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post #691 of 733
Thanks here is exactly what it says when i pull up the service menu.

******Page ( 1/1 )******
Current Time: 4245 HOURS

Usage Time Code Status
00000 HRS 0012 Happened

So i wanna say current time is how many hours it has been up and running. I don't know what code 12 means. says and usage at 00000 makes no sense to me. neither does a status of happened.

I also notice it says i can erase log by pressing cancel so i hope the store did not erase the log at some point. Thats all the info i get. there is no other page or things i can select.

I will finish calibrating my tv today and test more movies. I do use a media center pc with with a blu-ray player so most of my content is compressed mkv content. Which worries me in that the brightness or deep blacks could be an issue with the source content not the tv.

Also amy recommendations on what movies to calibrate with or test with amazing colors? seems most of my movies are really dark.

Also i have an ATI video card and was playing with the color settings in the control panel. I tried their bright preset which brightned up the picture just a tiny bit. I thought it helped. I was watching V for Vendetta which is very dark seeing if it helped see the detail in blacks. Do you guys recommend tweaking the video card along with the TV settings to get an even better picture or is that not recommended?

So if the Tv has only been used for 4000 hours which seems to equate to less than a year of use. You don't think it would show signs of wear like low light output would you?

Thanks for the help guys.
post #692 of 733
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Originally Posted by buzzard767 View Post

MENU <3-5-6-4>
CURRENT TIME - total hours of operational use.
Press MENU twice to Exit

If you're losing detail in the blacks, turn up the brightness control. Better still, download the free AVSHD Calibration disk and the Patterns Manual here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=948496 It takes the guesswork out of basic settings.

You can only do a light output comparison if it had been measured when new and would have required a meter.

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Originally Posted by Dred210 View Post

Thanks here is exactly what it says when i pull up the service menu.

******Page ( 1/1 )******
Current Time: 4245 HOURS

Usage Time Code Status
00000 HRS 0012 Happened

So i wanna say current time is how many hours it has been up and running. I don't know what code 12 means. says and usage at 00000 makes no sense to me. neither does a status of happened.

I also notice it says i can erase log by pressing cancel so i hope the store did not erase the log at some point. Thats all the info i get. there is no other page or things i can select.

I will finish calibrating my tv today and test more movies. I do use a media center pc with with a blu-ray player so most of my content is compressed mkv content. Which worries me in that the brightness or deep blacks could be an issue with the source content not the tv.

Also amy recommendations on what movies to calibrate with or test with amazing colors? seems most of my movies are really dark.

Also i have an ATI video card and was playing with the color settings in the control panel. I tried their bright preset which brightned up the picture just a tiny bit. I thought it helped. I was watching V for Vendetta which is very dark seeing if it helped see the detail in blacks. Do you guys recommend tweaking the video card along with the TV settings to get an even better picture or is that not recommended?

So if the Tv has only been used for 4000 hours which seems to equate to less than a year of use. You don't think it would show signs of wear like low light output would you?

Thanks for the help guys.

Error Code Log Definitions
• PAGE - Current page number
• CURRENT TIME - total hours of operational use.
• USAGE TIME - usage hours when the error occurred.
• CODE - the specific Error Code that occurred.
• STATUS: HAPPENED - Indicates an error was recorded.
Press to erase the Log.
NOTE: The Error Code Log is intended as a reference tool and is not meant to be used as a final determination of a
defective part.
post #693 of 733
Looks like the law of supply and demand is kicking in. The A94 is currently selling for $5500, and the A96 is selling for $500 - $1000 *over* MSRP ($6500 - $7000). Crazy!
post #694 of 733
Quote:
Originally Posted by buzzard767 View Post


Error Code Log Definitions
• PAGE - Current page number
• CURRENT TIME - total hours of operational use.
• USAGE TIME - usage hours when the error occurred.
• CODE - the specific Error Code that occurred.
• STATUS: HAPPENED - Indicates an error was recorded.
Press to erase the Log.
NOTE: The Error Code Log is intended as a reference tool and is not meant to be used as a final determination of a
defective part.

Any idea what code 12 is? Mine shows the same thing, but a lot less hours.
post #695 of 733
Been watching these TV's and AVS's postings since the 65" version.

Was bummed out this year that they stopped making these TV's. I don't know what I was waiting for (possibly a 4k2k set) but missed out.

However today while looking for a reasonably priced set I came across this: http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/laservue/ --- seems they're changing from RP to FP - makes sense I guess with all the issues I've read here of shipping them. Hopefully someone on avs will get ahold of one when they ship out in April to let us know if it's a viable option to the RP TV's

Hopefully laservue will survive (b/c I'm not paying 7k for a set this year that was 4.5k last dec)
post #696 of 733
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Originally Posted by imshades View Post

Hopefully laservue will survive (b/c I'm not paying 7k for a set this year that was 4.5k last dec)

Or $2995 for the A94 in June/July 2012 right after the A96 came out.
post #697 of 733
I wouldn't expect the same price drop on the A96 as the A94. There won't be a newer model so when the A96 are gone, that's it.
The price will probably go up as resources dwindle.

Btw, am I the only one reading those 'LaserVue' front projectors as having ONE hybrid LED based laser with a colorwheel?
How is that even similar? Sounds like they liked the trademarked name and wanted to keep it while the cheaped the tech down.

Is there even an A96 owner's thread? (I wouldn't expect it to get much traffic though).
post #698 of 733
Btw, am I the only one reading those 'LaserVue' front projectors as having ONE hybrid LED based laser with a colorwheel?
How is that even similar? Sounds like they liked the trademarked name and wanted to keep it while the cheaped the tech down.


Exactly. They're keeping the Laservue name (which has SOME recognition) to sell presentation level hybrid laser projectors.
I'm going to guess it has no where near the color reproduction the three laser RPTV has. But then again who knows, I've
wondered since reading through all these posts about how the color spectrum the laservue tv's could produce was so wide that
it wasn't useful, but with req 2020 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rec._2020) it's color spectrums seems almost as wide as the laservue's
ability to produce. What new tv (oled, led, plasma etc) will be able to meet these new standards?
post #699 of 733
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

I wouldn't expect the same price drop on the A96 as the A94. There won't be a newer model so when the A96 are gone, that's it.
The price will probably go up as resources dwindle.

Btw, am I the only one reading those 'LaserVue' front projectors as having ONE hybrid LED based laser with a colorwheel?
How is that even similar? Sounds like they liked the trademarked name and wanted to keep it while the cheaped the tech down.

Is there even an A96 owner's thread? (I wouldn't expect it to get much traffic though).

The hybrid projector seems like a very practical way to go. One laser lowers cost. A calibration should last near forever. No lamps to buy or dim or change color.

Assuming it makes enough light it should be very cost effective and highly reliable. The amount of light is the real question.. Contrast should be excellent, hopefully you don't need a 5nm spectro to calibrate it properly. Black level might be very good as well. Low power consumption and possibly low noise. All those things could give the JVCs a run for their money.
post #700 of 733
Quote:
Originally Posted by imshades View Post

Btw, am I the only one reading those 'LaserVue' front projectors as having ONE hybrid LED based laser with a colorwheel?
How is that even similar? Sounds like they liked the trademarked name and wanted to keep it while the cheaped the tech down.


Exactly. They're keeping the Laservue name (which has SOME recognition) to sell presentation level hybrid laser projectors.
I'm going to guess it has no where near the color reproduction the three laser RPTV has. But then again who knows, I've
wondered since reading through all these posts about how the color spectrum the laservue tv's could produce was so wide that
it wasn't useful, but with req 2020 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rec._2020) it's color spectrums seems almost as wide as the laservue's
ability to produce. What new tv (oled, led, plasma etc) will be able to meet these new standards?

It's looking like Sony's w900a and true 4k TVs should cover Rec.2020 with their new lumos maximus marbles of light or whatever (j/k).

I did send an ignored email to Mitsubishi asking for a firmware update for the LaserVues to support Rec.2020 (even if it has to downscale 4k resolution).
More emails would probably help the cause though.

It'd be nice if all that expanded color spectrum could be put to something useful rather than flaming hot reds in the video presets.
post #701 of 733
Does anybody know if the changes to the A96 are significant? I notice they list both improved reliability and picture quality on their web site.
post #702 of 733
Well, I received my open box A96 today.

Although there is nothing overtly wrong with it, there is nothing to make me say "wow". There is no "pop", so to speak, and the colors just look wrong. Difficult to put my finger on.

I was watching the opening cinematics of the game "Mass Effect 3" played from my PS3, and the judder was extreme. Very, very bad. And it is popping up with "New Device Found" about 2 - 3 times a day so far; might have something to do with HDMI-CEC, I'll have to look into disabling it.

I suppose I should call service and start the process of getting it repaired prior to UMR coming out to calibrate it.
Edited by bmack500 - 4/18/13 at 10:26am
post #703 of 733
Hi all,

I know this may be listed somewhere in the Laservue threads but I just cannot find it.
I want to get into the service menus and need the code(s) to do so.
I see the code to get into how long the Tv's been up (3464) , but don't see anything else, nor how to get into the other areas of the service menu.

I've got a slight geometry issue and I read on the main Laservue thread that there are some adjustments in the service menu, but they did not list how to get into it.

Thanks.
post #704 of 733
I have owned my Laser vue since they first came out at the time cost $6000 .Never had a problem with this set .My only problem is I need a good screen cleaner for it ... Mitsubishi Laser vue also use to have a laser vue owner only login area .I forgot where that is .
post #705 of 733
I saw one of these in the store the other day and it really got me thinking about buying one so I came here. Long time trawler, first time poster smile.gif The concern I have, and it is strange one, is about my 18 month old daughters life. We live near a fault line in California and was wondering how one could earthquake proof this TV so that in the event of a quake that it wouldn't fall on her and kill her. Any thoughts or suggestions on if that would be possible? Are there hooks at the back that could be connected to mounts in the wall or some other way to brace/support the TV (I know that wall-mounting isn't possible)?

Thanks! biggrin.gif
post #706 of 733
Quote:
Originally Posted by whelmed View Post

I saw one of these in the store the other day and it really got me thinking about buying one so I came here. Long time trawler, first time poster smile.gif The concern I have, and it is strange one, is about my 18 month old daughters life. We live near a fault line in California and was wondering how one could earthquake proof this TV so that in the event of a quake that it wouldn't fall on her and kill her. Any thoughts or suggestions on if that would be possible? Are there hooks at the back that could be connected to mounts in the wall or some other way to brace/support the TV (I know that wall-mounting isn't possible)?

Thanks! biggrin.gif
The fact that the LaserVue's cabinet is 15" deep at its base and has a low center of gravity (the light engine and other electronics are at the bottom) probably makes it more stable than a flat panel on a stand. Just make sure your A/V furniture is rated for the set's 154 lb. weight. If you want to go one step further, a good installer should be able to figure out a way to secure the set to the stand and/or the wall via an earthquake strap.
post #707 of 733
They do have a wall mount you can buy ,but for what i paid never wanted to trust it .
post #708 of 733
Mitsubishi offers the LWM-65 wall mount for the L65-A90, but this mount does not fit the 75" LaserVue models (the holes do not match).
post #709 of 733
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Originally Posted by brownhatter View Post

They do have a wall mount you can buy ,but for what i paid never wanted to trust it .

That would make a massive difference if there was a wall mount for this beast. Oh decisions, decisions on what to buy. I was debating going smaller with a 60" LED as well just as a point of reference.
post #710 of 733
Quote:
Originally Posted by whelmed View Post

I saw one of these in the store the other day and it really got me thinking about buying one so I came here. Long time trawler, first time poster smile.gif The concern I have, and it is strange one, is about my 18 month old daughters life. We live near a fault line in California and was wondering how one could earthquake proof this TV so that in the event of a quake that it wouldn't fall on her and kill her. Any thoughts or suggestions on if that would be possible? Are there hooks at the back that could be connected to mounts in the wall or some other way to brace/support the TV (I know that wall-mounting isn't possible)?

Thanks! biggrin.gif


Your daughter is more important than your desires buy yourself a 32". She will till the Lasevue, I know It happen to me wait until she grow up some. By that time the technology will be more advance.
post #711 of 733
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post #712 of 733
Quote:
Originally Posted by charger93012 View Post

Hi all,

I know this may be listed somewhere in the Laservue threads but I just cannot find it.
I want to get into the service menus and need the code(s) to do so.
I see the code to get into how long the Tv's been up (3464) , but don't see anything else, nor how to get into the other areas of the service menu.

I've got a slight geometry issue and I read on the main Laservue thread that there are some adjustments in the service menu, but they did not list how to get into it.

Thanks.
To enter the service menu press the menu button-2-4-5-7.
post #713 of 733
I have had grand kids around my laservue 4 years now never had a problem
post #714 of 733
does that code work on all laser vue models ? and manufacture years ?
post #715 of 733
what does one do next ISF ? TVM ? 1HVPOS ? 6 ? 65527 ?
post #716 of 733
Alright, found an appropriate wall mount and am quite possibly going to be pulling the trigger on this TV in the next few days. The only hesitation I have is that the model I am looking at is an ex-demo model (and priced appropriately). Are there any longevity issues with this tv, or are the reliability issues only for the first few months of ownership? This is for the A94 version. They want $250 for a two year warranty which also seems quite steep. Anyone know where to get a cheap warranty plan on this?
post #717 of 733
Quote:
Originally Posted by whelmed View Post

Alright, found an appropriate wall mount and am quite possibly going to be pulling the trigger on this TV in the next few days. The only hesitation I have is that the model I am looking at is an ex-demo model (and priced appropriately). Are there any longevity issues with this tv, or are the reliability issues only for the first few months of ownership? This is for the A94 version. They want $250 for a two year warranty which also seems quite steep. Anyone know where to get a cheap warranty plan on this?
Given the problems that some people have had with these, you don't want a "cheap" warranty - you want one that will actually cover anything that goes wrong with the TV. If you can get a proper demo of the TV before buying it and there are no issues with it, it's probably a safe bet, but I'd be leery of buying a demo model unless the price was REALLY good.
post #718 of 733
You get what you pay for. Don't cut corners on the extended warranty.
post #719 of 733
extended warranty. ??? never got offered a warrenty on my Laser vue at the time they said none were being offered .
post #720 of 733
Mitsubishi never offered an extended warranty on any LaserVue model – just their standard one-year limited warranty. Once this technology had established a sufficiently reliable track record, some third-party providers, such as Consumer Priority Service (the firm whose warranty products I offer), began to sell extended coverage. Other dealers offered plans from different companies. CPS will issue an additional five years of coverage, up to one year after the original purchase date, thereby giving the owner a full six years of warranty coverage (i.e., including the factory warranty). Since you've had your set "since they first came out" (as you stated in your post last week), you missed the boat on extended warranties.
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