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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-19-2017, 08:53 AM
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Posted By smeg36
I tried turning mine back to low lamp yesterday...

I tried turning mine back to low lamp yesterday after 100 hours in high lamp (it started flickering at 400 hours of low lamp), and it started flickering again within 5 minutes. I guess I'll use this...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-06-2017, 03:55 PM
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I've read that as well, but haven't seen a source...

I've read that as well, but haven't seen a source of where that recommendation came from. Any idea who suggested it first, or if there's any evidence to support it?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-05-2017, 06:58 AM
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Posted By smeg36
I also bought mine used, with I think around 2000...

I also bought mine used, with I think around 2000 hours on it. I measured it when I first got it, and again just recently when I recalibrated for high lamp because the bulb started flickering. In...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-04-2017, 01:05 PM
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Posted By smeg36
The quiet fan is definitely normal. It's talked...

The quiet fan is definitely normal. It's talked about it all the reviews. I've never heard mine, even on high bulb. And it does seem very hot around the lens when the projector has been on for a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-02-2017, 05:25 PM
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Posted By smeg36
I got the HW40ES used from a forum member here a...

I got the HW40ES used from a forum member here a while ago, and have been very happy with the picture. He included some spare bulbs, including one official Sony bulb. I put the new Sony bulb in...
Forum: Screens   03-11-2017, 11:04 AM
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Posted By smeg36
Thanks for the reply. Moving my couch a bit...

Thanks for the reply. Moving my couch a bit closer would certainly be cheaper. I think the part that bugs me most is knowing I COULD fit a bigger screen. I got the 92" because it was on clearance at...
Forum: Screens   03-11-2017, 08:11 AM
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Posted By smeg36
92" generic (Mustang) to 100" Silver Ticket?

I currently have a 92" Mustang fixed frame screen that looks like a generic rebrand, like many of the cheap fixed frame screens. If I raise my screen up above my tower speakers, I'd be able to fit a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-01-2017, 07:49 PM
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Posted By smeg36
I'm definitely being too picky. But I was able to...

I'm definitely being too picky. But I was able to get it much better by doing some adjustment of the screen on the wall, as well as some minor projector adjustments.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-01-2017, 03:00 PM
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Posted By smeg36
I tried moving it around today to see if I could...

I tried moving it around today to see if I could get a perfect rectangle, but only managed to get the rectangle worse than it was. I still have the bow on the bottom, but now have some pincushion on...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-26-2017, 07:56 AM
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Posted By smeg36
Thanks for the suggestions. The bottom bar being...

Thanks for the suggestions. The bottom bar being bent was on my list of possible issues. It's a metal fixed frame, so if I pull one edge from the wall, the whole thing comes off the wall, bringing...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-25-2017, 09:18 AM
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Posted By smeg36
Help Fixing Geometry

I'm trying to figure out which way the projector and screen need to be adjusted to fix the bottom geometry issue I have. As you can kind of tell in the photo, the bottom of the screen has a bend up...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-23-2017, 03:16 PM
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Posted By smeg36
I thought they were fine when I had light yellow...

I thought they were fine when I had light yellow walls and a white ceiling. The size of the image made up for the lower quality compared to the Vizio LCD I was coming from. But when I painted the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-23-2017, 01:33 PM
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Posted By smeg36
To update my own thread, I ended up buying a used...

To update my own thread, I ended up buying a used Sony HW40ES from the classifieds here. Wow, what a difference! Everything about it is a massive improvement. And my Epson sold on eBay today. It cost...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-07-2017, 03:56 PM
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Posted By smeg36
I tried, and failed. Physics wins again. I was...

I tried, and failed. Physics wins again. I was hoping it would seem like the contrast was better if I had better blacks. But actually the opposite was true. The brighter image without the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-07-2017, 03:38 PM
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Posted By smeg36
I wish I could get a bigger screen. I could get...

I wish I could get a bigger screen. I could get a 100" fixed frame, like Silver Ticket, to fit in my space. Or if I built my own without felt masking I could fit around 108". Either one wouldn't...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-07-2017, 10:39 AM
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Posted By smeg36
After just over 24 hours the ND2 being in place,...

After just over 24 hours the ND2 being in place, I took it off again. I just didn't like how dim the image was at 14 ftl, it bothered me more than the black levels do at 28 ftl. I also got my...
Forum: Accessories   02-06-2017, 11:10 AM
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Posted By smeg36
Tiffen ND2 58MM Filter

I bought a glass Tiffen ND2 0.3 1 stop 58mm filter (http://tiffen.com/neutral-density/) from a local camera store to put on my projector and improve the black levels. I tried it out for a day, but...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 12:16 PM
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Posted By smeg36
I just put the ND2 filter back on and recalibrate...

I just put the ND2 filter back on and recalibrate for it. I don't think I gave it a fair shot the first time, and didn't give myself enough time to adjust to it. Maybe it was just the movie I was...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-04-2017, 07:27 AM
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Posted By smeg36
I'm not really interested in ALR options. Ambient...

I'm not really interested in ALR options. Ambient light isn't my problem, and in fact my projector is a little too bright. So I wouldn't mind reducing the light output a bit with a gray screen. From...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-03-2017, 09:44 PM
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Posted By smeg36
What gray screen do you have? Or is it DIY?...

What gray screen do you have? Or is it DIY? Sparkles is one of my key concerns with going gray. I've read the Carl's gray don't suffer from sparkles. I guess I'll know when the samples arrive.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-03-2017, 05:49 PM
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Posted By smeg36
I had tried painting my own DIY screen when I...

I had tried painting my own DIY screen when I first got the Epson, and wasn't happy with the results. I could see a lot of sparkles with the mix I used, as well as streaks from the roller. Then I...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-03-2017, 02:23 PM
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Posted By smeg36
I'm sure I'm making a bigger deal of it than it...

I'm sure I'm making a bigger deal of it than it is. I typically don't notice the washed out blacks. Only in some movies during dark scenes. But I haven't owned a different projector to know how much...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-03-2017, 01:33 PM
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Posted By smeg36
Yep, you pretty much summed my interns dilemma. I...

Yep, you pretty much summed my interns dilemma. I use it so much, I don't want to feel limited by bulb prices. And I'm not sure the improvement would be enough to justify the cost. I tried out a ND2...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-03-2017, 12:02 PM
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Posted By smeg36
Those are the two at the top of my wish list, but...

Those are the two at the top of my wish list, but unfortunately out of my price range. Which is why I'm considering buying a used one, like the JVC RS1 currently in the classified section. I guess...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-03-2017, 09:43 AM
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Posted By smeg36
Keep Epson 2045, buy used JVC RS1, or something else?

I currently have an Epson 2045. I got it before I convinced my wife to blackout the windows, and paint the room dark grey. So it was great. But now the room is completely light controlled, and the...
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