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post #1591 of 1760
$417.50 is a great price for this pj. Go ahead and open the box, you will like. :-)
post #1592 of 1760
I had a old sony lcd that had a stuck white pixel and found this tool on the web, use at your own risk. basically what it does is flash a single pixel through the color spectrum. It might help "unstick" your stuck pixels. http://udpix.free.fr/

BTW my h5360 is still going strong after 1+1/2 years on the same bulb. (non eco)
Edited by logan801 - 11/7/12 at 9:28pm
post #1593 of 1760
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Originally Posted by logan801 View Post

BTW my h5360 is still going strong after 1+1/2 years on the same bulb.

I'm almost up to 4500 hours in non-eco mode and still going strong. Picture is still bright enough for 3d and everything. I think the bulb stays cooler due to being in a basement that is very cool year round
post #1594 of 1760
Any body know how to reset the fan failure warning after the fan has been replaced and working fine. Mine keeps wanting to shut down. Can't figure this out ?
post #1595 of 1760
It's been a while since I last posted here. The pj is going strong after a couple of years, changed two lamps (one was faulty).

There's still something I haven't been able to understand: is there a way to switch video mode? The point is having the "sharpness" setting displayed when connecting my ps3. As I know, the pj displays that setting when feeded a ycbcr signal.

The problem is my ps3 won't display ycbcr for games no matter what. From the pc or xbox360 to the acer via hdmi there's no problem. Ps3 only works that way with a bluray.

The pj remains in DVI or computer mode with the ps3.
post #1596 of 1760
Got one of these yesterday, allso have a benq w710st, the acer has a much sharper cleaner image, probly because the benq is st its hard to get the whole screen sharp.

Allso being scared of 3d proccessings input lag for games i can safely say the 3d input lag with 3dtvplay and tridef is extremely good for 3d games, much better than any lcd or plasma i've seen smile.gif
£425 from a uk shop, well happy. What a silly price for something so awsome!

720p 3d frame packing using 3dvision looks like 720p, 720p sbs or o/u using tridef has a very soft 3d image, still sbs and o/u look good enough to play and enjoy.
Edited by Butmuncher - 11/11/12 at 8:14am
post #1597 of 1760
@ Circio: Press the Source button (#6) on the remote to change the video input source.

As far as I know, you cannot control Sharpness when using the HDMI connector. That menu control item is locked out when the HDMI is used.
post #1598 of 1760
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Originally Posted by roknrol View Post

@ Circio: Press the Source button (#6) on the remote to change the video input source.
As far as I know, you cannot control Sharpness when using the HDMI connector. That menu control item is locked out when the HDMI is used.

That's weird, cause my xbox360 and pc are connected via HDMI. And sharpness is there (if the color space is set to ycbcr).
post #1599 of 1760
I have a lamp for this with about 400 hours on it. Any offers? Can't get the darn fan warning to reset so don't need this any more.
post #1600 of 1760
Just got this projector as my first ever projector. I couldn't let pass the price, $350 at newegg + CA taxes frown.gif.

I don't have it yet, but what are the cheapest 3d glasses that will work decently with this projector?


By the way I will be using it with my HTPC that has the following specs:

AMD Phenom x4 830 2.8ghz
Asus 880 Motherboard
Antec Neo Eco 620w
Samsung Blu Ray Rom
8GB Patriot viper 1600 DDR3
SilverStone GD05B
Wil get a 7770 1GB
Edited by sodalink - 11/23/12 at 10:08pm
post #1601 of 1760
The least expensive glasses I have used with the 5360 are the DLP-LINK SainSonic ones from Amazon @ $30 shipped. I have the black version, which are all plastic. According to the reviews, the white version has rubber nose and ear tips. They feel pretty light and flimsy, but the advantage is that you don't notice them as much when wearing them for long periods of time.
post #1602 of 1760
Do the sainsonics work with the optoma 3d-xl? Thanks
post #1603 of 1760
The SainSonics are DLP-Link and sync through a flash generated by the projector. So with the 3D-XL providing a 3D image to the projector, yes, they should work. Just set the 3D image to DLP-Link in the projector's menu.

There are quite a few choices for DLP-Link glasses now. SainSonic offers four models (~$20 to $40) and Monoprice offers a set, too. I also noticed that SainSonic is now offering a couple of glasses that they claim are compatible with the nVidia nVision setup (~$25).
post #1604 of 1760
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Originally Posted by schmidtwi View Post

$417.50 is a great price for this pj. Go ahead and open the box, you will like. :-)

I'm embarrassed to admit that I posted and ran and forgot to follow-up. So I did decide to keep the Acer and am most impressed with it, especially considering the low cost I paid.

Pros:

- It is much, much brighter than my old Marantz - even in eco mode, I can leave all the lights on in my basement and still have a perfectly fine image for watching football.
- Colors are all brighter and more crisp, as well
- It is almost silent in eco mode, much quieter than the old Marantz.

Downsides:

- Black levels are less dark, but OK - I've never been one of these guys who crave blacks so deep you could dive into them.
- Using it with my HTPC (which I'm doing right now) text appears more pixellated.
- Input selection keeps auto-flipping through all possible sources when I use my HDMI switch box to go from HTPC to satellite box, making me have to manually select HDMI again after it decides to display in S-video.
- It's a longer zoom than my old Marantz, so I'm going to have to move my ceiling mount back about 15" to get the display to fill my 110" screen.
- It's sucking up a lot of extra cash on a new video card, new HDMI 1.4 cable and switch box, nVida 3d Vision and extra glasses so I can do 3D.

Overall, I'm very pleased with it thus far.
post #1605 of 1760
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Originally Posted by lousygolfer View Post

I'm embarrassed to admit that I posted and ran and forgot to follow-up. So I did decide to keep the Acer and am most impressed with it, especially considering the low cost I paid.
Pros:
- It is much, much brighter than my old Marantz - even in eco mode, I can leave all the lights on in my basement and still have a perfectly fine image for watching football.
- Colors are all brighter and more crisp, as well
- It is almost silent in eco mode, much quieter than the old Marantz.
Downsides:
- Black levels are less dark, but OK - I've never been one of these guys who crave blacks so deep you could dive into them.
- Using it with my HTPC (which I'm doing right now) text appears more pixellated.
- Input selection keeps auto-flipping through all possible sources when I use my HDMI switch box to go from HTPC to satellite box, making me have to manually select HDMI again after it decides to display in S-video.
- It's a longer zoom than my old Marantz, so I'm going to have to move my ceiling mount back about 15" to get the display to fill my 110" screen.
- It's sucking up a lot of extra cash on a new video card, new HDMI 1.4 cable and switch box, nVida 3d Vision and extra glasses so I can do 3D.
Overall, I'm very pleased with it thus far.

For PC use, until you start to use 3D Vision, try setting your desktop resolution to 1280x800 at either 60 or 120 refresh rate. That is the native res of the projector and it will be less pixelated (though if you have a 16:9 screen that might not work that well if it has to output 16:9 to fit properly (1280x800 is 16:10) When you get 3D Vision unfortunately they don't allow 3D in 1280x800 (without several unreliable hacks), so it'll be back to 1280x720 for 3D.
post #1606 of 1760
^^ Native res should be 1280x720/60Hz for the Acer H5360. 3D output is 1280x720/120Hz, but you only need to enable that when operating in 3D (in fact, some applications will switch you over automatically and back again when you're done -- TMT5 does this for me).
post #1607 of 1760
I cannot read the whole thread, I am just wondering what I need besides the PJ to be able to watch 3D, and how much extra does that cost? Thank you
post #1608 of 1760
It works fine in 120hz, a little dimmer though.
post #1609 of 1760
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Originally Posted by lousygolfer View Post

I'm embarrassed to admit that I posted and ran and forgot to follow-up. So I did decide to keep the Acer and am most impressed with it, especially considering the low cost I paid.
Pros:
- It is much, much brighter than my old Marantz - even in eco mode, I can leave all the lights on in my basement and still have a perfectly fine image for watching football.
- Colors are all brighter and more crisp, as well
- It is almost silent in eco mode, much quieter than the old Marantz.
Downsides:
- Black levels are less dark, but OK - I've never been one of these guys who crave blacks so deep you could dive into them.
- Using it with my HTPC (which I'm doing right now) text appears more pixellated.
- Input selection keeps auto-flipping through all possible sources when I use my HDMI switch box to go from HTPC to satellite box, making me have to manually select HDMI again after it decides to display in S-video.
- It's a longer zoom than my old Marantz, so I'm going to have to move my ceiling mount back about 15" to get the display to fill my 110" screen.
- It's sucking up a lot of extra cash on a new video card, new HDMI 1.4 cable and switch box, nVida 3d Vision and extra glasses so I can do 3D.
Overall, I'm very pleased with it thus far.

lg - glad you like. I agree with most of your review, but I think you have some issues if your input selection is auto-flipping. I've never had that problem - and I use a HDMI switch box for HTPC & XBox. Something is not right with that.

The sucking up of cash is normal to keep up with technology... But just think of all the cash you saved on your pj... cool.gif
post #1610 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Shane R View Post

I cannot read the whole thread, I am just wondering what I need besides the PJ to be able to watch 3D, and how much extra does that cost? Thank you

Sorry Shane, too many options to determine your specific cost. Depends on what you have and what you want. Read sections and you'll gather enough info to make your own decisions.

Basics:
DLP glasses
HTPC
Good graphics
BR player
3D BR software
3D driver for gaming

This can be done for a few hundred bucks to over a grand. Spend what you can, but I will say it's worth it!
post #1611 of 1760
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Originally Posted by schmidtwi View Post

Sorry Shane, too many options to determine your specific cost. Depends on what you have and what you want. Read sections and you'll gather enough info to make your own decisions.
Basics:
DLP glasses
HTPC
Good graphics
BR player
3D BR software
3D driver for gaming
This can be done for a few hundred bucks to over a grand. Spend what you can, but I will say it's worth it!

Gotcha, thanks anyway. I am completely clueless when it comes to computers. I have 2, but have no idea what they are good for other than surfing the web :/ I would not even know where to begin, I have read alot in this thread but its like reading a foreign language!
post #1612 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Nirvelli View Post

My projector has recently started showing stuck mirrors. A month or so ago I had one stuck black pixel that showed up then went away for a while. It came back last week, along with a white pixel. Now I have 5 white pixels and a black pixel. I bought this thing back in November of 2010, so I'm quite past the Acer warranty period. Currently at hour #2562, almost entirely Eco mode. Also I occasionally get a bit of a flicker that goes away if I run with Eco mode turned off for a bit.
Anyway, I remember a while back some people talked about dealing directly with Texas Instruments about the DMD chip, as they warranty it for 5 years. Any news on that effort?

Just to let folks know. I'm from the UK and had the stuck mirror issue that was a couple of months out of my 2 year warranty period. I phoned Acer and after a long chat where I repeatedly told them that the warranty card states the DMD is covered for 5 years. They agreed to repair my machine free of charge.

I've got it back and it's like a new machine. I'm delighted.
post #1613 of 1760
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Originally Posted by cyberheater View Post

Just to let folks know. I'm from the UK and had the stuck mirror issue that was a couple of months out of my 2 year warranty period. I phoned Acer and after a long chat where I repeatedly told them that the warranty card states the DMD is covered for 5 years. They agreed to repair my machine free of charge.
I've got it back and it's like a new machine. I'm delighted.

Acer UK must be better then the US Acer because I've heard so many bad things about them wanting to do anything about supporting the 5 year on the DMD
post #1614 of 1760
post #1615 of 1760
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I have that mount (or at least the white version of it) and it is utter crap. The mount is made from very cheap pot metal and the screw holes strip very easily, so that they will not securely hold the projector in place and any heavy walking upstairs jars it, requiring that I try to reposition it correctly.

Without modification, it will not work with the Acer H5360, as it is a four-arm mount and the Acer has three holes. Since I already had it from my old projector and wanted to get my new one working again, I detached one of the mount arms and had to hack saw one of the arm extensions shorter and reverse at least one of them to make it work with the Acer's rather cramped three-hole mounting scheme.

And to be clear, I am not blasting all of Monoprice's products - I've bought a lot of their cables over the years and continued to refer people to them, but only for their cables. I think their hard goods are junk. I have a Monoprice flat panel TV mount that has very poorly positioned screw holes and I have several sets of their speaker wall mounts that are supposed to hold 30lbs and they will not hold my 8 pound speakers. I've had an Monoprice HDMI switch box that died on me after only about 18 months, also.
post #1616 of 1760
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Originally Posted by lousygolfer View Post

I have that mount (or at least the white version of it) and it is utter crap. The mount is made from very cheap pot metal and the screw holes strip very easily, so that they will not securely hold the projector in place and any heavy walking upstairs jars it, requiring that I try to reposition it correctly.
Without modification, it will not work with the Acer H5360, as it is a four-arm mount and the Acer has three holes. Since I already had it from my old projector and wanted to get my new one working again, I detached one of the mount arms and had to hack saw one of the arm extensions shorter and reverse at least one of them to make it work with the Acer's rather cramped three-hole mounting scheme.
And to be clear, I am not blasting all of Monoprice's products - I've bought a lot of their cables over the years and continued to refer people to them, but only for their cables. I think their hard goods are junk. I have a Monoprice flat panel TV mount that has very poorly positioned screw holes and I have several sets of their speaker wall mounts that are supposed to hold 30lbs and they will not hold my 8 pound speakers. I've had an Monoprice HDMI switch box that died on me after only about 18 months, also.

what mount would you recommend for under $30

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180932316457?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
post #1617 of 1760
This one seems to be better suited for the Acer since it has 3 arms and works with a 3- screw hole projector:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Ceiling-Projector-Mount-Bracket-LCD-DLP-Tilt-360-Degree-22-lbs-White-/310374976655?_trksid=p2047675.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555003%26algo%3DPW.CAT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D142%26meid%3D4617508730528639142%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D1076%26rk%3D5%26sd%3D120980693861%26

However, it appears to be the same unit that Monoprice sells for $12.06+S&H (around $20.67 for me):

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10911&cs_id=1091102&p_id=3875&seq=1&format=2

To modify my older Monoprice mount, I had to reverse several of the arms and cut one shorter so that it could slide closer to the base of the mount to accommodate the short distance between screw holes.
post #1618 of 1760
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Originally Posted by lousygolfer View Post

This one seems to be better suited for the Acer since it has 3 arms and works with a 3- screw hole projector:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Ceiling-Projector-Mount-Bracket-LCD-DLP-Tilt-360-Degree-22-lbs-White-/310374976655?_trksid=p2047675.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555003%26algo%3DPW.CAT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D142%26meid%3D4617508730528639142%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D1076%26rk%3D5%26sd%3D120980693861%26
However, it appears to be the same unit that Monoprice sells for $12.06+S&H (around $20.67 for me):
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10911&cs_id=1091102&p_id=3875&seq=1&format=2
To modify my older Monoprice mount, I had to reverse several of the arms and cut one shorter so that it could slide closer to the base of the mount to accommodate the short distance between screw holes.
That one is to short. i need one with a extension arm so i think i'm just gonna modify the first one
post #1619 of 1760
I have the Projector Gear mount for the H5360. I got it primarily because it was the least-expensive, low-profile option I could find. It states a 4" offset from the ceiling, but I found if you purchase shorter screws, you can leave the nylon spacers off and reduce the offset to ~ 3". Not the easiest mount to adjust and position accurately, but once set, it holds the position well.

http://www.amazon.com/Projector-Gear-Projector-Ceiling-Mount-H5360/dp/B00476JANQ/ref=pd_sim_e_1
post #1620 of 1760
Hello,

I've just purchased the H5360 (and am extremely impressed with it, just had a great night of playing FIFA on 111" of wall!) but I'm pulling my hair out trying to get 3D to work. My PC is an Acer Z5801 all-in-one with Blu Ray player and Geforce GT 520 graphics card, which supports 3D. I've got Clear.fi software which also supports 3D. However, when I try watching a 3D Blu Ray it will only allow me to select the anaglyph mode.

I've got the projector switched to 3D DLP, got my glasses switched on (DLP link ones from Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Active-Rechargeable-Shutter-Glasses-Projector/dp/B007TSO00M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1357363168&sr=8-4), the PC is set at 120Hz... I've tried Stereoscopic player as well, with no joy.

I was starting to come to the conclusion I'd need to fork out for the NVidia 3D vision kit to be able to watch anything in 3D, but reading some reviews & forum posts it seems it is possible without this or the Optoma 3D XL kit.

Can anyone advise me on this? I don't mind paying the £60 for the kit if it's the only option & it's going to work, but would obviously rather not if there's an easier way!
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