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Originally Posted by mdrew View Post

I found the MV glasses thread. There does apear to be some issues with the battery and MV is no longer making the glasses. Not sure if I want to head down the road of no product support.

What would be the next best choice for RF glasses?. I think I would like glasses with a larger frame that does not reduce brightness too much.
Optoma and VIP still sell these glasses (they're actually made by Bit Cauldron), and there are fewer folks experiencing problems with those (although there are still some that seem to have come from the bad batch).

Bit Cauldron does have some new glasses out though.
http://www.bitcauldron.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=98&Itemid=66


Max
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Thank you.
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New owner smile.gif I received my B-stock on Friday to replace the RS-1 I bought over 5 years ago - this is just my fourth projector in nearly 15 years, which I know is more like a weekend's supply for some here!

First thoughts: really impressed with the sharpness and lack of "murkiness" compared to the RS-1 (and I had done the pencil/cloth cleaning trick). I just tweaked a couple of settings per the recommended here, and set white/black. I'll be checking what CalMan measures, and doing the autocal with my Radiance to adjust any anomalies tonight. All I had chance to watch was some TV, but it was a considerably better experience than the RS-1.

BTW everything shown in SOWK's review came with this unit too, except batteries for the remote. So two pairs of glasses and a USB charger for them. The box itself wasn't original but a generic "Sony Refurbishment" box with those plastic covered spray foam blocks formed around the projector instead of Styrofoam. The box had no rattles, so that worked very well.

Just a note on my install: My ceiling mount is about 16' back from a 2.37:1 128" (~ 100" for 16:9) screen, and I use a Panamorph UH-480 with their AK8Pro-L plate. I had researched when I joined the 95 b-stock wait list, and thankfully the plate does have the right mounting holes and so that saved $500 (one of the reasons I'm not concerned about no longer getting an RS-4810. The price diff, a new plate and the cost of glasses for 6 would have been about 50% more than the 95 cost me). With the mount depth I knew I was going to be close on the throw range, but thankfully min zoom results in an image about 2" inside the screen - pretty close to the edge, but thankfully no need to move the mount!

Now to finish the cal and go watch a lot!
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Hi,

I just recieved my B stock on Friday, 0hrs on the lamp but had about 82 hrs on the projector when I went into the service menu.
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For those that have picked up their b-stock units from AVS how is the convergence on them?
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Blue was a couple of pixels out both horizontally and vertically, but a couple of clicks and in the menu and it was almost perfectly aligned. A touch of CA in blue remained with my nose to the screen, but not visible 2' feet away (and blue isn't an issue from what I've read here anyway).
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Originally Posted by dlinsley View Post

Blue was a couple of pixels out both horizontally and vertically, but a couple of clicks and in the menu and it was almost perfectly aligned. A touch of CA in blue remained with my nose to the screen, but not visible 2' feet away (and blue isn't an issue from what I've read here anyway).

Thx - I am getting my unit delivered in the new year.
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Here's a simple question, I hope. I have been using my VW95ES with lens shift for the past year. How can I change the settings so that I know I'm using no lens shift at all? What is the indication of true center?
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Originally Posted by mdrew View Post

I'm having some 3D glasses issues. I was hoping someone could point me in the right troubleshooting direction??
I'll also add that I have resisted 3D until today as I don't particularly enjoy gimmicks where someone or something is always trying to poke my eye out.... But, initial impressions are that I wish I wouldn't have been so stubborn. The image on my one and only 3D blu-ray (John Carter) is quite impressive...
I am using a Lumagen XS. Part of the resistance to 3D was I didn't want to spend the $500 to get the 3D upgrade key. Damn that hurt.
So anyway, every time I move my head up or down, the image goes all whacky. I think that possibly my HE lens might be interfering with the emitter, but I don't know exactly where it is. Could that be part of the problem? If there a remote emitter available, assuming the lens is in the way?
Also, I need some more glasses. It looks like the Monster vision glasses are the ones to get. $70 a peice seams pretty expensive to me, are they worth it?? When you buy the "kit", do you only get one pair of glasses with the emiter?

A newer version of what was branded as he Monster Vision glasses are available. I got mine here:

http://www.curtpalme.com/RFGlasses.shtm

HOWEVER, I am using the emitter that came with my Monster Vision glasses. I don't know if the new one will work in the same way. Might be worth asking them.

The glasses themselves are improved insofar as they are lighter, and I haven't had any issues holding charge. 2 out of 4 of my MV3D's had that issue, which prompted this little experiment a few months ago.

I may at some point try swapping in the new emitter and see if it still works for converting the IR to RF.

CDJay
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Originally Posted by CDJayRFU View Post

A newer version of what was branded as he Monster Vision glasses are available. I got mine here:
http://www.curtpalme.com/RFGlasses.shtm
HOWEVER, I am using the emitter that came with my Monster Vision glasses. I don't know if the new one will work in the same way. Might be worth asking them.
The glasses themselves are improved insofar as they are lighter, and I haven't had any issues holding charge. 2 out of 4 of my MV3D's had that issue, which prompted this little experiment a few months ago.
I may at some point try swapping in the new emitter and see if it still works for converting the IR to RF.
CDJay

Thanks. Good price for the glasses, but $20 for shipping and handling?? Does Amazon or J&R carry these? Didn't see them there.
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Just in case anyone else experiences this. I have a 95ES with about 850 hours on it. Over the last few weeks I noticed that faces began to blur. Regular stationary graphics seemed to be fine but whenever there were faces, they seemd to blur or move and not in sequence with thier facial boundaries.

So I started to adjust things, thinking that one of the adjustable parameters on the DVDO Edge or the Darbee or the projector had somehow gotten out of whack. Nothing seemed to affect this blurring. So I went ahead and bought a new bulb and installed it and low and behold, everything sharpened right back up and now there is no blurring of faces and actually everything is sharper, just like it was when I first got it, 850 hours ago.

Anyway, if you experience something like this, a new bulb may be the answer.
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You don't mention if this happened with a broadcast signal or a dvd movie but I'll share this. A few yrs ago when tv stations were making the switch to HD format it wasn't unusual at all to see your local anchors face in a defocused image. Even as they moved across the screen only their faces were soft focused. Quite disturbing to me. Definately a manipulated image at the source studio and no doubt due to their fear of being shown with wrinkles and skin imperfections.
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Originally Posted by CDJayRFU View Post

A newer version of what was branded as he Monster Vision glasses are available. I got mine here:
http://www.curtpalme.com/RFGlasses.shtm
HOWEVER, I am using the emitter that came with my Monster Vision glasses. I don't know if the new one will work in the same way. Might be worth asking them.
The glasses themselves are improved insofar as they are lighter, and I haven't had any issues holding charge. 2 out of 4 of my MV3D's had that issue, which prompted this little experiment a few months ago.
I may at some point try swapping in the new emitter and see if it still works for converting the IR to RF.
CDJay

Thank you. They look smaller. Are they?
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Hey guys,
I'm having a small issue with VPL-95Es projector that I very recently bought. I have projector connected with Receiver using 1.4 High speed HDMI in output and PS3 is connected to receiver using 1.3 HDMI in input. Most of times, projector doesn't detect the device connected until I unplug HDMI cable from output port behid Receiver and connect it back. I have tried restarting Receiver, PS3 and projector as well but projector shows only blue screen until I manually unplug out HDMI cable and plug it back in.

Has anyone faced this issue?
post #3315 of 3559
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Originally Posted by dryeye View Post

You don't mention if this happened with a broadcast signal or a dvd movie but I'll share this. A few yrs ago when tv stations were making the switch to HD format it wasn't unusual at all to see your local anchors face in a defocused image. Even as they moved across the screen only their faces were soft focused. Quite disturbing to me. Definately a manipulated image at the source studio and no doubt due to their fear of being shown with wrinkles and skin imperfections.

I understand your comment, but I have been watching HD TV since September of 98 and this was on all sources, and did not look uniform but was mainly focused or rather defocused the area around the mouth and eyes, the moving parts of the human face. It was very much like pixelation and very annoying.

And for the other gentleman, I was not aware of any warranty on the bulb, but when I put the new one in, I was amazed at how good the picture had become once again. The price of the new bulb for the 95ES was less than half of what it cost for a bulb for either of my last two projectors. So my point was if anyone else sees this annoying behavior, you might want to try buying a new bulb first, instead of chasing ghosts like I did thru three separate devices.
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Originally Posted by SherazNJ View Post

Hey guys,
I'm having a small issue with VPL-95Es projector that I very recently bought. I have projector connected with Receiver using 1.4 High speed HDMI in output and PS3 is connected to receiver using 1.3 HDMI in input. Most of times, projector doesn't detect the device connected until I unplug HDMI cable from output port behid Receiver and connect it back. I have tried restarting Receiver, PS3 and projector as well but projector shows only blue screen until I manually unplug out HDMI cable and plug it back in.
Has anyone faced this issue?

Just a quick note, I don't have the VW95 bur right now I have the same issue with my Panasonic DMP-BDT320 Blu-Ray player outputting vide directly to my JVC-RS45 projector. It's an HDMI handshake issue I believe. I still have to troubleshoot when I get a chance but I found the changing the HDMI input and back to the correct one "fixes" the problem as well. At least this is easier than unplugging the HDMI cable and back it. Likely changing the timing on when powering on the devices may help or fix the problem.
post #3317 of 3559
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It's an HDMI handshake issue I believe. I still have to troubleshoot when I get a chance but I found the changing the HDMI input and back to the correct one "fixes" the problem as well.

I did change HDMI input but it didn't work. I first changed on projector from HDMI1 (right intput) to HDMI2 and then back to HDMI1. Then I changed on receiver and no luck.
I'm using 1.4 fast speed HDMI.
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Also on first page of this thread where all we have links to all the reviews suggests best settings but also missing best 3D settings
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Suggested Settings for best 3D picture:
...Soon...

My current settings:
Room: pitch dark (complete light control)
Screen: 130" StudioTek 130 with 1.3 gain
Sitting and projector distance 18.8 ft.

for 2D, I'll follow what's defined on first page of this thread but need 3D suggestions
Suggestions for 3D please?
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Start up sequence can make a difference sometimes. Mine prefers to start up with cable on, not the PS3, for example. Also, I suggest experimenting with different HDMI cables especially for the longest cable. It's sometimes hit and miss on long runs.
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I have heard today that a successor of the Sony VPL-VW95ES will be shown at the ISE in Amsterdam in January.eek.gif
This is a big news for many of us who are waiting the next model from Sony,and very curious how will stand against the new JVC models.
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Originally Posted by maximus74 View Post

I have heard today that a successor of the Sony VPL-VW95ES will be shown at the ISE in Amsterdam in January.eek.gif
This is a big news for many of us who are waiting the next model from Sony,and very curious how will stand against the new JVC models.

Great. Can wait to see the first reviews. This one may be my next projector biggrin.gif
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by maximus74 View Post

I have heard today that a successor of the Sony VPL-VW95ES will be shown at the ISE in Amsterdam in January.eek.gif
This is a big news for many of us who are waiting the next model from Sony,and very curious how will stand against the new JVC models.

Do you have a link ? Cannot find any reference for that on the web...
post #3323 of 3559
Hi,Rick

I don't have a link,me too i try ed to find on the Internet to verify this information.
I know this from a very reliable sources,who work in this business.
He stated that this projector will hit the market in March or April.
Soon will be able to hear some news about that.
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Originally Posted by maximus74 View Post

I have heard today that a successor of the Sony VPL-VW95ES will be shown at the ISE in Amsterdam in January.eek.gif
This is a big news for many of us who are waiting the next model from Sony,and very curious how will stand against the new JVC models.

Interesting! I will be looking for this, have a VW85 now and thinking of upgrading to either VW95 or the successor.
post #3325 of 3559
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Originally Posted by mdrew View Post

Thank you. They look smaller. Are they?

I wouldn't say smaller, if anything the lens' themselves are slightly larger. They *are* more streamlined and considerably lighter though. I had initial concerns about people already wearing glasses, but it turned out to be fine (for everyone, so far)

If you already have some MV3D/BC5000's it's probably not a "must have" upgrade, unless you have issues with holding charge like 2 out of 4 of mine did. They are better though. Anyone who is going to get new glasses should be skipping right over the old versions, that's for sure!

CDJay
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Thanks again Jay. As I only have the glasses that came with the machine, I am looking to buy four pairs of RF glasses. I will give these a try.
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Any word from CES about a VW95 replacement? Speaking of CES, where are the posts about any new projectors in general (not just Sony) - didn't see anything in browsing the forums?
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Originally Posted by lovingdvd View Post

Any word from CES about a VW95 replacement? Speaking of CES, where are the posts about any new projectors in general (not just Sony) - didn't see anything in browsing the forums?

There is not going to be a replacement for the VW95ES announced at CES. I think that will not happen until the fall.
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Hi Lovingdvd,

Could you share your 3D settings with us?

I am using the default settings, but feel the picture is not bright enough even on my 1.7 gain screen and the color is not as vivid as expected. Is Dynamic mode good for 3D? What color temp and gamma do you use for 3D? I was told that a low gamma (say 2.0 or even 1.8) can make the picture look brighter, which is supposed to good for 3D viewing. Lastly, do you make any adjustment in RGB. Thanks a lot.

Lastly, I confirm that ghosting gets less, significantly less, after 30 minutes warm up of the projector.
post #3330 of 3559
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Originally Posted by Frank-ajy199 View Post

Hi Lovingdvd,
Could you share your 3D settings with us?
I am using the default settings, but feel the picture is not bright enough even on my 1.7 gain screen and the color is not as vivid as expected. Is Dynamic mode good for 3D? What color temp and gamma do you use for 3D? I was told that a low gamma (say 2.0 or even 1.8) can make the picture look brighter, which is supposed to good for 3D viewing. Lastly, do you make any adjustment in RGB. Thanks a lot.
Lastly, I confirm that ghosting gets less, significantly less, after 30 minutes warm up of the projector.

My settings would not do you any good because I have everything customized and done through the Radiance. This includes custom grayscale, gamma, and 3D LUT color cube calibration - all done through the glasses. The best thing to do if you are comfortable with tech is to purchase calibration software and a meter and calibrate it. This is preferably to paying someone else to do it, because then you can touch it up now and then as the bulb ages. Yes, before sitting down for a 3D movie I let the pj run at least 30 minutes, preferably 45.
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