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post #1441 of 9751
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Originally Posted by hifiaudio2 View Post

I read somewhere that the Alexa 4k cameras were used

No such camera exists, so that's a nope.
post #1442 of 9751
Ah well, I think it was somewhere on here I read that.. . so who knows. I certainly know nothing about professional movie cameras.

EDIT - found a quick article.. I am guessing this is just a regular Alexa... In any case... it looked great.

http://www.arri.de/camera/digital_ca...ash=097d245472
post #1443 of 9751
Something happened with my VW1000 in the first 5 hours, now it is showing major banding and I can not get rid of it. I have tried everything but i always come back to the projector. This is really annoying when these are really difficult to come by in Scandinavia these days but I have asked Sony to swap this as soon as possible.
post #1444 of 9751
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Originally Posted by Andreas21 View Post

Something happened with my VW1000 in the first 5 hours, now it is showing major banding and I can not get rid of it. I have tried everything but i always come back to the projector. This is really annoying when these are really difficult to come by in Scandinavia these days but I have asked Sony to swap this as soon as possible.

It is a known issue with the initial batch of units - Sony confirmed this to me that my SN fell into this range, so a new unit is being shipped tomorrow.
post #1445 of 9751
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Originally Posted by Andreas21 View Post

Something happened with my VW1000 in the first 5 hours, now it is showing major banding and I can not get rid of it. I have tried everything but i always come back to the projector. This is really annoying when these are really difficult to come by in Scandinavia these days but I have asked Sony to swap this as soon as possible.

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Originally Posted by thrang View Post

It is a known issue with the initial batch of units - Sony confirmed this to me that my SN fell into this range, so a new unit is being shipped tomorrow.

Man that's a real bummer for both you guys. Hope you get your replacements really soon. What is the SN range for this issue? Mine has done it's share of hours now for the last couple of weeks, no issues at all other than needing to tweak the convergence out of the box and it's serial ends in 62.
post #1446 of 9751
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Originally Posted by thrang View Post

It is a known issue with the initial batch of units - Sony confirmed this to me that my SN fell into this range, so a new unit is being shipped tomorrow.

Oh no well ive had my unit since last thursday, ive watched 3 movies so far and a few clips so around 6-7 hours so far-but it seems ok (im in the uk).

Watched Real Steel earlier-so far its been the most impressive image-simply jaw dropping (the audio was decent to). Looking forward to puss in boots!
post #1447 of 9751
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Originally Posted by OzHDHT View Post

Man that's a real bummer for both you guys. Hope you get your replacements really soon.

Yeah, but I'm still loving the projector - it should be shipping tomorrow from Texas, so if I'm lucky end of the week or early next week.

Now I'm figuring out what size scope screen to install, and what material. I'm spoiled with the 2.8 High Power, so I'm getting samples of the 2.4 since the 2.8 is no longer available, as well as the SI BD 1.4 and 2.7, but I hear they suffer from some hotspotting and sparkles - neither of which afflict the HP 2.8
post #1448 of 9751
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Originally Posted by thrang View Post

Yeah, but I'm still loving the projector - it should be shipping tomorrow from Texas, so if I'm lucky end of the week or early next week.

Now I'm figuring out what size scope screen to install, and what material. I'm spoiled with the 2.8 High Power, so I'm getting samples of the 2.4 since the 2.8 is no longer available, as well as the SI BD 1.4 and 2.7, but I hear they suffer from some hotspotting and sparkles - neither of which afflict the HP 2.8

Thankfully, in the US you should get pretty decent turnaround for the replacement. Andreas sounds like he might have a bit of an issue in Scandinavia with limited avail.

You could really go with some serious screen size I'd imagine with the 2.4 even, let alone if the HP 2.8. With mine at a 14ft throw on to my 96" wide Studiotek 130, in my less than batcave (even at night) room I have to turn to low lamp to not get blown away with the brightness sitting at 12ft. It's one reason I've toyed going to 107" wide and even thought about whether I could get away with dropping to say Snomatt. Only issue is I do quite a bit of ambient light compromised viewing during diff times of the day and even, so I may be wise to stick with the 130 material.
post #1449 of 9751
I also still love the projector, the banding problems can only be seen when you are really close to the screen. I can not see it from seating distance, but a projector in ths pricerange should not have these problem...

I saw it first when I got up to the screen to check the focus and saw it in the Oppo 93 start screen, it is pink banding horisontaly on the white Oppo logo. And then I checked it closer and could see it really good in the Star Wars Episode 3 menu screen, I also notised it when I checked out King Kong. I saw it in the face of Naomi Watts in the start of the film, but did not think so much about it as this was before I saw it in the Oppo logo...
post #1450 of 9751
The Sony ES group is really on the ball. If there is something wrong with any ES unit, they replaceit during the first 90 days and do it on an advanced basis. They pay all shipping costs. If you have a problem you don't even have to involve your dealer. If anyone needs the phone number to call, just email me.

Yopu might have seen Tom H's earlier post. He left my place calling me names and hating me. Its not that I did anything wrong, this projector just is so much better than anything in its price class or below, it makes those unwatcheable. The Snomatt 100 elevates the performance further. My wife is now bagging me about hpow soon I can get one of these for ourselves. Usually, she says be happy with what you have. its really great. Not now. Its like a window to reality instead pf watching what is clearly video.

Bill R. Yours left today.
post #1451 of 9751
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Originally Posted by Andreas21 View Post

I also still love the projector, the banding problems can only be seen when you are really close to the screen. I can not see it from seating distance, but a projector in ths pricerange should not have these problem...

I saw it first when I got up to the screen to check the focus and saw it in the Oppo 93 start screen, it is pink banding horisontaly on the white Oppo logo. And then I checked it closer and could see it really good in the Star Wars Episode 3 menu screen, I also notised it when I checked out King Kong. I saw it in the face of Naomi Watts in the start of the film, but did not think so much about it as this was before I saw it in the Oppo logo...

While mine is not evident all the time, when it is visible it can be seen from my seat...
post #1452 of 9751
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 4 View Post

The Sony ES group is really on the ball. If there is something wrong with any ES unit, they replaceit during the first 90 days and do it on an advanced basis. They pay all shipping costs. If you have a problem you don't even have to involve your dealer. If anyone needs the phone number to call, just email me.

Yopu might have seen Tom H's earlier post. He left my place calling me names and hating me. Its not that I did anything wrong, this projector just is so much better than anything in its price class or below, it makes those unwatcheable. The Snomatt 100 elevates the performance further. My wife is now bagging me about hpow soon I can get one of these for ourselves. Usually, she says be happy with what you have. its really great. Not now. Its like a window to reality instead pf watching what is clearly video.

Bill R. Yours left today.

I'm trying to get a sample of the snomatte, but I don't see anyway I could drop to a 1.0 screen from my 2.8 gain, especially if I go 12 feet wide...
post #1453 of 9751
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 4 View Post

The Sony ES group is really on the ball. If there is something wrong with any ES unit, they replaceit during the first 90 days and do it on an advanced basis. They pay all shipping costs. If you have a problem you don't even have to involve your dealer. If anyone needs the phone number to call, just email me.

Yopu might have seen Tom H's earlier post. He left my place calling me names and hating me. Its not that I did anything wrong, this projector just is so much better than anything in its price class or below, it makes those unwatcheable. The Snomatt 100 elevates the performance further. My wife is now bagging me about hpow soon I can get one of these for ourselves. Usually, she says be happy with what you have. its really great. Not now. Its like a window to reality instead pf watching what is clearly video.

Bill R. Yours left today.

Mark, just trying to gain some screen material insights if you don't mind. With the setup you are using with the Snomatt screen, its dedicated theater room at AVS correct? I'm very tempted by what you are saying re the extra precision of screen material of the Snomatt 100, but concerned in my less than dedicated room with it's dark front and back walls, I would regret not having the small bit of gain the 130 provides at any times other than full lights out viewing? Particularly if I made the step up to 107" wide 1.78.

Speaking window to reality, I'm finding with the best 3D source material, I now get that affect with the 1000 as well and the sense of immersion makes it even more incredible.
post #1454 of 9751
I've got about 15 hours in on this bad boy since Saturday night and am blown away. My eyes had to get used to how bright and sharp it was, even after dialing down the brightness through various settings. My throw is 15 Feet, and screen is 112" 2.35:1 Carada brilliant white (about 90" 1.78:1). Seating is at 10 and 15 feet.

Blu-rays are unbelievable now. Almost flawless. Watched J. Edgar and Tower Heist and sampled a bunch of stuff I had like Avatar, Terminator Salvation, Incredible Hulk, Deadwood, Lion King 3D...amazing. Still in awe about the image I have in my house now.

Still working on HD TV through DirecTV though. Any ideas? I seem to get some motion judder on random channels (saw it in a basketball game on ABC, again on Eastbound and Down in the previews for next week, yesterday on AMCHD on Walking Dead). TV really seems to be hit or miss, and I'm ok with that if that's the way it is. But if anyone has any ideas how to sharpen it up and improve the random judder I'd love to hear it. Or just setting changes as you move from Blu-Ray to HDTV. I'm not a big fan of the Motion Enhancer look so that's really the only thing I'm not going to turn on (gives me a headache).

One thing about TV, where should my processor be set in terms of resolution? It doesn't have video pass through (until I get the 3d upgrade when it becomes available...just using dual hdmi runs now for 3d from my oppo 93) so I've always had it at 1080p/60 for all directv. Could that be having any affect on the judder or pic quality from the sat box? Just not sure if the anthem is doing something that isn't playing well with what the sony is doing in terms of scaling. Sorry if that's a newbie question, but as I said a few pages back on this thread, I've never had a home theater component this nice or powerful so its putting my brain through the paces.

I haven't seen anyone mention gaming, but I like to play Call of Duty, and got a little worried at first when trying it out on the 1000...then put it in Game Mode and it was perfect. This setting isn't really an option for gaming, but a necessity as far as I could tell.

As for my screen, I'm going to keep reading what people are saying about all the new stuff. I'm happy with mine and its kind of built into a wall so it will be semi difficult to change out....but now that I've gone to this level of projector I'm keeping my eyes open on that subject. I do like the idea of a 2.0 variable aspect and throw the speakers behind the screen but I'm out of money now so its probably gonna be the carada for a bit. I can't really imagine changing screens would improve my pic a lot as my screen is really neutral with a little gain, but the 1000 makes me think at some point I'm going to want something bigger (like 135 inch or so) so who knows. Just thought I'd post that in case anyone has any thoughts or has been through something similar.

All in all, thanks JoeRod, Adidino and a few others who pointed me in the right direction. This really only happened because the shortage of 95s had me waiting a month, and in the meanwhile I kept reading this thread along with the others. So, I guess you're all to blame for the lighter wallet!!! In all honesty though, this one is going to last me a long time and as far as I can see so far I'll be happy as hell that whole time.
post #1455 of 9751
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Originally Posted by mookie b View Post


I haven't seen anyone mention gaming, but I like to play Call of Duty, and got a little worried at first when trying it out on the 1000...then put it in Game Mode and it was perfect. This setting isn't really an option for gaming, but a necessity as far as I could tell.

I discussed my weekend experience, in particular with PS3 3D gaming a couple of days ago. I can add that I also ran the same game on Sunday night in Film mode 2 3D as configured for bluray viewing and it worked pretty well. Not as revealing of the PS3's resolution as it was in Game mode. A tad dimmer of course, but not unacceptably.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post21695567
post #1456 of 9751
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Originally Posted by OzHDHT View Post


I discussed my weekend experience, in particular with PS3 3D gaming a couple of days ago. I can add that I also ran the same game on Sunday night in Film mode 2 3D as configured for bluray viewing and it worked pretty well. Not as revealing of the PS3's resolution as it was in Game mode. A tad dimmer of course, but not unacceptably.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post21695567

It worked, it just wasn't as quick. It was as if the games sensitivity controls were lowered. Once i went to gaming mode it was back to normal. There's a lot going on in FPS, quick turns, and frame rate is essential.
post #1457 of 9751
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Originally Posted by thrang View Post

Yeah, but I'm still loving the projector - it should be shipping tomorrow from Texas, so if I'm lucky end of the week or early next week.

Now I'm figuring out what size scope screen to install, and what material. I'm spoiled with the 2.8 High Power, so I'm getting samples of the 2.4 since the 2.8 is no longer available, as well as the SI BD 1.4 and 2.7, but I hear they suffer from some hotspotting and sparkles - neither of which afflict the HP 2.8

I love the new HP 2.4 (had a 110x62 HP2.8) screen: it has all the good qualities of the older HP, just a bit less gain, but a bit wider field of vision. And I think it gives an even smoother pic than the older 2.8, which was already excellent in this regard.

My new HP2.4 is 144x72, so I don't think I would want to go with Mark's 1.0 gain screen. I like it bright (and it IS!).
post #1458 of 9751
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Originally Posted by mookie b View Post

It worked, it just wasn't as quick. It was as if the games sensitivity controls were lowered. Once i went to gaming mode it was back to normal. There's a lot going on in FPS, quick turns, and frame rate is essential.

I can see FPS being influenced in Game mode, hadn't thought of it being tuned for that aspect, only the brightness really. I haven't gotten back to try Resistance 3 with 1000, but that would be both a good test of responsiveness and lag in the display.
post #1459 of 9751
What all does game mode do? I understand that it reduces input lag... but why would other modes HAVE input lag if this can take it away so easily? Does it turn off the scaler or other functions?
post #1460 of 9751
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Originally Posted by millerwill View Post


I love the new HP 2.4 (had a 110x62 HP2.8) screen: it has all the good qualities of the older HP, just a bit less gain, but a bit wider field of vision. And I think it gives an even smoother pic than the older 2.8, which was already excellent in this regard.

My new HP2.4 is 144x72, so I don't think I would want to go with Mark's 1.0 gain screen. I like it bright (and it IS!).

What screen ratio is that? 144 scope width would be 61 high, 144 16:9 wide would be 81 high, unless my calculations are wrong...

Yeah I'm leaning to the 2.4 HP given how pleased I am with the 2.8 - I will have a sno matt and some si samples, so i'll see if the belief of better clarity with someting like the sno matt matters when compared to the high power material...
post #1461 of 9751
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Originally Posted by hifiaudio2 View Post

What all does game mode do? I understand that it reduces input lag... but why would other modes HAVE input lag if this can take it away so easily? Does it turn off the scaler or other functions?

I'm curious on this too. The random judder I was seeing on HDTV disappears in game mode. I just went back and forth on a few judder scenes to see game mode eliminate it. Soooo, if it doesn't turn off the scaler or other functions it would seem calibrating game mode might be a wise move for tv???
post #1462 of 9751
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Originally Posted by mookie b View Post

I'm curious on this too. The random judder I was seeing on HDTV disappears in game mode. I just went back and forth on a few judder scenes to see game mode eliminate it. Soooo, if it doesn't turn off the scaler or other functions it would seem calibrating game mode might be a wise move for tv???

Found the judder culprit after replaying scenes from a preview of the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Advanced Iris. When it's set to off, the judder goes away...that's what I was seeing when game mode was engaged.
post #1463 of 9751
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Originally Posted by mookie b View Post

I'm curious on this too. The random judder I was seeing on HDTV disappears in game mode. I just went back and forth on a few judder scenes to see game mode eliminate it. Soooo, if it doesn't turn off the scaler or other functions it would seem calibrating game mode might be a wise move for tv???

At the very least, game mode defaults to film mode off in the expert menu - when watching video sources, I noticed things like text crawls on the bottom of the screen would sometimes stutter with film mode on 1. Turning film mode to 2 or off eliminated this issue. So try a cinema mode but turn off film mode and see of the condition changes.
post #1464 of 9751
Hard to say, based on resolution only. On a really big screen, yes. But keep in mind 4k content isn't chroma subsampled to death as Blu-Ray is. Blu-Ray (4:2:0) is so artifact infected with this, it's unbelievable.
post #1465 of 9751
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Originally Posted by thrang View Post

What screen ratio is that? 144 scope width would be 61 high, 144 16:9 wide would be 81 high, unless my calculations are wrong...

Yeah I'm leaning to the 2.4 HP given how pleased I am with the 2.8 - I will have a sno matt and some si samples, so i'll see if the belief of better clarity with someting like the sno matt matters when compared to the high power material...

Yes, it is a 'hybrid' screen size: I got as wide a screen as my room can take (144"W), but didn't want my 16x9 pic to be restricted. So I do have a 144x61 2.35 pic (with a 'black bar' at the top, since I lens shift to bring the bottom of the pic to the bottom of the screen), and have a 126"x72" 16x9 pic, and use a 16" wide (by 72" H) masking panel on the side. And with the 1000, I actually use the '2.35 Zoom' aspect with HDTV to get a 17x9 pic that is 136"W x 72"H. Sitting ~ 11 ft from the screen, it is totally engrossing!

Look forward to hearing your comparison of the 1.0 SnoMatt compared to the HP2.4 screen material.
post #1466 of 9751
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Originally Posted by thrang View Post


At the very least, game mode defaults to film mode off in the expert menu - when watching video sources, I noticed things like text crawls on the bottom of the screen would sometimes stutter with film mode on 1. Turning film mode to 2 or off eliminated this issue. So try a cinema mode but turn off film mode and see of the condition changes.

Nice Thrang! I was just getting ready to post this. I discovered it was auto 1 on film mode, not the iris settings. I mistakenly had that on in my back and forth 30 min testing of the same scene.

With that off or on Auto 2, the film modes play just like the the game modes. And the stuttering on tv is gone.
post #1467 of 9751
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Originally Posted by millerwill View Post

that is 136"W x 72"H. Sitting ~ 11 ft from the screen, it is totally engrossing!
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pig!
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Originally Posted by adidino View Post

pig!

I confess.
post #1469 of 9751
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Originally Posted by thrang View Post

It is a known issue with the initial batch of units - Sony confirmed this to me that my SN fell into this range, so a new unit is being shipped tomorrow.

that's interesting, do you know what the S/N range is?
post #1470 of 9751
Another viewing day coming tomorrow. Can't wait.
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