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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-17-2017, 02:14 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
Try switching to high altitude mode and verify...

Try switching to high altitude mode and verify the cooling fans increase in speed. Leave set to high altitude and see what happens. If it still flickers and it isn't overheating I would say the bulb...
Forum: Front Projector   03-11-2017, 10:33 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
FS: Viewsonic Pro8100

I am selling a Viewsonic Pro8100 LCD projector. It is in excellent condition. The only scratches I can find are around the HDMI ports. It currently has its second lamp installed which has 824 hours...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-09-2017, 08:06 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
Well, more weirdness. Got the new lamp to be...

Well, more weirdness. Got the new lamp to be safe. Installed it and was NOT prompted to reset the counter. Counter was still set to 1381! New lamp allowed unit to turn on but I'll be keeping the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-08-2017, 07:33 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
The 400 is several hundred lumens brighter than...

The 400 is several hundred lumens brighter than the HW40, but the 400 has a manual iris that allows you to dial in the brightness that you want.[/QUOTE]
There is no question the 400 is better than...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-08-2017, 07:01 AM
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Posted By beekermartin
If you would like to discuss the differences, let...

If you would like to discuss the differences, let me know.[/QUOTE]

I have a good idea of the differences. I just need to decide if it is worth the ~$2000+ upgrade cost after selling my HW40. I am...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-07-2017, 08:22 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
With a 120" diagonal 16:9 screen, I would expect...

With a 120" diagonal 16:9 screen, I would expect to be in low lamp. What screen do you have? Yes the lamps are expensive, but they last a lot of hours. If I can help you, let me know.[/QUOTE]
Thank...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-04-2017, 12:29 PM
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Posted By beekermartin
How are the lamps aging in the 400? I am debating...

How are the lamps aging in the 400? I am debating about grabbing one before they are sold out. I am currently using a HW40ES. I am not sure if it is worth the upgrade cost but at the current pricing...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-08-2017, 04:07 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, 12:55 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, 11:02 AM
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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, 10:29 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, 10:26 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, 10:24 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, 10:14 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, 04:22 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, 09:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 762
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, 05:22 PM
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Views: 762
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, 01:29 PM
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Views: 762
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, 01:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 762
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, 12:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 762
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, 10:38 AM
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Views: 762
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, 10:34 PM
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Views: 350,421
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, 09:18 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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 122,598
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, 08:40 PM
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Views: 350,421
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...
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