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post #1531 of 2165
Yea I wouldn't return it either, what a nice woman.

Like I said earlier, in the USA I don't believe they are legal to sell. I've seen en on videogon occasionally.
post #1532 of 2165
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Originally Posted by Verge2 View Post

Yea I wouldn't return it either, what a nice woman.

Like I said earlier, in the USA I don't believe they are legal to sell. I've seen en on videogon occasionally.


Thanks. I found it on Hdfury2.com. they are selling this.
post #1533 of 2165
anydvd hd may be cheaper if you are just going to play blurays with a pc
post #1534 of 2165
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Originally Posted by mehulptl View Post

Thanks. I found it on Hdfury2.com. they are selling this.


I think this is the site www.hdfury.com. Can't find anything about not selling to the US.

Edit: as a side note I noticed this on the site "HDfury modules (HDfury1, Gamer, HDfury2 & HDfury3) are used worldwide by hardcore gamers to get rid of display’s Lags". Is this just marketing bs?
post #1535 of 2165
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Originally Posted by mehulptl View Post


Before I drop $120 bucks on hdfury 2, have you got yours working in 3d with this projector? I looked at hdfury 2 specs and it doesn't mention having latest hdmi 1.4 for 3d

Thank you for your help but I need to know for sure cuz Im on budget.

Yes I have 3d working.
Ps3 -> hdmi cable -> Optoma 3dxl hdmi port 1

Optoma 3dxl hdmi out port (1.3) -> hdmi cable -> Fury2 -> qumi multi connector vga cable
post #1536 of 2165
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Originally Posted by Verge2 View Post

Yea I wouldn't return it either, what a nice woman.

Like I said earlier, in the USA I don't believe they are legal to sell. I've seen en on videogon occasionally.

I am in Uk. I bought mine locally a couple of years back to use ps3 blueray and gamines with a pj that didn't have hdmi.

Why are they illegzl in USA?
post #1537 of 2165
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Originally Posted by jimbowuk View Post

Yes I have 3d working.
Ps3 -> hdmi cable -> Optoma 3dxl hdmi port 1

Optoma 3dxl hdmi out port (1.3) -> hdmi cable -> Fury2 -> qumi multi connector vga cable

Thank you Jim. How big is your screen setup? Right now i have setup at 120"
post #1538 of 2165
[Ujimbowuk[/u] -- Because there is a USA "sunset law", effective Jan 1, 2011, that limits all analog video to a 480p resolution - thanks to Hollywood pirating paranoia. A VGA signal is analog, HDMI is digital. This does not apply to any equipment designed and built, prior to 2011.
post #1539 of 2165
Hi guys,

I have almost read the full topic and did not see an answer to my question.
Can we put the qumi so that the picture will be projected on the ceiling (for example when laying on the bed, watching movie on the bedroom ceiling) => qumi will be on the edge instead of its regular feet.
Did someone try this ?
Could this be a problem for projector refreshing or whatever ?
Thanks for your answer and this topic which is rich of information ( I am french and I did not find any french topic with so much info and tests)
post #1540 of 2165
I have a question. I am ready to dive in and get this, as my first projector. My question is this:
As this is a "portable pocket projector," is it a problem to use it more than a portable projector should be used? Would using it every day as a main home theater projector cause an overheating problem or anything like that?
post #1541 of 2165
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Originally Posted by jclarkson View Post

Hi guys,

I have almost read the full topic and did not see an answer to my question.
Can we put the qumi so that the picture will be projected on the ceiling (for example when laying on the bed, watching movie on the bedroom ceiling) => qumi will be on the edge instead of its regular feet.
Did someone try this ?
Could this be a problem for projector refreshing or whatever ?
Thanks for your answer and this topic which is rich of information ( I am french and I did not find any french topic with so much info and tests)

I did when I 1st got mine. I put mine on a tripod and just have it rotated and projected up onto the ceiling.
post #1542 of 2165
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Originally Posted by Stoney Jackson View Post

I have a question. I am ready to dive in and get this, as my first projector. My question is this:
As this is a "portable pocket projector," is it a problem to use it more than a portable projector should be used? Would using it every day as a main home theater projector cause an overheating problem or anything like that?

12+ hours a day for a few days each of the last few weeks since I've gotten mine (kids using it to watch Cable TV, games from Wii/PS3/Xbox, PC DVD's, PS3s DVDs and Blurays). Haven't seen any new problem showing up yet other than the 15min focus warm up issue.
post #1543 of 2165
Well, just ordered it from Amazon. Had $115 in credit from discussion communities I belong to, so the Qumi and mini hdmi to hdmi adapter came to about $400 before tax. Can't wait to use this thing. Over the summer, I visited my friend in Chicago who has a theater in his basement. He has a very high end setup, and I can't compete with it on my budget, but hopefully this is a good entry point.
Thanks
post #1544 of 2165
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Originally Posted by Stoney Jackson View Post

Well, just ordered it from Amazon. Had $115 in credit from discussion communities I belong to, so the Qumi and mini hdmi to hdmi adapter came to about $400 before tax. Can't wait to use this thing. Over the summer, I visited my friend in Chicago who has a theater in his basement. He has a very high end setup, and I can't compete with it on my budget, but hopefully this is a good entry point.
Thanks

The Qumi comes with a very short (about 6" or so) mini-HDMI to full HDMI as well as a mini-HDMI to mini-HDMI cable (and a misc-to-VGA cable of similar length). So you probably won't need tha adapter already but might want to get a HDMI cable instead (or a VGA cable) depending on what you plan on connecting it to.
post #1545 of 2165
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Originally Posted by tkchan007 View Post


The Qumi comes with a very short (about 6" or so) mini-HDMI to full HDMI as well as a mini-HDMI to mini-HDMI cable (and a misc-to-VGA cable of similar length). So you probably won't need tha adapter already but might want to get a HDMI cable instead (or a VGA cable) depending on what you plan on connecting it to.

The mini to full hdmi cable it comes with is male to male right? So the adapter would allow me to use the hdmi cable I already have. Can't do much with a 6 inch cable!
post #1546 of 2165
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Originally Posted by Stoney Jackson View Post

The mini to full hdmi cable it comes with is male to male right? So the adapter would allow me to use the hdmi cable I already have. Can't do much with a 6 inch cable!

yes, the one that comes with the unit has the Male end that meant to be pluged right into your laptop HDMI port (honestly cannot imagine them meant to use this for a desktop). So if you were to buy basically an 'extension cable' (M on 1 end and F on the other end), you should be all set (I bought one that's 25' since I ceiling mounted my Qumi).
post #1547 of 2165
Two more questions for MacBook Pro (2009) and qumi owner:
- has someone tested playing video from an external HDD formatted in HFS file system ?
- has someone tested to plug a MackBook Pro (mid-2009) to Qumi by using the MiniDisplay port to DVI adapter http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570?mco=MTkzODk0NQ and a DVI-HDMI cable (maybe tricky to find because should be an HDMI female plug). I take any better solution than this one :-) Maybe the simplest solution is to use the VGA adapter.
post #1548 of 2165
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Originally Posted by jclarkson View Post

Two more questions for MacBook Pro (2009) and qumi owner:
- has someone tested playing video from an external HDD formatted in HFS file system ?
- has someone tested to plug a MackBook Pro (mid-2009) to Qumi by using the MiniDisplay port to DVI adapter http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570?mco=MTkzODk0NQ and a DVI-HDMI cable (maybe tricky to find because should be an HDMI female plug). I take any better solution than this one :-) Maybe the simplest solution is to use the VGA adapter.

I have used the qumi on my macbook pto via mini displayport to vga and mini displyport to hdmi adapters.

I found best results using vga adapter at 1280x 800 for text/ browsing. Hdmi gives 1080p for video etc , brosing/ text is good, but not as good as vga.
post #1549 of 2165
Has anyone used this projector with the VP3D1? I did a search but didn't come up with any comments on this so far.

vp3d1 topic on avs

another topic about it on here

Here is a link to the info on Amazon for those who haven't heard about it before. View Sonic 3D HD Video Processor (VP3D1)

It's around $100 less than the Optoma 3D-XL from what I can tell.
post #1550 of 2165
Im also interestested in the capability to watch movies from an external hard drive. Does anyone tested this?
I always find compatibility to external flash drives (usb-stick), but no external hdd?
post #1551 of 2165
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Originally Posted by tom07121 View Post

Im also interestested in the capability to watch movies from an external hard drive. Does anyone tested this?
I always find compatibility to external flash drives (usb-stick), but no external hdd?

I run a 100gb 1.8 inch external hd with no problems on the qumi. It shows up just like the flash memory or usb key. These tiny hd's draw no power and are quite small. I built one from an old ipod hd and an aftermarket enclosure.

If you have a powered 3.5 external hd, it should work fine.
post #1552 of 2165
I tried it with one of my 2,5" hd and i can explore it... very slow but it works. But all movie files (avi, mpg...) i tried to start, there comes a message that the video format was not supported.

I also tried an external flash (usb-stick) with avi files, those are even not shown, it says there are "0 movie files"...

can anyone help?
post #1553 of 2165
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Originally Posted by tom07121 View Post

Im also interestested in the capability to watch movies from an external hard drive. Does anyone tested this?
I always find compatibility to external flash drives (usb-stick), but no external hdd?

I have tried several usb external drives without success. I guess the USB port cannot provide enough power.
post #1554 of 2165
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Originally Posted by mehulptl View Post


Thank you Jim. How big is your screen setup? Right now i have setup at 120"

I use my qumi in different locations.
Screen sizes i use range from 40" -110"
At 40" even in full daylight it is very bright! :-)
post #1555 of 2165
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Originally Posted by CT_Wiebe View Post

[Ujimbowuk -- Because there is a USA "sunset law", effective Jan 1, 2011, that limits all analog video to a 480p resolution - thanks to Hollywood pirating paranoia. A VGA signal is analog, HDMI is digital. This does not apply to any equipment designed and built, prior to 2011.

Is it law or an industry self protective 'agreement'? If the latter, there should be no legal problem using such equipment in USA providing it can be sourced of course.
post #1556 of 2165
jimbowuk -- It's a law (a FCC regulation).
post #1557 of 2165
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Originally Posted by jimbowuk View Post

Yes I have 3d working.
Ps3 -> hdmi cable -> Optoma 3dxl hdmi port 1

Optoma 3dxl hdmi out port (1.3) -> hdmi cable -> Fury2 -> qumi multi connector vga cable

Hey Jim,

I just got the HDfury2 and i hooked it up. My screen flickers every second. I did auto setup for screen resolution on my ps3. So even with flickering i tried playing 3d movie (i have tron 3d blu-ray for test) and i get a black screen saying "no source found" on my projector. This is my setup.

Ps3 -> Hdmi (1.3 cable,3d capable wire) -> Optoma 3dxl -> Hdmi (this is not a high speed cable so i dont know if this is a big deal) -> HDfury2 -> Qumi projector

I have my 24hz off on my ps3 video setup.

Do i need to do anything with my hdfury2 make this flicker go away and have 3d working. Is there any firmware update that you did on yours hdfury2?

Thank you for your help.
post #1558 of 2165
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Originally Posted by tom07121 View Post

I tried it with one of my 2,5" hd and i can explore it... very slow but it works. But all movie files (avi, mpg...) i tried to start, there comes a message that the video format was not supported.

I also tried an external flash (usb-stick) with avi files, those are even not shown, it says there are "0 movie files"...

can anyone help?

The QUMI isn't really a media player like the Western digital or popcorn hour devices. It's relatively limited in what it can play back in regard to file formats.

I use 'handbrake' which is a free download to convert just about any file (avi, mt2s, mkv, etc) into an mp4 compatible file that works fine with the QUMI.

I have converted over a dozen or so various files this way and they all play great from either my 32GB microSD card or the small 1.8 100GB HD which the QUMI can supply power to on it's own.
post #1559 of 2165
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Originally Posted by CT_Wiebe View Post
[Ujimbowuk[/u] -- Because there is a USA "sunset law", effective Jan 1, 2011, that limits all analog video to a 480p resolution - thanks to Hollywood pirating paranoia. A VGA signal is analog, HDMI is digital. This does not apply to any equipment designed and built, prior to 2011.
There is no "sunset law" that I could find anywhere, in fact all I could find in regards to a law limiting video output is the FCC Section 76.1903 of the Commission's rules to allow multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to disable certain audiovisual outputs on set-top boxes to assure that copy protection is active for certain high-value content, specifically early-release films. Such as first run movies, even then the waiver is limited for the first 90 days, or until the release of the film on prerecorded media.
post #1560 of 2165
In regards to "Analog Sunset", you might be thinking of restrictions being imposed by the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) licensing agreement. Here's a good article on it http://www.cepro.com/article/analog_...pros_weigh_in/ And here's a few more PDFs on it http://www.audioauthority.com/techdo...e_AAC_0510.pdf http://media.extron.com/download/fil...log_sunset.pdf
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