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post #1531 of 1982
Hockeytown Fan . . .

I'd vote for grills off myself. Both on or off look great . . . I just like the "industrial" look with the grills removed.

Awesome looking room! You have a great set up . . . nice too see you are a Yamaha man too. I've always found they give a great bang for the buck. Don't let too many friends and neighbors know about your home theater . . . otherwise you'll have a line up 'round the block and demands for "private screenings".

What screen size and make do you have? I'm looking to get a screen within the next few weeks. When I'm in NYC in a couple of weeks, I might see what B&H offers. I was planning on a white 135" screen with a gain of 1:1. I've read that (especially for 3D) that 135" might be a bit big for acceptable brightness. I think 120" should do me fine.

I wonder how many folks spend a ton on, let's say, 55" flat panels that take up a pretty big foot print in a room. If a lot of folks could see what entry level projection can do these days in terms of a great HUGE image with little footprint taken up, I bet a lot more projectors like the 3010 would be in a lot more homes than are now.

Thanks for posting the pics!

Just let the folks here at the forum know when we should drop by to watch the game!

Ian
post #1532 of 1982
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Originally Posted by teeger View Post

Hockeytown Fan . . .

I'd vote for grills off myself. Both on or off look great . . . I just like the "industrial" look with the grills removed.

Awesome looking room! You have a great set up . . . nice too see you are a Yamaha man too. I've always found they give a great bang for the buck. Don't let too many friends and neighbors know about your home theater . . . otherwise you'll have a line up 'round the block and demands for "private screenings".

What screen size and make do you have? I'm looking to get a screen within the next few weeks. When I'm in NYC in a couple of weeks, I might see what B&H offers. I was planning on a white 135" screen with a gain of 1:1. I've read that (especially for 3D) that 135" might be a bit big for acceptable brightness. I think 120" should do me fine.

I wonder how many folks spend a ton on, let's say, 55" flat panels that take up a pretty big foot print in a room. If a lot of folks could see what entry level projection can do these days in terms of a great HUGE image with little footprint taken up, I bet a lot more projectors like the 3010 would be in a lot more homes than are now.

Thanks for posting the pics!

Just let the folks here at the forum know when we should drop by to watch the game!

Ian

Thanks man, I'm really proud of my setup and have put countless hours/weeks/months perfecting it! I LOVE my Yamaha gear and wouldn't consider any other brand unless this stuff dies and I get a sweetheart of a deal on some Ultra high end gear. The only part of my audio system thats Not Yamaha is my primary sub and my surround backs, those three speakers are klipsch. My secondary sub. fronts, center and surrounds are all Yahama NS Series with the Yamaha Piano finish.

My screen is a Vapex tab tension electric 120 inch. http://www.visualapex.com/Projector-...er=VAPEX9120TN. Honestly, this screen is Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The Gain is 1.1 and the surface is Cinema White. There are a couple High End electronics boutiques here in the metro Detroit area, I went there and did a lot of research on projectors and screens. Looked at Drapers, Carada, Da Lite and Elite screens in action. None of them carried the Vapex screen but they all basically said the same thing about it... That it was Awesome. After owning it for about 3 months now, Its Outstanding! I highly recommend it like they recommended it to me.

I have a 50 inch 3D plasma hanging behind my screen (reason I bought an electric screen) the bugger was about a grand WITHOUT the glasses! I'll put it this way... My screen hasn't been raised in about 3 months now lol. No one wants to watch the plasma, for the same reason they don't wanna watch our 65 inch RPTV either... It looks too small now that they watched the Projector Haha.

As far as watching the Game here... Unfortunately My Detroit Red Wings were Eliminated from the playoffs pretty quick this year

Again, Thanks for the complements! I encourage the rest of you to post some pictures of your Awesome Rooms!
post #1533 of 1982
^^
Speaker grills ON. and turn down back speakers like the surround ones, a bit towards sitting area.
post #1534 of 1982
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Originally Posted by mankhan View Post

^^
Speaker grills ON. and turn down back speakers like the surround ones, a bit towards sitting area.

I've actually been meaning on doing that, I need to buy new mounts so I can pivot them. I can still hear them quite well but I know it would be better sound field with them pointing down. My surround speakers have the mounts and are pointing down, its just the surround backs that are not. I figured most blu rays are still 5.1 that the (side) surround were more important to pivot until I can remember to buy more mounts lol.
post #1535 of 1982
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Originally Posted by teeger View Post

I'm looking to get a screen within the next few weeks. When I'm in NYC in a couple of weeks, I might see what B&H offers. I was planning on a white 135" screen with a gain of 1:1. I've read that (especially for 3D) that 135" might be a bit big for acceptable brightness. I think 120" should do me fine.Ian

I use 135" screen Da-Lite with 1:3 gain, its an old screen which i was using for my previous projectors for last 5-6 years. 2D of 3010 is perfect but i think 3D needs more brightness/contrast. I think its better to try 120" to get best 3D.
post #1536 of 1982
Folks watched yogi bear 3d on 3010 yesterday and have to say this is a demo quality material. While the story itself is nothing to brag about, the movie is rich with bright vibrant colors with incredible depth and insane popout moments !

The scene where the boat lands on the branch looking down a deep waterfall is simply amazing....and the turtle sticking its tongue all the way onto my 10ft room is crazy cool !

Also watched Harold and kumar and it too had insane pop out moments shamelessly sprinkled everywhere and the 3r is very well made...the story is not my cup if tea but I wonder why can't the big budget 3d movies like underworld and resident evil learn some basics on 3d from these less known but very well done moves ?
post #1537 of 1982
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Originally Posted by falafala View Post

Folks watched yogi bear 3d on 3010 yesterday and have to say this is a demo quality material. While the story itself is nothing to brag about, the movie is rich with bright vibrant colors with incredible depth and insane popout moments !

The scene where the boat lands on the branch looking down a deep waterfall is simply amazing....and the turtle sticking its tongue all the way onto my 10ft room is crazy cool !

Also watched Harold and kumar and it too had insane pop out moments shamelessly sprinkled everywhere and the 3r is very well made...the story is not my cup if tea but I wonder why can't the big budget 3d movies like underworld and resident evil learn some basics on 3d from these less known but very well done moves ?

very well said. Totally agreed. Both movies put you on edge on 3D pop out technology and amazingly without any crosstalk/ghosting. I wish too high budget movie makers should stop being miser and should think of really entertaining people in terms of real 3D and if they made such 3D movies, i believe profit would be their's.
post #1538 of 1982
C'Mon guys... Post some pictures of your awesome set ups! even if its still a work in progress.
post #1539 of 1982
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Originally Posted by EvilAlwaysWins View Post

Having a slight issue with my 3010. It is working but I am hearing a noise from the unit. Almost sounds like a harddrive running hard. Could there be a fan on the inside making the noise?

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Originally Posted by Hockeytown Fan View Post

nah, not the fan. you have the IRIS on and thats a normal sound mostly. some have had it really loud and thats defective but if it only sounds like a hard drive then that sounds normal. if it bothers you, hit the IRIS button on your controller and turn it off. If you have more then 500 hours on your lamp you really don't need that on anyways.

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Originally Posted by EvilAlwaysWins View Post

Hey thanks it is quiet now. Projector works great and the 3d is awesome.

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Originally Posted by hh22166 View Post

Having a slight issue with my 3010. It is working but I am hearing a noise from the unit. Almost sounds like a harddrive running hard. Could there be a fan on the inside making the noise?

This...

Edit: wait a minute... Two different user names asking the same question... Word for word even.. huh?
post #1540 of 1982
Having a slight issue with my 3010. It is working but I am hearing a noise from the unit. Almost sounds like a harddrive running hard. Could there be a fan on the inside making the noise?
post #1541 of 1982
Having a slight issue with my 3010. It is working but I am hearing a noise from the unit. Almost sounds like a harddrive running hard. Could there be a fan on the inside making the noise?
post #1542 of 1982
and what that means, Hockeytown Fan, you caught someone han??? good observation and memory.
post #1543 of 1982
Hi everyone. I posted that question first about the noise. Not sure what's going on.
post #1544 of 1982
Hi everyone. I posted that question first about the noise. Not sure what's going on.
post #1545 of 1982
Does anyone have any info. about charging the Sony PlayStation 3D glasses?

I just picked up a pair for $50.00 to try out with my Epson. They work great! In fact, I found in testing them that the VERY MINOR ghosting I see on a couple of 3D titles is even less aparent than with the Epson glasses.

Question: Is it okay to charge the Sony's with a 5 volt / 1000 MhA USB wall charger? The glasses suggest that the MhA rating is 100 MhA. I don't own a PlayStation gaming system - just the glasses. The Sony glasses are designed to be charge by plugging them in to the USB port on the PlayStation console. I assume the output USB voltage found on the PlayStation would be 5 volts -- but I don't know what amperage the PlayStation outputs via its USB. Does any know?

I just bought a 300 MhA USB charger, that I figure would be a lot safer to use than my 1000 MhA charger.. Lastly, does anyone know what kind of voltage / amperage a PC's USB port would output? I can always charge the glasses this way, if there isn't too much juice flowing into the glasses from my computer.

As someone else once posted, the Sony glasses have a much warmer color temperature than the Epson's - which is fine. And the glasses are SLIGHTLY darker than the Epson's - but not by much.

Personally, I prefer a disposable battery option vs. rechargeable glasses. Sony suggests in its very brief enclosed instructions that the internal rechargeable battery is NOT replaceable. This kind of sucks - because as we all know rechargeable batteries don't necessarily have a very long useful life . . . so these glasses could be more expensive than one would expect.

Sooooooooooooo, if anyone has any idea of a safe way to charge these suckers (without using the PlayStation itself to charge), please let me know.

Thanks . . .

Ian
post #1546 of 1982
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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

Hi everyone. I posted that question first about the noise. Not sure what's going on.

Sorry- couldn't help myself. smile.gif
post #1547 of 1982
The ampacity rating on a charger is a MAXIMUM load, the ampacity rating on a load is MINIMUM amount required.

To charge the glasses, use any charger rated 100ma or greater.
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Originally Posted by teeger View Post

Does anyone have any info. about charging the Sony PlayStation 3D glasses?


I just picked up a pair for $50.00 to try out with my Epson. They work great! In fact, I found in testing them that the VERY MINOR ghosting I see on a couple of 3D titles is even less aparent than with the Epson glasses.


Question: Is it okay to charge the Sony's with a 5 volt / 1000 MhA USB wall charger? The glasses suggest that the MhA rating is 100 MhA. I don't own a PlayStation gaming system - just the glasses. The Sony glasses are designed to be charge by plugging them in to the USB port on the PlayStation console. I assume the output USB voltage found on the PlayStation would be 5 volts -- but I don't know what amperage the PlayStation outputs via its USB. Does any know?


I just bought a 300 MhA USB charger, that I figure would be a lot safer to use than my 1000 MhA charger.. Lastly, does anyone know what kind of voltage / amperage a PC's USB port would output? I can always charge the glasses this way, if there isn't too much juice flowing into the glasses from my computer.


As someone else once posted, the Sony glasses have a much warmer color temperature than the Epson's - which is fine. And the glasses are SLIGHTLY darker than the Epson's - but not by much.


Personally, I prefer a disposable battery option vs. rechargeable glasses. Sony suggests in its very brief enclosed instructions that the internal rechargeable battery is NOT replaceable. This kind of sucks - because as we all know rechargeable batteries don't necessarily have a very long useful life . . . so these glasses could be more expensive than one would expect.


Sooooooooooooo, if anyone has any idea of a safe way to charge these suckers (without using the PlayStation itself to charge), please let me know.


Thanks . . .


Ian
post #1548 of 1982
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Originally Posted by psg View Post

The ampacity rating on a charger is a MAXIMUM load, the ampacity rating on a load is MINIMUM amount required.
To charge the glasses, use any charger rated 100ma or greater.

Hey, PSG . . .

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer this question. I've looked this up on Sony's site, and contacted their PlayStation support by phone for an answer -- and they have no idea about their own specs or what to suggest regarding USB charging. Go figure?

Now that I know that the 1000 mAh should work, I'll go for it.

Thanks again . . .

Ian
post #1549 of 1982
Is there any way to increase pop out effects in 3010 using Epson glasses or Monsters glasses. If Monster Glasses has this setting to increase pop out effects then what are the settings. Thanks for posting you answer.
post #1550 of 1982
Hi guys - I recently got the Epson 3010.. mostly using it for movies, very little gaming. It's a good projector overall at least at this pricepoint. But having a lot of trouble with the 3D emitter - it is blocking all my other component remotes. The projector sits in front of me on a table and projects on to a retractable screen in front of my tv. I have an Onkyo 709 receiver and an Oppo 93 blu-ray player, and it's such a pain to turn off 3D everytime I want to do something simple like raise the volume! Bought a logitech harmony remote in hopes of working around this, no luck there.

So Epson customer service tells me that since I have the projector in front of me on a table it is blocking other IR devices. If I mount it from the ceiling it's going to work - so tried it and it doesn't work either. Only other option that I can think of is the external 3D emitter. Has anyone had this problem, and did the 3D emitter fix it? Is there any other solution that I am missing? I have tried searching on the forum and google, but haven't found anything concrete. Any help is appreciated!

thanks!
post #1551 of 1982
For those who have enabled the LCD alignment grid, have you noticed that the vertical white lines in the grid on the right side of your image look softer and less defined than those on the left and toward the middle? My first 3010 had a definite flaw with sharpness . . . and the replacements (3 in total) have had very good sharp images . . . but the right side on all of them isn't as good. Since it's in each of the units I've seen, I wonder if it's simply a byproduct or limitation of the 3 chip LCD technology.

At first I thought the blue LCD was out of alignment . . . and maybe it is. I can't get it looking better when trying to align the blue LCD panel (it looks more like softness than misalignment). In fact, I really don't get HOW one is supposed to work with the LCD alignment. I've noticed that I can't easily see the red or the blue lines clearly fall exactly where they should to know when it's perfect (or closer to it than out-of-box). Also, when I move the little alignment box / cursor around the grid to "touch up" a different section of the image, I sometimes see that a small red "cross-hair" displays in the middle of the box. What does this mean? Why does it display sometimes and not always?

I love the 3010 and the image it produces. I've just had a bit of bad luck getting a couple of units that have different issues . . . mainly focus and one VERY noisy iris. Frankly, each 3010 has its own personality . . . it's interesting how one seems so different from the other in terms of noise and even picture performance.

Ian
post #1552 of 1982
My case is other way round. ON my 3010 grid the right side of the image/lines are sharper and clearer then the image on the left side. I use HTPC and on the desktop I can see that right side of the image is sharp and left side is not sharp or as if out of focus. But when i play any movie i see no such difference and whole screen is sharp and defined. Or may be this is how i feel. It is strange and I am unable to figure out how is this even possible. Alignment is a difficult task and I believe that we cannot align 100% using our eyes as there must be some device to be used in Epson facility to make LCD aligned and then remove this option from the menu.
post #1553 of 1982
So, I've been on the fence about buying the 3010, amazon has a pretty good price right now and I have some gift cards. I currently have an 8100 that just eats bulbs. Has anyone had bulb issues w/ the 3010 or have they worked that out? Will a new model be out soon? For the current price, I may just take the plunge.
post #1554 of 1982
One more thing, does anyone know if Amazon is considered an authorized dealer? Would hate to have any issues and Epson not honor the warranty...
post #1555 of 1982
Oh Shiz,
That is a good price at amazon.
All the talk about 3D ghosting with LCD's is the only thing that holds me back.
Is the issue over blow on the forums ?
For those that had 3D TV's, is 3D on this projector better than a TV ? Even a DLP TV ?
post #1556 of 1982
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Originally Posted by The big picture View Post

Oh Shiz,
That is a good price at amazon.
All the talk about 3D ghosting with LCD's is the only thing that holds me back.
Is the issue over blow on the forums ?
For those that had 3D TV's, is 3D on this projector better than a TV ? Even a DLP TV ?

The 3010 here shows no crosstalk or ghosting when playing 3D material from a Panasonic 220 or the same videos ripped to a WHS in half SBS format.
Since this is my only 3D display I cannot comment on DLP.
Edited by catmother - 6/15/12 at 3:23pm
post #1557 of 1982
Quote:
Originally Posted by The big picture View Post

Oh Shiz,
That is a good price at amazon.
All the talk about 3D ghosting with LCD's is the only thing that holds me back.
Is the issue over blow on the forums ?
For those that had 3D TV's, is 3D on this projector better than a TV ? Even a DLP TV ?

The 3D is better than the Panasonic VT50 I just returned for this. No regrets!!!
post #1558 of 1982
Finally Got my 3010 I really am pretty blown away for the most part.

Thanks to FalaFala sending me a link to this thread

This is a thread I started with my review and initial impressions and a few settings Ive used.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1414941/epson-3010-vs-sanyo-plv-z5-or-z700-1080hd#post_22153364
post #1559 of 1982
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Originally Posted by Deez Sweet Nutz View Post

Finally Got my 3010 I really am pretty blown away for the most part.
Thanks to FalaFala sending me a link to this thread
This is a thread I started with my review and initial impressions and a few settings Ive used.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1414941/epson-3010-vs-sanyo-plv-z5-or-z700-1080hd#post_22153364[/quote

Thanks for posting your review and some settings suggestions. It's great to hear that others are also enjoying their Epson 3010's. Awesome.

The thread has been really quiet lately, which I guess means that folks are busy loving their 3010's and watching lots of great content.

Ian
post #1560 of 1982
Too bad there is hardly any activity on 3010 !

The Acer h9500bd is awash with people going crazy with some blurring and bad acer support!

I didnt want to go through this pain with defective units and hence went with Epson ! May be everyone here is having jolly good time and have nothing to worry or complain about smile.gif
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