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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-04-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,411
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Posted By AMartin56
Maybe you should buy this one as a backup...

Maybe you should buy this one as a backup...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-31-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By AMartin56
Why not just build a hush box? I'm sure you could...

Why not just build a hush box? I'm sure you could come with something even with it sitting on a shelf.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-31-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,411
Views: 260,008
Posted By AMartin56
For me it was because I've been shopping from my...

For me it was because I've been shopping from my local Sony dealer since 1997. I still use the speakers I bought from them that year... They got me out of a DLP mistake around 2005...They never even...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-30-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By AMartin56
Oh and I would put the service menu settings back...

Oh and I would put the service menu settings back to the default. It could certainly be crushing detail.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-30-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By AMartin56
E450 settings : ...

E450 settings :

http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/samsung-pn51e450-picture-settings-573416/
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-30-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By AMartin56
Bias controls will usually affect the entire...

Bias controls will usually affect the entire lower half of the grayscale so that's not ideal. I suppose you could try adjusting all three bias controls evenly to see if that helps. But I wouldn't...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-30-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12,549
Views: 636,913
Posted By AMartin56
Has it always been this way? I suppose it could...

Has it always been this way? I suppose it could be a voltage issue but I 've never seen one do something like that.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-30-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By AMartin56
http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-500-projecto...

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-500-projector/
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-30-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 42,940
Posted By AMartin56
My lamp from B&H arrived. Sony box. Came with new...

My lamp from B&H arrived. Sony box. Came with new air filter. Bulb in the housing is a Phillips. I haven't compared to the one that came with my projector yet but certainly seems legit for $235 and...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-30-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12,549
Views: 636,913
Posted By AMartin56
Get a bias light. It really will help with this...

Get a bias light. It really will help with this if setup properly and won't mess with the baby any more than having the TV on will. If I remember correctly you want the brightness of the light to be...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-30-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 42,940
Posted By AMartin56
I would also add that based upon what you...

I would also add that based upon what you describe above the 40ES may just not be for you as your concern about the bulb life when used as TV replacement is totally legit. But there are other...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-30-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 42,940
Posted By AMartin56
I know where you are coming from, but if your...

I know where you are coming from, but if your personality lends itself to buyer's remorse I would suggest you pay less and worry less. IMO spending more in the current environment isn't going to...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-30-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By AMartin56
It sounds like you have a F4500 based upon other...

It sounds like you have a F4500 based upon other posts. If this is correct I would try this:

Picture Mode: Cinema
Color Tone: Warm2
Cell Light: 20
Contrast: 85
Brightness: 44
Color: 50...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-30-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Posted By AMartin56
It really is a bit dangerous to to try and give...

It really is a bit dangerous to to try and give advice in this area without using a meter etc. It could make things look worse.

Brightness should really be set with a test pattern.

Gamma...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-30-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12,549
Views: 636,913
Posted By AMartin56
I ran a test comparing my F8500 letterboxes to my...

I ran a test comparing my F8500 letterboxes to my side lit Sony LED a few months ago. The Sony letterboxes were actually darker and never seemed to drift at all. Of course that TV has other issues...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-30-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3,411
Views: 260,008
Posted By AMartin56
Yeah...because a handful of negative reports tell...

Yeah...because a handful of negative reports tell the whole story...

Pretty much every manufacturer has crappy service nowadays. I could tell you stories about every last one of them that would...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-29-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12,549
Views: 636,913
Posted By AMartin56
Ended up having time before dinner. ...

Ended up having time before dinner.


Bluray was paused at exactly 1:00 mins into the movie.


I have the 51 inch and used a iD3. Black optimizer is set to Auto. Contrast is 96, Brightness 47,...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-29-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12,549
Views: 636,913
Posted By AMartin56
I have the means to do that (A 51 inch and the...

I have the means to do that (A 51 inch and the bluray). I'll see what I can do tomorrow.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-29-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 42,940
Posted By AMartin56
B&H Photo had them for $235 a few days ago. I'll...

B&H Photo had them for $235 a few days ago. I'll receive mine tomorrow and confirm but every indication is that it's a Sony bulb. No tax...no shipping.
Forum: Display Calibration   07-26-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By AMartin56
You are getting your meters confused. The Pro 2...

You are getting your meters confused. The Pro 2 is a spectro. The i1Display Pro is a colorimeter.


As a newbie I would suggest a colorimeter only with free software like HCFR. A spectro can be...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-23-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 42,940
Posted By AMartin56
If you sit close you may also enjoy the pretty...

If you sit close you may also enjoy the pretty much complete lack of visible pixel structure on the Sony.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-23-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By AMartin56
Dreamer beat me to it. Build a hush box. :)

Dreamer beat me to it. Build a hush box. :)
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-23-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 42,940
Posted By AMartin56
Luckily (?) I don't think the projector market...

Luckily (?) I don't think the projector market moves quite that fast. :)

I have a F8500 plasma and a voltage adjusted red tint affected non-elite Kuro and while obviously the black levels aren't...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-21-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,411
Views: 260,008
Posted By AMartin56
Funny...and slighty off topic. I helped a friend...

Funny...and slighty off topic. I helped a friend buy a TV recently. His budget only allowed for a 1080p Vizio M series but he and his wife love it (And I think it's great for the price). His wife's...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-21-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 32,328
Posted By AMartin56
Cool! Let us know what you think when you get it....

Cool! Let us know what you think when you get it. Hopefully you'll be impressed!
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