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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-26-2015, 03:15 PM
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Posted By HMenke
Sure no problem. Hoping others will avoid getting...

Sure no problem. Hoping others will avoid getting scammed by knock-off lamps and that these photos will help detect fakes.



There are actually three screws to remove, and you have to pull out...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-26-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By HMenke
Unboxing Photos of a Genuine ET-LAA410 Replacement Lamp

Here are some unboxing photos of a genuine Panasonic ET-LAA410 replacement lamp assembly. It is double boxed. Under the packing slip on the outer box is a seal, and there is another seal on the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-21-2015, 09:40 AM
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Posted By HMenke
Assuming you could get your hands on a full-spec...

Assuming you could get your hands on a full-spec lamp unit, I think making good electrical connections would be tricky. If this was fairly straightforward, I would think there'd be people out there...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-21-2015, 09:09 AM
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Posted By HMenke
I just got off the phone with AGI. Very...

I just got off the phone with AGI. Very knowledgeable about lamps and the issue of clones. I went ahead and ordered from them. It is in stock and will ship today.

They said that the lamps inside...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-19-2015, 07:04 PM
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Posted By HMenke
Seriously, it's ridiculous. Panasonic needs to do...

Seriously, it's ridiculous. Panasonic needs to do a better job of hiring some legal sharks to take out these scamming losers. I did not have this problem buying replacement lamps for my previous two...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-18-2015, 09:26 AM
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Posted By HMenke
I still need to replace my OE lamp, so when I do...

I still need to replace my OE lamp, so when I do pull it again I will take pictures. I can use a mechanic's mirror to have a look at the far side to see if there are any markings.



That's just...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-16-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By HMenke
I went back and cropped in on the lamp photos...

I went back and cropped in on the lamp photos that I had on hand.

http://s26.postimg.org/vbetb47m1/Panasonic_vs_Clone_600x600_A.jpg
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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-16-2015, 01:01 PM
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Posted By HMenke
I'm glad you found the info useful. The OEM lamp...

I'm glad you found the info useful. The OEM lamp is back in my PJ and the clone is packed up for return. I have to say, the actual lamp looked identical in every way except for the sticker. I think...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-16-2015, 12:05 PM
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Posted By HMenke
Well, I got a bit of a runaround from the Newegg...

Well, I got a bit of a runaround from the Newegg Marketplace seller, trying to convince me that this is a Gen-you-wine Pan-ah-sahn-ick lamp assembly. Heretofore, I had not removed it from the bubble...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-09-2015, 09:33 PM
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Posted By HMenke
The literature is primarily Chinese, which is...

The literature is primarily Chinese, which is understandable if it is a gray market part. I doubt they bother to market "red rich" there (although it would be smart since the color red means good...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-09-2015, 05:54 PM
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Posted By HMenke
This is interesting. The little green triangular...

This is interesting. The little green triangular sticker says "China Hualu Panasonic AVC Networks Co., Ltd.".

http://s26.postimg.org/42oknttop/06_ET_LAA410_green_sticker.jpg

I found this...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-09-2015, 05:11 PM
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Posted By HMenke
Well I appreciate the heads up. I will contact...

Well I appreciate the heads up. I will contact Newegg and tell them this is a suspected counterfeit. I would think they'd not want to be associated with such business practices. Will be interesting...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   12-09-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By HMenke
Hello All, I used to be active here but...

Hello All,

I used to be active here but haven't been around in a while...got wrapped up in another hobby.

My PT-AE8000U hit 4,000 hours on the lamp, running in Eco mode. I had some flickering...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-30-2015, 01:23 PM
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Posted By HMenke
I stopped using WMC recently. Just couldn't abide...

I stopped using WMC recently. Just couldn't abide the Guide issues and couldn't get it resolved.

Now I'm using Kodi (http://kodi.tv) with NextPVR (http://nextpvr.com) backend to (2) x (2)-tuner...
Forum: Home Automation   12-06-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By HMenke
Great topic geeji. I'm already running InControl...

Great topic geeji. I'm already running InControl HA software from my HTPC with an Aeon Labs USB Z-Stick. Now I'd like to extend my Z-Wave network into my remotely located garage building. I have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By HMenke
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526967/htpc-im-ready-to-move-on#post_24602818)

I used to use Tivos as my DVRs...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2014, 03:28 PM
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Views: 1,770
Posted By HMenke
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mungee http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526967/htpc-im-ready-to-move-on#post_24601574)

From what I have read to get bit...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-13-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By HMenke
For those who are interested in the hardware of...

For those who are interested in the hardware of this HTPC:

Intel Core i7-2600K quad core 3.4GHz with integrated Intel HD3000 High Definition 1080p Video and Audio
Asus P8H67-M EVO (REV 3.0) LGA...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-12-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By HMenke
With constant tinkering and periodic complete...

With constant tinkering and periodic complete overhaul of the OS, HTPC is feasible for the dedicated, tolerant, patient, and persistent enthusiast. I have just reached a point where I don't want to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-11-2014, 07:58 PM
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Views: 1,770
Posted By HMenke
Just wondering if anyone else is at the point I...

Just wondering if anyone else is at the point I am with the whole concept of HTPC.

I cut the cord with the idea that I would go with (4) networked tuners for OTA with WMC as my DVR, streaming...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-29-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,419
Posted By HMenke
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by dae3dae3 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1523586/automatically-restart-htpc-after-ups-controlled-shutdown/30#post_24527319)
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-25-2014, 06:08 AM
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Posted By HMenke
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Boke01 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1523586/automatically-restart-htpc-after-ups-controlled-shutdown#post_24525631)

Install...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By HMenke
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ES_Revenge http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1523586/automatically-restart-htpc-after-ups-controlled-shutdown#post_24525409)

I...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-24-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5,330
Views: 403,695
Posted By HMenke
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by brwsaw http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-24-2014, 05:46 AM
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Views: 403,695
Posted By HMenke
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pyxle http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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