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post #1921 of 1992
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Can anyone tell me if the 8602 upconverts directv signal to 1080p? I can't find anything in the manual about it so I'm assuming it doesn't but hopefully someone can clarify this for me.
Thanks
post #1922 of 1992
Anyone know how to exit split screen mode?
post #1923 of 1992
Call Infocus support, I got mine stuck in PIP and they were able to get it out.
post #1924 of 1992
One question about long HDMI handshake / sync time:

I still like my SP8602 except the sync time with my BD player and Mediaplayer.

My idea:
What about one of these products?

Dr. HDMI
http://www.hdfury.com/products/dr-hdmi-specs/

HDMI Detective plus
http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=8005

Spatz HDMIFix
http://www.spatz-tech.com/_detail_30.html

Anyone tried this for solving the problem or any comments about if it could fix my problem?!

THANX,
post #1925 of 1992
Tried the HDMI detective, no luck, but...I was running it with a monoprice switcher. It would work better without.

So, I changed gamma to CRT and turned the auto iris on last night to watch Harry Potter:Azkaban...it looked fantastic and the iris was only noticeable twice during the movie. Previously I watches Deathly Hallows and Pirates: Stranger Tides and it was abysmal. not sure if it was the content (Hallows might be the toughest movie ever for irises) or if switching the gamma to CRT helped it not work as hard as Video (would come out of black slower causing the iris not to pump as often or as extremely. The mixed scenes just pop and look fantastic though.

I'm trying to decide if this oh can last me until 4K machines get below $5K (assuming there's content
post #1926 of 1992
so you owned a detective an didn't even try to use it without the switch if it could fix the sync problem...?
post #1927 of 1992
I did actually try to use it without the switch but it was after I'd hooked it up through the switcher...it didn't change its performance even then but I didn't really investigate it as I wasn't willing to use it without the switcher and wasn't willing to buy two. This may sound crazy but my 8602 picks up a signal faster with the new Monoprice switch than without...maybe they've included an EDID memory function in it? (they did change some aspects in the updated version). Buy them all through a seller with good return policy (Amazon, Monoprice, etc.).

Be sure to go into the 8602 menus and select the default input to "HDMI 1" or "HDMI 2", if you leave it in "Auto" it will bounce between inputs forever...if it doesn't see a device it will change inputs even if there's a device on that input. Its almost like it doesn't know how slow its own handshake is...

There have been reports that the Component input works flawlessly (as it should), but I'm not a fan of the relative softness through Component.
post #1928 of 1992
now there is InFocus ScreenPlay SP8600HD3D,with one main major flaw,no lens shift,anyone have had his hand on this pj?
post #1929 of 1992
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Originally Posted by 3dprojector View Post

now there is InFocus ScreenPlay SP8600HD3D,with one main major flaw,no lens shift,anyone have had his hand on this pj?

...Make that two, no iris. Somehow they're claiming 40,000:1 contrast (over 8602's 30,000:1) unless the 30K is without Dynamic Black (iris) I don't know how that's possible...pretty sure they didn't up the ante and throw a Darkchip 4 in that badboy with an internal speaker! (those two go together like oil in space)
post #1930 of 1992
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Originally Posted by 3dprojector View Post

now there is InFocus ScreenPlay SP8600HD3D,with one main major flaw,no lens shift,anyone have had his hand on this pj?

are these even on the market??
post #1931 of 1992
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Originally Posted by paris401 View Post

are these even on the market??
yes they are available for immediate dispatch in the UK+Germany.
post #1932 of 1992
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Originally Posted by 3dprojector View Post

yes they are available for immediate dispatch in the UK+Germany.

any idea if/when they will hit the usa??.. and gotta figure that they made improvements over the 8602 which afterall has been out 2+ years ..but wondering exactly what r the changes?
post #1933 of 1992
no idea really if it's going to hit the US market,as the infocus say that it's available only in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
anyway,you can order it from there,say for 1000 Euro excluding the VAT.have no idea what the shipping will cost you in case you decided to pull the trigger.

http://www.infocus.com/projectors/home-theater/home-theater-projectors/infocus-screenplay-sp8600hd3d-home-theatre-projector
post #1934 of 1992
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Originally Posted by 3dprojector View Post

no idea really if it's going to hit the US market,as the infocus say that it's available only in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
anyway,you can order it from there,say for 1000 Euro excluding the VAT.have no idea what the shipping will cost you in case you decided to pull the trigger.
http://www.infocus.com/projectors/home-theater/home-theater-projectors/infocus-screenplay-sp8600hd3d-home-theatre-projector

think our electric diff then europe's ...we be 110v
post #1935 of 1992
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Originally Posted by paris401 View Post

think our electric diff then europe's ...we be 110v

you can always use an Automatic voltage regulator 100-240.
post #1936 of 1992
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Originally Posted by pottscb View Post

Tried the HDMI detective, no luck, but...I was running it with a monoprice switcher. It would work better without.
So, I changed gamma to CRT and turned the auto iris on last night to watch Harry Potter:Azkaban...it looked fantastic and the iris was only noticeable twice during the movie. Previously I watches Deathly Hallows and Pirates: Stranger Tides and it was abysmal. not sure if it was the content (Hallows might be the toughest movie ever for irises) or if switching the gamma to CRT helped it not work as hard as Video (would come out of black slower causing the iris not to pump as often or as extremely. The mixed scenes just pop and look fantastic though.
I'm trying to decide if this oh can last me until 4K machines get below $5K (assuming there's content

So, I watched Avatar on BD last night (PS3) and, though it was breathtaking, the iris was very noticeable. I watched it with my brother who didn't say anything, didn't ask him if he was noticing it. It was wierd, it would "search" for the correct iris setting. Close way down, then open up a bit, then a little more, etc. all in the same scene.
post #1937 of 1992
Hi

This projector still being a good option today? I've seen it a very good price, aprox. 1200 €
post #1938 of 1992
Its a good option for that kind of money. Other projectors now are as bright with better blacks and similar color and equal sharpness, but probably not for that money.
post #1939 of 1992
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Originally Posted by pottscb View Post

Its a good option for that kind of money. Other projectors now are as bright with better blacks and similar color and equal sharpness, but probably not for that money.
Is it similar to themescene HD87 or this is better than SP8602??

Thanks
post #1940 of 1992
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Originally Posted by pottscb View Post

Its a good option for that kind of money. Other projectors now are as bright with better blacks and similar color and equal sharpness, but probably not for that money.

Like?
post #1941 of 1992
And what about SP8604?? differences between these projectors (8602 vs 8604)??
post #1942 of 1992
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Originally Posted by pottscb View Post

...Make that two, no iris. Somehow they're claiming 40,000:1 contrast (over 8602's 30,000:1) unless the 30K is without Dynamic Black (iris) I don't know how that's possible...pretty sure they didn't up the ante and throw a Darkchip 4 in that badboy with an internal speaker! (those two go together like oil in space)

had the chance to play with this at a friend house,and I can tell you,this unit is a great one out of the box,apart from the lack of lens shift and iris,this the unit to go for at that price tag.

this is about infocus sp8600hd3d
Edited by 3dprojector - 12/20/12 at 11:36am
post #1943 of 1992
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Originally Posted by fleaman View Post

Like?
Epson, Panasonic, JVC Rs45/6, Sony 50...notice I still own the 8602 because I dont think the differences are that great. My next pj purchase will be 4K under $5K (prob not DLP as they arent planning on marketing 4K fir HT only large venue like Christie)
post #1944 of 1992
Hi

I need a little help... In the infocus menu, in image section, there are a few options predefined, but i can not select two of these options, concretly the options ISF DAY and ISF NIGHT. Someone could tell me how can i get acces to these options?

I pass the signal to projector through HDMI, maybe these options are available only on SD signals??

Thanks!
post #1945 of 1992
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Originally Posted by ander77 View Post

Hi

I need a little help... In the infocus menu, in image section, there are a few options predefined, but i can not select two of these options, concretly the options ISF DAY and ISF NIGHT. Someone could tell me how can i get acces to these options?

I pass the signal to projector through HDMI, maybe these options are available only on SD signals??

Thanks!

You need the ISF installers code, try searching this code for service mode.
post #1946 of 1992
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Originally Posted by pottscb View Post

You need the ISF installers code, try searching this code for service mode.
I understand that i need these codes to acces to service menu, but i am not trying to acces to this one, i am talking about the predifined image optios ISF DAY and ISF NIGHT.
Here you can see the options that i mean:



Is it necessary codes to active these options too?

Thanks
post #1947 of 1992
Up
Down
Up
Down

OK=Select
post #1948 of 1992
I thought that was the whole point of having ISF DAY/NIGHT modes...so they could gouge us another $500 to have it pro-calibrated (even though it doesn't have a CMS!)
post #1949 of 1992
Dear all, i want to buy a new projector and i only use it for 2D movie at home, shall I buy new infocus 8602 or Sony HW50?
Please give your comment. Many thanks.
post #1950 of 1992
hope someone could share the experience about comparing HW50 and 8602 for 2D performance. really appreciated.
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