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post #151 of 3333
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Originally Posted by wickedg8gt View Post

Your first hand reviews of the 5010 are really making me want to get rid of my 8350 now. At first I was skeptical because of Art and Bill's reviews didnt seem to make the 5010 out to be as good as some of you all are.

Not sure which of ARt's reviews you are reading but they are glowing for the 5010.
post #152 of 3333
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Originally Posted by wickedg8gt View Post

Your first hand reviews of the 5010 are really making me want to get rid of my 8350 now. At first I was skeptical because of Art and Bill's reviews didnt seem to make the 5010 out to be as good as some of you all are.

Its good. Real good.
post #153 of 3333
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Originally Posted by con219 View Post


Not sure which of ARt's reviews you are reading but they are glowing for the 5010.

Same with Bill's review. It is "Highly Rated"..

That said for the price, I would have expected the Iris and CFI to be enabled in 3D, and the Reon to still be included. I still think the 5010 should have closer to the $2k mark. It is significantly more than the 3010 which includes two pairs of glasses.
post #154 of 3333
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Originally Posted by ack_bk View Post

Same with Bill's review. It is "Highly Rated"..

That said for the price, I would have expected the Iris and CFI to be enabled in 3D, and the Reon to still be included. I still think the 5010 should have closer to the $2k mark. It is significantly more than the 3010 which includes two pairs of glasses.

I m with you on this. If the 5010 would have included the 2 pairs of glasses I would have opted for it.
post #155 of 3333
Its a great projector! Aside from some lag in games
I do have an issue filling my elite cinetension 2 screen though.
Only have a 92 inch 16:9 but I have a two inch border on either side with 5010.
Screen measures correct but I was thinking might be something with the lens.
Throw distance in my case is 13 ft and is just about in the middle for zoom.
post #156 of 3333
I just finished calibrating an Epson 5010 and I have posted a review.

http://www.displaycalibrationonline...._epson5010.asp

This is an exceptionally well-engineered product and light years ahead of what was available only a few years ago. It is also an incredible light cannon.
post #157 of 3333
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Originally Posted by TomHuffman View Post

I just finished calibrating an Epson 5010 and I have posted a review.

http://www.displaycalibrationonline...._epson5010.asp

This is an exceptionally well-engineered product and light years ahead of what was available only a few years ago. It is also an incredible light cannon.

Thank you, great information.
post #158 of 3333
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Originally Posted by con219 View Post

Not sure which of ARt's reviews you are reading but they are glowing for the 5010.


Your right they were it just seems like first hand reviews of owners on this forum make it seem better than those reviews. Which is nice because now im REALLY considering getting one. Im by far no expert, so I need the advice and extra help before i purchase one. Im just gonna keep watching the forum reviews like I did with my 8350 before I purchase it just in case it goes down in price or there are unrevealed problems. Im also considering getting rid of my painted wall for a real screen for the 5010. Im considering Carada Brilliant White Criterion Series 1.4 gain. Any suggestions.
post #159 of 3333
Thanks Tom. I'm glad we have some verification from experts like you that this a great PJ. I can't wait until this last bulb is done so I can upgrade to the 5010!

...and thanks to all the new owners for their reports too!
post #160 of 3333
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Originally Posted by dave1969 View Post

I m with you on this. If the 5010 would have included the 2 pairs of glasses I would have opted for it.

Mine did include 2 pairs of glasses - must be a regional thing.
post #161 of 3333
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Originally Posted by TomHuffman View Post

I just finished calibrating an Epson 5010 and I have posted a review.

http://www.displaycalibrationonline...._epson5010.asp

This is an exceptionally well-engineered product and light years ahead of what was available only a few years ago. It is also an incredible light cannon.

"This is the best LCD projector I have ever tested."

I have the 9000w(Australian model) which is the 6010 equivalent. My second LCD projector and I have also owned sony lcos pj.

This is the best projector I have owned and suits my room environment perfectly which incidently is the furthest thing from a batcave.
post #162 of 3333
So I just watched Fright Night 3D on the 5010.. Made my blacks look really bad. If they applied any brightness to the 3D disc then they really overdid it. The other 3D movies I've seen so far the dark scenes looked just fine and blacks were somewhat comparable to 2D (with the glasses on at least).

Have you guys watched any darker 3D movies yet?
post #163 of 3333
Tried to run a new HDMI cable for 3D to my 6010 today, was going to use a previous compnonet cable as my pullback wireto my closet. Its either stapled, or bundled to other cables in the ceiling so that was a bust. For now may just have to connect and disconnect once I get a 3d blueray. Somewhat humorous I took the day off after getting nauseous at an eye exam. The thought of watching a movie with 3D glasses while trying to adjust to no line bifocals, I think I have lost what little mind I had. Transmission is going out on my car and I'm thinking about 3d blueray. But at least I will be set for Christmas when I can't go anywhere.
post #164 of 3333
Tom and I need to take and post a few more numbers to finish his review such as on off and lumens out at closest and farthest throws. We didn't get to do that on Tuesday night. I haven't fired the thing up in 3D yet. All our observations are in 2D with the DI not engaged. Using the DI really improves the black levels big time but purists like Tom don't use DIs. I do for movie watching and this thing using the DI has incredible blacks.

For 3D, the DI can not be used neither can frame creation and insertion. So for 3D the blacks are nowhere as good. Art in his projector reviews discusses this in detail. But 3D is a very holistic experience and minor color errors and less than stellar blacks really don't distract from the 3D experience. Anyhow more after tomorrow night when we will be cracking open a JVC RS45 for calibration and review.
post #165 of 3333
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Originally Posted by TomHuffman View Post

...It is also an incredible light cannon.

So much so that a manual iris would be very useful (as you mentioned in your review). I wonder if the service menu allows enough control over the dynamic iris movement range to prevent it from fully opening? (I used that on an old Sanyo Z5 to prevent it from closing too much, but it also had control on the maximum open value).

Has anyone looked at what's available in the service menu?
post #166 of 3333
Use a ND2 filter, it will cut the light in half.
post #167 of 3333
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Originally Posted by Samrung View Post

Just got my 5010 this morning and have been setting it up - replacing an AE2000.

It's gone pretty well. I've leveled it and adjusted H and V so that it's pretty spot on.

My problem is that the bottom of the screen is discolored. Looking at the LCD alignment pattern, G is way below R and B. However, I haven't been able to adjust it so that it looks good. I've maxed R and B vertical positioning but to no effect.

I thought it might be that the projector was misaligned, but I've checked the level against the PJ and the screen and both are very close. I've even taken a piece of white paper and held it up in front of the screen varying the angle to see if that might change anything (it doesn't).

The vertical lens shift I'm using is very minimal. The top of the PJ is about even to the top of the screen.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Otherwise, it's pretty impressive.

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Originally Posted by shk_sg View Post

I think I am having the same problem but worse as it is not just discoloration, it is also not sharp. My mounting is also similar to yours which is at the top of the screen. I guess the vertical shift might be causing the problem.


Had a conversation with David at Visual Apex on this issue and looks like I'll be getting a replacement.

Just to be clear, it's not a lens shift issue as I varied that significantly with no change. The discoloration is only about 1-1.5 inches tall on an 8ft wide screen. Sorry I haven't posted a pic, but all I've got is an iPhone.

I see the problem clearly on images that are light-colored (I checked PC, Xbox and Cable - though all through the same HDMI input on the pj). I also see this on the LCD alignment screen. The bottom-most line is curved downwards slightly and only shows green.
post #168 of 3333
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Originally Posted by Samrung View Post

but all I've got is an iPhone.

I thought an iPhone had a Camera built in

Pictures Taken with an iPhone ---

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=1696
post #169 of 3333
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Originally Posted by TomHuffman View Post

I just finished calibrating an Epson 5010 and I have posted a review.

http://www.displaycalibrationonline...._epson5010.asp

This is an exceptionally well-engineered product and light years ahead of what was available only a few years ago. It is also an incredible light cannon.

Thanks for the great info but where are the calibration settings?
post #170 of 3333
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Originally Posted by teebo2345 View Post


Thanks for the great info but where are the calibration settings?

I second that. Calibration settings please.
post #171 of 3333
How does the 5010 compare to the JVC RS10 ? Would it be an upgrade for me?
post #172 of 3333
My dust cover is embarrassingly loud while it opens and closes, anyone else or am I just lucky?

John
post #173 of 3333
I can hear it when it opens and closes but its very quick and I am usually doing other thigs around my HT when that cover is in action.
post #174 of 3333
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by studlygoorite View Post

My dust cover is embarrassingly loud while it opens and closes, anyone else or am I just lucky?

John

This is normal.
It's a motor and the lens cover is two-peice.

Another thing I have noticed is if my room is near 60 degrees, when I first turn on the projector, the fan is like in overdrive/loud for about 30 seconds with no picture.
Then the Epson logo will appear.
post #175 of 3333
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Originally Posted by jmnaas View Post

I second that. Calibration settings please.

Can someone post calibration settings? To me that would be the most useful piece of information possible.

Also I have run through the pixel allignment process and when I adjust Horizontal or vertical nothing happens. I have tried at the corners and center intersections and even with extreme -15 or +15 adjustments nothing visible happens. I have an obvious alignment problem, (Red can plainly seen to the right of my white lines at about 1 pixel distance off). Anyone have any ideas why nothing seems to move red back into white?

I am in the RGB color space and have selected R as the panel to adjust FYI
post #176 of 3333
Are there any obvious benefits of this projector over the hw30? I can't decide between the 2!!!!!!
post #177 of 3333
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

This is normal.
It's a motor and the lens cover is two-peice.

Another thing I have noticed is if my room is near 60 degrees, when I first turn on the projector, the fan is like in overdrive/loud for about 30 seconds with no picture.
Then the Epson logo will appear.

You know the sound the projector makes when you switch from THX mode to Dynamic, my lens cover is a little louder than that. It was half open when I opened my box and I closed it by hand and I wonder if maybe I screwed something up. If you people think that the lens cover is about as audible as the switch from THX to Dynamic then I would be a happy camper.

John
post #178 of 3333
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Originally Posted by studlygoorite View Post

You know the sound the projector makes when you switch from THX mode to Dynamic, my lens cover is a little louder than that. It was half open when I opened my box and I closed it by hand and I wonder if maybe I screwed something up. If you people think that the lens cover is about as audible as the switch from THX to Dynamic then I would be a happy camper.

I'd say mine is quite a bit louder when opening/closing the lens cover than the noise it makes when switching color filters.
post #179 of 3333
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Originally Posted by teebo2345 View Post

Thanks for the great info but where are the calibration settings?

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Originally Posted by jmnaas View Post

I second that. Calibration settings please.

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Originally Posted by teebo2345 View Post

Can someone post calibration settings? To me that would be the most useful piece of information possible.

Also I have run through the pixel allignment process and when I adjust Horizontal or vertical nothing happens. I have tried at the corners and center intersections and even with extreme -15 or +15 adjustments nothing visible happens. I have an obvious alignment problem, (Red can plainly seen to the right of my white lines at about 1 pixel distance off). Anyone have any ideas why nothing seems to move red back into white?

I am in the RGB color space and have selected R as the panel to adjust FYI

I don't think you are going to get a professional calibrator to give you free calibration settings.
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post #180 of 3333
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Velk View Post

I'd say mine is quite a bit louder when opening/closing the lens cover than the noise it makes when switching color filters.

Same here.
When switching color modes, you will hear the lens moving, which is a linear sound whereas the lens cover closing/opening sounds like a garage door.
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