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post #1681 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Shane R View Post


I made a separate thread looking for what you guys are using for user settings, I would sure like to try some others if anybody is willing to share what they use.

my settings are for a designer grey screen:

display mode: user
brightness: 53
Contrast:50
Color temp: 0
Degamma: 3
Color r/b/g: all 100
Hdmi color: auto

These were chosen after doing a eyeball avsforum video setup with all the testing video stuff etc
post #1682 of 1760
Thank you! I will see how this looks in my set up tonight.
post #1683 of 1760
Hey all! So I'm not new to the H5360, but I'm trying to convert it to 3d and that's a new world to me. I've had the projector for 2 years and have used it for everything (my main 2d TV). I've delved into the 3d some but to no avail. I continue to get 2 boxes of the same picture when I run a show supoosed to be in 3d. I'll try to be as thorough as I can with my setup and maybe someone can point me in the right direction or Tell me if maybe one of my components are not right. Thanks in advance!

I turn on the 3d on the projector (obviously)

I have it running trough win 7 64 bit
HP h8-1256s - with graphics card Nvidia GeForce GT 620
Onkyo 7.1 TX SR508


Hopefully that is enough info on the hardware I have. My H5360 is running into the Onkyo HDMI and out to the computer HDMI. My graphics card has some 3D options and so does the projector so my hope is that my receiver isn't the issue of transfer the picture.

And just for FYI I've got about 1400 hours on it still looks great (I saw some earlier posts on this). 120 inch screen that I talked my wife into letting us keep as our living room TV wink.gif

Any help would be awesome! Thanks guys
post #1684 of 1760
biteme - the 5360 does not detect 3d on it's own and combine the images. You'll need to use something to handle the 3d video and feed it. Most of us use a pc but there is hardware available to do this I believe but it's pricey. it sounds like you are doing the pc approach as well.

Recommended options: stereoscopic player, powerdvd or total media theater 5. I personally use some config files for XBMC that sends all 3d video to TMT5 (but only 3d video). TMT5 auto-detects and combines the 3d on it's own once setup and then returns to XBMC when the show/movie etc is complete. This is with an Nvidia 3d setup

I've bypassed my receiver's issue with 120hz video by just running two hdmi/dvi cables out of my vid card. One to the H5360, the other to the receiver. That way i don't have to worry about hdmi 3d support. Not many receivers can pass 120hz video currently. it works fine for me and I've been doing it that way for years.

You don't mention what your active 3d method of view is? Nvidia 3d vision, dlp link, etc?


Shane R - Glad those settings worked well for you (he commented back via PM) Just so anyone else that is having issues with settings knows that even with a white material being used those settings were close to dialed in.
post #1685 of 1760
blackoper -

Thanks for the reply.

I do have some familiarity with XMBC. I've used if for a while, but am still in the new stages with it. It seems to only work occasionally as videos won't load smoothly or links are down quite a bit so I've not been that enthused with it so far.

But with that being said I do have that already up and running. I did some research on the TMT5 player. From what I can gather is this just a video player designed to handle more in depth things like blu ray and 3d? So you're using XMBC as your source for video and having that played instead in TMT5? ...like I said all new to me wink.gif ...

And on the other note : You don't mention what your active 3d method of view is? Nvidia 3d vision, dlp link, etc?

I looked at the Nvidia 3d vision online and couldn't really determine what it's function was. To my best guess it's sending the 3d signal through a transmitter to be seen on your glasses?

Thanks again for the info
post #1686 of 1760
The purpose of 3d vision is to get you to pay nividia more money. Their cards don't support stereoscopic 3D (don't confuse this with 3D acceleration) even when no additional hardware is needed (like dlp-link) without it. wow, that was some lousy syntax. sorry.

What glasses are you using? What are your sources? What player?

in nvidia control panel , under the section with the 3d "demo", does it list the h5360? until you see it there, 3D won't work. google "enablestereo.bat" for a (not so easy) solution.
post #1687 of 1760
So far I have not actually set up my 3D to be working completely. I'm still researching everything. I have checked and my nvdia does recognize the H5360 on the computer so that is a plus. I've been hoping to use something like HBMC like we were talking about earlier to play 3D content so really my main concern was knowing what I need at this point to make that happen
post #1688 of 1760
^^ Sorry to hear that. I always keep in the back of my mind the next contingency plan after my H5360. Right now, it would be the W1070. I'm hoping BenQ will release something that blends the best of the W7000 and the W1070 at a price point in between, but we'll see. Good luck in your choices. Of course, a replacement H5360 can be had for $350-400 now ... like you stated, a lot of enjoyment, for something that costs roughly the same as some units' replacement bulbs.
post #1689 of 1760
I would estimate I'm somewhere around 1900 hours now. Been installed and running since November 2011. Originally intended to run it for about a year and then upgrade to something better. It's performed so well (albeit with tradeoffs), that I haven't been fully motivated to replace it. I installed a Darbee Darblet in September when I was really getting the itch for a 1080p set, but the Darblet has sharpened things up to the point I'll keep going.

Since the full basement finish is still a work in progress (open plan), it's really hard to eliminate the amount of dust the PJ is exposed to. I can see a lot of dust in the unit, but I think general consensus is to "let it lie" and not try and blow it out of there. That's another part of my hesitation -- until I'm finished-finished, I don't want to subject another PJ to the construction environment!
post #1690 of 1760
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Originally Posted by roknrol View Post

I installed a Darbee Darblet in September when I was really getting the itch for a 1080p set, but the Darblet has sharpened things up to the point I'll keep going.

roknrol - does that Darbee Darblet really enhance the picture sharpness that much on the H5360? My only complaint on this unit is it seems like you can never quite reach complete focus. Like things are just a bit fuzzier than perfect. I'm always adjusting my focus because it seems like it moved out of focus slightly - but it hasn't...
Edited by schmidtwi - 3/27/13 at 1:56am
post #1691 of 1760
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Originally Posted by DavidK442 View Post

... I do know that my Acer took about 15 minutes to warm up before the focus stabilized. The good news was that it always came back to sharp if I just left it alone.

This. Took me about a month (sadly) to figure this out. Just leave it alone for 15 minutes and it'll go right back to where you left it. Of course, this also applies when dialing it into focus in the first place! Have the PJ in operation for at least 15 minutes before making the final zoom/focus adjustments.

RE: Darblet -- It's pretty surprising how much it does for the H5360. For an investment of around $270 (watch for it on sale), it's a significant value upgrade. Running the Darblet along with TMT5 w/ SimHD made my SD DVDs look so good, I changed my blu-ray upgrade plans. It's not magic, certainly, but dollar-for-dollar the best value of anything AV related in my setup.

At this point, I'm really only wanting to upgrade because I'd like better black levels (for blu-ray) and better placement options. Due to the combination of the Acer's short throw and offset and my very low ceilings, I'm forced to mount the PJ right over the couch and use keystoning to square the picture.
post #1692 of 1760
Well it looks like I might be looking at the H5360 again I don't know if the Optima GT750E is still being made or not since Amazon shipped and sold is no longer listed..

Only thing that scares me is the white spots issue and fan failures.
post #1693 of 1760
Do you mean the GT720? The GT750 can currently found at Best Buy.
post #1694 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Sonyad View Post

Do you mean the GT720? The GT750 can currently found at Best Buy.

http://www.amazon.com/Optoma-GT750E-Lumens-3D-Gaming-Projector/dp/B005G2HR6W/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1367631534&sr=1-1&keywords=GT750E

It was listed on Amazon last week then it's gone and only 3rd party sellers have it now. I figured I take it that it's end of life?
post #1695 of 1760
Maybe. I noticed that Best Buy has it on clearance online in many stores. Twice on this forum I asked folks who seemed to be in the know whether a short throw 1080p was in the works from Optoma, but there was no response.
post #1696 of 1760
Yeah I got no response as well here :-/
post #1697 of 1760
Good news everyone!
Acer USA really doesn't want to be like Acer The Rest of The World, and they try very hard not to honor the 5 year warranty that Texas Instruments advertises for DLP chips.
Turns out, your box most likely has a sticker on it that does in fact advertise a 5 year warranty for the DLP chip:


After multiple chat sessions and phone calls a year ago and getting told I had to pay $200 to get it fixed, I'd given up. Then recently I noticed this sticker on the box, worked my way into the chat support, and sent the picture to them. Yesterday I received it back from free warranty service, good as new. (Had to pay one-way shipping.)
The less-than-good news is that they've really made it practically impossible to talk to their support unless their computer system thinks you've got a valid warranty. I somehow got into chat support by accident through an old link somewhere, which I don't have anymore. If you have any Acer products with a valid warranty, that should be enough to get you into chat support. Make sure to connect on a weekday during Central Time business hours so you can transfer to Level 2 support.
I also got an email asking to fill out a survey on their customer service, and gave them the terrible review they deserve.
The worst news is that I was doing a little window shopping on new projectors and almost nobody offers more than a year or two warranty anymore. frown.gif

EDIT: I originally purchased the projector in the fall of 2010, and it started losing pixels in spring 2012, barely after the 1-year warranty was up.
Also, sending this link to the support people might also help, when they realize that you know that they know they were selling defective parts.
post #1698 of 1760
haha how long until they nix that part of the sticker?
post #1699 of 1760
I'm thinking about buying one of these and replacing the DLP chip?

TI DMD 0.62” 12° S450 720p Digital Mirror Device (for H5360)
Edited by SubaruB4 - 5/6/13 at 4:23pm
post #1700 of 1760
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Originally Posted by DavidK442 View Post

Really?

Yeah but to be 100% sure I need to buy one that broken or wanting to get rid of one because of white spots so I can get the part number from the back of the DMD chip. I was going to get the one that was on Amazon for $109 plus shipping but someone beat me to it..

Sadly no H5360's for parts are on ebay.
post #1701 of 1760
You won't be able to get a new chip; it's a custom part made by TI for Acer. There was a guy a while back who found the control board for sale but no actual DMD.
post #1702 of 1760
http://www.avforums.com/forums/projectors/1704086-optoma-hd600x-dmd-chip-replacement.html

The link above is from an Optima but still..

I'm sure others are custom made as well but TI is not going to wipe the whole production floor just to make a special chip for Acer (cost) from my searching most follow the same pinouts.

I will buy an Acer H5360 when I find one for parts under $130 so I will keep checking back in this thread for info.
post #1703 of 1760
maybe this could be a place to buy your part......

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1272-6038B-6039B-1272-6138B-BENQ-W600-ACER-H5360-DMD-chip/912308361.html

as for me I had a debate about 45-60mins with the chat support about my dmd chipdefault with a picture and I used a link on the acer forum of a guy who had the same problem and said that acer repair without charge and I said to the manager if it is good for him why not for me and I had won the battle

good luck
post #1704 of 1760
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Originally Posted by biteme2134 View Post

blackoper -

Thanks for the reply.

I do have some familiarity with XMBC. I've used if for a while, but am still in the new stages with it. It seems to only work occasionally as videos won't load smoothly or links are down quite a bit so I've not been that enthused with it so far.

I've never had any problems with it but I run most of my video from a local file server. I do like using the bluecop repo espn app and the crunchyroll anime app to view video and have had no problems with those.

But with that being said I do have that already up and running. I did some research on the TMT5 player. From what I can gather is this just a video player designed to handle more in depth things like blu ray and 3d? So you're using XMBC as your source for video and having that played instead in TMT5? ...like I said all new to me wink.gif ...

Yes, I use xbmc as my main source for all the stored videos. I have it set up to load TMT5 as an external player only when 3d side by side, over and under or when blurays (3d as well) are used. Once the video completes or I exit TMT5 I go back in to xbmc.


And on the other note : You don't mention what your active 3d method of view is? Nvidia 3d vision, dlp link, etc?
Nvidia 3d currently 8 pairs of glasses for movie night get togethers

I looked at the Nvidia 3d vision online and couldn't really determine what it's function was. To my best guess it's sending the 3d signal through a transmitter to be seen on your glasses?
It's just an infrared method of active glasses. I like it a lot as it stays synced really well and it doesn't change the color perception like dlp-link does (washes out pic some from the white pulses)

Thanks again for the info

Sorry didn't see these questions.

Well my bulb has finally given up the ghost I think. 5,900 hours on the bulb in normal mode so I feel pretty good about it. It still works but I think it's on it's way out. The projector turns off within a minute or two (picture on screen is fine) with three short beeps and a long beep. The power light blinks blue twice then stays red for a bit then repeats. My best guess is this from the manual: - Error (Lamp breakdown) Quick Flashing BLUE and Steady RED by returns --- I've got a replacement k700 bulb on the way
post #1705 of 1760
well putting in a new bulb did the trick. Guess the old one was finally expiring. Gonna run this one in eco mode and high altitude mode (unless i'm doing 3d) and see if I can get even longer life out of it. Bought the k700 type lamp only for around ~$80 through an ebay seller. Osram bulb and everything so not bad i thought
post #1706 of 1760
Nearly 6000 hours on a 4000 hour bulb ... not bad. I'm assuming you're currently being blinded by the new bulb as the old one had to be pretty dark. My bulb has about 2500 hours on it, and I'm considering replacing it as it's darkened so much already. I'll just have to break out the ND2 filter again for the first 100 hours!
post #1707 of 1760
Eco mode helped a lot yo lower brightness. My room is light controlled and has grey screen so it darkening wasn't too big a deal
post #1708 of 1760
Just replaced my H5360 with the BenQ W1070, parted with my H5360 & 4 pairs of 3D DLP glasses for a great price. Enjoy Travis. You'll find most of the answers to your questions in this thread. This is a great unit.
Edited by schmidtwi - 8/10/13 at 8:10am
post #1709 of 1760
Hi Guys, I come across this site while looking into 3D for my projector. I have had the H5630 for around 3 years and could count on my fingers how many times i have used it! so i thought i would blow the dust off it and try it.

I would like to try the 3D, so reading this thread i Need:

PC
softwear
glasses

this is the PC i have for the job, its an asus eeebox 1012 this is a link to it

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/270982/asus-eee-box-eb1012/specifications

it has a HDMI out port on it so i hope it will do the job.


could you please let me know if its ok???

I also have an xbox and a PS3 if it helps?


I have downloaded Stereoscopic Player and also powerdvd 13, and have installed them on the box so its ready to go

one thing i don't have is glasses, now as i have not really used the projector, i don't want to get top of the range all singing and dancing glasses could you guys point me in the right direction for them also?


last thing, my remote does not appear to work anymore for the projector! its not the battery so i need a new one, i dont want to pay £30 for a thing thats worth about £5! any ideas where i could get one?


Cheers
Edited by stokie21 - 8/14/13 at 12:42pm
post #1710 of 1760
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Originally Posted by stokie21 View Post

Hi Guys, I come across this site while looking into 3D for my projector. I have had the H5630 for around 3 years and could count on my fingers how many times i have used it! so i thought i would blow the dust off it and try it.

I would like to try the 3D, so reading this thread i Need:

PC
softwear
glasses

this is the PC i have for the job, its an asus eeebox 1012 this is a link to it

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pcs/270982/asus-eee-box-eb1012/specifications

it has a HDMI out port on it so i hope it will do the job.


could you please let me know if its ok???

I have downloaded Stereoscopic Player and also powerdvd 13, and have installed them on the box so its ready to go

one thing i don't have is glasses, now as i have not really used the projector, i don't want to get top of the range all singing and dancing glasses could you guys point me in the right direction for them also?

That should work for 3d movies and tv. I use 3d vision exclusively with my H5360 and it works great. I'd recommend ebaying a cheap first gen kit version off ebay. Extra glasses are getting cheap at about $30ish each now as well so I'm up to 8 of em. The rf signal and rechargability of the glasses is nice. If you want to do 3d with your PS3 I don't know what glasses are compatible with it but I'd wager nvidia vision ones are not
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Originally Posted by stokie21 View Post

I also have an xbox and a PS3 if it helps?

last thing, my remote does not appear to work anymore for the projector! its not the battery so i need a new one, i dont want to pay £30 for a thing thats worth about £5! any ideas where i could get one?

I'm using a logitech harmony remote to access the menu on mine most of the time. Has all the menu controls when I choose the H5360 as a component.
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