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post #2671 of 3333
I do not think this is normal for ECO mode.
I do not remember mine doing such thing.
Only in NORMAL mode and when viewing 3D the fans are audible.

Check your filters if they are OK.
post #2672 of 3333
Hey everybody! Interested in over 1600 Color correct lumens out of the 5010/6010?
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1442399/epson-lpe-filter-over-1600-color-correct-lumens-out-of-the-5010-5020-6010-6020-a-detailed-review
post #2673 of 3333
No way, that is way too many lumens. I wouldn't mind knocking it down a bit.

Dan, the fan issue is apparently a common problem. I have had to return two of them due to such things. They have excellent support, but these projectors are made in China.
post #2674 of 3333
Thanks for telling me about your experience with the fan. I will contact Epson support when I get home.

It's a damn shame. The picture is beautiful and the projector is silent when the fan is working properly.
post #2675 of 3333
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbldaz View Post

I just purchased a 5010e. I have it running in ECO mode with the brightness set to -7. After 1 to 2 hours of use the fan goes into high speed. I have it mounted on a shelf on the back wall. There is nothing blocking the vents. There is plenty of space to the sides and top.
Is it typical for the fan to speed up after a few hours?
Thanks,
Dan
Make sure you don't have High Altitude enabled.
post #2676 of 3333
ANDYK48 - I checked the filter and it's clean.

42Plasmaman - I checked high altitude mode and I don't have it enabled.

I got home too late on Friday to call Epson support so I will call them on Monday. If anyone else has any suggestions, I will be more than happy to try them before I call support.
post #2677 of 3333
Regarding the Sony glasses brightness. It took me a while to realize that the reason they were dimmer is because they apply the protective stickies to both sides of the lens. Be sure you have removed all of the stickies.
post #2678 of 3333
Really?
HAHAHA.
Are they brighter now?
I know that the glasses of the older Sony Projectors VW90 and HW30 where darker compared to the Epson Glasses from the TW9000.
So I thought that the Sony PS3 Glasses would be darker too, since they are from that time.
post #2679 of 3333
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Originally Posted by jnabq View Post

Over 6mths on mine, only issue I've had is the image dropping down slightly over time, say 1/4" over a 6 day period? The vert and horz shift knobs kinda work in conjunction with each other, where as adjusting one will slightly move the other. This seemed to be some relation to this issue. It seemed as I recall, if the horz knob was set dead center, this allowed the image to drop slightly over time, and it wasn't just the knob moving either as I tried some tape to keep it in place. I even checked the mount to make sure that the screws were tightened enough. The mechanism allowing the adjustments seem somewhat cheap in that regard? I was able to set the horz knob in a position, slightly off center I think, and that seemed to stop the slight downward vert movement of the image that was occurring. I think I've seen one, or two others mention this issue. So some adjusting of the knob/wheels maybe in order if this happens.

Has anyone else seen this phenomenon? I've had my 6010 up for a a little over a week and it seems to be happening, perhaps at a lesser rate. I'm still finishing my theater though so not watching many movies. I've got my PJ as close to center of and square with the screen as possible and wouldn't want to adjust the yaw to be off center and correct with horizontal shift unless I absolutely have to.

Thanks,
DD
post #2680 of 3333
Long start-up time with high fan noise:

Last night I fired up my 5010. Usually it starts up within about 45 seconds - with the Epson logo showing dimly on the screen as the lamp works toward full brightness.

When I turned on the projector, the usual blue light flashed on the top of the projector upon start-up. I was expecting the usual less-than-a-minute for the image to start to appear. Last night it took between three to five minutes for the lamp to kick in? Is this something others have experienced?

During the wait time, the fan was running on high. Why would the fan need to be in "cooling mode" for any extended time when starting up the projector? It hadn't been turned on prior to using it last night for at least ten days.

The projector is on a shelf at the rear of the room, with ample ventilation, so I doubt it was anything to do with an over-heating issue.

I didn't think the lamp was going to work during the several minute start-up, but once it did, the fan settled down - and even when watching the movie in the 3D mode (Cinema), the fan was quieter than during the long start-up period.

Any thoughts would be helpful.

Thanks!

Ian
post #2681 of 3333
I am considering purchasing this projector. I have a couple of questions about the Epson 5010:

1) Does the Epson 5010 have the Super Resolution feature like the new Epson 5020? My understanding is that this is a feature that makes regular dvds look almost like Blu rays by sharpening them.

2) If it does have this feature, is this something that the projector does automatically when playing a dvd or is this something that the user has to engage by going to the menu and selecting it?
post #2682 of 3333
It is like setting the color or brightness.
Once set to 3 (for example) it stays there
Unless you turn on 3D, than it is not in the menu, so probably not in use either.
post #2683 of 3333
Quote:
Originally Posted by teeger View Post

Long start-up time with high fan noise:
Last night I fired up my 5010. Usually it starts up within about 45 seconds - with the Epson logo showing dimly on the screen as the lamp works toward full brightness.
When I turned on the projector, the usual blue light flashed on the top of the projector upon start-up. I was expecting the usual less-than-a-minute for the image to start to appear. Last night it took between three to five minutes for the lamp to kick in? Is this something others have experienced?
During the wait time, the fan was running on high. Why would the fan need to be in "cooling mode" for any extended time when starting up the projector? It hadn't been turned on prior to using it last night for at least ten days.
The projector is on a shelf at the rear of the room, with ample ventilation, so I doubt it was anything to do with an over-heating issue.
I didn't think the lamp was going to work during the several minute start-up, but once it did, the fan settled down - and even when watching the movie in the 3D mode (Cinema), the fan was quieter than during the long start-up period.
Any thoughts would be helpful.
Thanks!
Ian

6010 user, but I've not experienced any long startups. Over 900 hrs now. However I've noticed that if I switch my input source to my bluray player, (from my dish receiver) it seems to cause the pj to ramp up the fan for several seconds. Kinda strange. And as you noticed it will spin down after a bit.
post #2684 of 3333
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeaconDan View Post

Has anyone else seen this phenomenon? I've had my 6010 up for a a little over a week and it seems to be happening, perhaps at a lesser rate. I'm still finishing my theater though so not watching many movies. I've got my PJ as close to center of and square with the screen as possible and wouldn't want to adjust the yaw to be off center and correct with horizontal shift unless I absolutely have to.
Thanks,
DD

As i mentioned, I think I ended up setting the horz knob slightly off center, (you feel the indention when centered) and that alleviated my issue. The very slight amount of positioning the knob off center shouldn't effect your image. The knob should be moved just slightly so that it isn't setting in that "indention". I haven't had to mess with the shift at all after that. Over 900 hrs on it atm. BTW, the tape did nothing to help. It appears to be something inside the mech that allows the lens to drop over time, and taping down the knob did nothing. I would think it's kinda an isolated issue as I've only seen a couple others mention the problem.
post #2685 of 3333
Quote:
Originally Posted by jnabq View Post

6010 user, but I've not experienced any long startups. Over 900 hrs now. However I've noticed that if I switch my input source to my bluray player, (from my dish receiver) it seems to cause the pj to ramp up the fan for several seconds. Kinda strange. And as you noticed it will spin down after a bit.
Thanks janbq -

I appreciate your feedback. I just called Epson and spoke to support . . . they said that firmware v1.6 was designed to fix the slow start-up issue - like the one I encountered on Saturday night. However, I AM running v1.6, so they suggest it might be a problem.

Rather than go for another replacement, I will see if this continues to happen.

At least the unit is under warranty, so if I need to send it back I will at a later date.

Thanks again jnabq for the info.!

Ian
post #2686 of 3333
has anyone had issues with their 5010 or 6010 going out of focus? Every time I power my 6010 on I have to adjust the focus. Almost as if the opening lens cap cover is making it go out of focus a tick.
post #2687 of 3333
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Originally Posted by ksbarnz View Post

has anyone had issues with their 5010 or 6010 going out of focus? Every time I power my 6010 on I have to adjust the focus. Almost as if the opening lens cap cover is making it go out of focus a tick.

I've had a few projectors over the last several years - and I've noticed that they all need to have the focus "touched up" fairly often. I think you might be right, that the automatic "lens cap" might be causing some change of focus over time. But I think also the nature of electronics may have more to do with it. I had a Sony that always need to be re-focused. I assume that when a projector is powered on and off, that the electronics simply cause slight changes which affect focus, and other settings too.

I just check my focus every now-and-again and I'm good to go.

Ian
post #2688 of 3333
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by teeger View Post

Long start-up time with high fan noise:
Last night I fired up my 5010. Usually it starts up within about 45 seconds - with the Epson logo showing dimly on the screen as the lamp works toward full brightness.
When I turned on the projector, the usual blue light flashed on the top of the projector upon start-up. I was expecting the usual less-than-a-minute for the image to start to appear. Last night it took between three to five minutes for the lamp to kick in? Is this something others have experienced?
During the wait time, the fan was running on high. Why would the fan need to be in "cooling mode" for any extended time when starting up the projector? It hadn't been turned on prior to using it last night for at least ten days.
The projector is on a shelf at the rear of the room, with ample ventilation, so I doubt it was anything to do with an over-heating issue.
I didn't think the lamp was going to work during the several minute start-up, but once it did, the fan settled down - and even when watching the movie in the 3D mode (Cinema), the fan was quieter than during the long start-up period.
Any thoughts would be helpful.
Thanks!
Ian
I've noticed this over the last year and in my case, it seems to occur when the outside or inside temps start to drop for fall/winter.
My theory is the projector is monitoring the bulb or case temp inside and making sure it's at a the minimum temp before striking the lamp.

In the summer, I never have this long start up issue.
post #2689 of 3333
Quote:
Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

I've noticed this over the last year and in my case, it seems to occur when the outside or inside temps start to drop for fall/winter.
My theory is the projector is monitoring the bulb or case temp inside and making sure it's at a the minimum temp before striking the lamp.
In the summer, I never have this long start up issue.

Thanks for the info. I just fired up my projector about an hr. ago, and it booted up fine (the usual 45 seconds, or so). As winter is coming, you might be right - the projector may simply be doing a lamp safety check due to the cooler temperature.

I was happy to see a normal start-up this time around.

Thanks for your feedback! Much appreciated.

Ian
post #2690 of 3333
Yeah.....I had 2 of the long fan blowing beginnings... Just now my second one..fan at full blast...approx 1min or so before lamp on....I have the tw9000
post #2691 of 3333
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksbarnz View Post

has anyone had issues with their 5010 or 6010 going out of focus? Every time I power my 6010 on I have to adjust the focus. Almost as if the opening lens cap cover is making it go out of focus a tick.

Haven't needed to touch mine over 900 hrs atm. You are waiting about 30 mins, after the pj has been on, before doing the adjusting, correct?
post #2692 of 3333
Quote:
Originally Posted by jnabq View Post

Haven't needed to touch mine over 900 hrs atm. You are waiting about 30 mins, after the pj has been on, before doing the adjusting, correct?

Correct, I wait about 30 minutes to make adjustments to see if it comes back in focus. It is pretty much every time I power the projector on that I have to make the adjustment which makes me think it is related to the automatic cover. I wonder if there is a way to disable it. I came from a panasonic AE7000, which never had drifting focus, to this. I love the projector compared to the Panasonic, it just seems there are a few small minor gripes.
post #2693 of 3333
What was wrong with the 7000?
I have returned two of these epsons. I was thinking the 8000 might be my next projector. I had a 2000 before and loved it. Especially smoothscreen.
post #2694 of 3333
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Originally Posted by wnielsenbb View Post

What was wrong with the 7000?
I have returned two of these epsons. I was thinking the 8000 might be my next projector. I had a 2000 before and loved it. Especially smoothscreen.

The black level just wasn't that great on the Panny. It was a good projector, but I really like the better blacks of the epson.
post #2695 of 3333
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksbarnz View Post

has anyone had issues with their 5010 or 6010 going out of focus? Every time I power my 6010 on I have to adjust the focus. Almost as if the opening lens cap cover is making it go out of focus a tick.

Happens from time to time on my 6010. It's annoying.
post #2696 of 3333
Can the 5020 glasses work with a 5010?Thanks.
post #2697 of 3333
I don't think so because the 5020 is using RF and 5010 is IR.
post #2698 of 3333
Yep, what he said.
post #2699 of 3333
I have had for some time the InFocus 76. It has served me well but I am anxious to move up to a new & better but not too expensive projector.

Has anyone actually compared or seen the IN76 vs. the new Epson 5010/6010. I'm concerned that its 2D might not be as good as the IN76. I've read good things here and elsewhere that the Epson's 3D is outstanding but 2D not so much. If its 2D is at lease as good as the IN76 I'm thinking of making the change. Any opinions?
Thanks!!
post #2700 of 3333
Hi, James . . .

As far as I remember the IN76 is a 720p projector that is about four or five years old . . . it is a great unit, but the newer projectors from most of the big players should be a step-up in terms of pic quality. I have a Sony 720p projector (that I still use from time-to-time) that is about the same vintage was the IN76. It's still great - but it doesn't deliver the sheer cinematic power of a 1080p projector with good optics.

I'm very happy with BOTH the 2D and 3D that the 5010 offers. I like to go to the movies a lot too . . . and I always come away from the theater feeling that the "theater experience" doesn't add much from what I get at home from a pristine Blu-ray playing on my 110" screen through my 5010.

Before getting the Epson, I compared projectors at a dealer - one was a slightly more expensive JVC unit which didn't offer the bang-for-the-buck (to my eyes) that the Epson did. I found (and I know this is entirely personal) that it offered an "electronic" look. The Epson, with a great pic source looks perfectly film-like to me anyway.

Lastly, the quality of the image at the price point you can get a 5010 or 6010 today - with the exceptional service that Epson offers makes it a tough one to beat. Don't forget that the lamp life of these Epson projectors are rated with a longer lamp life hours than many of the competitors - plus Epson lamp replacements are less pricy than for some other brands. These were the considerations that made me favor Epson vs. another vendor's projector.

Ian
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