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post #3541 of 3559
Trying to us the Image software and having issues. Laptop has only USB so I purchased a USB to RS-232 adapting cable, then to pj with a RS-232 null cable. Software opens and says it connects but wont allow any adjustments. The help says" When the computer and the projector are not connected, [Gamma Table Select] is displayed in gray" which is what I'm showing. Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong?
post #3542 of 3559
I mounted using peerless universal mount, but on my 16x9 screen i am not getting picture on the entire screen. It is sort of trapezoid shape. What am i doing wrong? Is it lens shift or the projector height from the ceiling?

Thank you.
post #3543 of 3559
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Originally Posted by tellhigh View Post

I mounted using peerless universal mount, but on my 16x9 screen i am not getting picture on the entire screen. It is sort of trapezoid shape. What am i doing wrong? Is it lens shift or the projector height from the ceiling?

Thank you.

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but if top or bottom is larger then your projector is tilted towards the floor or ceiling and if one of the sides is longer than the other then your projector needs rotating.

Does your mount have independent adjustments for each of the 3 axis? My original mount was a ball joint like mechanism where you had to set all 3 at once by just moving the projector around on the ball and then hold with a set screw. With a light projector like the Sanyo Z2 I had at the time, it wasn't hard, but with a heavier projector it proved impossible even though I was well within the weight limits. My current mount lets me make micro adjustments in one axis, set it, and move onto the next. With a small spirit level, it takes just. a few minutes and no swearing smile.gif

You can start by trying to make the projected image a rectangle (even if it shows above, below or to the side of the screen), and when you get it close use the lens offset to get it on your screen. You can then make the final adjustments to get it "square" and aligned with the screen.
post #3544 of 3559
I have an issue I was wondering if any of you encountered. Sometimes when I press Stop and the BDplayer (Oppo 95EU) is going back to the menu (mostly I use Network streaming) the projector seem to loose the HDMI synk. It keeps "blinking" or flashing every other second or two seconds. When it gets into this mode, nothing can get it to hold the picture. I have to turn the projector off and start it up again. Sometimes after a restart the problem is still there, so a second restart is needed. Restarting the BD player and/or HDMI switch doesnt help.

I tried everything I could think of. Bypassing the HDMI switch, trying every HDMI setting there is, both player and projector.

This happens maybe on every 6-7th movie. Never during a movie, but after I press Stop and it is going to synk the HDMI to get a picture. Is this HDMI hand shaking issues you think?

I am going to fire away an email to Oppo about it, but I dont expect a solution. I guess sending an email to Sony is useless? Do they even have a customer support for issues like this?
Edited by Drem - 2/26/14 at 9:57am
post #3545 of 3559
Do you have your BDP95 connected directly to the projector or is this via a receiver? Maybe try bypassing the receiver through the secondary HDMI output and connect directly to the projector and see if this occurs again.
post #3546 of 3559
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Originally Posted by windshear View Post

Do you have your BDP95 connected directly to the projector or is this via a receiver? Maybe try bypassing the receiver through the secondary HDMI output and connect directly to the projector and see if this occurs again.

No reciever, it goes through a HDMI switch of good quality (CYP EL-42S). I tried directly to projector also but no difference. Oppo asked me to try with Deep Color and 24Hz OFF to see if there's any difference.
post #3547 of 3559
Just received my 95 projector. A couple of things:

1. When zooming and lens shifting, I have a square image in the top corners with the grid line holding level across the top of the screen. At the bottom, it is not. When the grid on both bottom corners are in the corners, there is a hump or ridge with that bottom grid line as it is not level across the screen. To get the bottom center grid line to line up with the bottom of the screen, both corner grid lines disappear off the screen (about a 1/2 inch). Not sure what could cause this. I ensured the screen is level (if it matters it is a Stewart Studiotek), the mount is level both front to back and side to side. I then took the projector down flipped it right side up, set is on one of my billiard chairs where i used a shelf to span across the arm rests, leveled the shelf with shims, turned the projector on and do not have the same problem as the grid is perfectly square. Any thoughts?

2. I cruised through many different things on TV last night and shows like Pawn Stars, the NHL game on NBC sports, Late Night looked awesome. Cliffhanger on one of the channels looked fantastic but Braveheart, Goodfellas looked horrendous (although when they went to commercials the commercials were razor sharp and looked great. It was grainy and just overall looked soft. Maybe this is the film like image as at times in Goodfellas I could detect varying areas of black dots like watching the old projectors with a film reel. I hooked up my other projector Sanyo Z5 and did not seem to have as much grain in the picture. Maybe because it is 720p and not as sharp (thoughts).

3. I watched an episode of Dexter on Netflix through my Roku which is hooked up via ethernet through Fios. The dark scenes looked blocky (not sure how to describe it) but I am sure you have seen it as it was digital looking. Also, the motion was almost stuttering as if the frames were not loading fast enough (I had motion flow off for this). I never had this happen on my other projector. Thoughts.

4. Last, I hooked this up with a chief mount (RPAU). The three holes on the bottom in which you connect the circle things (not sure what they are called but the ones that go into the bracket arms) don't sit tight. The reason is, the screw is to long (and this is the short screw). Therefore, there is a gap between the end of that pieced that the screw goes into that connects to the bracket arm and the projector. Further, because it is not tight, it shakes when someone walks upstairs because of this about 1/8-1/4 inch gap between the part that is screwed into the projector and the projector since the screw can't go in the whole way. The longer screws with the spacer don't work either. This was not the case with my other projector as the screw would go in until the metal piece that conntects to the brackets were tight so I guess those screw holes were deeper. Thoughts.

Thanks all.
post #3548 of 3559
I just got my 95es also from AVS. I wont be able to install until this weekend. I will definitely update how it goes.
post #3549 of 3559
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Originally Posted by Jay7 View Post

Just received my 95 projector. A couple of things:

1. When zooming and lens shifting, I have a square image in the top corners with the grid line holding level across the top of the screen. At the bottom, it is not. When the grid on both bottom corners are in the corners, there is a hump or ridge with that bottom grid line as it is not level across the screen. To get the bottom center grid line to line up with the bottom of the screen, both corner grid lines disappear off the screen (about a 1/2 inch). Not sure what could cause this. I ensured the screen is level (if it matters it is a Stewart Studiotek), the mount is level both front to back and side to side. I then took the projector down flipped it right side up, set is on one of my billiard chairs where i used a shelf to span across the arm rests, leveled the shelf with shims, turned the projector on and do not have the same problem as the grid is perfectly square. Any thoughts?

2. I cruised through many different things on TV last night and shows like Pawn Stars, the NHL game on NBC sports, Late Night looked awesome. Cliffhanger on one of the channels looked fantastic but Braveheart, Goodfellas looked horrendous (although when they went to commercials the commercials were razor sharp and looked great. It was grainy and just overall looked soft. Maybe this is the film like image as at times in Goodfellas I could detect varying areas of black dots like watching the old projectors with a film reel. I hooked up my other projector Sanyo Z5 and did not seem to have as much grain in the picture. Maybe because it is 720p and not as sharp (thoughts).

3. I watched an episode of Dexter on Netflix through my Roku which is hooked up via ethernet through Fios. The dark scenes looked blocky (not sure how to describe it) but I am sure you have seen it as it was digital looking. Also, the motion was almost stuttering as if the frames were not loading fast enough (I had motion flow off for this). I never had this happen on my other projector. Thoughts.

4. Last, I hooked this up with a chief mount (RPAU). The three holes on the bottom in which you connect the circle things (not sure what they are called but the ones that go into the bracket arms) don't sit tight. The reason is, the screw is to long (and this is the short screw). Therefore, there is a gap between the end of that pieced that the screw goes into that connects to the bracket arm and the projector. Further, because it is not tight, it shakes when someone walks upstairs because of this about 1/8-1/4 inch gap between the part that is screwed into the projector and the projector since the screw can't go in the whole way. The longer screws with the spacer don't work either. This was not the case with my other projector as the screw would go in until the metal piece that conntects to the brackets were tight so I guess those screw holes were deeper. Thoughts.

Thanks all.

Anyone have any thoughts? I watched more Dexter last night and the dark scenes are horrible. I am convinced it is Netflix but disappointed that I am getting this as I prefer to watch this now on my 60 inch 720p TV as it looks better.

I was watching some college basketball on ESPN and watched some of the Spurs game on ESPN the night before. I thought it looked soft. However, hockey has looked crisp and great so far.
post #3550 of 3559
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Originally Posted by Jay7 View Post

Anyone have any thoughts? I watched more Dexter last night and the dark scenes are horrible. I am convinced it is Netflix but disappointed that I am getting this as I prefer to watch this now on my 60 inch 720p TV as it looks better.

I was watching some college basketball on ESPN and watched some of the Spurs game on ESPN the night before. I thought it looked soft. However, hockey has looked crisp and great so far.

What you are describing is the source. A projector can't look sharp and provide a great image on one source and look crappy on another source if the sources are equal in quality. So if the image looks great on some material, then you know that there is nothing wrong with the projector. I often times limit the size of Netflix movies, due to the quality of the material.
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post #3551 of 3559
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

What you are describing is the source. A projector can't look sharp and provide a great image on one source and look crappy on another source if the sources are equal in quality. So if the image looks great on some material, then you know that there is nothing wrong with the projector. I often times limit the size of Netflix movies, due to the quality of the material.

Thanks Mike. That is what I thought. It seems there is a wide variety from channel to channel as well. Do you have any thoughts on my other issue?

"When zooming and lens shifting, I have a square image in the top corners with the grid line holding level across the top of the screen. At the bottom, it is not. When the grid on both bottom corners are in the corners, there is a hump or ridge with that bottom grid line as it is not level across the screen. To get the bottom center grid line to line up with the bottom of the screen, both corner grid lines disappear off the screen (about a 1/2 inch). Not sure what could cause this. I ensured the screen is level (if it matters it is a Stewart Studiotek), the mount is level both front to back and side to side. I then took the projector down flipped it right side up, set is on one of my billiard chairs where i used a shelf to span across the arm rests, leveled the shelf with shims, turned the projector on and do not have the same problem as the grid is perfectly square. Any thoughts?"
post #3552 of 3559
Mine also has this bowing along the bottom of the image. Mine is less than a half inch, but my screen is quite small. This is merely a small amount of geometric distortion from the lens – within tolerances I would assume. It is very difficult, and extremely expensive to design a zoom lens with zero geometric distortion. It's also possible that any amount of lens shift may add to this distortion.

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post #3553 of 3559
I sent in my vw95es for service last month, for convergence and color issues. I recently got this message:

"My apologies for the delay, we’re currently working on the Optics replacement, once we install the new Optics, we’ll check it if there’s a Convergence issue, if it’s detected, we can fix it by Display Engine through factory mode"

Does anybody know about this "Display Engine" alignment method? I'm concerned about the loss in resolution, if it's at all like zone-by-zone panel alignment.
post #3554 of 3559
How exactly do you align these panels? I did the zone by zone alignment and moved the red and blue both so you could not see them on the top or right edge. On the left and bottom edge though, there is a blue or red haze, not like a line when you see move the red or blue up or to the right as you can see a distinct line above or to the right then. It is just a haze on the last or bottom side. Is that normal.

I also notice that black shirts on television shows (I was watching the voice tonight and Adam Levine's shirt appeared grainy and when he moved quickly it got a bit blocky). Mike said in a previous post this is the source but my NBC is about as good a source I get other than bluray. Do others have this problem?
post #3555 of 3559
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Originally Posted by Jay7 View Post

How exactly do you align these panels? I did the zone by zone alignment and moved the red and blue both so you could not see them on the top or right edge. On the left and bottom edge though, there is a blue or red haze, not like a line when you see move the red or blue up or to the right as you can see a distinct line above or to the right then. It is just a haze on the last or bottom side. Is that normal.

I also notice that black shirts on television shows (I was watching the voice tonight and Adam Levine's shirt appeared grainy and when he moved quickly it got a bit blocky). Mike said in a previous post this is the source but my NBC is about as good a source I get other than bluray. Do others have this problem?

That "haze" is normal and is a VERY small amount of misconvergence. That should be considered good panel alignment.

As far as watching NBC, or any other cable/OTA channel. What you're seeing is exactly what Mike said. Cable and OTA broadcast simply suck when it comes to bit rates. What you're seeing is called macro-blocking and is one of many issues caused by low bitrate encoded material. Most people watching on their tiny TVs don't see it because the pixel density is so much higher and their seating distance in relationship to screen size is so high that they simply can't see it. Blowing up the same signal on a huge screen makes these issues far easier to see. This is perfectly normal, though not acceptable from cable companies if you ask me. You aren't noticing anything like this from blu-ray, correct? If the answer is no, then you can take what I and Mike have said to be the cause of your issues. It's your cable, not the projector.
post #3556 of 3559
Does anyone else have an issue with their projector holding focus? I don't remember it being this bad originally but now I have to refocus almost every time I turn on the projector and then it may need a slight touch up once it warms up. It also does not hold focus at all when zooming between my "Constant Image Area" configurations and I am sure it did originally or at least held very close.
post #3557 of 3559
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Originally Posted by wlst101 View Post

Trying to us the Image software and having issues. Laptop has only USB so I purchased a USB to RS-232 adapting cable, then to pj with a RS-232 null cable. Software opens and says it connects but wont allow any adjustments. The help says" When the computer and the projector are not connected, [Gamma Table Select] is displayed in gray" which is what I'm showing. Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong?

Doesn't the VW95 have a good gamma preset?

I used Image Director on my VW60 because that's the only way I was going to get close to 2.2.

However, I've read more recent Sony SXRD PJs have nearly perfect 2.2. gamma without any adjustment.

I'm expecting a b-stock HW30 today or tomorrow and I was thinking I would never even adjust gamma on it with Image Director...
post #3558 of 3559
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Originally Posted by Brian Hampton View Post

Doesn't the VW95 have a good gamma preset?

I used Image Director on my VW60 because that's the only way I was going to get close to 2.2.

However, I've read more recent Sony SXRD PJs have nearly perfect 2.2. gamma without any adjustment.

I'm expecting a b-stock HW30 today or tomorrow and I was thinking I would never even adjust gamma on it with Image Director...

I'm not sure what the gamma is and wanted to see if i could get it dialed in any better. Still havent got around to trying it, hopefully in the next few weeks.
post #3559 of 3559
Well,... I got image director 3 to work with my VW60 but it's hard to tell when its connected and which was the communication is going sometimes.

(Maybe they have made that better.)....

From what I've read, newer pjs like the VW95 have more default gamma choices and I think some are also adjustable without ID software.

I was sort of hoping I could retire Image Director.

That said... It is powerful and can flatten your grey scale to perfection. (at least making perfect looking graphs.)

-Brian
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