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post #511 of 562
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We are 2mnths away from the 9700 replacement Launch...Hmmm
has anyone heard anything? ...
post #512 of 562
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Originally Posted by fraisa View Post


Make sure you take advice from those who own a 9700 and not a overall cable suggestion...

Others have been burned with not going with the right cable,,,, you get a nice screen of Fuzz as an image...
I can see if this was a Home Cinema 8350 but this is a Pro 9700,
Since you didnt cheap out on getting the Pro , Dont cheap out on a Cable...
You cant afford a cheap Cable.

Other 9700 owners please chime in on what your using and having success with .....

You don't need to spend a ton. I run a monoprice one and its worked on an 8700 and JVC RS40. I think the JVC is in the same class as the 9700 if not better.
post #513 of 562
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Originally Posted by kaotikr1 View Post

You don't need to spend a ton. I run a monoprice one and its worked on an 8700 and JVC RS40. I think the JVC is in the same class as the 9700 if not better.

Really who cares about the JVC this is an Epson 9700 thread...
We talk about The Model of projector in this Thread not what you think regarding whats better...
post #514 of 562
Is 11ft from a 100" screen(16:9) OK?

Actually a steel beam i will mount it from is 11ft from the front wall.
So the lens will probably be a few inches closer than 11ft.

The Epson calculator on their site, says min throw distance is 9ft 9in.
post #515 of 562
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Originally Posted by rr330i View Post

Is 11ft from a 100" screen(16:9) OK?

Actually a steel beam i will mount it from is 11ft from the front wall.
So the lens will probably be a few inches closer than 11ft.

The Epson calculator on their site, says min throw distance is 9ft 9in.

I posted that caculator chart in the early pages of the thread
I go by that chart so if it says its good then its good...
post #516 of 562
Thanks Fraisa. My installer didn't like the idea of putting it on the beam, since it would be lower, and right overhead. So We'll put it back a foot, and use the extension to get it low enough.
post #517 of 562
Has anyone heard anything about what new features may be in the 9700UB replacement? Fraisa, do you know if it will be released this year? I am currently building my DIY home theatre but have not purchased the Epson 9700UB yet. I am thinking about waiting to see what the new one has before I make the final decision. BTW great thread guys!
post #518 of 562
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Originally Posted by bollokings View Post

Has anyone heard anything about what new features may be in the 9700UB replacement? Fraisa, do you know if it will be released this year? I am currently building my DIY home theatre but have not purchased the Epson 9700UB yet. I am thinking about waiting to see what the new one has before I make the final decision. BTW great thread guys!

I am hearing that the new model will be availible late Oct..
Not much added to the model to what i am hearing but epson has been very tight lipped.

You will see the new model at Cedia is what i am being told
post #519 of 562
Fraisa, i saw that your mount came w/ levels on it.
Mine didn't. Do you think it could have been a Canada only item?

Also, the dials for lens shift have a ton of play on them.
And when i use the hoizontal shift, the vertical drops.
post #520 of 562
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rr330i View Post

Fraisa, i saw that your mount came w/ levels on it.
Mine didn't. Do you think it could have been a Canada only item?

Also, the dials for lens shift have a ton of play on them.
And when i use the hoizontal shift, the vertical drops.

No I would think the Mini Levels is an epson North american since the Product ships from Indiana.

And yes the lens shift does have some play but i am use to it so for me its an non issue.

Once mine is set i dont have need to adjust it at all.

Will Say this I am Upgrading My Projector to the New Model,
So someone will benifit from this one that is for sure...
post #521 of 562
Sorry fraisa, but were the levels already on the mount, or did they come separate & you had to install them?
post #522 of 562
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rr330i View Post

Sorry fraisa, but were the levels already on the mount, or did they come separate & you had to install them?

Yes the Levels for adjusting was already on the mount...
BTW
I have an Extra Mount kicking around same as the one that came with my 9700..
post #523 of 562
Sounds enticing, but i somehow don't think the expense of buying another mount would make that much sense. That is, unless you're giving it away.

BTW, i picked up the disney Wow disk forcalibrating, until i have 100+hrs, and find the need to have it professionally calibrated. Any tips?
post #524 of 562
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Originally Posted by rr330i View Post

Sounds enticing, but i somehow don't think the expense of buying another mount would make that much sense. That is, unless you're giving it away.

BTW, i picked up the disney Wow disk forcalibrating, until i have 100+hrs, and find the need to have it professionally calibrated. Any tips?

Thing i like about that disc is how good it is at Getting in the Whites and Blacks.

I find with my Projector that i need the chart on that disc to help put those levels back in true spec
post #525 of 562
I was using your calibrations, from earlier in the thread.
My blacks were OK, only 1-2 off.
But i had major white clipping.
These were both very easy to adjust.
The color/hues were another story... subjective input, and will need to play w/ it a bit more.

I still think after 100hrs i'll get it professionally calibrated.
post #526 of 562
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Originally Posted by rr330i View Post

I was using your calibrations, from earlier in the thread.
My blacks were OK, only 1-2 off.
But i had major white clipping.
These were both very easy to adjust.
The color/hues were another story... subjective input, and will need to play w/ it a bit more.

I still think after 100hrs i'll get it professionally calibrated.

I had my 9500 ISFed and couldn't be happier, because it's the only way to go to see your PJ shine!
post #527 of 562
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Originally Posted by inspector View Post

I had my 9500 ISFed and couldn't be happier, because it's the only way to go to see your PJ shine!

As much as this Projector is Awesome and does an amazing job...
I have been getting the new projector crave for some time and This friday my screen is getting a New Girlfriend...
Have pulled the trigger on a Mits HC9000d ( they should call it dd...he he)

So sure hope those 9700 owners out there keep this thread alive and going...

Again this is an amazing projector and i have been very pleased with its performance...

Will check in from time to time offering input but will be hanging out in the mits 9000 thread...
post #528 of 562
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rr330i View Post

I was using your calibrations, from earlier in the thread.
My blacks were OK, only 1-2 off.
But i had major white clipping.
These were both very easy to adjust.
The color/hues were another story... subjective input, and will need to play w/ it a bit more.

I still think after 100hrs i'll get it professionally calibrated.

Keep in mind dont spend alot on it...
If you ever have a warranty issue and you get a replacement your isf calibration $ are like getting a car wash on a rainy day....
post #529 of 562
Quote:
Originally Posted by rr330i View Post

I was using your calibrations, from earlier in the thread.
My blacks were OK, only 1-2 off.
But i had major white clipping.
These were both very easy to adjust.
The color/hues were another story... subjective input, and will need to play w/ it a bit more.

I still think after 100hrs i'll get it professionally calibrated.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fraisa View Post

Keep in mind dont spend alot on it...
If you ever have a warranty issue and you get a replacement your isf calibration $ are like getting a car wash on a rainy day....

As good and easy as the software and probe for calibration has gotten, I would look into doing it yourself. The cost of the equipment is just a little over the cost of one calibration. The new probe that came out this year is a game changer for the DIYer. It is cheap, fast and accurate compared to good probes of the past. If you want to know more contact me.
post #530 of 562
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Just if anyone is curious on what i went to from the Epson 9700 below a few pics
From Epson 9700 TO Mits HC9000 Advanced







post #531 of 562
Hi fraisa,

I have been follwing your THX setting and your latest really make the image pop out. Thanks. The most I like is the details of black and white come back from the one before the latest.
Can I have a question regarding the pattern of the pj. the lines are ok but there are teeth on the small and large circle. Is there any setting that I can adjust to make the teeth go away. My pj is 8700ub shoot at a 106" Grandview fix screen from 12" away. Many thanks.

Dennis
post #532 of 562
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Originally Posted by CatKing View Post
Hi fraisa,

I have been follwing your THX setting and your latest really make the image pop out. Thanks. The most I like is the details of black and white come back from the one before the latest.
Can I have a question regarding the pattern of the pj. the lines are ok but there are teeth on the small and large circle. Is there any setting that I can adjust to make the teeth go away. My pj is 8700ub shoot at a 106" Grandview fix screen from 12" away. Many thanks.

Dennis
Can you go into more detail regarding the pattern and making the teeth go away... Need more detailed info to help you out...
post #533 of 562
Thanks fraise for your reply.
My question : is it normal to have jagged like on the outline of the large or small circles (the straight and cross line are perfect) or there is something in the setting that can correct to decrease this kind of jagged like (teeth) Thx

Dennis
post #534 of 562
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CatKing View Post

Thanks fraise for your reply.
My question : is it normal to have jagged like on the outline of the large or small circles (the straight and cross line are perfect) or there is something in the setting that can correct to decrease this kind of jagged like (teeth) Thx

Dennis

Try the Sharpness advanced to adjust that
Can you take and post a pic for an example
post #535 of 562
Have a 9500 and started to get the pink and green malady. My contractor exchanged it for a new one and that one is starting to show it too. He's coming over Tuesday to
look at it.

Since he's the only one that can exchange it, I hope I get a new one.
post #536 of 562
Why would anybody put levels in a mount? Are you going to build levels into the screen frame as well?

The screen plane becomes the reference for the entire projection system. One levels the top of the screen frame and makes sure there are no bows etc horizontal or vertical. The wall will not be at a perfect 90 degrees from screen horizontal. You don't care.

One NEVER uses a level on a projector if they have a clue about proper set up. One makes the projector image parallel to screen top and tilts the projector up or down so that the screen image top and bottom edges are equal in length. One twists the projector around the mounting pole to get the side image edges the same length. The sides of the lens should be the same length each from the screen. You make everything a perfect rectangle on the screen. No levels are used on the projector. The projector probabl;y won't be exactly level, it will be adjusted so that the lens face is perfectly parallel to the screen plane. Once you have a perfect rectangle paralleling the screen frame interior edges one can center the image by mouving the mount if you got it wrong, using a lateral shift bracket acccessory on the mount, or by using lens shift. Vertical lens shift to center vertically or change the pole length. That's it. Never ever use a level on the mount. Never. Ever. The screen is the reference plane and the projector is adjusted until its lens is perfectly parallel to the screen plane.
post #537 of 562
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mark haflich View Post

Why would anybody put levels in a mount? Are you going to build levels into the screen frame as well?

The screen plane becomes the reference for the entire projection system. One levels the top of the screen frame and makes sure there are no bows etc horizontal or vertical. The wall will not be at a perfect 90 degrees from screen horizontal. You don't care.

One NEVER uses a level on a projector if they have a clue about proper set up. One makes the projector image parallel to screen top and tilts the projector up or down so that the screen image top and bottom edges are equal in length. One twists the projector around the mounting pole to get the side image edges the same length. The sides of the lens should be the same length each from the screen. You make everything a perfect rectangle on the screen. No levels are used on the projector. The projector probabl;y won't be exactly level, it will be adjusted so that the lens face is perfectly parallel to the screen plane. Once you have a perfect rectangle paralleling the screen frame interior edges one can center the image by mouving the mount if you got it wrong, using a lateral shift bracket acccessory on the mount, or by using lens shift. Vertical lens shift to center vertically or change the pole length. That's it. Never ever use a level on the mount. Never. Ever. The screen is the reference plane and the projector is adjusted until its lens is perfectly parallel to the screen plane.

I use levels because i use levels i like to make sure everything is level
......
Your way is also good and i do go side to side to make sure the Edge's Line Up..
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post #539 of 562
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Originally Posted by billinabnett View Post

http://www.projectorreviews.com/blog...-a-first-look/

Enjoy...
Bill

Thanks for Sharing Bill.....
Hmmn
You know i have room to put another projector besides my MIts HC9000...
Will be a battle Now between the Mits 7800 and the Epson 6010...
post #540 of 562
Along with the 3xxx, 5xxx, and 6xxx series for here in the USA, here is another batch unleashed overseas.

http://cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Det...x?NewsId=31053

Enjoy
Bill
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