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post #2161 of 2882 Old 02-08-2014, 08:35 PM
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So you need something with more offset.
I think mitsubishis have this. Some view sonics are like this too.
But sounds like you are gonna have to make some compromise
70 inches and down low without worrying about obstructions isn't gonna happen imo.

If you want it low, you will need to mount it low wit no offset

 

I did a mockup with correct measurements using an Epson 3200, which has quite flexible lens shift:

 


I would be sitting somewhere under the projector, i doubt my head, hands, or the wheel on the desk will get in the way of the projection. So the Optoma is out, but if i up my budget, should be able to find one with low input lag that can work :)

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I cannot seem to find an option for color. Just Brilliant color.. ?
I am not home right now but I think you can find all these settings in the Advanced menu selection at the bottom of the menu selections.

Also, check out the manual here: http://optomausa.com/products/detail/HD131Xe
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I am not home right now but I think you can find all these settings in the Advanced menu selection at the bottom of the menu selections.

Also, check out the manual here: http://optomausa.com/products/detail/HD131Xe



That's so strange because I went up and down the advanced menu and can't seem to find it.

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I found it lol. Thanks

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I found it lol. Thanks

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thinking about getting this as a replacement for my sold w1070. a couple questions:

- is there a noticeable difference between this and the hd25e? the 25 costs about 75 euro more for me
- does this support sbs at 1080p/60?
- anyone compared it to the w1070?
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The only difference from my understanding is the lumen output is higher on the hd25e.

Does anyone else see there projector screen during lighter scenes?
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I can't say I have ever seen my screen on lighter scenes.
I might if all the lights are on in my basement but otherwise not the way I watch content (pitch black other than projected light)

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I am not seeing the actual screen as much as I am becoming aware of it. During lighter scenes I can see the texture of the screen itself.
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What screen you have? What's the lighting situation?

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Elite screen 84" 1.0 gain on cinema white. Lighting is controlled, but I am not able to get total black out until dusk
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I dunno man. Can't say I ever experienced that and I have the same screen essentially.

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I have owned an Optoma HD25-LV for about three months now. I am surprised that more folks have not discussed the strong yellowish cast to the 3D picture. It is not all that noticeable in a color movie but is extremely obvious in a black-and-white 3D movie like CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. Using this movie, I have made adjustments to the color settings in order to minimize the yellow. Three questions: 1) Has anyone else noticed this? 2) Does this show up on the other Optoma projectors as the default color setting as well? 3) Are there other users who have minimized or eliminated this via calibration? I freely admit that I didn't calibrate the color settings but simply eyeballed the picture to adjust them to my liking. Now, there's a huge difference when I alternate between the 3D and the User settings, with the User settings resulting in a display that looks black-and-white to me. As I said, I would have expected more discussion about this...
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Would a HD30 be a lot less bright than the HD131Xe? I'm asking because I am doubting between these two, the HD131 does come without the 3D glasses, the HD30 comes with two and the emitter so putting it in the same price range (at least in Belgium).
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Do you really require the extra brightness? You have a more lit room?

Consensus seems everyone runs theirs at low lamp and low brilliant color anyway. So are the extra lumens really all that worth it if your room is optimal?
What are we talking 400 lumens?

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Well, I figure the extra lumens could help with 3D no? The quoted lumens is 1600 vs 2500, quite a big difference no?
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well the HD131xe I have has settled into a REALLY nice picture. After 10-15 hours on the bulb it seemed like we are really happy with it. The only thing I need is some more lumens for day time viewing for my wife, which makes me think the HD25e might be perfect... we will see, but I am happy with this projector...by the way the noise is gone and my example of burn notice is a TERRIBLE example, lol after watching it on my led and lcd I realized that might not be the best example so when I get captain phillips I will check again but as of right now no noise, happy camper with this thing!
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Hey, guys. So, has anyone tried comparing the ESTAR with the MOACC with the Sainsonic Zodiac 904 with the Sainsonic Rainbow? I'm going to upgrade my player to 3D and I'm also going to purchase maybe 3 pair of glasses for testing if it's worth it.

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Just ordered it, including a pair of 3D glasses with the emitter. This is from a shop which allows me to return it within 14 days, so I figured I might as well try. Got an Epson tw7200 in the house which I had the opportunity to try out for a few days. The 2D picture is great but the 3D is just not good (I had a Benq w1070 before). Very curious about the optoma. Hope I wlll get one with not too much focus issues too. I understand it is a budget projector so cannot expect perfect images but still.
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Hey, guys. So, has anyone tried comparing the ESTAR with the MOACC with the Sainsonic Zodiac 904 with the Sainsonic Rainbow? I'm going to upgrade my player to 3D and I'm also going to purchase maybe 3 pair of glasses for testing if it's worth it.
The DLP-Link Estar 601s ($35 right now at Amazon) are excellent. The MOACC glasses I bought were okay, but not as good as the Estars. They did not darken as much and seemed to default to the stereo reverse upon startup. A 2nd push of the button gave proper depth perspective.
Also, I find it important to stick with one make/model of glasses. because one can then adjust all the settings while in 3D to get the proper black levels, contrast, etc and have it be the same for all viewers.

These are the MOACCs: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CAO298A/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1392063215&sr=8-3

I am referring to DLP-LINK glasses, not RF.
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Can someone confirm (or not) that this supports 1080p SbS ?
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Can someone confirm (or not) that this supports 1080p SbS ?
I have watched SBS video from Youtube. It did a good job. I used the builtin DLP-Link emitter.
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Thank you, Cyrano. I think I'll go with the ESTARs.

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Where are the vents in this projector? I'm wondering if the intake and exhaust are both on the front or if it vents from front to back.
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Where are the vents in this projector? I'm wondering if the intake and exhaust are both on the front or if it vents from front to back.

The sides.

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I'm picking out a screen and can't decide between the 16:9 or 2.35:1. What are the benifits between the two? The wide one will fit blu-rays and everything else will have bars? Vice versa on the 16:9?

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I'm picking out a screen and can't decide between the 16:9 or 2.35:1. What are the benifits between the two? The wide one will fit blu-rays and everything else will have bars? Vice versa on the 16:9?
The 2.35 will fit most, not all blurays. Many movies are 16:9.

And how will you convert the projector to the 16:9 size when you display it on a 2.35 screen? Will you rezoom for each different aspect ratio? Or will you use an anamorphic lens on a track that allows the lens to slide out of the way when doing 16:9 films?

Check out the following thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1515766/2-35-1-newbie-novice-questions#post_24312035

And check out the forum it is in: http://www.avsforum.com/f/117/2-35-1-constant-image-height-chat

I would like the 2.35 screen but my projector is rather inaccessible so a 16:9 one gets it done for me.
And I cannot afford an anamorphic lens.

Here's a list of some of the movies that are 16:9: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=9502
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The 2.35 will fit most, not all blurays. Many movies are 16:9.

And how will you convert the projector to the 16:9 size when you display it on a 2.35 screen? Will you rezoom for each different aspect ratio? Or will you use an anamorphic lens on a track that allows the lens to slide out of the way when doing 16:9 films?

Check out the following thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1515766/2-35-1-newbie-novice-questions#post_24312035

And check out the forum it is in: http://www.avsforum.com/f/117/2-35-1-constant-image-height-chat

I would like the 2.35 screen but my projector is rather inaccessible so a 16:9 one gets it done for me.
And I cannot afford an anamorphic lens.

Here's a list of some of the movies that are 16:9: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=9502

I will read through these later tonight before I place my order but what do you usually do when you play a wide screen on your 16:9 screen? Do you zoom and cut out the edges of the screen? I just have a hard time doing that for some reason.

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I have a placement question: my 102" screen is 65cm from the floor and 50cm from the ceiling. I like to align the picture so it just touches the bottom of the (usable) screen. Ceiling is 250cm high. I can mount the projector at about 380cm from the ceiling. I have checked the calculator and distance should be ok to fill my screen, but I wonder if someone can tell me how far from the ceiling I need to mount it to avoid having to use keystone.
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I will read through these later tonight before I place my order but what do you usually do when you play a wide screen on your 16:9 screen? Do you zoom and cut out the edges of the screen? I just have a hard time doing that for some reason.
One way or another you are going to have black bars. On the sides with a 16:9 movie on a 2.35 screen. On the top and bottom with a 2.35 movie on a 16:9 screen. And a 1.33 movie has side bars on both screens.

I use a 16:9 screen. Read the links and you will see all the complications.

Good luck.

ps: Getting used to the black bars is not a problem, unless you think it is.
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