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post #211 of 8634
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Originally Posted by davyo View Post


Yea, that sucks Mike,, sorry to hear that, and yes, shipping refund vs getting the PJ in 2 days,,,,,,, getting the PJ on time beats the hell out of a refund !!!!!
Davyo

I didn't buy form apex because I would have to pay 9.5% sales tax.

As for the theft of the truck load, I guess I'll have to cut PP some slack. When we start hearing about people buying the 8350 for less than a grand, we will know what happened to that truck!
post #212 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Mazda74Speed3 View Post

I ordered my 8350 today, should be here in the morning. I viewed both the 8100 and 8350 side by side both ISF'd in a controlled lighted room yesterday and was very pleased with the outcome from the 8350.

can you please elaborate?
post #213 of 8634
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Originally Posted by cornchip75 View Post

In the operation manual on page 74 under warranty, it states "if purchased new and operated in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico", so it should be transferable!

You don't know how happy you've made me!!! I live in Puerto Rico!!! Now I can buy with confidence knowing I'll be covered!

Thnx
post #214 of 8634
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Originally Posted by lin000 View Post

can you please elaborate?

Sure, in short the 8350's black levels have been improved probably 30% from the 8100. A little bit closer to the 8500. The 8350 makes no noise, let me repeat.......NO NOISE! On the color side of things I would say the 8350 wants to be the 8500 pop but falls a little short.
post #215 of 8634
I need to get a ceiling mount for this.. any suggestions?
post #216 of 8634
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Originally Posted by eliwankenobi View Post

You don't know how happy you've made me!!! I live in Puerto Rico!!! Now I can buy with confidence knowing I'll be covered! Thnx

Always call the manufacturer first when buying if one is not located on the mainland. At least then there will be no surprises on what can and can not be done
post #217 of 8634
I received my 8350 from Visual Apex yesterday. It arrived in good shape via Fedex. I fired it up and watched a little bit of standard def video via netflix streaming and DVD.

I must be the most unprepared 8350 owner on AVS Forum - I have a blu-ray player, but I don't own any blu-ray discs. My previous projector used DVI input - so guess who doesn't have any HDMI cables either?!
(I'm working on correcting both those little issues!)

I'll echo what others have said..."Hey, this is a big projector!" It just barely sits on the same shelf that my old Epson TW-100 sat on - the feet almost hang off the edges.

I switched on the Auto-Iris, switched to ECO + Cinema mode. I will try to find that Epson Super-white setting and make the other tweaks that were mentioned in the review, but even without doing that, I was impressed by the black levels. The 8350 is a huge step-up from the 600:1 contrast ratio I am used to from my vintage 2002 Epson projector. This projector is very quiet - almost silent in ECO mode.

Setup was very easy with the lens shift feature. I was able to square up the picture and center it on my 8 year old 133" Da-Lite Electrol Cosmopolitan Electric screen with the 1.5 gain Video Spectra surface. The room is a dedicated home theater with no windows.

I can't say much about video quality since I am running standard def material through a component cable, but when I can scrounge up a few blu-ray discs and a HDMI cable, I will let you know what I think. So far, I am very happy with the projector.

As far as the plan moving forward - I've ordered a new fan-less video card for my HT PC that updates me to HDMI output, and I ordered some 25ft HDMI cables. I usually just rent BR discs via Netflix, but I will have to buy a few to keep on hand for giving demos of my new toy.
post #218 of 8634
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Originally Posted by talk2rider View Post

I received my 8350 from Visual Apex yesterday. It arrived in good shape via Fedex. I fired it up and watched a little bit of standard def video via netflix streaming and DVD.

I must be the most unprepared 8350 owner on AVS Forum - I have a blu-ray player, but I don't own any blu-ray discs. My previous projector used DVI input - so guess who doesn't have any HDMI cables either?!
(I'm working on correcting both those little issues!)

I'll echo what others have said..."Hey, this is a big projector!" It just barely sits on the same shelf that my old Epson TW-100 sat on - the feet almost hang off the edges.

I switched on the Auto-Iris, switched to ECO + Cinema mode. I will try to find that Epson Super-white setting and make the other tweaks that were mentioned in the review, but even without doing that, I was impressed by the black levels. The 8350 is a huge step-up from the 600:1 contrast ratio I am used to from my vintage 2002 Epson projector. This projector is very quiet - almost silent in ECO mode.

Setup was very easy with the lens shift feature. I was able to square up the picture and center it on my 8 year old 133" Da-Lite Electrol Cosmopolitan Electric screen with the 1.5 gain Video Spectra surface. The room is a dedicated home theater with no windows.

I can't say much about video quality since I am running standard def material through a component cable, but when I can scrounge up a few blu-ray discs and a HDMI cable, I will let you know what I think. So far, I am very happy with the projector.

As far as the plan moving forward - I've ordered a new fan-less video card for my HT PC that updates me to HDMI output, and I ordered some 25ft HDMI cables. I usually just rent BR discs via Netflix, but I will have to buy a few to keep on hand for giving demos of my new toy.

You haven't seen anything yet. Wait until you watch your first BR over HDMI, and give it a proper calibration.
post #219 of 8634
Do you know about the "european-edition"? Release date, price? I found nothing.
post #220 of 8634
I remember there was a noticeable difference when I went from component to DVI. I suspect the larger the screen, the more difference you will notice.
post #221 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Mazda74Speed3 View Post

Sure, in short the 8350's black levels have been improved probably 30% from the 8100. A little bit closer to the 8500. The 8350 makes no noise, let me repeat.......NO NOISE! On the color side of things I would say the 8350 wants to be the 8500 pop but falls a little short.

I knew it!! it proves that cooling mechanism is changed all together to stop early bulb failures of 8100. Dude mine is coming on monday and you made me feel so good about my purchase. better blacks than my last 8100 and quite operation. better color. I am a happy camper.
post #222 of 8634
Is it just me or does the 8350 have better specs than the 9100 for half the price? (Unless I am missing something)

http://www.projectorcentral.com/part...=5154&add=5910
post #223 of 8634
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Originally Posted by retroeric View Post

Is it just me or does the 8350 have better specs than the 9100 for half the price? (Unless I am missing something)

http://www.projectorcentral.com/part...=5154&add=5910

The 9100 has the same guts as the 8100, so no.
post #224 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Mazda74Speed3 View Post

The 9100 has the same guts as the 8100, so no.

So in what areas would the 9100 be superior?
post #225 of 8634
Hey, my 8350 showed up yesterday, and I just fired it up last night. Upon pressing the Power button, a pronounced "burnt electronics" smell came out, and the Power button went back to stand-by. I pressed it again, and while it stayed on this time, the smell was there as well, slowly dissipating as I watched a Blu-ray and played with settings. I love the picture this projector throws, but is the initial smell normal?? I don't remember that with the two JVC projectors I have owned.

Kevin
post #226 of 8634
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mazda74Speed3 View Post

The 9100 has the same guts as the 8100, so no.


Fail


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Originally Posted by retroeric View Post

So in what areas would the 9100 be superior?

The 9100 "only" has 36000:1 contrast and just a paltry 1800 lumens

BUT......that 36000:1 CR is helped along by the special multi-layered Lens that all "Epson Pro" models possess (...negative on the 8350...) and the lower lumen output further makes the appearance of the Black levels more effectively darker.

"Pro" Models also have an even more explicit ability to be calibrated...and a slightly longer warranty.

Oh yeah...and this is important to some...the 9100 comes in a Black casing.

Bluntly put, the 8350 goes a long way toward making the choice between the two models pretty much a no-brainer. Unless you feel you have to go "Black".

Now if it was the newest Epson w/1,000,000:1 On/Off ...........

Maybe next year....ya thin?
post #227 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Kevin McCarthy View Post

Hey, my 8350 showed up yesterday, and I just fired it up last night. Upon pressing the Power button, a pronounced "burnt electronics" smell came out, and the Power button went back to stand-by. I pressed it again, and while it stayed on this time, the smell was there as well, slowly dissipating as I watched a Blu-ray and played with settings. I love the picture this projector throws, but is the initial smell normal?? I don't remember that with the two JVC projectors I have owned.

Kevin




Sounds like you had a Solder connection at the Power Supply where the flux/solder was bridging two points, and the initial Power-Up melted the bridge at the same time the current spike from the temporary short tripped the protection circuit.

I'd call up the source and relate that story to them immediately (...or ASAP...) and let them determine a course of action. I'm betting they want you to exchange that puppy outright, and at their expense, freight-wise.

last time I had to do that for a DOA unit, all it took was their getting conformation via FedEx the PJ was back in-route and BAM...they Over Night'ed a replacement.
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MM: Thanks; for all I knew, that smell might have been typical, but I will now call Visual Apex and ask for a return.

Kevin
post #231 of 8634
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Originally Posted by buddahead View Post

NEW REIEW

http://www.projectorreviews.com/epso...8350/index.php

Art's not going to make many friends at Epson corporate with this opening line: "Mitsubishi's Home Cinema 8350 will shortly be replacing the "award winning" HC3800...
post #232 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Samfield View Post

Art's not going to make many friends at Epson corporate with this opening line: "Mitsubishi's Home Cinema 8350 will shortly be replacing the "award winning" HC3800...

yeah....that was Currrrrazy!
post #233 of 8634
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Originally Posted by mike734 View Post

Damn. Projector people let me down. I ordered the 8350 last week and paid for 2 day shipping. I know they got them Monday so I expected a tracking number by Tuesday. When I called they informed me it was being shipped directly from the factory and they already shipped it Fedex ground.

They said they will refund the extra shipping cost. Thanks, but I would rather they had not screwed up.


We understand your disappointment and frustration Mike. I'd like to clarify a couple of points. Our initial shipment from Epson was stolen in transit to us. When we were informed of this, we worked with Epson to have our pre-orders drop shipped directly to our customers from Epson, via 2 day air. However, in the rush to make this happen, they were shipped out ground. For those customers who had initially paid for expedited delivery, we're happy to take care of the shipping charges. It's certainly not the best of situations, but we're doing all we can to make the best of it. We appreciate the support from the Forum, and your understanding of this unique situation. We have over 300 of these units in stock at this time as well.

Kirk
post #234 of 8634
Thread Starter 
That's my main man Kirk, said all that!

You can't get any better service at Projector People than what Kirk is willing / able to provide. Ext: 2002
post #235 of 8634
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Kevin McCarthy View Post

MM: Thanks; for all I knew, that smell might have been typical, but I will now call Visual Apex and ask for a return.

Kevin


Saw-rite.

Be sure to ask for your Sales Rep. Tell him / Her the whole thing "Stinks"! "Expect" a Freight Return to be issued. Be sure to ask just how fast the turn around time will be and at what level of expedited service it will ship. Ask if you can receive a Down-loadable UPS / Fed Ex ticket so you do not have to wait for a PU at your Home. Take it into a depot, then email the Tracking number to them.

Quickest way there is......
post #236 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Kevin McCarthy View Post

MM: Thanks; for all I knew, that smell might have been typical, but I will now call Visual Apex and ask for a return.

Kevin

Kevin,
When my 6500 developed a pink bar at the top and bottom, I called Epson (I bought mine from PP). I called in the morning, and I had the replacement unit the following afternoon. I then sent the damaged unit back via prepaid FedEx. This way Epson lets you evaluate the new unit against the damaged unit, and if there is a problem with the replacement, send that one back and get another. Fortunately, my replacement unit was fine.

You may want to contact Epson first.
post #237 of 8634
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Knd View Post

Kevin,
When my 6500 developed a pink bar at the top and bottom, I called Epson (I bought mine from PP). I called in the morning, and I had the replacement unit the following afternoon. I then sent the damaged unit back via prepaid FedEx. This way Epson lets you evaluate the new unit against the damaged unit, and if there is a problem with the replacement, send that one back and get another. Fortunately, my replacement unit was fine.

You may want to contact Epson first.

By saying "developed" you infer you had the PJ at least for a while. The individual (Kevin) got a bogus unit right out of the carton. That's the Dealer's responsibility, and remains so until 8-10 hours of usage has gone by.
post #238 of 8634
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

By saying "developed" you infer you had the PJ at least for a while. The individual (Kevin) got a bogus unit right out of the carton. That's the Dealer's responsibility, and remains so until 8-10 hours of usage has gone by.

Yes, I had the unit for several weeks. Thanks for clarifying.
post #239 of 8634
man, 8 pages and only one person has posted pics? This is ridiculous! More image shots!
post #240 of 8634
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Originally Posted by dhahlen View Post

man, 8 pages and only one person has posted pics? This is ridiculous! More image shots!

If it helps, I can post a pic of the empty space and drill holes patiently waiting for my 8350 to arrive today
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