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post #7921 of 8636
Jmoakk heres my serial, not a match but good idea. Might as well post mine which is about to get sent back.

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post #7922 of 8636
What is the best ceiling mount that you guys recommend for this PJ? Also do you recommend putting a cover on the PJ when it's not in use to prevent dust blob etc?
post #7923 of 8636
I recommend the Chief mount for this PJ. It is pricey, but it is well made and nicely engineered and will give you many years of service without issue. I bought mine from Projector People (a forum sponsor) they were very good to deal with. To answer your other question, I don't cover my PJ when it is not in use. I think most of the dust blob issues comes from the PJ sucking in dirty air when it's running, not by what settles on it when its not running, unless there is a lot of build up on the intake between uses, then I would suggest just wiping it off before turning it on. I have not had any issues thus far.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #7924 of 8636
What specific model for the chief mounts? Is that the main one ppl recommend??
post #7925 of 8636
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

What specific model for the chief mounts? Is that the main one ppl recommend??

There are countless projector mounts with the prices ranging from less than $20 to over $100. There are two premier projector mount companies that are recommended again and again, one is the Chief (already mentioned) and the other is Peerless.

I recommend the Peerless PRG-UNV for its quality and unique features.

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PRGUNV-Precision-Universal-Projector/dp/B000TXNS6G

http://youtu.be/FS9953FhEU4
post #7926 of 8636
I just got my new bulb today.

I was using Eco mode and Cinema 1 and the bulb went out after 1350 hours

now on the new lamp, I am using normal lamp mode and normal pic mode

I was curious about what lamp mode most people are using with this projector
post #7927 of 8636
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Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

There are countless projector mounts with the prices ranging from less than $20 to over $100. There are two premier projector mount companies that are recommended again and again, one is the Chief (already mentioned) and the other is Peerless.

I recommend the Peerless PRG-UNV for its quality and unique features.

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PRGUNV-Precision-Universal-Projector/dp/B000TXNS6G

http://youtu.be/FS9953FhEU4

Thanks for the info. I know there are a lot of mounts out there that's why I wanted to get the one with the best feedback. Thanks for the info. I'll look into both these mounts. I'm ok with spending up to 150 on the mount.
post #7928 of 8636
Btw in what use cases would an extension pole be necessary?
post #7929 of 8636
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

Btw in what use cases would an extension pole be necessary?

In the case of an LCD projector like the 8350 you would need an extension pole if the range of the vertical lens shift was exceeded. For example if you had the projector mounted flush to the ceiling and the screen was placed so low on the wall that the vertical lens shift couldn't put the image fully on the screen you would have to drop the projector with an extension pole. Of course another cure would be to raise the screen if possible or desirable.
post #7930 of 8636
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

Btw in what use cases would an extension pole be necessary?

I bought this mount http://www.visualapex.com/accessories/accessory_details.asp?Accessory_Type=Projector_Ceiling_Mount&chPartNumber=AV-813U&MFR=VisualApex to lower my projector to the sweet spot as I have high ceilings. It was inexpensive, very sturdy and bolted right up. Highly recommended.



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Originally Posted by detroit1 View Post

I just got my new bulb today.

I was using Eco mode and Cinema 1 and the bulb went out after 1350 hours

now on the new lamp, I am using normal lamp mode and normal pic mode

I was curious about what lamp mode most people are using with this projector

Curious, did Epson ask to have the defective lamp returned?
post #7931 of 8636
no they did not tell me to return it. What would they do with it? It was dead
post #7932 of 8636
Hey Guys,

For those of you with a HTPC connected to the 8350. I just build my first HTPC. I am having problems with to much overscan compared to my blu-ray, and xbox. Any suggestions on how to alleviate this?
post #7933 of 8636
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Duke Broadway View Post

Hey Guys,

For those of you with a HTPC connected to the 8350. I just build my first HTPC. I am having problems with to much overscan compared to my blu-ray, and xbox. Any suggestions on how to alleviate this?

Does the Video card Software allow full customization of Resolution output?
post #7934 of 8636
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

Btw in what use cases would an extension pole be necessary?

Vaulted Ceilings......some might be quite high ! 8350 at 12' high.




.....really, if by "pole" you simply mean a "solid pole" assembly over 8" like the square channel variety shown, the sole purpose is to bring the Projector within a specified required height / position in relationship with the "Top Edge" of the Screen.

The 8350 has a range of Vertical Shift that ranks among the largest in the Industry...if not indeed "the" largest. Almost 2 full Picture heights (...if the Lens is approx. centered on the screen...) So in many cases, Lens Shift can do the job of positioning the Image on / within the Screen's parameters while the PJ can be optimally placed for "cosmetic reasons". Up....and away.

But that represents a perfect world.situations. Ceilings that are 12' to 14' high are not tractable locations for placement if only because even routine maintenance chores become issues. Almost every PJ on any Ceiling has what constitutes as a "drop". be it 3" or 30".





The examples I show use 1.5" i.d. Schedule 40 PVC and Threaded Couplings to match up with a Mount that also has a 1.5 " NPT Threaded Hole.

If you gotta "drop" any distance at all, being able to hide the HDMI / 110 ac supply line in a real "Tube" makes for a clean, attractive installation that almost any Wife can wrap herself around.

.......and I'm talkin' "Tube"...not Pole. wink.gif

Does it take a bit more effort? Yeah...but it looks so good. Does it cost a little bit more? Yeah....but for about $60-$70.00 more, it looks so good. Can just about anyone do it? Absolutely....I do. biggrin.gif

When budget PJs are in play, many cannot / do not want to spend 1/10th the amount of a PJ on a higher quality Mount. And the market is full of Mounts for 39.95 to 69.95 that are simply sections of Steel Channel, Nuts & Bolts.

They are not attractive. Have no Cable management to speak of. But it's a testimonial to how badly people want the "Big Picture" that as far as gettin' the thing hung....anything that works is just alright. wink.gif

.......until the Significant "Other" throws a fit! eek.gif

That's why I roll like I do. cool.gif A clean installation simply eliminates one of the oft expressed comments from the Skirt Set.

"I don't want that thing hanging there !"

Oooooh. Gives me chills.


BTW, Itsdon,

Don't think I'm dissin' your choice! For any angled Ceiling app, that assembly shown is a good, inexpensive choice. The Peerless / Chief products to do the same would total over $250.00. In those cases, I'd have to have a real need to go with their Hardware just to be able to run my cables down a Pipe.
post #7935 of 8636
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duke Broadway View Post

Hey Guys,

For those of you with a HTPC connected to the 8350. I just build my first HTPC. I am having problems with to much overscan compared to my blu-ray, and xbox. Any suggestions on how to alleviate this?

What make of video card is installed? I'm using AMD (and Catalyst drivers).

post #7936 of 8636
I've tried searching the forums, and I apologize if this is not the right place for this, but I recently picked up the 8350 and have beem very pleased with it so far. The only issue I've run into is that when I try to access the setup menu on my Onkyo 705 reciever, the menu will not display and it indicates that there is no input. From searching the forums, some people suggested that it was because the menu was output at 480p and the projector may not supprt that resolution, but that is not the case. Has anyone else run into this issue? If so were you able to find a work around, or do I have to run the menu off of the display on the reciever? Thanks
post #7937 of 8636
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Originally Posted by BigSlade View Post

I've tried searching the forums, and I apologize if this is not the right place for this, but I recently picked up the 8350 and have beem very pleased with it so far. The only issue I've run into is that when I try to access the setup menu on my Onkyo 705 reciever, the menu will not display and it indicates that there is no input. From searching the forums, some people suggested that it was because the menu was output at 480p and the projector may not supprt that resolution, but that is not the case. Has anyone else run into this issue? If so were you able to find a work around, or do I have to run the menu off of the display on the reciever? Thanks

You may also try entering the menu (and screen goes blank), then switch the projector to HDMI2 or other input than you were on, and then switch it back. I have to do this at the beginning after leaving the menu when playing some 3D blu-rays (only certain blu-rays) through my epson 3010.
post #7938 of 8636
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigSlade View Post

I've tried searching the forums, and I apologize if this is not the right place for this, but I recently picked up the 8350 and have beem very pleased with it so far. The only issue I've run into is that when I try to access the setup menu on my Onkyo 705 reciever, the menu will not display and it indicates that there is no input. From searching the forums, some people suggested that it was because the menu was output at 480p and the projector may not supprt that resolution, but that is not the case. Has anyone else run into this issue? If so were you able to find a work around, or do I have to run the menu off of the display on the reciever? Thanks

I doubt it's the 8350 if everything else works. Maybe you have another HDMI 1080p TV or monitor you can test with?

 

Works for me. I have the 8350 connected to my Onkyo 607 via HDMI.

post #7939 of 8636
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

I doubt it's the 8350 if everything else works.
While not the 8350, my Epson 8100 would periodically freeze up/refuse to start with 2 of 3 (2 of 4 if I count the PS3 which also had no problems) cheap Blu-ray players I had was turned on before the projector. My only solution was not to use those bluray players with it, and I had zero problems with the PS3 and the other bluray player that I did use with it. It's not impossible for there to be something about the way the receiver is generating the picture for the menu that is non-standard or otherwise unacceptable to the projector's software and results in it not displaying it.
post #7940 of 8636
I'll give swithcing inputs on the projector while I have the menu up a try, that or phsyically switching the HDMI input on the projector. I know the OSD display of my 705 is working, I used it about a week before I got the projector. I do have a monitor that I can drag in and use if all else fails, just would prefer to avoid having to do that. Thanks
post #7941 of 8636

I have an O 805 and find it does NOT upscale its internally generated menus to HDMI.  Please reread the O owner's manual as it says the menus are generated via Video and component outputs.  In my case, I have a video cable (old Yellow composite signal) connected between the O and PJ -- I have to switch the PJ to video to read the O menu and switch back after using it.  Clearly this is difficult and limits some of your insight to what the O has to share.  I often use the O'd front panel display rather than all of the switching back & forth.

 

You can do the same w/component (RGB) cables.

post #7942 of 8636
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Originally Posted by Andrew Hornfeck View Post

I have an O 805 and find it does NOT upscale its internally generated menus to HDMI.  Please reread the O owner's manual as it says the menus are generated via Video and component outputs.  In my case, I have a video cable (old Yellow composite signal) connected between the O and PJ -- I have to switch the PJ to video to read the O menu and switch back after using it.  Clearly this is difficult and limits some of your insight to what the O has to share.  I often use the O'd front panel display rather than all of the switching back & forth.

 

You can do the same w/component (RGB) cables.

Aren't forums great. Yes, a 805 is much closer to a 705 than my 607 is (2 generations newer). Obviously, they fixed that in the 607.

 

If the 705 will upscale other analog inputs to HDMI (like composite), and it outputs Composite and HDMI concurrently ... I wonder if you could connect Composite out to an un-used Composite Input?

post #7943 of 8636
I'm not sure that is it. Previously the menu worked just fine when output to my tv, it was only after I added the projector into the mix that the menu disappeared. I will talke a look at the owners manual tonight.
post #7944 of 8636
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

What make of video card is installed? I'm using AMD (and Catalyst drivers).
Got it mostly fixed using an onboard graphics utility. Its not perfect but much improved.
post #7945 of 8636
So i forced the projector to change inputs and the menu finally came up. Thanks for all the suggestions, glad I don't have to drag an external monitor in there every time I want to change something in the menu.
post #7946 of 8636
Do you guys have progressive mode on or off for blurays and directv? My setting got reset and I can't remember what I had before. Btw I like to reduce soap opera effect as much as possible. Thanks
post #7947 of 8636
Hi - new the forum and looking for some help with my brand new 8350. I have my blu ray connected through hdmi and my Comcast HD cable box to the component input. The blu ray image is spectacular - really a huge improvement over my old Panny AE900u. Big problem with the TV image though: while the image itself looks great, there are scrolling green and magenta bands that start at the bottom and roll toward the top of the image, along with some other image artifacts. This is on every channel, HD or standard def. When i switch the blu ray to the component input, no issues - spectacular image, so I don't believe it's the component input, but its also a different signal type. I have checked every connection and swapped component cables. I have tried adjusting every relevant projector setting I can think of, but no luck. This did not happen on the old projector, and no other TV in the house displays the same issue, so while I don't rule out the signal, I wonder if I'm missing something in the projector settings or if there's an issue with video signal processing. There's no hdmi out on the cable box so I can't do that comparison. Anyone else have this issue? Any suggestions? Any help is appreciated.
post #7948 of 8636
Hi - also posted this in the general pj thread as well - apologies but did not see the Epson owners thread at first. I'm new the forum and looking for some help with my brand new 8350. I have my blu ray connected through hdmi and my Comcast HD cable box to the component input. The blu ray image is spectacular - really a huge improvement over my old Panny AE900u. Big problem with the TV image though: while the image itself looks great, there are scrolling green and magenta bands that start at the bottom and roll toward the top of the image, along with some other image artifacts. This is on every channel, HD or standard def. When i switch the blu ray to the component input, no issues - spectacular image, so I don't believe it's the component input, but its also a different signal type. I have checked every connection and swapped component cables. I have tried adjusting every relevant projector setting I can think of, but no luck. This did not happen on the old projector, and no other TV in the house displays the same issue, so while I don't rule out the signal, I wonder if I'm missing something in the projector settings or if there's an issue with video signal processing. There's no hdmi out on the cable box so I can't do that comparison. Anyone else have this issue? Any suggestions? Any help is appreciated.
post #7949 of 8636
Did you try swapping the cable box with another one to determine if it is the source?
post #7950 of 8636
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Originally Posted by mikemarino View Post

Hi - also posted this in the general pj thread as well - apologies but did not see the Epson owners thread at first. I'm new the forum and looking for some help with my brand new 8350. I have my blu ray connected through hdmi and my Comcast HD cable box to the component input. The blu ray image is spectacular - really a huge improvement over my old Panny AE900u. Big problem with the TV image though: while the image itself looks great, there are scrolling green and magenta bands that start at the bottom and roll toward the top of the image, along with some other image artifacts. This is on every channel, HD or standard def. When i switch the blu ray to the component input, no issues - spectacular image, so I don't believe it's the component input, but its also a different signal type. I have checked every connection and swapped component cables. I have tried adjusting every relevant projector setting I can think of, but no luck. This did not happen on the old projector, and no other TV in the house displays the same issue, so while I don't rule out the signal, I wonder if I'm missing something in the projector settings or if there's an issue with video signal processing. There's no hdmi out on the cable box so I can't do that comparison. Anyone else have this issue? Any suggestions? Any help is appreciated.

Funny how Component and SPDIF used to be fine. But once you see 1080p over HDMI, you are ruined forever  smile.gif.  Got everything on HDMI nowdays (in main room).

 

When I first got my 8350, I didn't have a 30ft HDMI but I did have a nice long Component. Image was acceptable but darker and less vivid. Component is analog so everything affects it. Even VGA (from laptop near 8350) was lesser quality.

 

Sounds like it might be time for a new DVR. Even my 6 year old one had HDMI. If you are renting, you deserve better. And yes ... specific outputs can go bad.

 

Hey ... shouldn't your HDMI capable AVR be in the middle? It should upscale (convert) Component to HDMI.

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