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post #2821 of 3212
Anthony,

I have used the Monsters for two movies back to back with no issues. and I use these in addition to my regular glasses. :-)
post #2822 of 3212
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Originally Posted by Shad0wDK View Post

Thanks for your suggestion smile.gif I am reading many reviews, the problem is sometimes to compare different projectors because they're reviewed under different circumstances (price etc.) - my walls are concrete, I did think about curtains but it's a bit more complicated than it sounds - the "cinema-area" is only part of the room and there are some obstacles along the walls so I wouldn't be able to put curtains right at the walls - it's a little hard to describe in words smile.gif
Also regarding the ceiling, I guess this is as important as the walls - but since the ceiling is quite low (about 220 cm - somewhere between 7 and 8 feet), I don't think it would be good to make it all dark, so I was thinking to perhaps make just a bit of it near the screen a dark color? Would this help at all?

I have dark velvet curtains extending 2ft around left, right, & top sides of the screen. It helps tremendously, as does having a Da-Lite High Power screen that sends light back directionally (rather than scatter it everywhere). With these mods, I saw a 3-fold decrease in black levels compared to just a 1.1 matte white screen (I have white ceilings & light colored walls everywhere).
post #2823 of 3212
I'm finishing my media room and need to buy a projector mount. My main question is in a room with 7'8" ceiling, how far from the ceiling should the projector be? I would think the closer to the ceiling the better.... When I do the Elite Projector Calculator, it let's me select any distance but doesn't give a recommendation. Any thoughts? Also i've got a maximum of 16 foot from the screen. I figured 14ft would be about right, but not sure. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

post #2824 of 3212
The pj should be far enough from the ceiling for: 1) proper ventilation (found in the owners manual and same for distance from a back wall) and 2) to allow to align with your screen. This pj has a great range shift of up and down which I needed since the stud wasn't in the center of my screen. I moved my theater seats away from the wall (easier then remounting my retractable screen) so sit the optimum distance (10') from my 106" screen and the projector is at the miminum/closest distance I could mount it to get the throw I need and have it far enough from my back wall.
post #2825 of 3212
I'm having a problem getting the MonsterVision glasses working with my HW30. I have the HW30 3D Emitter up above the screen, and MonsterVision IR Receiver basically one inch in front of it, with the transmitter behind the wall (behind the screen) plugged into the wall. When I enable 3D mode, the green lights come on (full bars), but when I turn the glasses on, they don't seem to sync up. They go bright for about a second, but then go dark and eventually turn off. The glasses are fully charged and even tried 3 different pair with the same result. I even tried putting the IR Receiver out further away from the HW30 Emitter with no luck. Any ideas?
post #2826 of 3212
ScoHo,

Try holding the power button on the glasses for about 10 seconds. (the blinking will change. then it will factory reset and seek out a transceiver and download any updated firmware it might need from it.)

If that still does not work you might see if you need to update the firmware of the transceiver. Check on Monster's site for downloads and instructions.

:-)
post #2827 of 3212
Random post here... I've seen Zombie post some nice pictures from Avergers 3D for some of the 2012 models and wanted to see how the HW30 in my setup looks...

Below is my uncalibrated HW30, high lamp, dynamic mode. Picture taken through left eye of Sony's 3D glasses.



Sorry I left the "scene select" up there... wasn't focusing on that.

Still quite pleased with the HW30!
post #2828 of 3212
Hey guys, I'm about to hook-up my HW30 this weekend (once my theater room is complete, painted, etc), can someone please post exactly what wires I need for the hook-up? I have my HDMI cable already, and my Cat 6 cable (I know it says I need Cat 7, but from what read on here Cat 6 work just fine) is there anything else I need? This all needs to be hooked-up in-time for X-Mas as we are hosting a huge party, and I don't want to be running out at the last minute searching for certain cables and wiring.


Much appreciated! Thanks!!! smile.gif


Ether
post #2829 of 3212
In short

1) Power outlet nearby
2) One or Two HDMI cables, depending on your setup
3) Component Cables, if you are using that source
4) VGA Cable, if you are using that source
5) Cat X cable for emitter (I use cat 6 just fine)
6) "Phono" cable if you are using the IR receiver extension

In short, assuming a basic setup, it sounds like you are covered (in terms of cables).
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Originally Posted by EtherMagic View Post

Hey guys, I'm about to hook-up my HW30 this weekend (once my theater room is complete, painted, etc), can someone please post exactly what wires I need for the hook-up? I have my HDMI cable already, and my Cat 6 cable (I know it says I need Cat 7, but from what read on here Cat 6 work just fine) is there anything else I need? This all needs to be hooked-up in-time for X-Mas as we are hosting a huge party, and I don't want to be running out at the last minute searching for certain cables and wiring.
Much appreciated! Thanks!!! smile.gif
Ether
post #2830 of 3212
Question for those with some hours on their projector:

Today I had the projector shut down on me. Flashed the light 3 times, which I understand could mean the bulb is "gone" or has gotten too hot.

Now, I've only got 554 hours on the projector, and when I took the filter out it looked like new.

Has anyone else experienced this, if so, what was the resolutions? If not, any suggestions from members more knowledgable than me?
post #2831 of 3212
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Originally Posted by jcdennis View Post

Question for those with some hours on their projector:
Today I had the projector shut down on me. Flashed the light 3 times, which I understand could mean the bulb is "gone" or has gotten too hot.
Now, I've only got 554 hours on the projector, and when I took the filter out it looked like new.
Has anyone else experienced this, if so, what was the resolutions? If not, any suggestions from members more knowledgable than me?
Search this very thread. I had the same thing happen at 890 hours.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1353988/official-sony-vpl-hw30-a-es-owners-thread/2340#post_21789638

If you follow the next few pages after that post you'll see my tribulations.

On my second bulb now, around 700 hours or so. So far so good, but I'm starting to get nervous again. The worst part is, at around $200, I'm okay having to replace the bulb every 1,000 hours or so, but I just wish the damn thing wouldn't just shut down out of nowhere when it decides the bulb isn't "worthy" anymore.
post #2832 of 3212
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Originally Posted by RGBHV View Post

ScoHo,
Try holding the power button on the glasses for about 10 seconds. (the blinking will change. then it will factory reset and seek out a transceiver and download any updated firmware it might need from it.)
If that still does not work you might see if you need to update the firmware of the transceiver. Check on Monster's site for downloads and instructions.
:-)

I ended up getting the MonsterVision's working. I moved the receiver from behind the screen to up by the projector. Apparently the RF on these don't give much signal strength. The IQ seems to be about the same as the Sony's, but the comfort is night and day. Whoever designed the Sony glasses should never be allowed to design any kind of eye wear again.
post #2833 of 3212
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Originally Posted by ScoHo View Post

Search this very thread. I had the same thing happen at 890 hours.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1353988/official-sony-vpl-hw30-a-es-owners-thread/2340#post_21789638
If you follow the next few pages after that post you'll see my tribulations.
On my second bulb now, around 700 hours or so. So far so good, but I'm starting to get nervous again. The worst part is, at around $200, I'm okay having to replace the bulb every 1,000 hours or so, but I just wish the damn thing wouldn't just shut down out of nowhere when it decides the bulb isn't "worthy" anymore.

THANK YOU!

For what it's worth I did try to search the forum... but my wording must have been... rubbish. :P

It certainly seems like it's the exact same problem though. I just figured since the brightness hasn't really gone down, and the fact the projector can turn on for a few minutes meant it wasn't really bulb related. As frustrating as it's been for me, it must have been 100 x worse for you (and the couple other I saw effected) learning what the resolution was.

Glad to hear your new bulb seems to be working out - fingers crossed there was just a bad batch of bulbs.

Thanks again.

Edit - I removed the bulb, cleaned the surface, and then reinstalled it. Figured there's no harm in it. I've tested it now for 2.5 hours (all at once) and it remained on.... Now, hardly conclusive I know, but I'm sort of limited in terms of "tinkering time" due to family obligations at the moment. Either way, I thought I'd at least put my experience up in case I actually get some more life out of this bulb (will be ordering another regardless, as I certainly don't have much faith in this one).

Edit 2 - Another 2.5 hours on it today without it shutting down. Knoking on wood at this point.
Edited by jcdennis - 12/23/12 at 2:26pm
post #2834 of 3212
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Originally Posted by ScoHo View Post

I ended up getting the MonsterVision's working. I moved the receiver from behind the screen to up by the projector. Apparently the RF on these don't give much signal strength. The IQ seems to be about the same as the Sony's, but the comfort is night and day. Whoever designed the Sony glasses should never be allowed to design any kind of eye wear again.

I can walk a good 40 feet away into our kitchen without losing sync, so in my experience the signal strength is great.. If your Monster RF strength is not good within the same room, that is not normal.
post #2835 of 3212
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Originally Posted by coolplazma View Post

I can walk a good 40 feet away into our kitchen without losing sync, so in my experience the signal strength is great.. If your Monster RF strength is not good within the same room, that is not normal.
It was behind a wall. But I thought the whole point to RF was to be able to be behind a wall. It's all good now though.
post #2836 of 3212
Universal mounts should work. Best to check with the mount manufacturer for compatability. The pattern for the Sony mounting holes on the HW30AES/ES is the same as in past years and the projector weighs about 30 lbs.
post #2837 of 3212
OK - so I got about 1100 hours on my PJ and I'ver started to notice a problem coming up ever more frequently.

What happens is that the picture drops out for 2-5 seconds at a time. Sound keeps playing, but the picture just goes dark. Usually you will see the "HDMI 2" symbol pup up in the upper left corner of ths screen - meaning that the PJ lost it's signal and had to reconnect.

I am using a PS3 and Motorola Verizon FIOS HD DVR/STB as my sources, both HDMI routed to a Denon 3312 for video switching and then sent to the PJ via HDMI. I replaced all the HDMI cables with the high-speed 3D compatible ones at the time that I got the PJ and receiver. The problem is not source dependent and I see it happening whether I am watching FIOS, gaming on PS3, or watching DVD'BluRay through the PS3.

Sometimes when it's really bad, I can get it to stop by unplugging/replugging the HDMI cable between the Receiver and PJ.

I am thinking it's a bad cable maybe, or somehow the signal from the Denon is being interfered with. I have tried changing from HDMI 1 to HDMI 2 input on the PJ, but no change. I'm using the CINEMA 1 settings for most viewing, and the GAMING settings for PS3 gaming.

Want to try a new cable, but I have to buy one as I don't have an extra that's long enough to cover the Receiver to PJ distance without totally unplugging the reciever and moving it closer to the PJ.

Any thoughts? I don't think this is the same as the widely reported flickering problem, but maybe it is?.
post #2838 of 3212
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Originally Posted by Spike Forehand View Post

OK - so I got about 1100 hours on my PJ and I'ver started to notice a problem coming up ever more frequently.
What happens is that the picture drops out for 2-5 seconds at a time. Sound keeps playing, but the picture just goes dark. Usually you will see the "HDMI 2" symbol pup up in the upper left corner of ths screen - meaning that the PJ lost it's signal and had to reconnect.
I am using a PS3 and Motorola Verizon FIOS HD DVR/STB as my sources, both HDMI routed to a Denon 3312 for video switching and then sent to the PJ via HDMI. I replaced all the HDMI cables with the high-speed 3D compatible ones at the time that I got the PJ and receiver. The problem is not source dependent and I see it happening whether I am watching FIOS, gaming on PS3, or watching DVD'BluRay through the PS3.
Sometimes when it's really bad, I can get it to stop by unplugging/replugging the HDMI cable between the Receiver and PJ.
I am thinking it's a bad cable maybe, or somehow the signal from the Denon is being interfered with. I have tried changing from HDMI 1 to HDMI 2 input on the PJ, but no change. I'm using the CINEMA 1 settings for most viewing, and the GAMING settings for PS3 gaming.
Want to try a new cable, but I have to buy one as I don't have an extra that's long enough to cover the Receiver to PJ distance without totally unplugging the reciever and moving it closer to the PJ.
Any thoughts? I don't think this is the same as the widely reported flickering problem, but maybe it is?.

Have you tried a different display, while keeping the rest of your components/cables the same? If you keep seeing the signal drop like that with a different display, it'd certainly be reassuring that it's not a projector issue.
post #2839 of 3212
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Originally Posted by MadMyers View Post

In short
1) Power outlet nearby
2) One or Two HDMI cables, depending on your setup
3) Component Cables, if you are using that source
4) VGA Cable, if you are using that source
5) Cat X cable for emitter (I use cat 6 just fine)
6) "Phono" cable if you are using the IR receiver extension
In short, assuming a basic setup, it sounds like you are covered (in terms of cables).


This post was a huge help to me! Everything was set up and running by Xmas and the entire family were in AWW of the Picture!!! Thank You my friend!!!



QUESTION.... Does anyone of you know of a video showing how to sync or set-up the "MONSTER GLASSES" to the HW30??? I am having a hard time with it.



Again, much appreciated my friends! smile.gif


Ether
post #2840 of 3212
Quick question...



My screen is perfectly level, but my projector is off!!! The bottom part of the image is perfectly straight, but the top part of the picture is off by like an inch! Basically the Picture is NOT a perfect "BOX" in 16:9 as it should be. The left side of the top line which my projector is projecting is literally lob-sided! frown.gif This makes NOOO Sense to me! You would think that the image would project in a perfect 16:9 Box shape, but its crooked on the top left side, while the bottom of the projecting image is perfectly straight!


How can I fix this? I feel as if I did everything! This is very annoying!


Thanks again guys!



Ether
post #2841 of 3212
^^The pj comes w/adjustments you can make to tilt it front to back or side to side - adjust those settings.
post #2842 of 3212
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Originally Posted by EtherMagic View Post

Quick question...
My screen is perfectly level, but my projector is off!!! The bottom part of the image is perfectly straight, but the top part of the picture is off by like an inch! Basically the Picture is NOT a perfect "BOX" in 16:9 as it should be. The left side of the top line which my projector is projecting is literally lob-sided! frown.gif This makes NOOO Sense to me! You would think that the image would project in a perfect 16:9 Box shape, but its crooked on the top left side, while the bottom of the projecting image is perfectly straight!
How can I fix this? I feel as if I did everything! This is very annoying!
Thanks again guys!
Ether
Something sounds off on the mounting. Is it ceiling or table mounted. In either case is it square on all axis to the screen (pitch, yaw, roll). Use a level if possible. Also check with a level to ensure your screen is plumb top to bottom. If you have access to a test disc with a screen that shows pixel cropping, that can assist is centering the projected image, although everything must be square first. Previous posted metioned about internal settings to digitally alter the image projection. These should not be necessary and zeroed out if both screen and projector a in proper, squared alignment.
post #2843 of 3212
Hey guys,

Selling off a few pairs of my MonsterVision Max 3D glasses. Each pair has only been used once (for Avatar 3D) and each includes USB charging cable. Let me know if anyone is interested in snagging a pair (or two, or three, or four).

Thanks!
post #2844 of 3212
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Originally Posted by tjsbuyer View Post

Something sounds off on the mounting. Is it ceiling or table mounted. In either case is it square on all axis to the screen (pitch, yaw, roll). Use a level if possible. Also check with a level to ensure your screen is plumb top to bottom. If you have access to a test disc with a screen that shows pixel cropping, that can assist is centering the projected image, although everything must be square first. Previous posted metioned about internal settings to digitally alter the image projection. These should not be necessary and zeroed out if both screen and projector a in proper, squared alignment.


Everything is perfectly level, from the projector to the screen! This is obviously an inside job within the projector it-self. I seen others having this same issue many months ago, they even posted pictures, and they ended up getting advice on how to fix this problem (and it was fixed).


Problem is with me, is I do not remeber (from what i read a while ago) on how to fix this! The picture is NOT a square box, the bottom is level, the sides are level, but the top is not??? Very weird! Im gonna research some more, see if someone can help me. If not I will be calling AVS on monday to see if one of there experts can help smile.gif


BTW thanks for the response, much appreciated!


Ether
post #2845 of 3212
I suggest moving the lens shift to the center positions and try to evaluate if the image is square. Doesn't sound like it is off much. You may just need a very minor adjustment in one direction. Leveling is a good place to start but it still may be off slightly. If you used a bubble level it may still be slightly off depending on the accuracy. I had my HW30 level according to the 6-in bubble level and my image was still off slightly. If it is large in one corner if means that that corner of the lens is farther from the screen. If it is only an inch larger it is probably just a slight movement to even it up.
post #2846 of 3212
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

^^The pj comes w/adjustments you can make to tilt it front to back or side to side - adjust those settings.

The projector comes with no such adjustments. The mount allows up down tilts and the pole attached to the mount allows rotation to make the lens parallel to the screen horizontally, the up down tilt allows parallelism vertically.
post #2847 of 3212
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Originally Posted by Toknowshita View Post

I suggest moving the lens shift to the center positions and try to evaluate if the image is square. Doesn't sound like it is off much. You may just need a very minor adjustment in one direction. Leveling is a good place to start but it still may be off slightly. If you used a bubble level it may still be slightly off depending on the accuracy. I had my HW30 level according to the 6-in bubble level and my image was still off slightly. If it is large in one corner if means that that corner of the lens is farther from the screen. If it is only an inch larger it is probably just a slight movement to even it up.

No professional mounter would EVER use a level on the projector. You hang the screen and put a level on top of the frame to make sure it is horizontally level. That's it. Put the level away.

You tilt the projector up or down to make the top and bottom of the rectangle the same length. You bank the projector left or right to make the top edge parallel to the frame. You zoom the picture in a bit to se the projected edges a little inside of the frame and then zoom out later. If the side edges are tiltedyou need to rotate the projector so they are no longer tilted. As stated above, you are making the lens pasrallel horizontally by this rotation. both sides of the lens will now be the same distance from the screen. Titlting the projector up down does the same for the top and bottom of the lens. Obviously to center the whole rectangle you will probably need to use some lens shift vertically. try not to mount the projector any higher than lens center at top of viewing screen height. Try not to use horizontal lens shift y mounting the lens center in the horizontal screen center. If you don't understand all this, please give me a call tomorrow morning.

The reason no levels are used is that your wall is probably not exactly level vertically or even square to the side walls. You are adjusting the projector orientation to msake the lens exactly parallel to the plane of the screen.
post #2848 of 3212
Have you ever used a tool to get you in the general ball park. I didn't say the level was going to be exactly on.
post #2849 of 3212
Does anyone ever hear a buzzing sound coming from their MonsterVision glasses? Very subtle, and I only notice it during silent scenes.
post #2850 of 3212
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Originally Posted by EtherMagic View Post

This post was a huge help to me! Everything was set up and running by Xmas and the entire family were in AWW of the Picture!!! Thank You my friend!!!

Glad to be of help
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