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post #511 of 539 Old 05-11-2015, 11:12 AM
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Not sure how many flavors of active glasses there are but I think, there are the older IR glasses, BT glasses and then the DLP link glasses. So RF is BT and you are still right.
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Not sure how many flavors of active glasses there are but I think, there are the older IR glasses, BT glasses and then the DLP link glasses. So RF is BT and you are still right.
So them both the 5150s and the 4100s will work? What is the main difference besides them being "newer" ? Any dif in quality?
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So them both the 5150s and the 4100s will work? What is the main difference besides them being "newer" ? Any dif in quality?
I don't know if there is a difference in quality. But the 5150 would be full sig standard compatible. And maybe a difference in coin cell battery type.
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So I know the answer is probably "NO" as I see no mention of this in the manual, but for those that have it, can the USB port also play movies stored on a flash drive like most current TVs do, or is it limited just to pictures?
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So I know the answer is probably "NO" as I see no mention of this in the manual, but for those that have it, can the USB port also play movies stored on a flash drive like most current TVs do, or is it limited just to pictures?
Never tried that feature, but I suspect your suspicion is correct. OTOH, for the record, (not to mention legal reasons,) I don't have any movies stored on any flash drives. No really ... True story. (54)
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Never tried that feature, but I suspect your suspicion is correct. OTOH, for the record, (not to mention legal reasons,) I don't have any movies stored on any flash drives. No really ... True story. (54)
Right, me neither...

Anywho, the projector arrived! yay.. Not the glasses... Boo...

Just did a very basic test to see if it was in working order and it was. However two things I noticed (keep in mind this is a refurb).

1) The test was from a laptop with hdmi output connected to it. Innotice that without touching anything, the image looks a bit too red... The one on the laptop screen looked a bit bluer/not somred and was brighter

2) whenI checked the info option, it showed the lamp had 11 hours of use... Isn't it supposed to be zero?? I mean, don't refurbs come with new lamps, or is the usage I see just part of the refurb/recert process?
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1) The test was from a laptop with hdmi output connected to it. Innotice that without touching anything, the image looks a bit too red... The one on the laptop screen looked a bit bluer/not somred and was brighter
I wouldn't worry *too* much about that. Laptops usually clock in at ~9500K(+) unless otherwise calibrated. To be honest, I don't remember what my 2030 measured OOB. (Edit: probably ~7500-7900K in "natural" mode, "cinema" mode was warmer and closer to d65.) This only points out the need for calibrations in general.

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2) whenI checked the info option, it showed the lamp had 11 hours of use... Isn't it supposed to be zero?? I mean, don't refurbs come with new lamps, or is the usage I see just part of the refurb/recert process?
Again ... would not worry, as long as you purchased from a reputable source (or direct from Epson.) The lamp counter doesn't count until you get to 10 hours. I suppose this becomes a new vs. refurb. warranty issue? (56)

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I wouldn't worry *too* much about that. Laptops usually clock in at ~9500K(+) unless otherwise calibrated. To be honest, I don't remember what my 2030 measured OOB. (Edit: probably ~7500-7900K in "natural" mode, "cinema" mode was warmer and closer to d65.) This only points out the need for calibrations in general.
For the record, in case anyone misread the meaning above: I highly recommend calibration. Out of the box, "Cinema" mode on the 2030 was ... meh ... passable in a pinch, but the CMS setup was a bit of a mess. Furthermore, in my experience, the best approach to calibrating the 2030/2000 is to start from "natural" mode since the CMS controls in "natural" mode are not preset (nor copied from an interweb post. )

The point I tried to make was simply that the discrepancy between the 2030 and the laptop color rendition is expected (without calibrating *both* devices,) and therefore does not indicate a issue with the 2030/2000. ... I did not mean to imply that calibration was "pointless." I humbly apologize for any "confusion" the previous post may have caused. ... As well as any further confusion this post may cause. (58)
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I am debating how big my projector screen size should be. I have the Epson Powerlite 2030 and I will be moving in with my gf. Her living room has very high ceilings and the viewing distance will be about 10ft to 14ft from the couches. Depending on where you sit. I was thinking about going with a 135" Elite Screen pull down screen. Any thoughts? I would like optimal picture viewing. I don't want distortion. Thanks.
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I am debating how big my projector screen size should be. I have the Epson Powerlite 2030 and I will be moving in with my gf. Her living room has very high ceilings and the viewing distance will be about 10ft to 14ft from the couches. Depending on where you sit. I was thinking about going with a 135" Elite Screen pull down screen. Any thoughts? I would like optimal picture viewing. I don't want distortion. Thanks.

With the HC2000 (cheaper less bright sister to the 2030) we do 169 inches in 16:9 at 15 feet to where our heads are in recliners. We couldn't imagine going smaller and if someone lays (or lies...I can't ever remember which) on the couch it is about 12 feet to the screen with no complaints. I have blown it up to 16 feet by 9 feet with no distortion as a test.
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I set this up in my basement Friday night and have had a blast playing with it.

Im using a DIY spandex screen and decided on grey over white, given that its such a bright projector. The ceiling height is only 8 feet (and only 7 above the screen), so I have it back about 10.5 feet from the 110" screen.

I draped the spandex over the frame before stapling it, and the grey just seemed to give colors more pop. Maybe it has something to do with being a plasma owner for years.

The grey spandex has a slight army green-ish tint to it, but I seem to be able to get a really balanced (to my eyes, anyway) output. Dark blacks, bright whites, and all the colors clipping at 235.

My only complaint is that anything but cinema/eco mode is very loud, but thats also a function of it being about 3 or 4 feet from my head. I have a pretty good ambiant light situation down there, with only one window (that I probably will cover up) so thats not a large problem.

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screen trigger

can someone walk me through how to connect my epson 2030 to a screen trigger system? i just bought a drop down screen but i dont see any way of connecting the 2 units.
the screen is the " Elite Screens Evanesce B Series, 100-inch Diagonal 16:9, In-Ceiling Electric Projection Screen, Model: EB100HW2-E8

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can someone walk me through how to connect my epson 2030 to a screen trigger system?
Can't be done? Apparently, there's no 12V trigger port. Might I suggest a macro programmable remote in lieu of a physical trigger?
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ceiling mount question

Hi,

First time buyer.

Equipment:
Epson HC2030
Elite Screens M100UWH Manual Series Manual Wall and Ceiling Projection Screen
100-inch Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio.
View Size: 49.0" H x 87.2" W. Overall Size: 59.6" H x 93.5" W. Black Case.
1.1 Gain

The distance between screen and seating is approximately 10.5 feet. I was just trying to keep the pj next to seating and use keystone correction, but the image was going on to the side walls, then I read about the 2030's unusual throw angle. Now I kept it to the center of the screen and approximately 9.2 feet from screen, now the screen is filled up with image except a little bit in corners. I would like to mount it to the ceiling, so I will have extra row of seating. Given all the information, With the pj's unusual throw angle, Can I mount it at around 8-10 feet and get the image fill the screen without using keystone correction. If not, I am happy with the projector but if I cant get the image right after ceiling mount, there is no point in keeping this. I dont mind returning this projector (I have 2 more days to decide) and buying benq. Will the epson recommended universal mounts work? are there any other cheaper mounts?

Please advice. Thanks for your time!
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for a 100 inch screen you want it 8'11" to 10'9" away from the screen.

im just guestimating your screen is about 2.5 feet down from the ceiling, so your projector mount would need to hang down almost 3 feet.

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Hi,

First time buyer.

Equipment:
Epson HC2030
Elite Screens M100UWH Manual Series Manual Wall and Ceiling Projection Screen
100-inch Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio.
View Size: 49.0" H x 87.2" W. Overall Size: 59.6" H x 93.5" W. Black Case.
1.1 Gain

The distance between screen and seating is approximately 10.5 feet. I was just trying to keep the pj next to seating and use keystone correction, but the image was going on to the side walls, then I read about the 2030's unusual throw angle. Now I kept it to the center of the screen and approximately 9.2 feet from screen, now the screen is filled up with image except a little bit in corners. I would like to mount it to the ceiling, so I will have extra row of seating. Given all the information, With the pj's unusual throw angle, Can I mount it at around 8-10 feet and get the image fill the screen without using keystone correction. If not, I am happy with the projector but if I cant get the image right after ceiling mount, there is no point in keeping this. I dont mind returning this projector (I have 2 more days to decide) and buying benq. Will the epson recommended universal mounts work? are there any other cheaper mounts?

Please advice. Thanks for your time!

You have to hang the projector around 8 inches below the top of your image so it would be too low unless you raise your screen. While the BenQ would be around 6 inches above the top of the image. I use this mount http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-Proj...rojector+mount but I didn't need the extension thanks to my room.
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I would ceiling mount the PJ and then raise the screen up closer to the ceiling so you didn't have to have the PJ hang down so much.
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for a 100 inch screen you want it 8'11" to 10'9" away from the screen.

im just guestimating your screen is about 2.5 feet down from the ceiling, so your projector mount would need to hang down almost 3 feet.
Thank you pittsoccer33, steve1106, perpetual98 for your responses. I will let you know
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Can't be done? Apparently, there's no 12V trigger port. Might I suggest a macro programmable remote in lieu of a physical trigger?
ok, im ok with getting a new remote, was looking at the new harmony's anyway. What would i need run to the projector to do that with a harmony? Is the projector IF only? or is the remote RF as well? if IF only i assume i would need to run some type of 3.5mm cable with IR sensor or something all the way back to my central location?
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for a 100 inch screen you want it 8'11" to 10'9" away from the screen.

im just guestimating your screen is about 2.5 feet down from the ceiling, so your projector mount would need to hang down almost 3 feet.
couldnt he put it on a shelf and use it right side up instead of upside down on a mount? It seems to have much better alignment with the ceiling right side up. Mine was on a shelf only 4 inches down from the ceiling and it was projecting an image almost exactly horizontal with the lens. (sorry hard to explain)
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ok, im ok with getting a new remote, was looking at the new harmony's anyway. What would i need run to the projector to do that with a harmony?
The 2030 uses two infrared sensors. I'm just speculating/spit-balling. For me, the unknown here is what type (if any) sensors your screen has. Furthermore, if it were my setup, I'd probably just live with using two remotes ... or the 2030 remote and a "wall" switch or ... but that's just how I roll. (Plus, I have a fixed "screen" anyway.) (112)
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Thank you pittsoccer33, steve1106, perpetual98 for your responses. I will let you know
Thanks everyone, I returned epson 2030 and bought benq w1070, mounted it to ceiling. Appreciate your help!
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Also, I seem to have an issue when I try to focus the image. If I get the left portion of the image in focus the right part is a bit unfocused. You can only notice this in menus and if text is present, it is however a bit annoying. Anybody else experiencing this?
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I've had my 5200 for about 4 weeks now, and have been more and more disappointed about it.
With the 5200 i struggle with getting everything in focus. I'm completely unable to get the upper right and lower left corner in focus. I first thought it was my screen not being even enough, but after double checking it i can't make any sense of it. I also notice the upper and lower section in general have different focus point. I also noticed the bottom wasn't straight, but i thought it was an optical issue from my glasses - but after checking more closely, it clearly is a projector issue. The PJ is ceiling mounted, 100% level, and no keystoning is used. My first impression is that the lens on this projector don't appear to be of a very high quality...

I feel i was somewhat more happy with my 14 year old LCD Proxima DP6150's optical quality and sharpness. Well, then DP6150 did have a MSRP of $8000 back then, so maybe i'm just expecting too much from a $650 projector, even though it's 15 years newer?

An additional issue is that i once in a while get flickering, usually just a flicker or two now and then, but it a few times so severe the projector restarted...? :-/ Was able to capture this on video.


I just filled in a return form for my TW5200, and i've just order a TW7200 instead (Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030 i believe). It was 3x the price, but i hope it will be worth it with regards to lens quality and sharpness, color accuracy, dark levels and noise. I guess i'll find out in 3-4 days...
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I've had my 5200 for about 4 weeks now, and have been more and more disappointed about it.
With the 5200 i struggle with getting everything in focus. I'm completely unable to get the upper right and lower left corner in focus. I first thought it was my screen not being even enough, but after double checking it i can't make any sense of it. I also notice the upper and lower section in general have different focus point. I also noticed the bottom wasn't straight, but i thought it was an optical issue from my glasses - but after checking more closely, it clearly is a projector issue. The PJ is ceiling mounted, 100% level, and no keystoning is used. My first impression is that the lens on this projector don't appear to be of a very high quality...

I feel i was somewhat more happy with my 14 year old LCD Proxima DP6150's optical quality and sharpness. Well, then DP6150 did have a MSRP of $8000 back then, so maybe i'm just expecting too much from a $650 projector, even though it's 15 years newer?

An additional issue is that i once in a while get flickering, usually just a flicker or two now and then, but it a few times so severe the projector restarted...? :-/ Was able to capture this on video.


I just filled in a return form for my TW5200, and i've just order a TW7200 instead (Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030 i believe). It was 3x the price, but i hope it will be worth it with regards to lens quality and sharpness, color accuracy, dark levels and noise. I guess i'll find out in 3-4 days...
Heya Jan-Erik, I've recently been through the same process as you. Had the EH-TW5200 here in Australia. Couldn't get uniform focus on it, also had the issue of the bottom not being straight. I took it back and have since upgraded to the EH-TW8200 (5030UB in the US), which seems similar to the 7200. But it isn't without its issues as well.

The installers I used actually loaned me their 8200 and it seemed to have uniform focus, but the new one I purchased doesn't. So it seems a more expensive model doesn't guarantee perfect focus either. And the focus will change while the projector warms up, so watch out for that as well when you are trying to calibrate it.

Let us know how you go with the 7200.

Cheers,
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Wow, even the 8200 have problems with uniform focus? I wouldn't expect a PJ in that price class to also have these issues. Makes me getting second thoughts here if it's really worth it to upgrade to the 7200 then, as i'd otherwise be happy enough with the PJ (considering it's only a 1/3 of the price).
Epson finally replied me today after sending them pics and the video, asking for a copy of proof or purchase for further processing. If they're willing to send me a replacement that will solve the focus issue i might stay with the 5200 after all then.

I'll let you guys know how it goes anyway, and if i decide to keep the 5200 or try the 7200 instead.
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Carrying case?

Hi all,

Just ordered this projector. It will be used mainly for outdoor use, so I would like a case to store it in when not in use. That, and I will travel with it occasionally, so something protective would be good. Does anyone know of a carrying case for this projector?

Thanks!
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Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone knows if the Sony TDG-BT400A 3D glasses would work with the 2030?

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-TDG-BT500.../dp/B00H1FSG8A

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Hi all,

I'm back to the 2030 as an interim projector after a failed attempt at owning a 5030UB (long story). Overall the picture is really good for an entry level projector.

Like others have mentioned here, it is hard to get uniform focus, I can live with that. But the more annoying thing is the bottom (or top of the picture if you table mount) of the picture not being straight, as mentioned in other posts as well.

Is this pretty common on the 2030? This is my second one and the last one did it as well.

Does anyone have a 2030 that has a perfectly rectangular picture? Or are these trade-offs to be expected with an entry level projector?

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Does anyone have a 2030 that has a perfectly rectangular picture? Or are these trade-offs to be expected with an entry level projector?

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Per the PM, as I said mine (HC2000) slopes down slightly because it is not mounted in the center but it seems straight except for the slope. If there is an issue other than the slope, we haven't noticed it.


First photo is of the main HC2000 with the off center mount and the second is a test of the other HC2000 at 25 feet with a 16 foot by 9 image (fire place sticks out and distorts the image - no attempt was made to correctly place the projector) to see how bright an image would be on eco/natural at 25 feet.
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