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post #31 of 476
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Originally Posted by KuroNeko View Post

don't want to sound pushy, but... no-one who has a clue?

Sorry man, just looked in the manual and it doesn't say anything about this type of installation. It just says to leave enough room around the projector for ventilation - vent holes are on thbottom and front. I guess if you put it on a tripod you could tilt it upwards an project on the ceiling.

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post #32 of 476
Does this device (LG HS201) have universal voltage of 100-240V AC? (I'm planing to use it in Europe)
Thanks!
post #33 of 476
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Originally Posted by ojeigu View Post

Does this device (LG HS201) have universal voltage of 100-240V AC? (I'm planing to use it in Europe)
Thanks!

Yes, it does. It comes with a power supply like the ones for laptops.
post #34 of 476
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Originally Posted by bobbyslav View Post

Yes, it does. It comes with a power supply like the ones for laptops.

Thanks for your answer! I have talked to LG consultant on LiveChat and he said he "believed" it's designed only for US voltage range (this sounded reasonable as there is a model HS200 for Europe). But I thought I'll double check with you guys
post #35 of 476
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Originally Posted by bobbyslav View Post

Sorry man, just looked in the manual and it doesn't say anything about this type of installation. It just says to leave enough room around the projector for ventilation - vent holes are on thbottom and front. I guess if you put it on a tripod you could tilt it upwards an project on the ceiling.

The fact it has vents on front and bottom makes me think it can handle being tilted upwards. Guess I'll take a chance and get one. Thanks for your help

Neko
post #36 of 476
Greetings All

New to this forum (first post) yet have owned projectors for the last 6 years.

I just ordered the LG HS201 yesterday from Amazon because my Infocus IN 26 bought the farm (the plastic lens between the flip mirror and the DLP cooked and started to melt), I tried to get a replacement lens, but no one would sell me the lens. Prior to that I had an Infocus X1 that failed (the color wheel motor was squealing), I tracked down the maker of the wheel, but they wouldn't sell it to me.

I am thrilled to see this LED projector and some of the posted videos/pictures/reviews it made the selection process easy. I am a VERY heavy user, all my computer and TV viewing is done using a projector (I've spent more on bulbs in the past 2 years than this cost me). I was amazed to see 30,000 hours, if I only get half that I'll be thrilled.

Now for the questions
1: Is there an online PDF manual for this? (I'm looking for distance to screen size)
2: If no online manual, is there a PDF the HS102 and could I use that?
3: Would the Da-Lite High Power coated screen be the good choice for this projector?
(only my wife and I and we sit directly in front of the screen)
4: Why is it that you can't find/buy parts for these things?

Thanks in advance for any help

Brent
post #37 of 476
I am also waiting for my HS201 from amazon!

Brent you can download the manuals from below url:
hu.lge.com/support/download_manual.jsp
In the second drop down menu select the language.
Search for HS200 / HS200G / HS201 / HS201G

HS200 with FM transmitter
HS200G with FM transmitter & with bag
HS201 without FM transmitter
HS201G without FM transmitter & with bag
post #38 of 476
htsurroundman

Thanks for the link (I found what I was looking for), bummer the throw to size ratio is so large, I'll have to rethink (maybe for the last time (I'm old)) my set up.

Again, thanks

Brent

ps. Amazon/UPS says I'll get it tomorrow, I work 4 days a week so I'll post first impressions tomorrow night
post #39 of 476
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Originally Posted by KuroNeko View Post

The fact it has vents on front and bottom makes me think it can handle being tilted upwards. Guess I'll take a chance and get one. Thanks for your help

Neko

I used mine in Asia pointed at the ceiling for a whole week almost non-stop while my kid played his Nintendo on it. It was pretty darned cool. Disclaimer: I make no guarantees about this as I never RTFM, however, it felt OK at room temperature. About 11 foot high ceilings yielded a solid 110 inch image. If it is tilted and not exactly vertical, the digital keystone correction will reduce the image size by up to 20% (my estimate). Quite immersive! Who needs IMAX?!

This is noticeably brighter than my 102. However, the difference is less pronounced for the Eco mode. Those of us who don't need HD because all they do is watch Netflix SD or ABC SD or do the Wii or just plain old DVD cannot go wrong with this unit. Not only that, this one handles multiple compressed resolutions VERY nicely. I can go all the way up to UXGA and still manage to see the text though it is way too blurry for everyday use. I use the compressed SXGA resolution (typing this port on the wall).

Excellent unit, handily beats my 102 which has been donated to my brother.
post #40 of 476
Versatility of the HS200 is mentioned on the german LG site with a unit projecting at the ceiling - so it should be ok...
Wanted to post the pic but am not allowed yet

Am so close to order and get the family a nice X-mas present
post #41 of 476
Greetings All


Well I've had this projector since Thursday and figured I'd offer up an opinion (I know everyone has one), but before I start I should explain my previous projector experience (because this opinion is based on that)

This is my 3rd projector prior to this I had an Infocus IN26 and a Infocus X1, all 3 used the same DIY screen (5'X7' sheet (painted with a flat white interior paint) stapled to a 1”X3 “wood frame and hung on the wall). I am a VERY heavy user (if I'm not at work or sleeping my projector is on), all my content comes from a projector via my computer. My computer was built by me and has a Nvida GeForce 8400 GS video card, DVDs are played on the computer and there is a ATI HD tv tuner card installed as well (for the local HD channels).

Because all content comes from the computer and the video card has many adjustments (as does the projector) I took out of storage a Oritron DVD player, plugged it into the to RCA connector and played the movie The Replacements (knowing there would be vivid RGBs). This way I was able to adjust the projector to a raw video signal from the DVD player then adjust the video card to the projector.

So, lets get started, first the projector settings
.
LED Mode: Normal

Picture Mode: Vivid
Contrast: 100%
Brightness: 63
Sharpness: 92
Color: 59
Tint: G39

Under advanced settings

Color Temp: Medium
Dynamic Contrast: Low
Dynamic Color: High
Noise Reduction: Low
Gamma: High
Black Level: Low
Film Mode: on
Edge Enhancer: On

DVD player was at it's default settings and a short RCA cable was used, the room was dark (except for a night light at the other side of the room).

Now for the subjective part, for me I am blown away, to date I have never seen anything like this, the Vivid colors with no color bleeding dropped my jaw, heck even my wife was impressed.

I took a few pictures (Nikon 10 mega pixel camera) to try to capture the depth of color.
www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4161500188/
www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4160742757/
www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4161497714/
www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4160740081/

These pictures are unedited using the default settings on the camera.

I am so impressed by the image I actually ordered a new screen a Da-Lite High power 72" Height x 96" Width (because of projector placement I can use this screen and be well with in the tight viewing angle).

This is the best image quality I have ever had (keep in mind my past experience) and to think this is a sub $500 projector, so for “Me” who tends to be a bit thrifty and puts thousands of hours a year on a projector (I work 4 days a week and have insomnia) I am in heaven. With my viewing habits this projector will pay for it self in 2 years, heck if I only get half the rated time of the LEDs I'll still be ahead of the game.

So for those out there who have a similar projector background, you'll be pleasantly impressed with this projector. I was concerned with the 200 lumen rating, not any more this is plenty bright enough and handles ambient light much better than I expected.

Once again this is my opinion based on my limited background.

Cheers

Brent
post #42 of 476
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Originally Posted by afineman View Post


I took a few pictures (Nikon 10 mega pixel camera) to try to capture the depth of color. Sorry not enough posts to be able to submit live links, so just copy and past and add the extra "W"
ww.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4161500188/
ww.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4160742757/
ww.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4161497714/
ww.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4160740081/

Impressive pics...
I reckon screen mode was 16:9, at what size (diagonal)?
post #43 of 476
Rubachuk

It is 87 inches diagonal.
post #44 of 476
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Originally Posted by afineman View Post


This is the best image quality I have ever had (keep in mind my past experience) and to think this is a sub $500 projector, so for “Me” who tends to be a bit thrifty and puts thousands of hours a year on a projector (I work 4 days a week and have insomnia) I am in heaven. With my viewing habits this projector will pay for it self in 2 years, heck if I only get half the rated time of the LEDs I'll still be ahead of the game.


Cheers

Brent

I second that. I bought this projector to replace my excruciatingly whiny Mitsubishi HC1500 and then Epson 705 (both actual HD projectors).

I was convinced I was wasting my time with this projector and was fully expecting to be returning it, didn't even put the box away. But after installing it, (which by the way was the worst part about this projector because of the lack of zoom, proper mounting holes, and short throw) I simply can't imagine parting with it.

It has the richest colors, best contrast, and deepest blacks I've seen from any of my previous 5 or so projectors (granted they've all been pretty low end, but none quite as "low" as this one). It's also completely silent in eco mode. And of course you can't put a price on the feeling of not worrying about how many times a day you turn it on and off and how long you keep it on.
post #45 of 476
Hey

Well I wanted to try to make sure I had all my addition's before this post, but I'm still awaiting my screen, regardless I've had some "DAH" moments while testing this.

Just a brief reminder, DIY screen, projector history a Infocus X1 then a Infocus IN 26.

First, I bought a DVI to HDMI cable (computer to projector) WOW what a difference (Good and Bad) then rather than use the RCA connector for the DVD I used the component input (this leaves the RCA for the WII and the USB for the Divx movies).

I'm still blown away by this sub $500 projector, "Today" I have the best image I have ever had on my screen, YET, because it is so good I see it's flaws

I bought a DVI to HDMI cable, when on the computer, WOW, so much of a WOW with a true white to black contrast and I can see the pixels (RGB made it fuzzy ).

With the component/progressive scan on top left to bottom right contrasting images I see a saw tooth, maybe I'm being very harsh

In the end, I'm pleased with this projector, but because of the quality of it's image I can see it's flaws (It's making it's self look bad), I've used the term "Bad" in this post, I need to make sure everyone understands this "Bad" exceeds the "Good" with the infocus X1 and the IN26

I see myself using this for years to come, a year or 2 (after the price drops) I would want to upgrade to their 1080X720 LED model.

I'll let you know how the "High Power screen works out", this should be in with in a day or 2

Brent

PS a few pictures using component input (same movie "Replacements").
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4183312652/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4183311712/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4183308234/
post #46 of 476
I can't wait till i get mine... Because this projector is not available in Canada, I had to have it shipped to my uncle who lives in the US. He is bringing it with him on the plane when he visits for xmas. He should be here on Wednesday. Once i get it I will have to figure out what screen size I am going to go with and then find a screen to use it with. Right now I am looking at an 82" 16:9 fixed frame Accuscreen as a inexpensive solution...anyone else have a recommendation?

Tazz
post #47 of 476
@ afineman
Do you also have photos using the hdmi input?

Ordered the PJ last we for 418 EUR, best offer so far...
post #48 of 476
Rubachuk

No I don't, I'm off on a business trip and will get you some images this weekend.

Regardless I see a big difference using the DVI to HDMI cable (computer to projector) rather than the RGC input (standard computer to projector 15 pin cable).

Give until Saturday and I get some images comparing the to.



Brent
post #49 of 476
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Originally Posted by MTyson View Post

Do you know that putting contrast at 100% kills your white detail? Contrast should generally be set around halfway (50-60%) for best quality and white detail. If not all you did by putting it at 100% is cause the subtle shades of white, which create white detail and depth, to bloom to the point of being as bright as the brightest white so all highlight detail is lost and is basically what you call a blown out picture or highlight blowout.

It's basically the same (only the opposite end of the spectrum) as putting your brightness at zero, which kills the black detail. Just sayin'.


Normally I'd agree, but not so with this particular projector. I don't have my contrast at 100, but at 94 after calibration with a THX optimizer. I found it best to bump the contrast as high and leave the dynamic contrast off.

This is not a typical display, perhaps because of the LED lighting. The colors are much more vivid and saturated than any other projector I've seen.

Also this projector needs a high bump of the sharpness. I've always turned the sharpness down to the minimum on any other display I've had, but with this projector I have it up to 75 and I've enabled edge enhancement. Otherwise the picture looks quite soft, almost blurry.
post #50 of 476
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Originally Posted by afineman View Post

Rubachuk

No I don't, I'm off on a business trip and will get you some images this weekend.

Regardless I see a big difference using the DVI to HDMI cable (computer to projector) rather than the RGC input (standard computer to projector 15 pin cable).

Give until Saturday and I get some images comparing the to.



Brent

My laptop has HDMI and vga out, w/c one is better? I tried them but i don't see the difference except w/ vga i can do display extension but not w/ HDMI, only clone and it lowers my laptops screen to 800x600 when connected.
post #51 of 476
kennl66

The native res (or the best it can do) of this projector is 800 X 600, so unless you compare image quality @ 800 X 600 all will appear fuzzy/same.

I considered this to be one of the first gens of Affordable LED projectors, I flash back to my Infocus X1 projector days (native res 800X600) knowing in a short period of time the light intensity/quality/resolution will increase (while the price goes down).


Regardless, I can say (after 6 years of using a Infocus X1 then a IN 26 projector) this 200 Lumen sub $500 projector exceeds the image I ever got (As can be seen via my past posts) on my 5X7 foot DIY screen.

Talk to the people who actually own this projector (I can't tell via your post if you do),most will say "I wish it was XGA (1024 X 768)"

With in a few years there will be sub $1k LED projectors that exceeds 1080P requirements that meet the lumen requirements of most.

Just my thoughts

AFM
post #52 of 476
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Originally Posted by bobbyslav View Post

Normally I'd agree, but not so with this particular projector. I don't have my contrast at 100, but at 94 after calibration with a THX optimizer. I found it best to bump the contrast as high and leave the dynamic contrast off.

This is not a typical display, perhaps because of the LED lighting. The colors are much more vivid and saturated than any other projector I've seen.

Also this projector needs a high bump of the sharpness. I've always turned the sharpness down to the minimum on any other display I've had, but with this projector I have it up to 75 and I've enabled edge enhancement. Otherwise the picture looks quite soft, almost blurry.

Can you post all your settings after calibration?

Thanks!
post #53 of 476
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Originally Posted by ishrakin View Post

Can you post all your settings after calibration?

Thanks!

Here you go:

Started from Cinema Mode:

Contrast 95
Brightness 58
Sharpness - with Xbox games 90, with movies lower to 45
Color 50
Tint R4

Advanced Menu

Color Temp. Medium
Dynamic Contrast Off
Dynamic Color Off
Moise Reduction Off
Gamma Low
Black Level Low
Film Mode Off
Color Gamut Wide
Edge Enhancer - with Xbox Games ON, with movies Off.
post #54 of 476
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Originally Posted by bobbyslav View Post

Here you go:

Started from Cinema Mode:

Contrast 95
Brightness 58
Sharpness - with Xbox games 90, with movies lower to 45
Color 50
Tint R4

Advanced Menu

Color Temp. Medium
Dynamic Contrast Off
Dynamic Color Off
Moise Reduction Off
Gamma Low
Black Level Low
Film Mode Off
Color Gamut Wide
Edge Enhancer - with Xbox Games ON, with movies Off.

How do you enable the sharpness and some options in the advance settings bec. on mine they are greyed out. thanks.
post #55 of 476
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Originally Posted by kennl66 View Post

How do you enable the sharpness and some options in the advance settings bec. on mine they are greyed out. thanks.

Some of the options are input specific... what type of connection are you using?
post #56 of 476
Does this little beamer preserve the contents aspectratio or is it mapping everything to the 4:3 ratio of its panel?

Eyefinity, unfortunately it doesn't support soft-edge-blending and most likely never will. Those 6 projectors in the first video overlap without blending, and are clearly not matched either, as one could easily see brightness and colour difference between the projectors, in addition to seeing the overlapping bar.
post #57 of 476
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Originally Posted by bobbyslav View Post

Some of the options are input specific... what type of connection are you using?

oh ok, i'm using vga out from my laptop.
post #58 of 476
Rubachuk

I took a bunch of pictures (HDMI vs RGB) but none show how dramatic the difference is except these 2

This one is HDMI http://www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4199217597/ and you can see single pixel resolution

This one is RGB http://www.flickr.com/photos/45307625@N02/4199216665/ and as can be seen in this mode it uses 2 pixels

You can also see the screen door affect of the 800 X600 but I up to 98 inch diagonal.

Hope it answers the question

Brent
post #59 of 476
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Originally Posted by afineman View Post

You can also see the screen door affect of the 800 X600 but I up to 98 inch diagonal.

Hope it answers the question

Brent

I'm curious at what screen size and seating distance screendoor is not visible. My current setup is an 80" wide screen and around 8-10 feet to seating area.
post #60 of 476
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Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post

I'm curious at what screen size and seating distance screendoor is not visible. My current setup is an 80" wide screen and around 8-10 feet to seating area.

You'll be able to see the pixels around the edges of text and graphics, but I wouldn't call it "screen door effect" in the same terms as the LCD projectors of yester year.
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