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Old 06-26-2014, 07:06 PM
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Thanks! I followed your exact instructions and there is a very small hotspot that you can BARELY see, it looks drop dead gorgeous at night.
Congratz Kevin. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I am. It really is one sweet piece of machinery.
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I'm so excited, can't wait to get my 40es. Thanks kevin for posting pics, the screen looks great. I think it helped me decide to get the elite cinegrey 5d too since I have quite a bit of ambient light in the room.
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My projector is RIGHT in front of a ceiling fan, believe it or not, it doesn't hurt the image at all somehow due to lens shift

Anyways, here are some shots of it all set up, my cinegrey 5D causes a bit of hot spotting, I need to figure all that out. it's only noticeable when you look for it.

Also some arrival shots lol









blacks are amazing in low ambient light!





Diggin' that stand. If for some reason I have to wall mount I will look for something sleek like this. Very nice setup. Also, if you want to clean up some of those wires going to the projector:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Legrand-W...210757&cj=true
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what is this combo??? Can the Estar glasses just work with Sony's solution?
The Estar emitter was intended as an RF option for Optoma projectors, but also works on Sony projectors with a custom cable. It's not compatible with Sony's RF or IR glasses, AFAIK.

(If you want more details, this was covered earlier in the thread, maybe around page 4.)
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The Estar emitter was intended as an RF option for Optoma projectors, but also works on Sony projectors with a custom cable. It's not compatible with Sony's RF or IR glasses, AFAIK.

(If you want more details, this was covered earlier in the thread, maybe around page 4.)
okay I'll look for it. I'm a bit lazy so if you or anyone wants to dig up the post that'd be awesome.

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@kevinlg , is that an old TV mounting arm? That's genius.
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@kevinlg , is that an old TV mounting arm? That's genius.
Bill, that's a very old trick. I did the same 6 years ago in my old house with my VW40 but in combination with a Chief RPA-U mount and it worked fantastic!!!


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Seems to be an Omnimount component shelf.
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@kevinlg , is that an old TV mounting arm? That's genius.
it is^^! I need to take more pictures but my girlfriend looks at me funny while doing it so I need some alone time with the PJ haha

Question, how do I change the lamp to "low" mode?

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it is^^! I need to take more pictures but my girlfriend looks at me funny while doing it so I need some alone time with the PJ haha

Question, how do I change the lamp to "low" mode?


Just got mine. It's the Picture menu. Select "Cinema Black Pro" and you can choose "low"
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Low is essentially the Eco mode correct?
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http://www.projectorpeople.com/Sony-...rojector/29971

Looks like they're having a "deal".
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Just received mine last night. This is my first projector, so I am super excited. My theater is still 3 months away from being finished, but I am going to mount the projector anyways and start fooling around.
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Just got mine. It's the Picture menu. Select "Cinema Black Pro" and you can choose "low"
Thanks! I re-calibrated it and wow it looks even better and easier on the eyes. I watched gravity last night and it was eye candy for sure. The projector excels in dark scenes, not a huge fan of huge bright scenes since my cinegrey 5d screen sucks with uniformity.
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Thanks! I re-calibrated it and wow it looks even better and easier on the eyes. I watched gravity last night and it was eye candy for sure. The projector excels in dark scenes, not a huge fan of huge bright scenes since my cinegrey 5d screen sucks with uniformity.
I hate Cinegrey 5D and PowerGain materials from Elite. Those are the most distracting materials from Elite. To many hotspots and not uniform surface. The best material from Elite is CineWhite, period.

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kevinlg: can you post up some pictures of the image you're getting after you recalibrated? I would appreciate it. I'm on the fence on this one for sure
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Thanks! I re-calibrated it and wow it looks even better and easier on the eyes. I watched gravity last night and it was eye candy for sure. The projector excels in dark scenes, not a huge fan of huge bright scenes since my cinegrey 5d screen sucks with uniformity.


Yikes the cinegrey 5d is the one I was going to order to go with the 40es. I don't have good light control and wanted at least some lighting when watching sports. So I thought grey screen would be better for my setup. Any alternatives for under 1K?
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High Contrast Grey from Carada is one of my favorites grey materials. I have Carada Classic Cinema White and is excellent. You can contact Carada and ask them to send you screen samples.
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http://www.projectorpeople.com/Sony-...rojector/29971

Looks like they're having a "deal".
Read my post above #425

Anyways, what's the easiest / cheapest way to hook up 3D for this projector with links on "how-to"???

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how does this device perform on a white screen with a 1-1.1 gain screen?
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Read my post above #425

Anyways, what's the easiest / cheapest way to hook up 3D for this projector with links on "how-to"???
you should PM me some info... because reasons ^_____^

I would appreciate any info you could share for sure
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Whats a Good ceiling mount for this PJ ?
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kevinlg: can you post up some pictures of the image you're getting after you recalibrated? I would appreciate it. I'm on the fence on this one for sure
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Yikes the cinegrey 5d is the one I was going to order to go with the 40es. I don't have good light control and wanted at least some lighting when watching sports. So I thought grey screen would be better for my setup. Any alternatives for under 1K?
Sure! But remember I'm using an iPhone 5 and it does not do it justice! I've attached a video link too so you can check it out, the jitter is because of the iphone lens, the picture is flawless in person! I need to stop being so lazy and use my Nikon DSLR to showcase the actual quality of this PJ


The cinegray 5d is amazing with ambient light, the "hot spotting" and uniformity issues are partially my fault because the projector is only 12 ft away from the 100 inch screen and it is centered exactly on it, so if you sit in the dead center, you will see some "hot spotting" in the middle from time to time if the image is really bright, it annoys me and I'm actually considering sending it back and getting the cinewhite material but that will make blacks and contrast worse so I don't might slight uniformity here and there, its not bad enough that that's what you only see because I get immersed in the content just fine.



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Chief RPAU or RSMAU

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Sure! But remember I'm using an iPhone 5 and it does not do it justice! I've attached a video link too so you can check it out, the jitter is because of the iphone lens, the picture is flawless in person! I need to stop being so lazy and use my Nikon DSLR to showcase the actual quality of this PJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvuSoCYEn1M

The cinegray 5d is amazing with ambient light, the "hot spotting" and uniformity issues are partially my fault because the projector is only 12 ft away from the 100 inch screen and it is centered exactly on it, so if you sit in the dead center, you will see some "hot spotting" in the middle from time to time if the image is really bright, it annoys me and I'm actually considering sending it back and getting the cinewhite material but that will make blacks and contrast worse so I don't might slight uniformity here and there, its not bad enough that that's what you only see because I get immersed in the content just fine.



Those look great still. I like how natural the image looks.
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The cinegray 5d is amazing with ambient light, the "hot spotting" and uniformity issues are partially my fault because the projector is only 12 ft away from the 100 inch screen and it is centered exactly on it, so if you sit in the dead center, you will see some "hot spotting" in the middle from time to time if the image is really bright, it annoys me and I'm actually considering sending it back and getting the cinewhite material but that will make blacks and contrast worse so I don't might slight uniformity here and there, its not bad enough that that's what you only see because I get immersed in the content just fine.
No need to send the screen back, call Elite Screens to buy the CineWhite screen material only.

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wait... so white is a bad choice for screen color? I am trying to figure out what will work best in low light/no light situations and this PJ.
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you should PM me some info... because reasons ^_____^

I would appreciate any info you could share for sure
sworn to secrecy since I got a promised reserved unit. Just look around soon and if you can't find it by Monday I'll give it to everyone here.

EDIT: SONY VPL-HW40ES : New SONY SXRD 1080P home theater projector

I found the DIY cable setup. It says you need "the emitter"??? Is that a part originally on the projector? If not, where do you obtain this part. That's the only part of the directions I'm a tad confused on.

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sworn to secrecy since I got a promised reserved unit. Just look around soon and if you can't find it by Monday I'll give it to everyone here.

EDIT: SONY VPL-HW40ES : New SONY SXRD 1080P home theater projector

I found the DIY cable setup. It says you need "the emitter"??? Is that a part originally on the projector? If not, where do you obtain this part. That's the only part of the directions I'm a tad confused on.
I smell what you're cooking. I tried calling today but they're closed for the weekend. I'll call monday.
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No need to send the screen back, call Elite Screens to buy the CineWhite screen material only.
or complain about hot spotting and they may send white screen free on warranty
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