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post #8521 of 8636
Here is my new replacement Genie lamp on the right and the OEM is on the Left in all pics.
The bulb looks to be just about exactly the same as the OEM bulb.
The only difference I can tell is in the wires. On the last two pictures in the first set you can see the OEM on the left has matte or flat colored wires and the Genie lamp on the right appears to be a bit more "shiny".
( I am well aware that the color of the wires has no impact on the overall performance of the bulb)










Here are a few of the Lamp in action.
I took the pics with my phone so sorry for the quality.
The first two are in ECO mode and the second are Normal.





post #8522 of 8636
Nice job!

So do you feel it's equal in brightness to your memory of the original bulb? So far, I'm totally happy with mine.
post #8523 of 8636
To my recollection i think I may be as good.

Also I decided to give Epson another shot and called them about a free replacement. I guess I got the right guy this time as they are sending another bulb as my onetime "courtesy" replacement. So I will have one spare on hand for free!!!
post #8524 of 8636
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Originally Posted by curtlots View Post

Nice job!

So do you feel it's equal in brightness to your memory of the original bulb? So far, I'm totally happy with mine.

My genie lamp is not as bright. However, I'm at 140" at 17' throw too. I ran the OEM on eco mode and natural for along time, then ran on eco and living room mode. With the genie, I have to run on normal mode and living room mode, so I'll get or should get less hours on this genie lamp.

I had to adjust the blue and green out of the picture, the trouble I was having in my prior post and after we have used it for about 25 hours now, it is def. a usable lamp.

I def. would buy another genie as the price is right. If we can get 1500 hours out of this, I'll be extremely happy too. Anyone have long hours on their genie lamp yet?
post #8525 of 8636
HI folks,

My warranty on my 8350 is just about up. I recently replaced, under said warranty, my 8350 due to auto iris issues about ~10% of the time when turning it on. The replacement (refurb)unit they just sent me gets auto-iris errors about 50% of the times that I turn on the pj. This is the 5th unit they have replaced for auto iris errors. It seems that everyone got a little worse in terms of this error frequency. This is sad, and poses questions.
  • When they send me a refurb, what kind of life can I expect on the bulbs? DO they put new bulbs in all the refurbs being sent out? Or am I just randomly going to get to use whatever is left of the bulb, which could vary a LOT from one refurb to another?
  • What can I do to get escalated and get some more helpful customer support? Can I get a NEW unit rather than a refurb because of the frequent hassles?
  • What adivice can you offer about being in this situation - towards the end of my warranty?

Thanks! smile.gif

-Peter
post #8526 of 8636
This projector is really quite awesome, I tweaked dynamic mode a bit and lowered it's brightness level (-15ish) - and now with ambient light it produces a very respectable image for gaming. Contrast Ratio looks great.
post #8527 of 8636
I have noticed lately when watching sports that the score bar seems to be burning into the screen. I also noticed when playing Xbox One that the little Xbox symbol is faintly still there in top right corner when I switch over to watch TV. I did not know it was possible to get burn in on a projector. Any advise?
post #8528 of 8636
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Originally Posted by the-pred View Post

I have noticed lately when watching sports that the score bar seems to be burning into the screen. I also noticed when playing Xbox One that the little Xbox symbol is faintly still there in top right corner when I switch over to watch TV. I did not know it was possible to get burn in on a projector. Any advise?

It's not burn in like plasma sets - but image persistent or retention. Sometimes it can be cured, sometimes not.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_persistence
post #8529 of 8636
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Originally Posted by the-pred View Post

I have noticed lately when watching sports that the score bar seems to be burning into the screen. I also noticed when playing Xbox One that the little Xbox symbol is faintly still there in top right corner when I switch over to watch TV. I did not know it was possible to get burn in on a projector. Any advise?

Hopefully not Burn-In but IR.

 

Try running some high-contrast "burn-in slides" . That's how I erased it from my Dell IPS-LCD. Yes, surprised to see it then also.

post #8530 of 8636
Someone is playing a voracious amount of Xbox. smile.gif
post #8531 of 8636
Anyone know where i can buy a dust cover for my shelf residing 8350? Been looking for awhile now, bit I cannot seem to find one....weird huh?
post #8532 of 8636

Hi everyone,

 

i noticed something weird on the projected image of the vpr, here is some pics:

 

 

 

 

Can you see the purple-ish stain on the right and green-ish stain on the top left?

does anyone have any idea what it could be?

 

Thanks!

post #8533 of 8636
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Originally Posted by skel84 View Post

Hi everyone,

i noticed something weird on the projected image of the vpr, here is some pics:










Can you see the purple-ish stain on the right and green-ish stain on the top left?
does anyone have any idea what it could be?

Thanks!

I have a pinkish stain on the left side of my image. Goes all the way from top to bottom, about 4-6 inches wide. Has been there since the beginning. I only notice it on white backgrounds.
post #8534 of 8636
OK, it's been a long time since I looked into projectors. My Panny ae900u just died and the super bowl is Sunday. I wanted to up grade to the 5030 but I just can't swing that much $$$ right now. I need the lens shift & zoom for my back shelf set up that I have now. Is the 8350 still a good value? I'm sure it will be a step up from the 900u.
The panny has smooth screen. I sit 10ft back from a 100in diy doable board screen. Will screen door be a problem? That's my biggest concern I guess. That's why I got the panny in the first place. What do you guys think? Best Buy have it in stock was going to buy to marrow if possible.

Thanks

John
post #8535 of 8636
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Originally Posted by jeepster360 View Post

OK, it's been a long time since I looked into projectors. My Lanny ae900u just died and the super bowl is Sunday. I wanted to up grade to the 5030 but I just can't swing that much $$$ right now. I need the lens shift & zoom for my back shelf set up that I have now. Is the 8350 still a good value? I'm sure it will be a step up from the 900u.
The panny has smooth screen. I sit 10ft back from a 100in diy doable board screen. Will screen door be a problem? That's my biggest concern I guess. That's why I got the panny in the first place. What do you guys think?

Thanks

John

John:

I just got this projector over the Christmas holidays. It is INCREDIBLE. It is my first projector and I absolutely love it. On quality blu rays such as Saturday Night Fever and Dr. No, it is a phenomenal experience and I still cannot comprehend how I am able to generate such an incredible picture for the price of $1299.

I have not seen any screen door effect and I sit very close to the screen. I have the exact same screen size as yours (100 inch screen). I like sitting exactly 100 inches away. (8 feet, 4 inches).

The 8350 represents a PHENOMENAL value. With me sitting 100 inches away from my 100 inch screen, it is like having an enormous IMAX theater in my house. I will never go back to viewing movies on a regular tv in my house again. The level and breath of detail in that image is incredible.

One recommendation: If you buy this projector you should use the Dynamic mode at all times if you don't have a completely dark room. By completely dark I mean several things. When you turn off all the lights and turn off the projector, you cannot see your hands in front of your face. Also, your ceiling, walls, and floor are black or dark. Having light or white ceilings, walls, and floors will wash out the image even if you dont have any lights in the room. Dynamic mode helps greatly in countering this.
post #8536 of 8636
Thank you for the quick reply. Glad to see you like the 8350. My room is light controlled with dark forest green walls & brownish carpet. You are sitting closer than I do so it sounds like screen door isn't as much of a problem as it used to be with LCD. 1080p helps out i'm sure. The panny is 720p. I don't normally like the dynamic modes but for sport with some lights on it should work well. The panny doesn't have the light output this 8350 has.

Keep enjoying you new projector......you will never be able to go small again!!

John
post #8537 of 8636
I'm off to buy the 8350. Should be back tonight. I have to drive over 100miles to the best buy in Spokane. Hope I get a good one.

John
post #8538 of 8636
8350 is in place & squared up. The target pattern made it very easy to set to the screen. Fits perfect.

Turned on ESPN to ck motion with a basketball game. Looks good to me! This thing is bright. New bulb helps I'm sure but the panny was never this bright. The colors even look decent in living room mode. Plenty good for sports with some lights on. I have the lamp set to normal to help burn things in & set the lamp. I read somewhere that starting in eco lamp mode isn't the proper way to start out for the first 10 hours or so. Any ideas on that?

My fear about screen door was quickly set to rest. No problem at all on my 100in doable screen. I can't see it past 5-6ft at all. Convergence is off one pixel with red on one side & green on the other. Not a big deal to me. The picture looks sharp & clear…....the panny looked softer for sure. I'm happy so far. If the lamp lasts past 2000hrs I'll be a happy camper. I'm off the enjoy my new toy.

John
post #8539 of 8636
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Originally Posted by jeepster360 View Post

8350 is in place & squared up. The target pattern made it very easy to set to the screen. Fits perfect.

Turned on ESPN to ck motion with a basketball game. Looks good to me! This thing is bright. New bulb helps I'm sure but the panny was never this bright. The colors even look decent in living room mode. Plenty good for sports with some lights on. I have the lamp set to normal to help burn things in & set the lamp. I read somewhere that starting in eco lamp mode isn't the proper way to start out for the first 10 hours or so. Any ideas on that?

My fear about screen door was quickly set to rest. No problem at all on my 100in doable screen. I can't see it past 5-6ft at all. Convergence is off one pixel with red on one side & green on the other. Not a big deal to me. The picture looks sharp & clear…....the panny looked softer for sure. I'm happy so far. If the lamp lasts past 2000hrs I'll be a happy camper. I'm off the enjoy my new toy.

John


Great that you got your projector.

Do you have a Blu Ray player hooked up via HDMI cable to your projector? If so, watch some blu rays. High quality Blu rays should look even better than ESPN. Some recommendations for blu rays that I have are Dr. No and Saturday Night Fever. They both look awesome with Epson 8350 on Dynamic mode with 100 inch screen and you sitting 100 inches away. IMAX good.
post #8540 of 8636
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Originally Posted by jeepster360 View Post

8350 is in place & squared up. The target pattern made it very easy to set to the screen. Fits perfect.

Turned on ESPN to ck motion with a basketball game. Looks good to me! This thing is bright. New bulb helps I'm sure but the panny was never this bright. The colors even look decent in living room mode. Plenty good for sports with some lights on. I have the lamp set to normal to help burn things in & set the lamp. I read somewhere that starting in eco lamp mode isn't the proper way to start out for the first 10 hours or so. Any ideas on that?

My fear about screen door was quickly set to rest. No problem at all on my 100in doable screen. I can't see it past 5-6ft at all. Convergence is off one pixel with red on one side & green on the other. Not a big deal to me. The picture looks sharp & clear…....the panny looked softer for sure. I'm happy so far. If the lamp lasts past 2000hrs I'll be a happy camper. I'm off the enjoy my new toy.

John

I have to use this target pattern. What color is the background on that target pattern? Also, the remote control has a "pattern" buttom or something like that right?
post #8541 of 8636
Yes the pattern button on the remote.......bottom left key. The background is blue.

I do have blu ray,HDMI ect. I watched pacific rim last night. The move was so,so but the picture was very good....awesome even. This 8350 is a good deal.

John
post #8542 of 8636
Hello,
I'm looking to upgrade my aging Optoma HD70 but didn't want to break the bank (less than $1500). I had originally planned on just getting the newest DLP from Optoma but because I have a ceiling fan in the middle of my room I need a longer throw around 15' for a 100" screen and that seems to be getting harder to find. I've also heard LCD has come along way with regards to contrast ratio.

I was first looking at the Epson 8700 which appeared to be using the LCD panels from the more expensive UB series but I saw that was discontinued. On Epson's site they link directly to the 8350 as a replacement. Does anyone know if the 8350 also uses the LCD panels from the UB series? I also noticed this came out in 2010 and there doesn't seem to be a newer replacement from Epson. I was also hoping to get 3D included since I'm buying new. I looked at the 3020 but saw numerous complaints of a noisy iris and I'm drawn more to the inky blacks than other bells and whistles.

I appreciate your time.
post #8543 of 8636
That's a big reason I chose the 8350.....the zoom range & lens shift. I really wanted the 5030 but I couldn't swing that much cash. For me the 8350 was a step up from a panny ae900u. I like the picture a lot. It looks very good but the blacks will not blow you away. The 8350 uses the C2fine panels but this is a step down from the UB style projectors. Don't get me wrong, the 8350 looks great. Pacific Rim has a lot of dark content and looked amazing to my eyes but it has limitations on blacks. On the other hand there are almost no limitations on placement flexibility.

I have never seen an HD70 so I can't compare them directly. I have only owned LCD. The 8350 is worth the price, that's about all I can say I guess.

John
post #8544 of 8636
When Epson support send me a refurb, what kind of life can I expect on the bulbs?

Do they put new bulbs in all the refurbs being sent out? Or am I just randomly going to get to use whatever is left of the bulb, which could vary a LOT from one refurb to another?
post #8545 of 8636

My bulb recently went out (1500 hours) and I replaced it.  I noticed right away that the color is now off for half my image.  The bottom half appeared to have a "redder" tint to it.  Could this be a function of the replacement bulb?  I originally thought "maybe this is the dust blob thing that everyone keeps talking about" however I did some searching and found pictures of actual dust blobs and this clearly isn't it.  I read the post over here http://www.avsforum.com/t/572889/attention-lcd-owners-fix-your-color-uniformity-problems-by-cleaning and the pictures posted match mine (though they had a horizontal issue where as mine is vertical).  Is this the same thing?  What does cleaning a polarizer on an 8350 entail, and is that the same thing that is being done by the "dust blob" cleaning instructions posted here http://www.avsforum.com/t/1280137/the-offical-epson-8350-owners-thread/7200_100#post_22130851 ?  To show you what I'm seeing I took a picture while projecting a completely white background - however it shows up in any lighter color and is definitely noticeable in casual watching (by everyone but my wife, go figure).  The bottom has that reddish tint and is REALLY bothersome.

 

post #8546 of 8636
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Originally Posted by DaddyLongLegs79 View Post

When Epson support send me a refurb, what kind of life can I expect on the bulbs?

Do they put new bulbs in all the refurbs being sent out? Or am I just randomly going to get to use whatever is left of the bulb, which could vary a LOT from one refurb to another?

They will send it out with a new bulb.  From what I've read you should get better life so long as the bulb is from their "new" batch of bulbs and you'll get closer to the advertised 4000 hours of life (assuming that before you didn't get close to that as many owners didn't, though, many did).

post #8547 of 8636
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Originally Posted by pd47 View Post

My bulb recently went out (1500 hours) and I replaced it.  I noticed right away that the color is now off for half my image.  The bottom half appeared to have a "redder" tint to it.  Could this be a function of the replacement bulb?    The bottom has that reddish tint and is REALLY bothersome.



Although replacing a lamp shouldn't cause this problem sometimes a new brighter lamp will make it more apparent. Put the old lamp back in the projector - can you see the pink on the screen if you look hard?
post #8548 of 8636

I kinda thought that it was probably like this but dimness was causing me to not notice before, and obviously replacing something causes me to more critically assess.  Unfortunately the last bulb is dead so I can't put it back in and test.  I was hoping to contact Epson and get a new one since it only had 1500 hours on it, however I've had the projector for about 2.5 years so they wouldn't hook me up.

post #8549 of 8636

Well - I figured without a response I'd at least open it up and clean off the RGB screens to see if that would help make a difference.  Unfortunately not.  I've read that there are supposed to be 6 panels (2 for each color) on LCD projectors, but I only know of these three and couldn't find any others.  Do these things have 3 more or is this it?  Any other suggestions?  At this point I'm thinking a repair call is going to have to be made, I'm assuming to replace the polarizers due to burn in.

post #8550 of 8636
Quote:
Originally Posted by pd47 View Post

My bulb recently went out (1500 hours) and I replaced it.  I noticed right away that the color is now off for half my image.  The bottom half appeared to have a "redder" tint to it.  Could this be a function of the replacement bulb?  I originally thought "maybe this is the dust blob thing that everyone keeps talking about" however I did some searching and found pictures of actual dust blobs and this clearly isn't it.  I read the post over here http://www.avsforum.com/t/572889/attention-lcd-owners-fix-your-color-uniformity-problems-by-cleaning and the pictures posted match mine (though they had a horizontal issue where as mine is vertical).  Is this the same thing?  What does cleaning a polarizer on an 8350 entail, and is that the same thing that is being done by the "dust blob" cleaning instructions posted here http://www.avsforum.com/t/1280137/the-offical-epson-8350-owners-thread/7200_100#post_22130851 ?  To show you what I'm seeing I took a picture while projecting a completely white background - however it shows up in any lighter color and is definitely noticeable in casual watching (by everyone but my wife, go figure).  The bottom has that reddish tint and is REALLY bothersome.



How do you project a totally white image on the screen with the Epson 8350? Is this a test pattern available thru the use of a button on the remote or the projector?
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