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post #7561 of 8634
Thread Starter 
yes you do.

Just the same as you have to as your lamp dims as it ages.

Any calibration is only good for the specific conditions the projector lamp is in at the time the calibration is done.

That is a prime reason many projector owners own their own calibration discs.
post #7562 of 8634
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

yes you do.
Just the same as you have to as your lamp dims as it ages.
Any calibration is only good for the specific conditions the projector lamp is in at the time the calibration is done.
That is a prime reason many projector owners own their own calibration discs.

My lamp has about 200 hrs so i am good for a while. Would it be a safe bet to write down my calibration numbers for when the bulb is changed out?

Speaking of, if i get a power outage will my calibration be lost
post #7563 of 8634
Thanks sschartz. Any observations on what looks better?
post #7564 of 8634
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Black Friday at Fry's 8350 $799.00 !!!

Where did you see this MississippiMan? I cannot find it on their site.
post #7565 of 8634
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Originally Posted by anthonywoy View Post

Thanks sschartz. Any observations on what looks better?

Not quite sure what you mean?
post #7566 of 8634
Just wondering what you found was improved with the calibration.
post #7567 of 8634
Anyone have issues with the 8350 randomly turn off? It's just done it twice to me. Once I think a red light was blinking. I turned off the switch and turned it back on and it was okay for about an hour. Then it shut off again, but all the lights were still blue on top. It's turned back on both times, and the bulb still seems ok. Curious if others have experienced anything similar.
post #7568 of 8634
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Originally Posted by HDTV Maniac View Post

Where did you see this MississippiMan? I cannot find it on their site.

That's because it was last years deal...
post #7569 of 8634
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by penguinsix View Post

That's because it was last years deal...

Yeah...I did not vet my source.

Still, one might still hope for a repeat since supplies of the 8350 are still high and it's a proven Door Buster promo.
post #7570 of 8634
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sschantz View Post

My lamp has about 200 hrs so i am good for a while. Would it be a safe bet to write down my calibration numbers for when the bulb is changed out?
Speaking of, if i get a power outage will my calibration be lost

As a rule, most will wait to professionally calibrate a PJ until it has 50-75 hours on it, opting to use basic calibration until such time has elapsed and the Lamp has "matured".
post #7571 of 8634
I haven't read much or looked around too hard for projectors since last year, so i basically know nothing. I need a projector for around $1,000-1,3000. Is the Epson 8350 still one of the better choices? When I was reseaerching projectors at the time this was a new projector and it seemed like everyone thought this was a great deal and a bang for the buck. I'm wanting to buy a projector today, I just want to make sure If I buy the Epson 8350 that I'm not missing out or making a mistake.
post #7572 of 8634
I just saw a comment posted somewhere about the 8350 saying that it doesn't have keystone correction. Is this true? I thought that was a pretty standard feature.

It shouldn't be a problem in my home theater but we'd also like to take it outside in the summers to do "movie night" on the back of the house. (We've got a 2-story windowless area that's great for projection.) But in these cases we'd HAVE to have keystone correction.

Can any of you 8350 owners confirm or correct this?

Thanks.
post #7573 of 8634
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Originally Posted by wackychimp View Post

I just saw a comment posted somewhere about the 8350 saying that it doesn't have keystone correction. Is this true? I thought that was a pretty standard feature.
It shouldn't be a problem in my home theater but we'd also like to take it outside in the summers to do "movie night" on the back of the house. (We've got a 2-story windowless area that's great for projection.) But in these cases we'd HAVE to have keystone correction.
Can any of you 8350 owners confirm or correct this?
Thanks.

It is my understanding that with the lens-shift feature, keystone correction is not necessary. The instructions say to keep the projector perpendicular (square plumb/level) to your viewing surface. When you turn the lens-shift dials, it moves the picture up/down left/right, while maintaining a picture that does not need keystone correction. If you were to angle the projector, for example from a ceiling to the center of a screen, it would not look right. It must be square/level to the screen.

So to answer your question, it does not have keystone correction, but it does not need it due to the lens-shift feature.
post #7574 of 8634
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Black Friday at Fry's 8350 $799.00 !!!

Is Fry's Electronics an authorized Epson retailer? If I have bad luck and get a defective one, can I return it directly to Epson to get a new one or a replacement? Thanks for any info MississippiMan.
post #7575 of 8634
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Black Friday at Fry's 8350 $799.00 !!!

Has there been a $799 deal on the Epson 8350 on Black Friday 2012?
post #7576 of 8634
Is there any way to program the projector to shut off the first time instead of having to press off 2x. I have 2 harmony remotes and it is annoying that the projetor never shuts off the first time.

Hope I am explaining this correctly.
post #7577 of 8634
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Originally Posted by sschantz View Post

Is there any way to program the projector to shut off the first time instead of having to press off 2x. I have 2 harmony remotes and it is annoying that the projetor never shuts off the first time.
Hope I am explaining this correctly.

Call Harmony Tech Support. There is a command they can give you (...I believe they upload it directly for you...or instruct you on how to program it...) that will program the Remote to introduce 2 separate commands spaced 2 seconds apart.

There is no feature on the PJ that will change the "Shut-Off" command to just one "off" command.
post #7578 of 8634
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Carlos_ View Post

Has there been a $799 deal on the Epson 8350 on Black Friday 2012?

No...it was a bogus report, based on last year's offering. In my own excitement I did not bother to vet the info. My Bad entirely. Sorry. frown.gif
post #7579 of 8634
Im a little surprised that you guys are already talking new bulb after only 1000 hours of usage. eek.gif
post #7580 of 8634
Just purchased a new 8350 from amazon for $1100, and I'm preparing for its arrival.

And of course I'm afraid of a lamp breaking early!

I see people pointing to how many hours they have on a lamp when it goes out. I was wondering how you could possibly check this (Since your bulb goes out), or if it's just an guess/approximation.

Also, has anyone added an external piece of air filter to their intake to help combat the dust problem? If that'll limit airflow, I would be happy to add another external fan to push air through the filter. Ideas?
Edited by Roach360 - 11/27/12 at 8:46am
post #7581 of 8634
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Originally Posted by Roach360 View Post

Just purchased a new 8350 from amazon for $1100, and I'm preparing for its arrival.
And of course I'm afraid of a lamp breaking early!
I see people pointing to how many hours they have on a lamp when it goes out. I was wondering how you could possibly check this (Since your bulb goes out), or if it's just an guess/approximation.
Also, has anyone added an external piece of air filter to their intake to help combat the dust problem? If that'll limit airflow, I would be happy to add another external fan to push air through the filter. Ideas?

I thought it had a bulb rating of around 4000 hrs? I am replacing my 8350 with a Epson 3020 which will be here tomorrow. I only have 89 Hrs on the 8350 redface.gif and I am already replacing it. I love the picture of the 8350 but I also have a JVC X3 and the 3D is really bad on it so here comes the 3020 for what I hope is really good 3D? Impulse buy on black friday. I havent even thought about what to do with the 8350. eek.gif
post #7582 of 8634
Hi everyone, I am pretty much settled on buying the Epson 8350. Now the route I am considering taking is to get it refurbished for just under $1k directly from Epson here in Canada. Just wanted to make sure what the 2 year warranty really covers and that it is the same as if I bought the unit new. Here is what the Epson website says about the warranty:

Two-year projector limited warranty, Epson Road Service program, Epson PrivateLine® dedicated toll-free support and 90-day lamp limited warranty
Get additional extended service plans, including exchange/repairs plans and replacement plans


Can anyone tell me if this is the standard warranty? I am a little concerned with the Limited warranty wording and the fact that they offer extender service plans for exchanges/repairs. It seems like people on this forum get their Epson's exchanged and replaced and nobody mentions anything about extended plans.

Please let me know so I have my mind at ease and order the projector.
post #7583 of 8634
I am also looking into getting the following mount at the same time:

http://www.mountdirect.com/LFM_Projector_Mount_Black_p/lfm.htm

Anybody have experience with this company and/or particular mount? I am interested in it due to it's low profile (only 2.5" tall) so that the projector is as close as possible to the ceiling (my ceiling are 93.5" high).
post #7584 of 8634
It looks like one that doesn't have long enough brackets, like mine. I got one like that anyway because they're cheap. I found a video on youtube that shows how to extend them with additional brackets from a hardware store. Ends up still being very strong.
Search monoprice projector mount. Might be a better mount as well since you can get it extended from the ceiling to get it square - because, apparently, this projectors image doesn't look too well when not level.
Edited by nitemare004 - 11/28/12 at 9:45am
post #7585 of 8634
Need the mount to be low profile, the one's from Monoprice seem to extend way too much.
post #7586 of 8634
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Originally Posted by HDTV Maniac View Post

I am also looking into getting the following mount at the same time:
http://www.mountdirect.com/LFM_Projector_Mount_Black_p/lfm.htm
Anybody have experience with this company and/or particular mount? I am interested in it due to it's low profile (only 2.5" tall) so that the projector is as close as possible to the ceiling (my ceiling are 93.5" high).

I ordered a mount from MountDirect and installed my 8700UB on it a couple days ago. I am quite pleased. I have a tall cathedral ceiling, so I needed the NPL will an extension. The mount seems quite solid and I had no problems adjusting it. The LFM mount appears to be about the same, except the top part is welded directly to the ceiling plate. The only problem I see is that it may be difficult to adjust the three locking screws that hold the bottom part of the mount (which attaches to the projector) to the top part (which bolts to the ceiling). You'll need a L-shaped allen wrench with a long handle to reach them. Also, the screws that come with it for attaching the projector to the mount are pretty cheap. You'll want to pick up some better ones from the hardware store (M4 - 10mm).

Overall, I'd say that for half the price of a Chief mount, I'm impressed.
post #7587 of 8634
Also, since I believe the 8350 has the same mounting holes as my 8700UB, you'll need to use the additional extensions (which are included) for the projector mount. So you'll probably be more like 3 to 3.5" from the ceiling rather than the 2.5" they advertise.
Edited by soulcamp - 11/28/12 at 11:12am
post #7588 of 8634
I don't get why I would be an additional 1" from the ceiling.
post #7589 of 8634
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Originally Posted by HDTV Maniac View Post

I don't get why I would be an additional 1" from the ceiling.

The extensions are slightly angled. Here's a few pictures of my installation that might help:


post #7590 of 8634
This might sound like a dumb question, but here goes....

I've got 31 hours now on my 8350 and love it so far. Last night after watching a couple of movies, I decided to check out the different "color modes" for the first time. I didn't know what it was set on for all of my viewing so far, and turns out it was on "natural" mode. Being happy with that, I was just curious to see what the others look like. I switched to "living room" mode, and as expected the fan got louder with the brighter picture. BUT, when I switched back to "natural," the fan didn't immediately go back to quieter. I waited about 30 seconds to a minute, and it was still running the louder fan. I shrugged it off, and shut the projector down, thinking it'll be back to normal next time I turn it on leaving it on "natural" mode. But of course now it's kind of bugging me.

Every time I've messed with settings before, like between normal and eco lamp modes, the fan always got louder and quieter within 1-2 seconds of changing the setting. I would go turn it on right now and check, but I don't want to turn it on just for a couple of minutes and turn it right back off, and it might be a few days before I watch something with it. Am I worrying for nothing?
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