:9 material at that distance but great with 2.35 anamorphic. A better size would be 110".

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I'm 9 feet to eyes from an elite spectrum 100 inch. I think it's just perfect for us.
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I'm 9 feet to eyes from an elite spectrum 100 inch. I think it's just perfect for us.

Nice. So maybe a 106 or a 110 version is going to be just perfect. The Elite Spectrum was the version I was thinking about getting. I thought about the CineTension version, but is it really worth the extra money? Tension vs no tension seems to be the only difference? I believe all my content will be normal 16:9, 1080p content. Do you happen to have an example of what would be 2.35 anamorphic?
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Do you happen to have an example of what would be 2.35 anamorphic?
Essentially, black bars at the top and bottom of the image.
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Essentially, black bars at the top and bottom of the image.

Ah, ya ok. Not too big of a deal if that's the case for me. Most of the stuff is 16:9 anyways.
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