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post #7171 of 8634
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Originally Posted by curtlots View Post

Looking forward to the video nineset! Perhaps an eyelash curler would help to hide the loss of those 'lashes.

Curious, what causes dust blobs to appear? Does dust settle on the bulb & burn-in, on the lens, or something else?

Dust collects on the blue, red and green LCD or on the blue, red, or green polarizer. The light travels through and projects the dust. You can get a good idea of what blobs you have by reducing the screen size and giving the picture a near sided focus you'll see a bunch of green and maybe a couple red pieces of dust and or small hairs etc... wish they were not such a PITA to blow out though. Some projectors have sealed light paths that prevent dust blobs from collecting. The 8350 does not.
post #7172 of 8634
Thanks for the explanation nineset!
post #7173 of 8634
Just a post to introduce myself. I just installed an 8350. Its my first projector and I have already learned a lot from reading your posts...so I thought I would join the fun. Thanks! -Jim
post #7174 of 8634
So after moving into a 1 bedroom apartment years ago, I left the FP world (Sanyo Z3). Now I would like to build a dedicated room in my new place with an 8350. I've read reviews that say wall mounting may be an issue due to where the image begins. Is there an image calculator online that will tell me where my image will be based on projector height? This was never an issue with the Z3 due to manual lens shift. Thanks.

NEVERMIND, I confused it for the fixed lens 3010.
post #7175 of 8634
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Originally Posted by newsguy View Post

So after moving into a 1 bedroom apartment years ago, I left the FP world (Sanyo Z3). Now I would like to build a dedicated room in my new place with an 8350. I've read reviews that say wall mounting may be an issue due to where the image begins. Is there an image calculator online that will tell me where my image will be based on projector height? This was never an issue with the Z3 due to manual lens shift. Thanks.

Go to Epson.com, they have a distance calculator.
post #7176 of 8634
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Originally Posted by newsguy View Post

This was never an issue with the Z3 due to manual lens shift. Thanks.

NEVERMIND, I confused it for the fixed lens 3010.

The manual lens shift of the 8350 (shifting optically instead of digitally) works great for me.

I did not know they dropped it on the 3010 (seems like a down-grade). It says the 3010 has Keystone Correction (like my brother's old Optoma DLP). I didn't even know 3LCD tech. could use electronic keystoning (instead).

Looks like the 5010 is back to optical lens shifting. Am I reading this right? I can post in 3010 and/or 5010 thread if required. Didn't mean to go off-subject ... just makes be glad I got the 8350 and not 3010 (for 1080p entry level).
post #7177 of 8634
Just got mine at Best Buy. I probably paid a bit more but they had 3 years no interest financing! I am totally thrilled with this unit. The cave is now complete!
post #7178 of 8634
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Originally Posted by DukeOfPrunes View Post

Just got mine at Best Buy. I probably paid a bit more but they had 3 years no interest financing! I am totally thrilled with this unit. The cave is now complete!

Too funny as I did as well. I went in to do some measurements of the display model of the actual feet and not the full unit. Anyway sales person says, we just got one back, would I be interested in an open box....$970....I jumped on it. (98 hrs on the bulb)

I also opted for the 2 yr waranty for $140 but I am wondering if I needed it after noticing that Epson offers a 2 yr.

Right now I have it showing on a faint blue wall in my bedroom, hooked to a Blu Ray and sound bar...all I can say is WOW!!!! My Onkyo 609 arrives on Sat and need to order my Carada screen tomorrow.....giddyup....
post #7179 of 8634
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Originally Posted by buddahead View Post

Never put a FP in a cabinet.Even with fans.You need room for it to breath.Your focus problem is due to heat I bet.

I agree that it is not optimal so I bought a remotely read thermometer. The cabinet starts at about 72 but only raises up to about 95 degrees. I was surprised it didn't get hotter. Now I wonder if that is really going to be a problem.
post #7180 of 8634
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Originally Posted by OSUDesi View Post

Go to Epson.com, they have a distance calculator.

before i put mine on the ceiling i had it on a glass shelf on the wall
not sure what you are trying to figure out, but it has lens shift so you could almost put it anywhere...
post #7181 of 8634
Hi,

I turned my unit on this morning and got the dreaded "Auto Iris Error" message. I've only had the projector for a week and there's about 10 hours on it. Unplugged it and restarted and it seems OK.

We did have a power outage last night, but the projector was not turned on when the lights went out. I did watch some baseball on it after the lights came back on and had no problem. Not sure if the outage could have had anything to do with it. I had a lemon Panasonic LCD projection TV a while back - I really don't want to have to repeat what I went through with that!

Should I be returning this back to Best Buy for an exchange?

Thanks
post #7182 of 8634
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Originally Posted by DukeOfPrunes View Post

Hi,

I turned my unit on this morning and got the dreaded "Auto Iris Error" message. I've only had the projector for a week and there's about 10 hours on it. Unplugged it and restarted and it seems OK.

We did have a power outage last night, but the projector was not turned on when the lights went out. Not sure if that could have had anything to do with it. I had a lemon Panasonic LCD projection TV a while back - I really don't want to have to repeat what I went through with that!

Should I be returning this back to Best Buy for an exchange?

Thanks

I personally think people make too much of this auto iris thing.

You just said it worked when you turned it off and restarted it.

I believe that it is similar to when you get the HDMI handshake issue on some components.

Plan and simple, the startup just had a hiccup, went out of sequence of order of startup, as long as it doesn't happen during the viewing of the movie or show, I wouldn't worry.

Maybe I am wrong, but every time I hear someone complain about this auto iris issue is at startup, which further supports my "handshake"/sequence theory.
post #7183 of 8634
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Originally Posted by hh22166 View Post

I have a 2 year old daughter and Mom stays home during the day. Projector gets turned on around 7am and used the entire day. By the time I go to bed it is 11pm or so. Once I build the basement and move my SXRD back upstairs im sure the hours will go down

I bet you the hours never go down, you just use it less often.
post #7184 of 8634
I have one of these and I love the darn thing.. I just moved house.. Set it up exactly as before but the weirdest thing.. I have it set up the SAME distance from my screen as my last place...
But the image size no longer fills my screen...
The zoom ring is out as far as it will go.

Am I crazy?
Is there something I've forgotten when I set it up??

Advice??
post #7185 of 8634
Hello all,
I've had my 8350 for a little over a year now with now issues. Recently however a problem has developed. I run everything from my HP Envy 17 laptop to the 8350 via a 20 ft HDMI cable. Lately when I turn on the projector it does not immediately show the computer screen and instead flickers in and out for awhile with an occasional message in the bottom left corner saying "HDMI NOT SUPPORTED" after 5 minutes or so the problem corrects itself almost as if things had to warm up. Like I said I've been running it this way for over a year with no problems and now this. Anyone run in to any similar issues or have any advice. I've already swapped out the cable and that had no effect. I don't have another device that I can run into the projector via HDMI so I can't confirm whether it is the computer or the projector. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Paul.
post #7186 of 8634
Guys, does anyone see any issues in installing the 8350 in the room next door to the viewing room with the lens staring through a hole in the gyprock wall ? The only issue I thought was the ir receiver's ability to pick up the remote.
post #7187 of 8634
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Originally Posted by banjobiotic View Post

Hello all,

I've had my 8350 for a little over a year now with now issues. Recently however a problem has developed. I run everything from my HP Envy 17 laptop to the 8350 via a 20 ft HDMI cable. Lately when I turn on the projector it does not immediately show the computer screen and instead flickers in and out for awhile with an occasional message in the bottom left corner saying "HDMI NOT SUPPORTED" after 5 minutes or so the problem corrects itself almost as if things had to warm up. Like I said I've been running it this way for over a year with no problems and now this. Anyone run in to any similar issues or have any advice. I've already swapped out the cable and that had no effect. I don't have another device that I can run into the projector via HDMI so I can't confirm whether it is the computer or the projector. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Paul.

Much harder to trouble-shoot without another HDMI capable input device. Aren't Blu-Ray players like $100 or less?

Also, I wonder how do you hear it properly without an amp?
post #7188 of 8634
Good Quality Bose computer speakers work just fine.

I thought about buying a Blu-Ray player. The computer loaded with a Blu-Ray capable disk drive is and infinitely more versatile way to watch stuff. Even the latest Blue-Ray players that come internet ready with the ability to watch Hulu and Netflix have loads of limitations. For example you can't watch Hulu on any internet ready player that I know of without paying for Hulu Plus. So many different ways to watch TV online. I even stream all my sports events. So probably not gonna get a stand alone player any time soon.

Does my problem sound like anything anyone has encountered before? I know its tough without trying a different component. I'll try to borrow a DVD player from some one.
post #7189 of 8634
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Originally Posted by banjobiotic View Post

Good Quality Bose computer speakers work just fine.
I thought about buying a Blu-Ray player. The computer loaded with a Blu-Ray capable disk drive is and infinitely more versatile way to watch stuff. Even the latest Blue-Ray players that come internet ready with the ability to watch Hulu and Netflix have loads of limitations. For example you can't watch Hulu on any internet ready player that I know of without paying for Hulu Plus. So many different ways to watch TV online. I even stream all my sports events. So probably not gonna get a stand alone player any time soon.
Does my problem sound like anything anyone has encountered before? I know its tough without trying a different component. I'll try to borrow a DVD player from some one.

So basically, you have a HTPC. Yes, I have been building and using HTPC's for many years. However, I still wouldn't give up my HDMI connected Blu-Ray player.

It's basic trouble-shooting. Another HDMI capable device, and a nice short (low gauge) cable, is the only way I can think of to isolate the problem between the projector and HTPC ( aka. input device).

Not trying to belittle your system config, just trying to help. Maybe you are in a bedroom or apartment? Home theater without decent speakers and an amp with some power behind it ... I can't imagine it. Difference between hearing it and experiencing it. For me, Amp and Speakers came many displays-devices ago.
post #7190 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Droid6 View Post

These are the numbers I came up with for my Epson 8350 and Monoprice 120" multi-format white screen using Calman and a Chroma5.

Natural
Brightness -11
Contrast 8
Color Saturation 0
Tint -2
Sharpness Advanced (All 4 Settings) 0
Abs. Color Temp. 6500K
Skin Tone 0


Advanced...

Gamma Custom 0 -6 -7 -8 -7 -7 -7 -8 5

RGB
Offset R 6
Offset G 0
Offset B 23
Gain R -2
Gain G 0
Gain B -25

RGBCMY
R 0 -13 -7
G -37 -49 48
B -7 10 -6
C 0 -41 31
M -16 -9 -16
Y -3 -9 8

Power Consumption ECO
Auto Iris Normal

Signal [Advanced]
Noise Reduction Off
EPSON Super White Off
Overscan Off
HDMI Video Range Expanded

My heartfelt THANK YOU to Droid6 for these settings! I installed an Epson 8350 yesterday and immediately noticed it had a significant greenish/blue (teal) tint. Grey sweatshirts looked teal. Wrong, wrong, wrong. It wasn't something that could be adjusted properly with the tint control, not by a long shot. I input all of Droid6's settings and then gave things a check with the Disney WOW disc. Color, tint and brightness were perfect. On the contrast calibration test screen, I could see some of the stars that aren't supposed to be visible. I bumped up the contrast from 8 to 10 and that took care of it.

Then I sat back and watched a variety of material. Everything from animation to scifi to drama. Wow, WOW, WOW, is the Epson 8350 throwing out a gorgeous image now! Absolutely breathtakingly stunning!

Thank you so much Droid6 for sharing these settings!

Mark
post #7191 of 8634
Hello,

I have an Epson 8350 and a Onkyo 809 remote (RC-810M). I need to know the 5 digit ir code for the Epson, so I can program it in the onkyo remote. This is the sole purose of turning the porjector on and off.

Thanks
Edited by wowyahoo - 6/10/12 at 2:51am
post #7192 of 8634
I've discovered three issues with the image quality of my brand new Epson 8350:

1) There's a faint vertical stripe of light blue tint running the length of the image at the very left edge of the image. This is only noticeable on a white or very light background. The stripe appears to be about 5-6 pixels wide.

2) There's some very slight image distortion in the lower left area of the image. That area curves upward slightly. If the rest of the image is perfectly aligned with my screen (image sides are perfectly square with the black edges of the screen), a white area of the screen is not covered by any projected image in that lower left corner. The bend upwards of the image starts about 15 inches from the left side of the screen (on a 105" screen).

3) There is a slight convergence issue of the red color. Objects (text, etc) have one pixel width of misaligned red vertically on their right edges. Conversely, it is obvious that one pixel width (vertically) of red is missing on the left edges of text. This is only on the vertical (horizontal is perfectly aligned) and it's uniformly misaligned across the entire image.

Here's the rub... If I simply sit and watch a movie from 10 feet away, the only one that really jumps out is the image distortion and that's only when I'm on the menu screen of a Blu-ray that puts a horizontal line across the bottom of the screen. The light blue tint on the left edge can be hidden by simply expanding the image a few extra pixels into the black edge of the screen. The slight convergence issue with the red color is not noticeable at all from 10 feet away. You have to get within about 4 feet of the screen.

Given all of the issues with the 8350 that I've read about in this thread, to some degree I feel lucky that the issues with my new 8350 are so minor. I'm torn whether I should take it back to Fry's to exchange for another unit. The replacement could be worse!

Does anyone own an 8350 with ZERO problems? No convergence issues, no distortion issues, no other issues of any kind?

What to do... what to do!

Mark
post #7193 of 8634
Has anyone been able to find a white 3-foot power cord to use with the Epson 8350? I can only find 6-footers.
post #7194 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Mark Booth View Post

Does anyone own an 8350 with ZERO problems? No convergence issues, no distortion issues, no other issues of any kind?
 

 

Yes.

post #7195 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Jobu604 View Post

Has anyone been able to find a white 3-foot power cord to use with the Epson 8350? I can only find 6-footers.

any standard power cord will do (three prong). For example, last month I used my PC power cord with the projector.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-FT-foot-feet-18AWG-Power-Cord-Cable-w-3-Conductor-for-PC-HDTV-Connector-/170839069162?pt=US_Power_Cables_Connectors&hash=item27c6cd51ea
post #7196 of 8634
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Originally Posted by wowyahoo View Post

Hello,
I have an Epson 8350 and a Onkyo 809 remote (RC-810M). I need to know the 5 digit ir code for the Epson, so I can program it in the onkyo remote. This is the sole purose of turning the porjector on and off.
Thanks

If the list isn't in the manual ... connect amp to Internet.

 

http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/Product-Preview-Onkyo-TX-NR809-THX-Select2-Plus-Networking-Home-Theater-Receiver.shtml

 

sounds like more of a Harmony-like setup ... but you need Internet to get to it ... not sure how much of that is stored locally.

post #7197 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

If the list isn't in the manual ... connect amp to Internet.

http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/Product-Preview-Onkyo-TX-NR809-THX-Select2-Plus-Networking-Home-Theater-Receiver.shtml

sounds like more of a Harmony-like setup ... but you need Internet to get to it ... not sure how much of that is stored locally.

worked great. The code was 11379. Thanks alot! This code was stored locally!
post #7198 of 8634
I exchanged the 8350 for another one at Fry's. The second one is perfect (well, as close to perfect as can be expected). No unusual blue (or other color) tint on any edges. The convergence is spot on perfect. The image still curves upward in the lower left corner but only by a very very small amount. About a tenth of what it was on the first unit.

I've applied Droid6's settings to the new unit and, again, I needed to move Contrast up to 10 (his setting was 8). But every other setting seems right and the picture is GORGEOUS!

I'm very pleased with the image and I'm VERY glad I spent the time and energy to exchange it!

Mark
post #7199 of 8634
I'm trying to register my 8350 on Epson's site at this link:

http://www.onlineregister.com/epson/app/

After I select the Projector family, I can't find the Powerlite Home Cinema (HC) 8350 listed in the available Model choices. Am I blind?

Mark
post #7200 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Mark Booth View Post

I'm trying to register my 8350 on Epson's site at this link:
http://www.onlineregister.com/epson/app/
After I select the Projector family, I can't find the Powerlite Home Cinema (HC) 8350 listed in the available Model choices. Am I blind?
Mark
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