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post #4381 of 4744
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Originally Posted by hunter306 View Post

I'm currently running this one from MonoPrice. It has some auto sensing (I say some, because it's not really auto sensing so much as sequentially rolling through the available input).
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=8462&seq=1&format=2
I haven't used it enough to give a really good review, but it's built very solid and supports 3d.

Thanks. I got the 4x1 switch from them for about 10 bucks more. Never had an issue with Monoprice. If I have any problems, I'll let everyone know. I don't see having more than 3 inputs anyway.
post #4382 of 4744
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Originally Posted by hv11225 View Post

my projector arrived last week. it got a new mainboard. now everything is fine ;-)
the firmewareversion didn´t change; it is still may 2012.

That's the latest revision.
post #4383 of 4744
I'm trying to mount my projector after a year of sitting on a table. A ceiling fan forces me to mount on the wall ....upside down to improve centration.
Mounted around 5 1/2 feet above the ground the image has "barrel-shaped distortion" which I'm trying to avoid. Keystone adjustment improves it, but also shortens the picture (looks 16x8 instead of 16x9). The PJ is adjusted 20-25 degrees tilted up to center on my 120" screen. Is the "barrel distortion" due to the tilt?
Is there any adjustment I can make to lower the projected image without tilting the mount? (so that the natural projection is "straight" rather than down)
It seems like the projector cannot be positioned at mid-distances ie 5-8 feet above the ground because of the natural angled projection. Can this be adjusted without tilting the projector? Thanks for any replys.
post #4384 of 4744
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Originally Posted by gigantor View Post

I'm trying to mount my projector after a year of sitting on a table. A ceiling fan forces me to mount on the wall ....upside down to improve centration.
Mounted around 5 1/2 feet above the ground the image has "barrel-shaped distortion" which I'm trying to avoid. Keystone adjustment improves it, but also shortens the picture (looks 16x8 instead of 16x9). The PJ is adjusted 20-25 degrees tilted up to center on my 120" screen. Is the "barrel distortion" due to the tilt?
Is there any adjustment I can make to lower the projected image without tilting the mount? (so that the natural projection is "straight" rather than down)
It seems like the projector cannot be positioned at mid-distances ie 5-8 feet above the ground because of the natural angled projection. Can this be adjusted without tilting the projector? Thanks for any replys.

The 9500 has lens shift, so yes. I don't have one, but IIRC it cannot be located directly screen center though. It has to be either below or above the screen center. With it upside down, it'll need to be above screen center also to avoid tilting.
post #4385 of 4744
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Originally Posted by gigantor View Post

I'm trying to mount my projector after a year of sitting on a table. A ceiling fan forces me to mount on the wall ....upside down to improve centration.
Mounted around 5 1/2 feet above the ground the image has "barrel-shaped distortion" which I'm trying to avoid. Keystone adjustment improves it, but also shortens the picture (looks 16x8 instead of 16x9). The PJ is adjusted 20-25 degrees tilted up to center on my 120" screen. Is the "barrel distortion" due to the tilt?
Is there any adjustment I can make to lower the projected image without tilting the mount? (so that the natural projection is "straight" rather than down)
It seems like the projector cannot be positioned at mid-distances ie 5-8 feet above the ground because of the natural angled projection. Can this be adjusted without tilting the projector? Thanks for any replys.

With a ceiling mount, the PJ really needs to be (ideally) 3" above the top of the viewable area of the screen. If that isn't possible, I suggest getting it as high as possible, use the lens shift, and tilt only as a last resort. With a ceiling mount, the PJ shoots down, so tilting up is probably the worst thing you can do. How far down from the ceiling is the fan? It doesn't seem like a fan near the top of the ceiling would cause too many problems, but if it hangs down fairly low, maybe you can rig up something to have it sit closer to the ceiling???

From where I sit it's hard to understand what the problem is because I don't have a lot of details. Also, for a 120" screen, the PJ should be maybe 14' from the screen. Look up Coderguy and use his calculator. I've found it to work well when I mounted my PJ.
post #4386 of 4744
hi guy,

any screenshot show how your acer h9500 projector look in a bat cave? as i planning to putting black velvet on my room side wall that is white to prevent reflection as currently when watching movie the top and bottom black bar are not totally black but grey.

Thanks
post #4387 of 4744
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Originally Posted by squall12 View Post

hi guy,

any screenshot show how your acer h9500 projector look in a bat cave? as i planning to putting black velvet on my room side wall that is white to prevent reflection as currently when watching movie the top and bottom black bar are not totally black but grey.

Thanks

They will never be black with the acer. Got to spend a little more to get there. You will see improvement by black out the walls and especially the ceiling around the screen.
post #4388 of 4744
any screenshot showing how your acer h9500bd projector in your room?

Thanks
post #4389 of 4744
InCali,
Thanks for the reply. I think the distance & height is causing the distiortion. My PJ is ~15 ft. mounted on a wall roughtly 5-10" above the ground. I'm gonna get my ladder & see if I can mount on the ceiling so I can bring it closer to 14 ft. My mount has an extension, so I may be able to work around the ceiling fan. BTW, I got my PJ back from Acer updated w/ the B03 firmware. I did notice an improved resolution via HDMI. NFL/NBA games in HD cable look noticebly clearer. Not a huge difference but nevertheless better. My mount had 8mm screws. Went to Lowe's & found the 16mm were too long...Got the 10mm--not much longer but given the fact the M3 screws are very small/thin, you want the longest possible.
post #4390 of 4744
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Originally Posted by gigantor View Post

InCali,
Thanks for the reply. I think the distance & height is causing the distiortion. My PJ is ~15 ft. mounted on a wall roughtly 5-10" above the ground. I'm gonna get my ladder & see if I can mount on the ceiling so I can bring it closer to 14 ft. My mount has an extension, so I may be able to work around the ceiling fan. BTW, I got my PJ back from Acer updated w/ the B03 firmware. I did notice an improved resolution via HDMI. NFL/NBA games in HD cable look noticebly clearer. Not a huge difference but nevertheless better. My mount had 8mm screws. Went to Lowe's & found the 16mm were too long...Got the 10mm--not much longer but given the fact the M3 screws are very small/thin, you want the longest possible.

Sure. 15 or 14 feet is fine for a 120" screen. You'll want to mount the PJ as high as possible up to about 3" above the top of the viewable area. Don't be fooled into thinking the picture goes up from the top of the lens. It basically shoots down from the lens. You can probably mount it about level with the bottom of the fan if the top of the screen is the same height. If the fan protrudes down from the top of the screen, yeah, you'll have to futz around with it. Good luck.
post #4391 of 4744
Well, after a discussion with newegg, my replacement is being packed up as we speak. Looks like they're return-shipping it Newegg 3-day, so I'll have it for the christmas holiday! smile.gif

Hoping for a better one this time around. I've been putting together my 5.1 setup in the room while the projector was away, going to be nice to bring the whole thing together.
post #4392 of 4744
I am still looking for inexpensive additional 3D glasses. I tried the PlayStation and those didn't work. Are the Optomas the only ones that anyone has gotten to work?
post #4393 of 4744
I have several pairs I got at Amazon.com
They work fine....they do lose sync when a 3d signal is not active. So you have to press the sync button when navigating thru 3d choices.


post #4394 of 4744
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Originally Posted by PLB View Post

I am still looking for inexpensive additional 3D glasses. I tried the PlayStation and those didn't work. Are the Optomas the only ones that anyone has gotten to work?

Dimensional Optics has some relatively inexpensive glasses, but have a bit of a yellow tint that I didn't like that much on the movie I was watching (Hugo). Of course, that's relative to the Acers which have a bluish tint. As I understand it, the Optomas don't fold (unless you buy the 201 series which are REALLY expensive and I don't know that they are even available), but are essentially the same as the Acer glasses with respect to light transmission.

I wrote an extensive review some months back. You can probably find it on my posts.

A couple of additions....I now have Avatar and Hugo and think Hugo is the best 3D cinematography I've seen. I had high hopes for "The Hobbit" (HFR) which I went to see today at the local (real) IMAX (not fake lie/miniMAX). I guess I'll have to wait until it comes out on blu ray because now I see ghosting when I'm not watching my Acer. It's not really annoying per se, but I notice it. The Hobbit had some really "beautiful" sets and scenery, but I noticed a sort of blurring during scenes which had a lot of movement. Whether it's a function of the filming or the whether I've become more sensitive to how films are projected I can't say.

I wish Peter Jackson wouldn't screw with the story lines so much, but I'm one of those people who knows that "Imladris" and "Moria" are Sindarin and Khazad-dum (aka Moria) is dwarvish. I won't bore you with Quenya and never understood Entish (burrarruumm or some such thing). The Hobbit was entertaining and filled in some key background info. Can't someone make a movie (esp one that I know well smile.gif) that follows the book????

Cheers folks. I wish you all a pleasant holiday season.
post #4395 of 4744
Hello guys,
My Acer was under repair for the new firmware. I have finally the b03 firmware but the pixel mapping issue is still there... The picture from my PC or my PS3 is not sharper like I saw on yours.
3D SBS is fixed in 50hz that is a good point.
post #4396 of 4744
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Originally Posted by bosko12 View Post

Hello guys,
My Acer was under repair for the new firmware. I have finally the b03 firmware but the pixel mapping issue is still there... The picture from my PC or my PS3 is not sharper like I saw on yours.
3D SBS is fixed in 50hz that is a good point.

Wow.....that's surprising. When you watch a blu ray disk, do you see a noticeable improvement? I ask because I could see that the picture was sharper just by looking at it when I got my upgrade. Are you SURE this isn't an issue related to the video from your PC? I don't use a PC, so I'm pretty ignorant about this sort of thing. I did, however, connect my Mac up via it's HDMI port and the picture was as sharp as Narsil.
post #4397 of 4744
Well Incali, I test the sharpness with PC and PS3. I also test it with the Acer lines with the installation menu ...
The motherboard haven't been changed. They probably just flash the projector
post #4398 of 4744
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Originally Posted by bosko12 View Post

Well Incali, I test the sharpness with PC and PS3. I also test it with the Acer lines with the installation menu ...
The motherboard haven't been changed. They probably just flash the projector

Did the SNID change? From what I can tell. most people got a new board (which meant a new SNID). I have a contact that may be able to help out. Are you in the US?
post #4399 of 4744
No I'm in France and the SNID didn't change.
post #4400 of 4744
Hello all. Just got my projector from NewEgg like many here. Sorry if this has been covered, but how do I tell if the firmware has been updated? I ordered a Elunevision reference 120" screen, which should be here next week and I'd like to get the PJ ready before mounting.
post #4401 of 4744
On your remote: power--left--left--menu (gets u to service menu)
Look for B03 May 2012
post #4402 of 4744
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Originally Posted by gigantor View Post

On your remote: power--left--left--menu (gets u to service menu)
Look for B03 May 2012

thanks
post #4403 of 4744
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Originally Posted by bosko12 View Post

No I'm in France and the SNID didn't change.

We have some other folks in France who I believe sent their PJs in and got a new SNID/board. You don't see any improvement in sharpness and the service menu says B03 May 2012? If so, I'd contact customer support. Sorry I can't be more help and think the other members from France can give better advice.
post #4404 of 4744
Thank you. That is exact. I have B03 May 2012 and I don't see any improvement except for 3D SBS.
post #4405 of 4744
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Originally Posted by chiefp View Post

thanks

Hey ChiefP. Did your projector from Newegg Have the ACER seals intact on the box, or were they all pre-cut? Let me know, I'm really curious about the newegg stock.

-Jim
post #4406 of 4744
I recently had to send my projector back because it would not power on, they said that there was a broken tab that has to deal with securing the bulb. They also updated the firmware.

There are a couple of observations. I do think the picture looks a little sharper. The dynamic iris was yo-yoing, pumping tremendously and was better after service menu adjustments. The one thing that has been bothering me is the handling of motion appears to have worsened. Blu-rays in 24fps have looked noticeably more jittery than usual, especially noted in Game of Thrones Season 1, disc 4, the first episode(7?).

Has anyone else noticed this?
post #4407 of 4744
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Originally Posted by CHUCKCHILLOUT View Post

I recently had to send my projector back because it would not power on, they said that there was a broken tab that has to deal with securing the bulb. They also updated the firmware.

There are a couple of observations. I do think the picture looks a little sharper. The dynamic iris was yo-yoing, pumping tremendously and was better after service menu adjustments. The one thing that has been bothering me is the handling of motion appears to have worsened. Blu-rays in 24fps have looked noticeably more jittery than usual, especially noted in Game of Thrones Season 1, disc 4, the first episode(7?).

Has anyone else noticed this?

Yes I have noticed this. I don't send my acer anything but 1080p60 courtesy of my receiver. I have seen cadence issues when sending in 1080 24 fps. I have also seen some pretty bad lag when having the dynamic iris on and smooth motion.
post #4408 of 4744
Personally, I would rather have it the way it was, bad motion handling drives me nuts and I can always see it. Does it bother you?
post #4409 of 4744
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Originally Posted by hunter306 View Post

Hey ChiefP. Did your projector from Newegg Have the ACER seals intact on the box, or were they all pre-cut? Let me know, I'm really curious about the newegg stock.
-Jim

Hunter306, I can't speak for ChiefP and I didn't see a reply to your post, but my 'new' unit from newegg had all the seals broken on it. After reading this thread it seemed like that was normal coming from newegg with this projector so I didn't worry too much. Turn it on for the first time though and it had a pretty bad yellow streak across the bottom of the image that wouldn't ever go away. It was so bad that I'm hoping that newegg isn't confusing returns with new stock or even worse, if Acer is shipping out customer returns as 'new' units to stores after they get updated firmware. We'll see tomorrow when my new one arrives if I get a good one as a replacement and if it also has it's seals broken. Fingers crossed.
post #4410 of 4744
hi cbs9646 - I'm giving Newegg this last chance to send me a decent one. I completely agree with you, my first had all 3 seals broken when I pulled it in from the porch. Very odd, for a brand-new unit. I assumed it was because the units had to be upgraded (Firmware) but I have no idea if that was true.

With that being said, I did see your comments regarding the orange dark spot at the bottom... That's a very interesting problem. My first was also problematic starting, but the picture was very true once I tuned the colors so I was QUITE hesitant to let it go. I'm hoping to get lucky on the next one, I hope you also end up with a good one.

Last comment, I spoke with newegg's return department and tried to get them to issue a refund. They absolutely REFUSED and would not discuss the issue. Just seems like poor customer service... I should have read more carefully before ordering -- I probably would have ended up with an Epson. If this one is bad, I'm not taking it up with newegg, I'll speak with the credit card company.
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