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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-08-2017, 05:07 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
From what I've read it helps to stabilize the...

From what I've read it helps to stabilize the lamp. Some people complained about flickering or buzzing sounds when using low with a new lamp. It seems after 50 hours or so of using high seems to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-06-2017, 01:55 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
When I opened the box and saw the way it was...

When I opened the box and saw the way it was packaged I wanted to scream. My immediate reaction was to just return it. I am sure the seller would have made me pay the return shipping but I thought...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-06-2017, 12:02 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
:D That is hilarious!

:D That is hilarious!
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-06-2017, 11:29 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
I know. It makes no sense.

I know. It makes no sense.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-06-2017, 11:26 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
I was leaning towards mustard but I don't know...

I was leaning towards mustard but I don't know what kind to use. Guldens, Heinz, Grey Poupon??? So many choices! :D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2017, 11:24 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
I have been building custom PCs for years and I...

I have been building custom PCs for years and I agree with you. I will say though that I have been using a slow 120mm fan set up as exhaust over the HDMI board on all my processors for years and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-06-2017, 11:14 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
I talked with the Sony ES department today. The...

I talked with the Sony ES department today. The lens is part of the optical block and not available separately. I think I am going to buy 2 just in case I screw up installing it the first time....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-06-2017, 05:22 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
Something like that could be caused by pwax on...

Something like that could be caused by pwax on the lens heating and baking on as an amber glaze.[/QUOTE]

Good point.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-05-2017, 10:10 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
I don't think that's the lens. Very few devices...

I don't think that's the lens. Very few devices have perfect white field uniformity nowadays. Unless you see it in actual content it's not a concern.[/QUOTE]

I agree. I've noticed inconsistency on...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-05-2017, 06:22 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
Could the lens cause a very slight reddish tinge...

Could the lens cause a very slight reddish tinge on a white image? On a mostly white image the upper left has a very slight reddish tinge to it. It isn't a big deal but I noticed it. Could the lens...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-05-2017, 02:29 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
I should have returned it. I agree. Thanks...

I should have returned it. I agree.

Thanks for the recommendations.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-05-2017, 02:15 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
[QUOTE=Dave in Green;50515313]Anyway I see you're...

[QUOTE=Dave in Green;50515313]Anyway I see you're already saying in another thread that you're thinking about selling the Sony with the damaged lens and buying a JVC. If you plan to advertise the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-05-2017, 01:00 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
I appreciate all the response everyone. Please...

I appreciate all the response everyone. Please keep in mind I didn't randomly decide to clean the lens. It arrived with a bad scuff and scratches. Granted I probably should have just left it alone...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-05-2017, 11:38 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
Lol. I'm already too deep in. I will make this...

Lol. I'm already too deep in. I will make this lens look almost perfect or I will replace it.

Carwax is well known for work well on plastic lens. Wax not polish. Anyway it did help some. I will...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 11:34 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
My room opens on to a stairwell. I added a...

My room opens on to a stairwell. I added a ceiling track and floor to ceiling curtains from Room Dividers Now on Amazon. The curtains stack nicely in a corner when not in use and the rails aren't...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 10:18 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
I just went from a 40ES to a RS 420. I have full...

I just went from a 40ES to a RS 420. I have full light control and dark gray walls and ceiling in my theater. It's a huge upgrade in picture quality. The RS400 and 420 are pretty much the same...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 09:45 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
Has anyone here upgraded from the 40/45 to a JVC?...

Has anyone here upgraded from the 40/45 to a JVC? I am debating about jumping on the current AVS RS400U deal and selling the used 40 I just bought. I don't have a bat cave so I don't know if it is...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 09:40 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
Has anyone here upgraded from the 40 to a JVC? I...

Has anyone here upgraded from the 40 to a JVC? I am debating about jumping on the current AVS RS400U deal and selling the used 40 I just bought. I don't have a bat cave so I don't know if it is worth...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 07:27 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
I understand that. I used a cotton ball with the...

I understand that. I used a cotton ball with the tooth paste and barely rubbed it for a few seconds. I know that was a terrible idea but it is done.

Tonight I used some car wax and polished the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 02:20 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
Your probably right about that. I plan on asking...

Your probably right about that. I plan on asking them that as well when I talk with the ES rep on Monday.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 02:02 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
I agree. Unfortunately it wasn't just a...

I agree.

Unfortunately it wasn't just a scratch. It was a scuff and scratches. The lens was literally sitting against the inside of the cardboard box it was shipped in! I should have just refused...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 11:31 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
Unfortunately dead center.

Unfortunately dead center.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 11:22 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
I plan on using Novus 1 only on the lens....

I plan on using Novus 1 only on the lens. Hopefully that does the job. I ordered the 3 part 8 ounce kit today but I am going to talk to the Sony ES department before I use it.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 11:05 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
Unfortunately it is in the dead middle of the...

Unfortunately it is in the dead middle of the lens. I am not worried about it. I am confident I will be able to make it look almost perfect once I find the right product to use. I am leaning toward...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 09:58 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
I saw that product as well. I agree I am at the...

I saw that product as well. I agree I am at the point of no return. At this point I am not going to try anything without talking with the ES department first. If they won't recommend a product then I...
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