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post #331 of 8634
Does anyone know how to adjust a setting on the PJ if your picture has a bit of a trapazoid picture to it?

The bottom of my picture is wider than my top portion by about a couple of inches. In the troubleshooting section it shows this but says make sure the unit is level. Well, it is level. I tried it both mounted and sitting on a table and both have the same issue. I looked through the manual but didnt see where there was an adjustment for this. Hopefully I am just overlooking it and its a simple fix.

If anyone could help, I would be eternally thankful.
post #332 of 8634
Guys pics of peoples projectors on the Internet are always gonna appear to have realty good blacks. You really should not decide what projector to buy or determine how good a projector is by looking at Internet pics. Do yourself a favor and go to a local home theater shop and see the projector in real life.
post #333 of 8634
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Originally Posted by n01un0 View Post

Does anyone know how to adjust a setting on the PJ if your picture has a bit of a trapazoid picture to it?

The bottom of my picture is wider than my top portion by about a couple of inches. In the troubleshooting section it shows this but says make sure the unit is level. Well, it is level. I tried it both mounted and sitting on a table and both have the same issue. I looked through the manual but didnt see where there was an adjustment for this. Hopefully I am just overlooking it and its a simple fix.

If anyone could help, I would be eternally thankful.

Before you mess with the keystone feature of your pj make sure that your screen is level (both horizontally and vertically), and square with the lens of the pj. I know that you checked the pj but the screen is equally important.
post #334 of 8634
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Originally Posted by davyo View Post

So I've had my 8350 since Wen (purchased from Visual Apex,, their the best).
Upgraded from the 8100 that I only had for a week but I can say I think the 8350 is a clear upgrade from the 8100 (in spite of the limited time I spent with the 8100)

As far as brightness/lumens,,,going from memory, I think this PJ is just as bright as my much loved Panny AX200 (and that thing was a flame thrower).

So much has alrady been said here about the 8350 I dont really think I have anything new to offer so I just figured I would post some random pictures of my "almost" completed room and some screen shots from the 8350.

Settings, no tweeking yet, just out of the box, in Vivid mode, I like Vivid better than any of the other modes so far so Im sure I will leave it there.
106" electric screen that comes down in front of my Vizio 55" LED (love my Vizio LED, it has a killer picture).

Walls recently painted flat black (have not painted the ceiling yet or the baseboards).

I decided not to use my projector mount and instead built a ceiling box to place the 8350 inside, makes it easier to do maintance on the Epson and to hide cords/cables inside the box (Im in a rental so I can put cable's inside the walls).

Ok,, thats all I can think of for now,,, enjoy the pictures.
Cheers
Davyo










How big is your screen? Brand?
post #335 of 8634
Anyone find any thoughts on 8100 vs 8350? Looking forward to your thoughts...
post #336 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Randy Mathis View Post

Before you mess with the keystone feature of your pj make sure that your screen is level (both horizontally and vertically), and square with the lens of the pj. I know that you checked the pj but the screen is equally important.

I figured it out. I had it tilted too far downward from the ceiling and using the adjustment to push it up on screen was throwing it outta whack. I pretty much leveled the pj front back side side and then did the lens adjustment.

Worked like a charm.

Thanks.
post #337 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Amber1 View Post

Can someone recommend a decent flush mount for the 8350? Not the expensive kind. Looking for a basic flush mount $50 -$100 range max...

I just bought this one today
http://www.omnimount.com/Product/Pro...ounts/3N1-PJT/

Only paid 69 for it at HHGregg, it fit like a glove and was a very simple install.
Only hangs down about 3.5 inches.

The only other smaller one I seen while looking this week online was about 2.6 inches. I think it was on mountsandmore.
post #338 of 8634
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Originally Posted by dhahlen View Post

That makes 3, I too game on my Apple Cinema 30 (same panel as Dell), would like to see how input lag is on this guy. I tried gaming on my HD70, it was ok, but I didn't like the way games looked, 1280x720 is garbage resolution for games.

And here's 4. I've actually asked a couple of people if they do some tests...just hope I'm not being a nuisance or anything.
post #339 of 8634
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Originally Posted by derekvli View Post

Is the 1,199 pricing now standard from here on out or is Epson offering something to dealers allowing for a temp price decrease? Thanks!

Competition is fierce. Epson lowered the MSRP on these 8350 at $1299compared to the 8100 at $1499. Guess what, dealer cost is still the same. Enjoy as dealers quabble, lol.
post #340 of 8634
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Originally Posted by GoldenTiger View Post

Anyone find any thoughts on 8100 vs 8350? Looking forward to your thoughts...

So far the 8350 is looking a good deal better than any of my 6100s and my 8100. The dynamic range seems to be the greatest improvement. Blacks still aren't black, but shadow detail is improved.

I noticed that some people are saying to turn on Epson super white, but I found this to be a bad idea. When super white is left on, HDMI video range cannot be set to expanded. This results in serious clipping of black levels and reduces shadow detail. Instead of turning on Super White, set HDMI video range to Expanded. This improves both white and black levels considerably.

I also found that the 8350 does accept 12 bit deep color, whereas the 6100 and 8100 would not. I honestly don't see any improvement going from 10 bit to 12 bit, but it's nice to have anyway.

I do have one issue so far with my 8350, but it's not a deal breaker. When it's in 1080p24 on blu-ray menus, it occasionally zooms way in and a couple of green staticy bars start flashing on the screen. The only way I have found to get through this, is to turn my oppo to 1080i. So, I now will just leave the oppo in 1080i until my movie actually starts and then switch over to 1080p24. This is a pain, but I am willing to deal with it, because this is my first Epson pj that doesn't have any major picture quality issues.

When I went from a 6100 to an 8100 I saw absolutely no improvement. I am happy to say that going from an 8100 to an 8350 is a different story. IMO, the 8350's improved shadow detail and inorganic panels take it a large step past its predecessor.

Yeah, the quirky 1080p blu-ray menu issue is going to be a pain, but I can certainly deal with it since the pq is awesome. However, if this wasn't the 6th Epson projector I've owned this year, I would probably be calling for a replacement. At this point I am worried that if I tried to return my 8350 because of this minor issue, I would wind up getting a refurb unit shipped to me with an even worse issue.
post #341 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Mazda74Speed3 View Post

A pic, stupid iPhone, pic on the left is not mine.

Hey nice setup! Are those B&Ws CM9 ?
post #342 of 8634
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Originally Posted by eliwankenobi View Post

Hey nice setup! Are those B&Ws CM9 ?

Thanks, 683's
post #343 of 8634
Okay, I'm going to eat humble pie and ask for advice. Same questions as many others before me, but with my parameters. I need to know what type of screen would be best for an 8350 projecting from 13-14 ft onto a 120" diagonal, in a pretty well light controlled room. Seating will be 11-15 ft away.
I'm looking for screen colour, gain etc. The screen will be motorised and will drop down in front of an LCD TV. In particular will any of the 4 types on this PDF (from Eastporters) be suitable? I'm thinking the low gain white (1.2) or grey (1.1). I can't really afford to spend more on a screen at the moment than the under $400 prices at Eastporters. Maybe in a couple of years I can get something better (more expensive) if I think I'm missing out.

P.S. If MississippiMan is reading this, regardless of whether you respond or not, I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge so generously, both in this thread and many others.
post #344 of 8634
Here is a video showing the 1080p menu issue that I am having on my new Epson 8350. I apologize in advance for my boring monotone voice. enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnDOQWDdRbI
post #345 of 8634
Looks like Visual Apex has lowered the price of the Epson 8350 to $1199 w/ free shipping. Price is valid until Oct. 17th. Just ordered mine. Debated the Electronics Expo deal but the reports on Reseller Ratings were making them look very iffy.
post #346 of 8634
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Originally Posted by lavine View Post

Looks like Visual Apex has lowered the price of the Epson 8350 to $1199 w/ free shipping. Price is valid until Oct. 17th. Just ordered mine. Debated the Electronics Expo deal but the reports on Reseller Rating were making them look very iffy.

Thanks for the heads up. I just sold my AE900 and I believe I'll order the 8350 today, at that price. This will be the first projector I've ordered from Visual Apex, should I ask for a particular sales person? Anybody have a recommendation?

Very stoked to see the improvement from my old AE900...
post #347 of 8634
^^^ Like I said, becoming more of a standard price...... I am just glad the sun has desided to come back out in ohio, lol

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Originally Posted by Mazda74Speed3 View Post

Thanks, 683's

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post #348 of 8634
In Europe they sold it for $2000-$2100 and named it to "Epson EH-TW3600". ****.
post #349 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Joco1114 View Post

In Europe they sold it for $2000-$2100 and named it to "Epson EH-TW3600". ****.

EU price seems a bit high at the moment. Hopefully it will come down a bit. I found the Mits HC4000 to be a little cheaper where I live actually.
post #350 of 8634
I am interested in the 8350 to project photography in addition to home cinema. I am drawn to the 8350 because of the black levels (critical to my photography) and general high rating. I do not have a dedicated set-up - man cave so to speak- and I would need to set it up and travel with it. But I fear that I may be misguided and I am wondering if the 8350 is too big and possibly delicate to use outside of a dedicated set-up. I would be connecting it to my laptop for DVD and audio. Would the Epson Moviemate 85 be a better choice - although I fear the black levels will be nowhere as good. I also looked into Epson 705 but received feedback that the black levels were lacking. Thanks for any feedback.
post #351 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Joco1114 View Post

In Europe they sold it for $2000-$2100 and named it to "Epson EH-TW3600". ****.

Where do you live man?In Italy it could be found for 1339 euro,wich is not bad don't you think?
post #352 of 8634
Just order mine this week from Projector People but I paid $1,299.00.
post #353 of 8634
A little helps please!
I have reviewed the dimensions of the 8350 on Epson’s web page; however I need the actual footprint, Length and width leg to leg.
Could someone with a unit post these numbers?
post #354 of 8634
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Originally Posted by eddieb187 View Post

Not Grey.
I'm using a Da-Lite Model B with CSR.
It's Matte White and I think the Gain is 1.0.
And it's 106" diagonal screen.
My throw is just under 12'.

I have the same model sans CSR with the same Matte White screen but only 92" diagonal. I will be projecting from 17' 4". I have a 10' ceiling with the bottom of screen about 4' from the floor. The ceiling is white and the walls are white. The back wall at 19' is a half wall with dark shelves and another 15' before any light would reflect off kitchen cabinets. I will only watch movies at night when it is dark outside.

Considering that the throw is 3/4 of the zoom I wonder if I will still have a bright enough picture for movies in eco and cinema mode combination. Also, if I bought a Da-Lite High power to reduce reflection from walls and ceiling, would I probably fry my retinas on that small a screen even with lowest lumens settings?

Just throwin' this out there.
post #355 of 8634
If you are considering this projector, you might want to wander over to Cleveland Plasma. You may be pleasantly surprised. I bought a Panasonic Plasma from them about 2.5 years ago. Their business practices are exemplary! Also, look at them on reseller ratings. I wouldn't hesitate a second to buy from them again.
post #356 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Falcore1 View Post

A little helps please!
I have reviewed the dimensions of the 8350 on Epson's web page; however I need the actual footprint, Length and width leg to leg.
Could someone with a unit post theses numbers?

I second this request! Thank you all for your help.
post #357 of 8634
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Originally Posted by RedSox07 View Post

I am drawn to the 8350 because of the black levels (critical to my photography) and general high rating. I do not have a dedicated set-up - man cave so to speak- and I would need to set it up and travel with it. But I fear that I may be misguided and I am wondering if the 8350 is too big and possibly delicate to use outside of a dedicated set-up.

If you will be traveling by plane, I would not recommend this projector as it is too big IMHO. Instead I'd look at a DLP technology projector that are much smaller and easier to travel with.
HTH
-Bob
post #358 of 8634
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Originally Posted by derekvli View Post

I second this request! Thank you all for your help.

Page 17 of the manual lists the specific dimensions you are looking for.
http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/p.../plhc87uug.pdf
post #359 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Newk2 View Post

Considering that the throw is 3/4 of the zoom I wonder if I will still have a bright enough picture for movies in eco and cinema mode combination. Also, if I bought a Da-Lite High power to reduce reflection from walls and ceiling, would I probably fry my retinas on that small a screen even with lowest lumens settings?

The sweet stop is always mid-zoom, 3/4 is not a problem with a 92" screen at that throw.
There are pros and cons to using High Power screens though.
High gains differs from matte white in the sense that they redirect more light in front of the screen and less light to the side. A smaller cone of light.
With a matte white screen you can sit or stand anywhere in the room, the picture will keep the same brightness.
With a high gain screen the picture will be brighter if you are right in front of the screen and darker if you are on the side.
You may be able to leave more lights on but you can wind up with hot spots.
It's a trade off. I use matte white because I have a wide room with lots of seating off to the sides. This way everyone sees a bright image no matter where they sit. Hope this helps your decision. Good luck.
post #360 of 8634
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Originally Posted by cholak View Post

Where do you live man?In Italy it could be found for 1339 euro,wich is not bad don't you think?

Almost same... 1340 EUR = $1900
BTW I am from Hungary, but I have found same prices in UK.
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