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post #1111 of 1128 Old 08-16-2014, 09:38 AM
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HC-7900 with about 800 hours on lamp less than a year old
worth 600-700?
Yes, in so far as I'd pay that amount for one, assuming great condition and no issues.

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Yes, in so far as I'd pay that amount for one, assuming great condition and no issues.
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HC-7900 with about 800 hours on lamp less than a year old
worth 600-700?
Based on image size, screen, environment and the number of hours on the lamp you might be in the market for a new lamp. Even at zero hours the image is rather dim with "decent" size screens and up. Boosting the contrast +10 or more (doesn't crush whites) helps a little but not a lot you can do...

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If you are planning to watch 2D programs including sports in 3D using the 2D to 3D function, I'd say dun bother.
It is very dim and the colors are not stellar in 3D, in my case.
But to answer your question, Yes, getting the emitter and 3D IR glasses will get you 3D.
I certainly prefer "real" 3D to the Mits conversion; however, having evaluated many 2D to 3D converters (PowerDVD 11, 13 and 14, the 3D Bee, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic converters, the Epson 6010 and 6020 converters and presently owning the rather expensive Teranex 3D converter) I can only say that the 2D to 3D real time converter in the Mits, relatively speaking, is amazing and is in my opinion the number one bargain in 2D to 3D converters. If you're into 3D then check out this 2D to 3D converter. I would also recommend something like the Da-lite HP 2.4 gain cheap pull down screen for 3D viewing. This screen is retroreflective so no hot spotting; however, you need to place the projector just above or just below head height when seated to retain all of its gain -- table mounted will do. Earlier I posted some 2D and some 3D settings -- give them a try. You have to massage the Mits a little to get the best out of it for 3D; however, it's definitely worth the effort. I own four other 3D projectors (including the Sharp 30000) and the Mits, when set up for properly for 3D, is a standout.

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Even at zero hours the image is rather dim with "decent" size screens and up. Boosting the contrast +10 or more (doesn't crush whites) helps a little but not a lot you can do...
I don't think its that dim... in our batcave, black ceiling/merlot walls, dark carpeting, projecting onto a 0.95 115'' screen from about 15', the image is plenty bright...
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Based on image size, screen, environment and the number of hours on the lamp you might be in the market for a new lamp. Even at zero hours the image is rather dim with "decent" size screens and up. Boosting the contrast +10 or more (doesn't crush whites) helps a little but not a lot you can do...
I don't agree with that unless you're trying to go far larger on the image size than is recommended. I'm at about 300 hrs on my lamp, almost always on low, and with a 110" 1.2 gain screen it's borderline painfully bright on really bright scenes.

I'd say it's roughly twice (or a little more) the brightness of my LG PA70G on medium lamp and the settings boosted a bit to cartoonish to eek out a few more lumens.


Now if he's trying to light up a 150"+ screen, then I agree it's going to be marginal in low lamp mode. But that's asking too much out of the lumens available IMO anyway.
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I don't agree with that unless you're trying to go far larger on the image size than is recommended. I'm at about 300 hrs on my lamp, almost always on low, and with a 110" 1.2 gain screen it's borderline painfully bright on really bright scenes.

I'd say it's roughly twice (or a little more) the brightness of my LG PA70G on medium lamp and the settings boosted a bit to cartoonish to eek out a few more lumens.


Now if he's trying to light up a 150"+ screen, then I agree it's going to be marginal in low lamp mode. But that's asking too much out of the lumens available IMO anyway.
Agreed. In my blacked out room on a 108" 1.2 gain white screen, the image is more than bright enough on the low lamp setting. If I jacked the contrast up to 10 to get some extra lumens it got bright to the point that it hurt my eyes on transitions from dark to bright scenes. My experience is 2D only, I have no interest in 3D so that may make a difference.

Edit: I forgot to mention that's with roughly 750hrs of low lamp time on the original bulb.
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I use this projector as my living room TV. About 1750hours low lamp only. Room lets in lots of light during the day time, but I have a 110inch screen innovation BDM 1.4 screen, so day time viewing isn't a big deal.
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Anyone replace this projector with something else? I like
the projector but looking to upgrade!!!!!!!! The question
is what would that be???

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Anyone replace this projector with something else? I like
the projector but looking to upgrade!!!!!!!! The question
is what would that be???
What price range, do you want to stick with DLP, 3D, and is gaming important?

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Anyone replace this projector with something else? I like
the projector but looking to upgrade!!!!!!!! The question
is what would that be???
my 7900 is a replacement for my 10yr old infocus 7205 with less then 2000hrs on the orig bulb... imo, the 7900 is 10X the value/picture.. at 1/10 the price I paid for the 7205... i'm very impressed with the picture

my buddy has a 6month old jvc which cost him 6k (not sure of the model), and the 7900 imo def gives it a run for its money... at least in 2D, watching live sports...
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my 7900 is a replacement for my 10yr old infocus 7205 with less then 2000hrs on the orig bulb... imo, the 7900 is 10X the value/picture.. at 1/10 the price I paid for the 7205... i'm very impressed with the picture

my buddy has a 6month old jvc which cost him 6k (not sure of the model), and the 7900 imo def gives it a run for its money... at least in 2D, watching live sports...
For sure going to need to spend some coin to get a noticeble upgrade.

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What price range, do you want to stick with DLP, 3D, and is gaming important?
Looking used for sure 1300.00 to 2000.00 Marantz 11S2/Sony VPL-200 or 95ES. So many choices to go for.

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What are people using for an anamorphic lens?
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Did anyone ever figure out a way to bypass the cable (in my case fios) picture being blurry on motion. My setup is an Cable box to a Yamaha Receiver connected via HDMI and Receiver to the projector connected via HDMI. Every other source (bluray/apple tv) works perfectly.
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I still have issues with my UVerse box. I believe the problem is the box can only output ether 1080i or 720p and the native content on some channels are 720p and some are 1080i. So if I leave the box at 1080i and the content is 720p the box converts it to 1080i then the projector converts it to 1080p causing a jerky picture in scans and vice versa if I set the box to 720p and the channel is 1080i native it causes the same problem. Everything works great with PS3, BR player and HTPC all set to output 1080p. I haven't found a solution other than changing the output of the box every time I change channels.

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if anyone intersted what this projector looks like with Black Diamond screen ..

its now about 1600+ hour on lamp still give nice picture but im thinking now about th sony 40es

this video i just upload it

http://youtu.be/TasPv_QRz_g?list=UU-...57oHyS2trCz67A
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if anyone intersted what this projector looks like with Black Diamond screen ..

its now about 1600+ hour on lamp still give nice picture but im thinking now about th sony 40es

this video i just upload it

http://youtu.be/TasPv_QRz_g?list=UU-...57oHyS2trCz67A
Very nice! Seems to handle ambient light well.

I keep my 8000 in a light controlled environment on a 92" screen and the brightness is great at low lamp. However, I wouldn't go much bigger than 96" with this projector.

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