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post #4981 of 8634
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Originally Posted by pacemaker View Post
unfortunately yes!
welcome to the world of panel mis-allignment

looks like all yours (RGB) are all out by one pixel in various directions
you could ask for a replacement but chances are they will all have varying degrees of mis-allignment. i have tried 4!
if its not bothering your viewing enjoyment then dont waste your time
actually it doesnt bother me at all, im just concern if it will going to affect the quality of the image projecting to the screen. If not then ill just gonna keep it that way.

There's also few thing i notice, when i turn on the Iris to high speed does it really take like 2-3 before it goes to deeper black on a black screen, and is it normal that i dont hear any sounds when my iris is ON high speed?

And last "out of the box" the color mode of 8350 is on Natural Mode, i thought it should be at Dynamic mode? im using ps3.
post #4982 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Coopx View Post

actually it doesnt bother me at all, im just concern if it will going to affect the quality of the image projecting to the screen. If not then ill just gonna keep it that way.

You won't likely notice any loss of picture quality with a misalignment of just 1 pixel. Use the built-in test pattern to insure your focus is spot-on. I've noticed that focus can exaggerate alignment issues.

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There's also few thing i notice, when i turn on the Iris to high speed does it really take like 2-3 before it goes to deeper black on a black screen, and is it normal that i dont hear any sounds when my iris is ON high speed?

I sometimes notice a short delay when using the iris, but 2 or 3 seconds seems extreme. My projector is in a projection booth with a glass window, so I can't comment on how loud the iris should be, but I haven't seen any post complaining about iris noise.

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And last "out of the box" the color mode of 8350 is on Natural Mode, i thought it should be at Dynamic mode? im using ps3.

I don't think there is an "out of the box" default for color mode. When you power on, the projector returns to the mode is was last set to. Your projector may have been in Natural mode during testing at the factory.

Select the mode that is most pleasing to you with the current lighting conditions. Cinema and Natural look very similar to me. Both are good in dimly lit rooms.
post #4983 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Steve Kinkead View Post

You won't likely notice any loss of picture quality with a misalignment of just 1 pixel. Use the built-in test pattern to insure your focus is spot-on. I've noticed that focus can exaggerate alignment issues.


I sometimes notice a short delay when using the iris, but 2 or 3 seconds seems extreme. My projector is in a projection booth with a glass window, so I can't comment on how loud the iris should be, but I haven't seen any post complaining about iris noise.


I don't think there is an "out of the box" default for color mode. When you power on, the projector returns to the mode is was last set to. Your projector may have been in Natural mode during testing at the factory.

Select the mode that is most pleasing to you with the current lighting conditions. Cinema and Natural look very similar to me. Both are good in dimly lit rooms.

thanks for answering my questions.
post #4984 of 8634
I have a faint red tinted bar down the right side of my picture, just seemed to happen a week ago. Is there any fix? I think I am still in my return period at Best Buy.
post #4985 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Coopx View Post


actually it doesnt bother me at all, im just concern if it will going to affect the quality of the image projecting to the screen. If not then ill just gonna keep it that way.

There's also few thing i notice, when i turn on the Iris to high speed does it really take like 2-3 before it goes to deeper black on a black screen, and is it normal that i dont hear any sounds when my iris is ON high speed?

And last "out of the box" the color mode of 8350 is on Natural Mode, i thought it should be at Dynamic mode? im using ps3.

If you exchange this pj for another, it could have worse alignment! One pixel is as good as it gets.

The iris on my 8350 takes 2-3 seconds to respond to a fully black screen as well, but I don't see this when the screen is lit, even dimly. Be glad you have a quiet iris! Actually, one pixel, silent iris, it's a keeper.

Natural color is the default. I think cinema is better for movies in a dark room, but you can set it how you like it. Enjoy your new pj.
post #4986 of 8634
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Originally Posted by gsmollin View Post

If you exchange this pj for another, it could have worse alignment! One pixel is as good as it gets.

The iris on my 8350 takes 2-3 seconds to respond to a fully black screen as well, but I don't see this when the screen is lit, even dimly. Be glad you have a quiet iris! Actually, one pixel, silent iris, it's a keeper.

Natural color is the default. I think cinema is better for movies in a dark room, but you can set it how you like it. Enjoy your new pj.

are you using ps3 as source too? if you do wats your setting on the PJ and Ps3?

Also what are the other user of 8350 have their sharpness setting at?
post #4987 of 8634
Hello

I got my Epson 8350, and now i'm looking for a wall mount. I dont want it to hang from the ceiling, it won't work for me, so I need something that will mount to the back wall (behind my sofa).

i found this, http://www.universalmounts.com.au/co..._mount_wlv.jpg

does anyone know if this will work with the Epson 8350?

thank you
post #4988 of 8634
A shelf would be cheaper.
post #4989 of 8634
A shelf would be cheaper.
post #4990 of 8634
yah I know, but I want to get a mount. Will this work?
post #4991 of 8634
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Originally Posted by HiSoC8Y View Post

Hello

I got my Epson 8350, and now i'm looking for a wall mount. I dont want it to hang from the ceiling, it won't work for me, so I need something that will mount to the back wall (behind my sofa).

i found this, http://www.universalmounts.com.au/co..._mount_wlv.jpg

does anyone know if this will work with the Epson 8350?

thank you

The Epson 8350 is a pretty huge projector and has been known to not play well with "universal" mounts. Best thing to do would be to call/email the manufacturer directly and ask.

To be honest though, I agree with the others and recommend you go with a shelf. Besides the fact that it's cheaper, I don't like the dangling design of this mount. It would just complicate things when you want to adjust the picture size, focus, and lens shift... all of these adjustments are manually done on the projector using the lens and two dials. I would imagine that it would be hard to make the finer adjustments if the projector moves while adjusting. A shelf would provide you with the nice solid surface that you need.
post #4992 of 8634
Hi all,

I am new to this thread. I have had this projector since March of this year and love it!! However, I have not calibrated it yet b/c the "otu of box" picture looks fantastic. i would like to know if can get better with slight calibration. Does anyonw have any suggestions on this?

Regards,
theat
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Sorry about the spelling!
post #4994 of 8634
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Originally Posted by theat View Post

Hi all,

I am new to this thread. I have had this projector since March of this year and love it!! However, I have not calibrated it yet b/c the "otu of box" picture looks fantastic. i would like to know if can get better with slight calibration. Does anyonw have any suggestions on this?

Regards,
theat

i asked the same question on other forum so far they recommend Arts Calibration on Projector central just google "art calibration for 8350" OR you can buy the Disney WoW Bluray disc, its $25.99 at amazon i believe, or if you have some extra $$ you can get a professional to do it for you.
post #4995 of 8634
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Originally Posted by HiSoC8Y View Post

yah I know, but I want to get a mount. Will this work?

yeah i dont like the hanging thing on it, not sure if you've check this before but a lot including me are using this wall mount.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EGI7V4
post #4996 of 8634
man. I've had my heart set on this projector ever since I thought about getting one (my first). But with all the issues I'm reading about, I'm not so sure anymore. I would get the HD20 but I'm dealing with about a 17' viewing distance so thats why I originally decided on the 8350. After the nightmare that's been a Toshiba 55" LCD, I dont wanna buy something and have to go through more functional drama. :-(
post #4997 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Misery4eva View Post

man. I've had my heart set on this projector ever since I thought about getting one (my first). But with all the issues I'm reading about, I'm not so sure anymore. I would get the HD20 but I'm dealing with about a 17' viewing distance so thats why I originally decided on the 8350. After the nightmare that's been a Toshiba 55" LCD, I dont wanna buy something and have to go through more functional drama. :-(

I'm thinking about going into town after work and buying this projector from Best Buy.

Is that not a good idea now or what? What kind of problems are people having? Isn't there a warranty on these things?
post #4998 of 8634
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Originally Posted by JakeCourtney View Post

I'm thinking about going into town after work and buying this projector from Best Buy.

Is that not a good idea now or what? What kind of problems are people having? Isn't there a warranty on these things?

don't let me deter you, as I've still yet to purchase a pj. I've been reading this thread for the past couple months and have read complaints from dust blobs to premature blown bulbs, to faulty lamp design. this might all be balanced out with Epson's supposedly excellent customer service. On the flipside, plenty of other people just rave about this pj. I'll probably buy it anyway when the time comes, because it seems to be best suited for my situation (placement, price, etc). A DLP pj seems like it just wouldn't work in my situation. I guess I'll just have to buy the 8350 & hope that I'm one of the fortunate ones who doesn't have the issues I've read about.
post #4999 of 8634
Hey everyone! Just joined a few days ago. I have ordered my Epson 8350 from Amazon and it is being delivered today. This is my first projector and I am very excited to get it up and running. Thanks for all the post regarding issues, problems, pictures, etc. This thread along with reading some reviews helped me to pick the Epson 8350 over the Mits HC4000.

I will upload pictures as soon as I can.
post #5000 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Coopx View Post

yeah i dont like the hanging thing on it, not sure if you've check this before but a lot including me are using this wall mount.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EGI7V4

The 8350 is a BIG projector about 18" wide x 16" deep. A standard shelf may be too narrow to hold it. Also, the mounting holes for a ceiling mount are spaced too far apart for most universal mounts. To get an idea check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1dKKNplads

I used an aluminum plate to adapt my universal mount the 8350.
post #5001 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Coopx View Post

i asked the same question on other forum so far they recommend Arts Calibration on Projector central just google "art calibration for 8350" OR you can buy the Disney WoW Bluray disc, its $25.99 at amazon i believe, or if you have some extra $$ you can get a professional to do it for you.

Thanks, I will check it out!
post #5002 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Coopx View Post

i asked the same question on other forum so far they recommend Arts Calibration on Projector central just google "art calibration for 8350" OR you can buy the Disney WoW Bluray disc, its $25.99 at amazon i believe, or if you have some extra $$ you can get a professional to do it for you.

The Disney WOW Bluray is great for first time calibrators. Worth every penny.

You'll calibrate brightness, contrast, sharpness, color saturation, and tint using a blue color filter that is included with the DVD. However, on the 8350, those items are pretty well calibrated out of the box, so you may not see a huge improvement in picture quality.

To achieve a perfect image, you need to calibrate grey scale, and RGBCMY saturation and hue. This is only possible with a color meter, such as the EyeOne LT ($100), and calibration software, such as HFCR.
post #5003 of 8634
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Originally Posted by JakeCourtney View Post

I'm thinking about going into town after work and buying this projector from Best Buy.

Is that not a good idea now or what? What kind of problems are people having? Isn't there a warranty on these things?

Hi JakeCourtney,

The projector comes with a 2 year warr. and a 90 day limited warranty on the bulb from epson. If you google their website you can download the manual on this projector that will tell you everything you need to know about it. Its on page 74.

Regards
post #5004 of 8634
Is there any way to get 3D to project in the future with this projector? Worth buying a 3-year Squaretrade warranty on this?
post #5005 of 8634
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Originally Posted by theat View Post

Hi JakeCourtney,

The projector comes with a 2 year warr. and a 90 day limited warranty on the bulb from epson. If you google their website you can download the manual on this projector that will tell you everything you need to know about it. Its on page 74.

Regards


The bulb warranty is actually the length of your projectors warranty on this line of epson projectors. Few pages back I mentioned they just swapped one with over 2000 hrs on it no questions asked because the projector is still under warranty. They had it to my door in less than 2 days in canada, the lamp shipped from the states.

They also mentioned if I have any more bulb problems within the remainder of the 2 year warranty they will take care of it.

I don't think any other company is matching that right now. Saved me $300, will likely save me another $300 in a year.
post #5006 of 8634
Man, I can't believe this ...

It looks like my 3 week old Epson 8350 has one stuck on white pixel right in the middle of the screen.

It shows on all dark content, from various sources over HDMI-1. It doesn't show on the Pattern Test because it's part of one of the white lines that make-up the Pattern Test.

It's not a dust spec on the outside of the lense. However, if it was a dust spec somewhere inside the machine, I'm not sure what that would look like (wouldn't it be dark or a shadow)?

I thought Epson fixed the LCD panel problems when they switched to non-organic panels?

Other than this, I'm really loving this projector.

EDIT:
Nevermind

I just noticed that it appears on the 46" plasma as well (using Splitter / 4x2 Switch).

I still don't know what is causing it, but at least it doesn't appear to be the projector.

It seems to be being introduced into the HDMI video stream at some point. It's always the same pixel ... very strange.
post #5007 of 8634
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Originally Posted by JakeCourtney View Post

Is there any way to get 3D to project in the future with this projector? Worth buying a 3-year Squaretrade warranty on this?

It comes with 2, and I used my MasterCard Platinum, so I got 3 years for free.

I think Epson will swap them with us directly through the mail.

If anyone has had to do this already ... do we get new ones or refurbs?
post #5008 of 8634
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Originally Posted by theat View Post

Thanks, I will check it out!

to give you an idea, one of the member here sent me a pic of the plate that goes to the wall on the link i mentioned above. Also it fits well on the 8350, the pic with 8350 were posted here by one of the member.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EGI7V4
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post #5009 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Steve Kinkead View Post

The Disney WOW Bluray is great for first time calibrators. Worth every penny.

You'll calibrate brightness, contrast, sharpness, color saturation, and tint using a blue color filter that is included with the DVD. However, on the 8350, those items are pretty well calibrated out of the box, so you may not see a huge improvement in picture quality.

To achieve a perfect image, you need to calibrate grey scale, and RGBCMY saturation and hue. This is only possible with a color meter, such as the EyeOne LT ($100), and calibration software, such as HFCR.

Out of the box the 8350 image sharpness is very good but not great, on close up you will really see all the pores, wrinkles on the face, and its great on animated film like rango you'll be WoW, but on movies like Inception the sharpness becomes kinda fuzzy (720p like) when the shot is whole body. So i hope after 100 hours i can play with the sharpness setting.

P.S also i noticed that sometimes there's a delay on sync, sounds will go first before the image. Im using PS3, it happens last night on my bluray Rango while playing the trailers, the PJ sounded like its changing color mode while it happens.
post #5010 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Coopx View Post

So i hope after 100 hours i can play with the sharpness setting.

With less than 100 hours on mine, am I not suppose to bumping up things like sharpness or brightness or using Normal Power Mode?

I thought break-in periods were only for plasmas...

BTW, my new projector turned out to be fine and not the problem causing the single white pixel (thank goodness) /PanicMode
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