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post #91 of 113 Old 10-21-2013, 05:52 PM
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Hi everyone...... I just got my HD25e up and running.... I guess this thread will include 25e owners????.... if not pls point me else where. Is there a recommendation for 3d glasses for the 25e? Looks like the Optima glasses are pretty expensive. Thanks
If you're going RF get the Estar America glasses. You will also need the emitter. Watched several 3D movies with them and they work very well (I have the HD25e). Cost less than the Optoma brand for pretty much the same glasses. http://www.amazon.com/EStar-America-ESG6100-RF-3D-Starter/dp/B00D39AUCI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1382403081&sr=8-3&keywords=estar+america
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I understand... headed there now......thanks
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Guys, not sure if I'm technically resurrecting a dead thread but I wanted to ask your advice on screen selection.

 

I'm looking for something sub $500 for my Optoma HD25-lv. I am a total noob with projectors and my indecisiveness on picking a screen is preventing me from enjoying my new purchase.

 

Environmental factors

 

  • Screen size will be 100" or so (I think, can i go bigger at my throw distance?)
  • projector will be set up "opposite the normal line" 
  • throw distance will be a fixed 13 feet (give or take 8")
  • city apartment living room environment, will have some uncontrollable ambient light at night. a lot during the day.
  • slightly wide viewing angle appreciated

 

I was thinking something gray with a gain of .9 or so (given the brightness of the projector and the closeness to the screen). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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My 25LV is 13 feet from a home made 120" screen. I purchased 1.3 gain white material and built a frame for a total of about $200.
Since you're in an apartment that might not be practical.
Originally I had screen samples sent from various manufacturers. The first thing I noticed was that the high gain material severely limited the viewing angle.
You need to control the ambient light regardless of the screen material.

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My 25LV is 13 feet from a home made 120" screen. I purchased 1.3 gain white material and built a frame for a total of about $200.
Since you're in an apartment that might not be practical.
Originally I had screen samples sent from various manufacturers. The first thing I noticed was that the high gain material severely limited the viewing angle.
You need to control the ambient light regardless of the screen material.

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Are you satisfied with a gain of 1.3? I would suspect that might be a little high for a projector as bright as the HD25LV at such a close distance, but I really wouldn't know. I'd been considering a gray screen with a negative gain. Is your setup in a dedicated theater room or a living room-type situation?

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I'm in a living room with white ceiling and carpet. I put a piece of black cloth on the ceiling as wide as the screen and extending out about 3 feet to reduce reflection back to the screen. I also had white vertical blinds on the side wall windows. I painted them a dark blue which also helped.
I went with the 1.3 gain because of the light loss when watching 3d movies. Some people use a neutral density filter to dim the image for 2d but I don't find it to be too bright., especially if there is any ambient light. My first screen was a piece of white black-out cloth from the local fabric store. It too worked well.
I have also hung light weight black material across the doorway to the next room to block out light. I used 3M Command adhesive picture hanging strips. They are like velcro so can be taken down after watching a movie. The strips can be removed from the doorway without damaging the paint. Again, do whatever you can to darken the room.

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I do love my HD25-LV projector...the brightness is easily the best thing about it.

Q #1: Who uses 3D bluray discs with their projector? Which 3D glasses did you buy? How much were they and where did you purchase them?

Q #2: Who painted their white ceiling a darker color to prevent glare? What color did you use? What kind of paint? What sheen (I assume flat...right?)

Q #3: What is the best bluray porn flicks to buy? I found pirates on bluray, but it was $80...I was hoping for something like $20...

Q #4: Are you offended by Q #3?

Thanks!!!
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Hi...I am a owner of the new JVC 4910. It is rated at 1300 lumens. I am considering buying a projector just for 3D that is brighter. I have seen the HD25 LV, and wondering if anyone could give me some input as to what the brightest 3D (and best displayed) is. I will use the new projector for 3D only and will use the JVC for 2D movies. I have a 2.4 high gain 159" DaLite screen, I am looking for maximum brightness with a good picture. I know the black level will never equal the JVC but am willing to compromise for brightness as I watch alot of 3D. Thanks.
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I do love my HD25-LV projector...the brightness is easily the best thing about it.

Q #1: Who uses 3D bluray discs with their projector? Which 3D glasses did you buy? How much were they and where did you purchase them?

Q #2: Who painted their white ceiling a darker color to prevent glare? What color did you use? What kind of paint? What sheen (I assume flat...right?)

Q #3: What is the best bluray porn flicks to buy? I found pirates on bluray, but it was $80...I was hoping for something like $20...

Q #4: Are you offended by Q #3?

Thanks!!!


1] Optoma glasses. I tried others but sent them back to Amazon as they were terrible/annoying. I have zero tolerance for crosstalk. You can't get better than the Optoma IMO I tried several.

2] I painted my ceiling with flat sandy textured paint sort of like the beach. It was intentionally for the projector I just happen to like it but it works nicely for the projector.

3] I have no idea and I'm not offended. I find pornography to be like looking at a bunch of societal bottom feeders debasing themselves for what amounts to their own destruction. I'm a clinical thinker like that. There are plenty of people out in the world to explore.
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Neobloodline3d, I'm on Optoma's website right now. Did you get the

A.) BG-ZF2100GLS $99 for one pair http://www.optomausa.com/products/detail/BG-ZF2100GLS

Or the:

B.) BG-ZD301 $59 for one pair http://www.optomausa.com/products/detail/BG-ZD301

Why? Thanks!!!
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Hey guys, I have a hd 66 (love it) and want to upgrade to the 25-lv. What remote comes in the box? I see on the manual that there's a remote B that includes zoom on the remote. I use my projector for movies and gaming and really like to make the picture smaller when gaming. The way I have the projector set up, manually adjusting the zoom is a pain. Thanks for the help.
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Hey guys, I have a hd 66 (love it) and want to upgrade to the 25-lv. What remote comes in the box? I see on the manual that there's a remote B that includes zoom on the remote. I use my projector for movies and gaming and really like to make the picture smaller when gaming. The way I have the projector set up, manually adjusting the zoom is a pain. Thanks for the help.

You don't get a powered zoom lens in this price range - only digital. It is still a manual zoom projector.

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Ugh, it doesn't look like i'm going to be able to get this PJ due to room limitations. Are there any other similar PJ's that would work? I need to be able to put the PJ 10' from the screen. This requires it to be back further than I am able to do. My screen will be about 5-6" down from the ceiling too, which is too high for this projector based on the calculators. I'm a bit annoyed because this PJ seems to be a great value and produce a great picture. It's also bright and does 3D better because of it from what i've read on here.
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Thanks for that. One more question, will my 3D-XL converter box and glasses work with the 25lv? I think not but just want to verify.


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Hi...I am a owner of the new JVC 4910. It is rated at 1300 lumens. I am considering buying a projector just for 3D that is brighter. I have seen the HD25 LV, and wondering if anyone could give me some input as to what the brightest 3D (and best displayed) is. I will use the new projector for 3D only and will use the JVC for 2D movies. I have a 2.4 high gain 159" DaLite screen, I am looking for maximum brightness with a good picture. I know the black level will never equal the JVC but am willing to compromise for brightness as I watch alot of 3D. Thanks.


I need too an answer for it,

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Thanks for that. One more question, will my 3D-XL converter box and glasses work with the 25lv? I think not but just want to verify.


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you would not need the 3d xl as the HD25 handles 3d just fine, and if I had to lay a bet on the glasses I would say no as those are old dlp link glasses that probably worked at the 120hz...hd25-lv uses 144 hz.
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I need too an answer for it,

wow a 2.4 gain screen with this projector would be blinding I am assuming. I dont know realy mesaurements but on projectorcentral calculator they have that as 45fl..other people should chip in but that is a really high amount.
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Ugh, it doesn't look like i'm going to be able to get this PJ due to room limitations. Are there any other similar PJ's that would work? I need to be able to put the PJ 10' from the screen. This requires it to be back further than I am able to do. My screen will be about 5-6" down from the ceiling too, which is too high for this projector based on the calculators. I'm a bit annoyed because this PJ seems to be a great value and produce a great picture. It's also bright and does 3D better because of it from what i've read on here.
Merkaba: why would you need a projector in a room of only ten feet in length. If I were in your shoes id save a lot of time and money and get a very nice smart tv.
Good luck with whatever you decide!
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Merkaba: why would you need a projector in a room of only ten feet in length. If I were in your shoes id save a lot of time and money and get a very nice smart tv.
Good luck with whatever you decide!

My projector is in a room 13' wide and we sit anywhere from 8 to 12 feet away and love our projector.
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Well, I figure with the 2.4 gain screen and the lumens of the projector, I should get a very nice bright 3D image, which is all I would be using it for. I have a 4910 JVC for 2D. Has anyone looked at the Optoma EH series? Just wondering, I am trying to maximize brightness for 3D. I contacted Optoma and these EH projectors are 1080p with 1080p 3D, but rather than the rated 3200 lumens are closer to 5000. The only problem is 2 of them don't have any lens shift and one is only vertical, but my projector sits directly in front of my screen at the center, right behind the seating. I can't find any reviews.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/parts_compare.cfm?add=7476&add=7726&add=7858&add=7889
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Last question, after research it seems that the RF glasses are preferred to the DLP link ones. The only negative I've seen regarding RF was some lowered brightness in early reviews. One of my issues with my current 3D projector (HD66) is that's it's a little dark in 3D, but it looks like the HD25-LV projector has light to spare so I shouldn't stress over the RF.
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If I decide to upgrade one day from my ceiling mounted HD3300 to the HD25-LV, would I just be able to basically "swap them out?" Would I be able to use the same mounting hardware, and not have to move the mount on the ceiling in any way?
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Any issues with latest firmware upgrade?

HD25_C06_20140123_0x81191C87.img is the latest I have, is that actually the latest and any issues after installing it?

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