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post #2851 of 2946 Old 08-22-2014, 02:05 AM
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Hello Freinds, I am Anil from India and just joined AVS after purchasing this projector.

Now looks like I have messed few settings in the projector while watching a 3d (SBS) movie every thing was rok but now I m not seeing 3d just normal 2 videos running side by side , even the 3d menu is not available nothing happens if I press the 3d button the remote, what should I do?
I have tried reseting the PJ but no luck, was playing 3d movie with my laptop

Please see if you guys can help me with this issue
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I saw the same thing. The review on amazon mentions it comes with the Pro5 glasses but I can't find anything on them anywhere.

Kinda stupid that the Estar rf starter kit is $70 with one pair of glasses and the glasses alone are $60. It's almost worth it to just keep getting the starter kit and sell the emitter somewhere every time you need a pair of glasses. For that much money, the rf or bluetooth style better blow my mind because the dlp link ones SUCKED!
I went ahead and ordered their kit (3dtv corp Bluetooth) and two extra glasses. Hope they arrive this weekend. They were cheaper at their eBay store and the owner was great to communicate with via email. Let you know how it works out.

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It does sound like the setting inside your PJ 3D menu. There is a setting in there where you can view the images side by side or top and bottom. Sounds like thats probably where the problem is.
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Thought I would share a few pics of my set up. I have a ton of ambient light coming in during the day and this thing still does awesome. The calibration process was a pain as I still don't like the menu on this thing but well worth the effort. My crappy cell phone does not do this thing justice at all...
The picture of Star Wars during the day had a small smudge on the lens so the overall picture is not sharp but this was just showing how bright the image is at worst case scenarios)







My cell does horrible at capturing motion and colors so this thing looks way better than I can show. A really good projector for the price. Can't wait to hear how those blue-tooth 3d glasses work. Just got my refund back for the Okeba 3d glasses (Sainsonic knock offs) so I can safely say they sucked.
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Hi, folks!

I just joined the club and ordered one locally from a Belgian webshop (Coolblue Beamershop) for a cool blue €569! I guess this must a sale price because a new model is coming up? It will be boxed a few months, we have the carpenter now making the stud walls in the HT, so there's a lot more to be done before we can enjoy it. The plan is to use only the 16/9 part of our 2,35/1 screen. Will still be 100" wide and I have the masking panels.

The PJ I really want for that big screen is the Sony VW500ES, but that's not going to happen immediately. Therefore I saw no point in spending 2-3K for something that would still be clearly below what we saw from the Sony. I had set a €1,000 budget (+/- 300) so I am very happy since it's a lot cheaper still. The difference is more than enough for a mount and a HDMI cable.

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Would you believe it, at 9:00 the PJ was delivered! On a Saturday! That's a first for me here in Belgium. Even Amazon takes 48 hours since they operate from France. They immediately packaged it, obviously. Only 10h between ordering and delivery.

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Thought I would share a few pics of my set up. I have a ton of ambient light coming in during the day and this thing still does awesome. The calibration process was a pain as I still don't like the menu on this thing but well worth the effort. My crappy cell phone does not do this thing justice at all...
The picture of Star Wars during the day had a small smudge on the lens so the overall picture is not sharp but this was just showing how bright the image is at worst case scenarios)







My cell does horrible at capturing motion and colors so this thing looks way better than I can show. A really good projector for the price. Can't wait to hear how those blue-tooth 3d glasses work. Just got my refund back for the Okeba 3d glasses (Sainsonic knock offs) so I can safely say they sucked.
I would wait till after 50 hours of use before you start adjusting for colors. Usually takes that long for the bulb to get burned in. Once you get it in a dark room you will really be happy with it.
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I went ahead and ordered their kit (3dtv corp Bluetooth) and two extra glasses. Hope they arrive this weekend. They were cheaper at their eBay store and the owner was great to communicate with via email. Let you know how it works out.
Did they come? I want to order some 3d glasses and I am curious to hear how these worked for you. Almost pulled the trigger on the estar rf starter kit but I chickened out.
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Did they come? I want to order some 3d glasses and I am curious to hear how these worked for you. Almost pulled the trigger on the estar rf starter kit but I chickened out.
They are being delivered today. Also picked up some Samsung 5150 glasses to test with it. Hope to test it tonight. 5 pairs of glasses and emitter were under $200 total.
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Did they come? I want to order some 3d glasses and I am curious to hear how these worked for you. Almost pulled the trigger on the estar rf starter kit but I chickened out.
Just arrived. Plugged in the emitter, put on the Samsung 5150, synced right up. Watching a SBS rip of Transformers 3. I am charging the glasses that came with the kit. Must say I am very impresses with 3d on this PJ!
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Not real thrilled with the look of the 5150s and I can't find what refresh rate they are at 120 or 144 but for as cheap as they are and the batteries as cheap as they are, that's hard to beat. What exactly is the name of the emitter you got? I can't find it anywhere on ebay.
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This is the one I got but it looks a lot different than the picture.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/150880907428?txnId=1129636023005

I am using the 5150 at 1080p 60hz with SBS rip from htpc. Over/under rip has to be at 120hz which I can't do yet at 1080p until I can force it but can do at 720p. Post a pic later.

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Here is the pic
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Here is the pic
Very cool. Not sure if they are charged yet but is there a big difference in performance and comfort between the kits glasses and the 5150s? Are the lenses about the same size? I wear prescription glasses and if the 5150s are close, I may just get the emitter by itself and the 5150s as I need them. Will the kit and or the 5150s do 144 @1080p or is that all up to the source material? Thanks for being the guinea pig and for the help!!!
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I finally got my HD25E installed last night. What Optoma glasses should I order (or alternate brand)? Do I need an emitter too? Looks like the projector supports DLP Link
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The docs for the 5150 show frames per second at 120. I assume that's 120hz. They are charged now but doing homework with my daughter. Will reboot my htpc to see if the 120hz force took and report back later.
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I finally got my HD25E installed last night. What Optoma glasses should I order (or alternate brand)? Do I need an emitter too? Looks like the projector supports DLP Link
If you are using dlp link then you don't need an emitter, just dlp link glasses. Emitter is needed if you plan to use rf or BT glasses.
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thanks. looks like there are some good DLP Link options for about $30/ea on Amazon.
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Very cool. Not sure if they are charged yet but is there a big difference in performance and comfort between the kits glasses and the 5150s? Are the lenses about the same size? I wear prescription glasses and if the 5150s are close, I may just get the emitter by itself and the 5150s as I need them. Will the kit and or the 5150s do 144 @1080p or is that all up to the source material? Thanks for being the guinea pig and for the help!!!
Ok, so restarted the HTPC and was able to force it to 120hz which means that I can view the SBS and the OU rips that I have. The 3dtv corp Pro5 seem much nicer to watch the movie through. The Hz rating comes from the source device to the PJ so its up to what you are using to play it. I believe the Pro5 do not work at 144hz which is what is pushed by new Blu-Ray players (but I am not that well versed in this stuff yet). The Pro5 are bigger and would work better with glasses. I will check the fit with my glasses on tomorrow. Contacts just make it easier lol
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Ok, so depending on your type of glasses the 5150BG will work. I have ray-ban thick frame rectangular frames and they slide right up with no problems. The Pro5 are bigger so they will work better with larger frames. I will be using the Pro5 for family and the Samsung for visitors Here is the link to the Pro5 glasses as a 2 pack:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151067062172...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

and the emitter:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150880907428...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I dont have any experience with DLP-Link but would highly recommend this kit and glasses. I even spent 1 minute looking away from the screen and looked back with complete sync (heard that was an issue with the DLP-Link needing to resync). These are AWESOME!
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Ok, so depending on your type of glasses the 5150BG will work. I have ray-ban thick frame rectangular frames and they slide right up with no problems. The Pro5 are bigger so they will work better with larger frames. I will be using the Pro5 for family and the Samsung for visitors Here is the link to the Pro5 glasses as a 2 pack:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151067062172...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

and the emitter:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150880907428...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I dont have any experience with DLP-Link but would highly recommend this kit and glasses. I even spent 1 minute looking away from the screen and looked back with complete sync (heard that was an issue with the DLP-Link needing to resync). These are AWESOME!
I am just having a problem getting over the fact that they want over 100 bucks for that little box. They are the only company that makes it so the can charge whatever. I put in a best offer on one kit that was only 15 bucks cheaper than the buy it now price and they didn't budge. I would love to find what's inside of that box and order the parts from China but oh well. The 5150 glasses are so cheap, it almost makes it worth it. I would probably use the pro5s just for my family too since there is just 2 of us. One of these days I will pull the trigger.
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I am just having a problem getting over the fact that they want over 100 bucks for that little box. They are the only company that makes it so the can charge whatever. I put in a best offer on one kit that was only 15 bucks cheaper than the buy it now price and they didn't budge. I would love to find what's inside of that box and order the parts from China but oh well. The 5150 glasses are so cheap, it almost makes it worth it. I would probably use the pro5s just for my family too since there is just 2 of us. One of these days I will pull the trigger.
The emitter kit comes with the two Pro5 glasses for the $126 and $45 for the additional 2 pack kit. So you would be at $158 with two pairs of Samsung glasses as well. The EStar kit is $250 buy the time you get 3 more pairs of glasses and you cant use the cheap Samsung glasses either. Pull the trigger already

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I dont have any experience with DLP-Link but would highly recommend this kit and glasses. I even spent 1 minute looking away from the screen and looked back with complete sync (heard that was an issue with the DLP-Link needing to resync). These are AWESOME!
Using the under $12 g15 DLP-link glasses I have to turn my head completely away from the screen (nearly 180degrees) for several seconds to lose sync and turning back toward the screen the glasses simply resync themselves automatically within a second or two..it's no problem. If these $12 glasses can consistently perform this well, I'd have to guess fancier more expensive DLPlink glasses would be as good or better. Though I should warn that I've heard the $30 Sainsonic glasses aren't as good.

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can someone please suggest a good ceiling mount for this projector

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Thought I would share a few pics of my set up. I have a ton of ambient light coming in during the day and this thing still does awesome. The calibration process was a pain as I still don't like the menu on this thing but well worth the effort. My crappy cell phone does not do this thing justice at all...
The picture of Star Wars during the day had a small smudge on the lens so the overall picture is not sharp but this was just showing how bright the image is at worst case scenarios)







My cell does horrible at capturing motion and colors so this thing looks way better than I can show. A really good projector for the price. Can't wait to hear how those blue-tooth 3d glasses work. Just got my refund back for the Okeba 3d glasses (Sainsonic knock offs) so I can safely say they sucked.



what screen are you using ?

I am planning to mount my projector and get a elite projector screen .. drop down ones..

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I am using an Elite 100" spectrum screen. Works great.

I also went ahead and got the bluetooth emitter kit from 3-d corp and it works AWESOME! I didn't want to say anything until I won the auction in case other people bid on it and until I reviewed it. I got the kit for $99 and it comes with 2 pro 5 glasses. The 3-d compared to the dlp link is night and day. No crosstalk and they stay perfectly in sync. I highly recommend them. My wife has a hard time seeing 3-d but with this kit, she saw it right away and was blown away. Thanks B15nut for suggesting them!

As far as a mount, I bought a cheap universal one on Amazon. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
I hated it as for setting it up but once that's done, it's fine. Took some work getting the legs right and I had to invert them but it stays put. If you don't need to adjust it often, I would just get a cheap one.
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Hi
I feel stupid! I filed RMA for my projector (due to uniformity and a flickering color) and got the RMA number in my email
But I don't know what to do with it Do I have to print it and put the label inside the box? Where to ship it? UPS or USPS? I'm under warranty, Do I have to pay for the round trip? Do I need to write optoma address or the RMA's number will be enough?
Didn't RMA before (I'm not from US but my friend there have my projector) so any detail will be helpful
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They should have given you the exact details of how to ship it in the email. Don't make any guesses. Contact them again for explicit instructions.
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They should have given you the exact details of how to ship it in the email. Don't make any guesses. Contact them again for explicit instructions.
Thank you, contacted them they said you pay for shipment to us , then we pay the return shipment (I remember talking with a support team who said we pay the round trip of shipment!)
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I am using an Elite 100" spectrum screen. Works great.

I also went ahead and got the bluetooth emitter kit from 3-d corp and it works AWESOME! I didn't want to say anything until I won the auction in case other people bid on it and until I reviewed it. I got the kit for $99 and it comes with 2 pro 5 glasses. The 3-d compared to the dlp link is night and day. No crosstalk and they stay perfectly in sync. I highly recommend them. My wife has a hard time seeing 3-d but with this kit, she saw it right away and was blown away. Thanks B15nut for suggesting them!

As far as a mount, I bought a cheap universal one on Amazon. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
I hated it as for setting it up but once that's done, it's fine. Took some work getting the legs right and I had to invert them but it stays put. If you don't need to adjust it often, I would just get a cheap one.
Glad to hear they are working out for you!
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