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post #31 of 288
With this much more cooling room inside the larger chassis I would say they should be able to PWM the PT-54 chipset much higher
post #32 of 288
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Originally Posted by eat meat View Post

RBE and CA should not be lumped together -2 different things .

I think the point is that there ARE issues. Even if they are separate, it has both issues . I guess no chance of eliminating RBE THIS time around....every 'lower' end LED projector has had easily spottable rainbows for those who are sensitive. I myself have seen them, even saw them on a Mitsubishi laservue tv.

No color wheel isn't the answer to no rainbows. It has the POTENTIAL for no rainbows, but it sure as heck hasn't been implemented in these lower end projectors. Very annoying, but it never gets 'fixed', because it's not seen as a problem (low percentage of RBE seeing people).
post #33 of 288
does anyone actually own this projector ? would love to see review and videos of it in action , it appears to have finally been released in uk, any advice or feedback most welcomed on this projector.
post #34 of 288
Although it still needs official "end user" confirmation, a Viewsonic tech rep that I just got off the phone with, told me that the PLED-W500 is indeed capable of 1280x720P@120Hz over HDMI. Making it compatible with the Viewsonic VP3D1 and possibly the Optoma 3D-XL 3D converters.

Due to the increased lumens from using the PT-54 LED chipset compared to the PT-39 used in the Qumi, the PLED-W500 may be the better choice for 3D gaming and movies out of the current DMD .45 chip PJs.

So far in the US, both Officemax and JR.com have the best prices, but are still awaiting shipment.
post #35 of 288
amazons shipping but the price..wow.

Im pretty sure the 3d will be the same as the other clones.
post #36 of 288
Customer Service & Technical Support
From United States and Canada
Electronic Contact
T: (800) 688-6688


Sales Information
T: (888) 881-8781
Salesinfo@viewsonic.com

I specifically asked technical support if the PLED-W500 would output 1280x720P@120Hz via the HDMI connection. The answer was "yes". I then asked, that since it was able to output at that resolution over HDMI, if that would make it compatible with the VP3D1, the answer was "yes". But by all means, call the numbers listed above and ask for yourself.

And yes, Amazon's price is outrageous, compared to the offerings from other reputable vendors. I called Amazon customer service 1-800-201-7575 and asked about a possible price match, to no avail.

Now while the answers from Viewsonic are encouraging, "the proof is in the pudding" so to say. So I'm awaiting confirmation from an "end user" as well as for a few user reviews.
post #37 of 288
I just got off the phone and got a yes also but....it seemed like a "just tell him yes"yes after a few questions and ill be right back pauses.
post #38 of 288
As much as I want to believe the reps, it's kinda hard seeing as how they had HDMI 1.4 plastered all over the product pages I previously linked, which only recently were changed to show HDMI 1.3. So it is kind of hard to take them at their word, especially when it's not listed that it supports 1280x720P@120Hz in the user's manual or on the product page.

Anyhow, I again called both the sales# and the technical#, spoke to 2 different reps confirming compatbility with the VP3D1 and 1280x720P@120Hz output. I also mentioned that it seemed to be a significant oversight on their part not to list the 120Hz supported resolutions anywhere.
post #39 of 288
I just sent my ML-500 back and pre-ordered the W500 at J&R. Even if it turns out that it is not better than the Optoma performance wise, at least I will have a lens cover and 2 extra years of warranty. Good enough upgrade for me.

Not to mention my Optoma developed a nasty habit of shutting off randomly and refusing to turn back on until I unplugged it and plugged it back in.
post #40 of 288
Awesome, I hope it turns out to be a better PJ for you. If you would, please post pics as well as mention any type of focus or CA (chromatic aberration) issues that you encounter.

Also, do you plan on using the 3D feature at all? If so could you varify that 1280x720P@120Hz is supported? If not could you use Monitor Asset Manager to retreive the EDID information and list the 120Hz supported timings?

Free download here http://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/moninfo.shtm

Ty in advance
post #41 of 288
Hi guys


ive found some videos of the viewsonic pled-w500 in action,..tell me what you think , for me the question that comes to mind is the colours flashing , something doesnt seem right , can anyone explain this ? im guessing its the camera not recording so well , but not sure

http://v.ku6.com/show/0hMIpZCOidfFoCvj.html

http://v.szonline.net/15119665
post #42 of 288
I wouldn't worry about the flashing colours, this often happens when you try to record a projected image on a video camera.

I would be more concerned at the fan noise. Jump through the video to a quieter part of the film and you will hear what I mean.
post #43 of 288
I ordered mine today from amazon and price is 665.......
post #44 of 288
Hi andysm

I see what you mean about the sound of the fan, maybe its not the fan and something else ? really difficult to tell from this video. Lets hope we get a review soon...acutally i watched it a few times , its possible that the sound is the Air con in operation. The video in origin appears to be from far east , air con is common in work places there.

greatrandhawa...please keep us informed about the projector when you get it, it will be pricelss to get first hand information from a fellow forum memeber.
post #45 of 288
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Originally Posted by greatrandhawa View Post

I ordered mine today from amazon and price is 665.......

Can't wait to hear what you think
post #46 of 288
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Originally Posted by 3DNewb View Post

Awesome, I hope it turns out to be a better PJ for you. If you would, please post pics as well as mention any type of focus or CA (chromatic aberration) issues that you encounter.

Also, do you plan on using the 3D feature at all? If so could you varify that 1280x720P@120Hz is supported? If not could you use Monitor Asset Manager to retreive the EDID information and list the 120Hz supported timings?

Free download here http://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/moninfo.shtm

Ty in advance

Monitor Asset Manager Report, generated 10/29/2011
Copyright (c) 1995-2011, EnTech Taiwan.
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Monitor #1 [Real-time 0x0021]
Model name............... PLED-W500
Manufacturer............. ViewSonic
Plug and Play ID......... VSCF428
Serial number............ SL1113500097
Manufacture date......... 2011, ISO week 35
Filter driver............ None
-------------------------
EDID revision............ 1.3
Input signal type........ Digital
Color bit depth.......... Undefined
Display type............. RGB color
Screen size.............. Undefined or variable
Power management......... Not supported
Extension blocs.......... 1 (CEA-EXT)
-------------------------
DDC/CI................... Supported
MCCS revison............. 2.0
Display technology....... Not specified
Controller............... Genesis 0x21
Firmware revision........ 1.2
Firmware flags........... 0x0000FFFF
Active power on time..... Not supported
Power consumption........ Not supported
Current frequency........ 16744.19kHz, 222.74Hz

Color characteristics
Default color space...... Non-sRGB
Display gamma............ 2.20
Red chromaticity......... Rx 0.670 - Ry 0.330
Green chromaticity....... Gx 0.210 - Gy 0.710
Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0.140 - By 0.080
White point (default).... Wx 0.313 - Wy 0.329
Additional descriptors... None

Timing characteristics
Horizontal scan range.... 15-100kHz
Vertical scan range...... 50-120Hz
Video bandwidth.......... 150MHz
CVT standard............. Not supported
GTF standard............. Not supported
Additional descriptors... None
Preferred timing......... Yes
Native/preferred timing.. 1280x800p at 60Hz
Modeline............... "1280x800" 83.500 1280 1352 1480 1680 800 803 809 831 -hsync -vsync

Standard timings supported
720 x 400p at 70Hz - IBM VGA
640 x 480p at 60Hz - IBM VGA
640 x 480p at 67Hz - Apple Mac II
640 x 480p at 72Hz - VESA
640 x 480p at 75Hz - VESA
800 x 600p at 56Hz - VESA
800 x 600p at 60Hz - VESA
800 x 600p at 72Hz - VESA
800 x 600p at 75Hz - VESA
832 x 624p at 75Hz - Apple Mac II
1024 x 768p at 60Hz - VESA
1024 x 768p at 70Hz - VESA
1024 x 768p at 75Hz - VESA
1280 x 1024p at 75Hz - VESA
1152 x 870p at 75Hz - Apple Mac II
1680 x 1050p at 60Hz - VESA STD
1440 x 900p at 60Hz - VESA STD
640 x 480p at 120Hz - VESA STD
1280 x 720p at 60Hz - VESA STD
1024 x 768p at 120Hz - VESA STD
800 x 600p at 120Hz - VESA STD
1280 x 960p at 60Hz - VESA STD

EIA/CEA-861 Information
Revision number.......... 3
IT underscan............. Supported
Basic audio.............. Supported
YCbCr 4:4:4.............. Supported
YCbCr 4:2:2.............. Supported
Native formats........... 2
Detailed timing #1....... 1280x720p at 60Hz
Modeline............... "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync
Detailed timing #2....... 1280x720p at 50Hz
Modeline............... "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1720 1760 1980 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync
Detailed timing #3....... 1920x1080i at 60Hz
Modeline............... "1920x1080" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 interlace +hsync +vsync
Detailed timing #4....... 720x480p at 60Hz
Modeline............... "720x480" 27.000 720 736 798 858 480 489 495 525 +hsync +vsync
Detailed timing #5....... 1920x1080p at 60Hz
Modeline............... "1920x1080" 148.500 1920 2000 2044 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync

CE video identifiers (VICs) - timing/formats supported
720 x 480i at 60Hz - Doublescan (4:3, 8:9)
720 x 576i at 50Hz - Doublescan (4:3, 16:15)
720 x 480p at 60Hz - EDTV (4:3, 8:9)
720 x 576p at 50Hz - EDTV (4:3, 16:15)
1280 x 720p at 60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1) [Native]
1280 x 720p at 50Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1) [Native]
1920 x 1080i at 60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080i at 50Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080p at 60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080p at 50Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
640 x 480p at 60Hz - Default (4:3, 1:1)
NB: NTSC refresh rate = (Hz*1000)/1001

CE audio data (formats supported)
LPCM 2-channel, 16/20/24 bit depths at 32/44/48 kHz

CE speaker allocation data
Channel configuration.... 2.0
Front left/right......... Yes
Front LFE................ No
Front center............. No
Rear left/right.......... No
Rear center.............. No
Front left/right center.. No
Rear left/right center... No
Rear LFE................. No

CE vendor specific data (VSDB)
IEEE registration number. 0x000C03
CEC physical address..... 1.0.0.0
Supports AI (ACP, ISRC).. No
Supports 48bpp........... No
Supports 36bpp........... Yes
Supports 30bpp........... Yes
Supports YCbCr 4:4:4..... Yes
Supports dual-link DVI... No
Maximum TMDS clock....... 225MHz

Report information
Date generated........... 10/29/2011
Software revision........ 2.60.0.972
Data source.............. Real-time 0x0021
Operating system......... 6.1.7601.2.Service Pack 1
post #47 of 288
Hmm, could you post it as an .inf file as well using moninfo please. Just click file, then click Create INF...
post #48 of 288
I got mine today....I like it better then optoma ml500 which I returned.full picture in focus and no 10 mins focus issue so far....and one more point very quite .....and rite now I'm watching movie I don't know the size but its almost 120+ on simple wall not even white and its really bright....
Thanx
post #49 of 288
post #50 of 288
Quote:
Originally Posted by altdelete47 View Post

640 x 480p at 120Hz - VESA STD
1024 x 768p at 120Hz - VESA STD
800 x 600p at 120Hz - VESA STD

Look, it's the same projector as the others. Shocker.

Quote:
Originally Posted by greatrandhawa View Post

I got mine today....I like it better then optoma ml500 which I returned.full picture in focus and no 10 mins focus issue so far....and one more point very quite .....

Very quiet? Noticably quieter than the ML500 in the same mode and environment?
post #51 of 288
The W500 sounds about the same to me on normal lamp mode as the ML-500, but here is the weird thing; when I turn the lamp to eco mode, the brightness does not change at all, but the fan does get a lot quieter. Upon further investigation, it seems to be a firmware bug, which only happens in "user" color mode. In the default color modes, eco does lower the brightness and fan speed as expected.

The CA, or whatever you want to call it, looks the same to me as the ML-500, as many expected. Focus seems more even than the Optoma. Overall the picture seems slightly darker than the ML-500 but its hard to say for sure without comparing side to side. The colors at factory settings looked awful whereas the ML-500 looked great out of the box, but I was able to make the picture look good to me after manually the color and contrast settings.

The remote is much better than the Optoma, and it even has a built in laser pointer!
post #52 of 288
Hi Greatrandhawa...

Is it possible to see some alot demos ie games , action flicks, marital arts movies, HD footage ?

About the fan, is it distracting in anyway, very noticeable ?

also whats the inbuilt speakers like ?

Lastly ..does this suffer from the 16:10 ration problem that the LG HW300G does ? dont know if your aware of this but when the HDMI port is used on the LG model it stretches the image to 16:10, does the Viewsonic have this problem ?

oh i forget ..does this have a firmware option for updates ?
post #53 of 288
post #54 of 288
Quote:
Originally Posted by HenryDudley View Post

Look, it's the same projector as the others. Shocker.

Very quiet? Noticably quieter than the ML500 in the same mode and environment?

For me yes,its sitting near my head see video and I don't even have big home theater so ya I don't notice any fan running .
post #55 of 288
Hi greatrandhawa

more videos please ! and ive left some questions for you ,please answer when you can..Thanks for your help !
post #56 of 288
Quote:
Originally Posted by HenryDudley View Post

Look, it's the same projector as the others. Shocker.


The HDMI support for 1280x720P@120Hz, may be hidden in the raw data of the CEA Extension block. That's why I asked if a .inf file could be posted as well. I'm still kinda new to deciphering EDID information, but 3 seperate reps said it can do it over HDMI. Who knows, they could be completely clueless as well and giving wrong information.

If there is one thing that sets it apart, it's the remote.

post #57 of 288
Hi,
I just ordered one of these from amazonn. unfortunately I am in Australia and forgot to check the voltage.

could someone tell me the voltage range on the US model. Much appreciated thanks

EDIT ok found the manual cheers for that post - Voltage 100 ~ 240VAC (Auto Switching), 50/60Hz (universal) . cant wait to get it now.....
post #58 of 288
Quote:
Originally Posted by greatrandhawa View Post

For me yes,its sitting near my head see video and I don't even have big home theater so ya I don't notice any fan running .

Hello.
Does it have an audio out?
Could you please check it with MKV files?

Thanks
post #59 of 288
post #60 of 288
This is part of the chat transcript from today -

12:46:46 PM [Teresa] I understand that you have inquiry if PLED-W500 projector will work with VP3D1. I will be glad to assist you with your concern.
12:46:56 PM [Teresa] Please hold while I check on my resources.
12:49:25 PM [Teresa] Thank you for waiting.
12:49:45 PM [Teresa] It will work since this projector has 3D capability with HDMI port.

Ordered a PLED-W500 off Amazon today, will return my Optoma ML-500. Don't know how different the performance will be - both units are identical in appearance, and the Menus are exactly the same. The one major difference in the specs is the contrast ratio: 2000:1 on the Optoma vs 6000:1 on the PLED.
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