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post #3181 of 3333
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Originally Posted by ElectronicTonic View Post

I think they will give you two options, send it in for repair or exchange for a refurbished unit. I don't know if your warranty is different over there, or the same.(2yrs) I would just give them a call, and go from there. Did your lamp light ever turn red, or did yours just hang on the blue light flashing? I have 350hrs on my 5010 and I just had the high fan start, then the lamp light started flashing red. I waited another 5min, but mine never powered down, so I just powered it down manually. I'm going to see if I have any more issues before I give them a call about it. I'm pretty happy with my unit, and don't want to deal with a refurb. Good luck.

I have had the high fan, flashing blue light problem off and on the last several months. It's very intermittent. All but one time after five minutes or so it restarted and the lamp fired. On one occasion I received the red lamp failure light. Hard powering down and unplugging failed to resolve the problem. I then removed and reseated the lamp and all was well (until another high fan this past Sunday). I'm on FW 1.08, FWIW.
post #3182 of 3333
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Originally Posted by simon View Post

BECAUSE its a BANK holiday of HERE, and I was FEELING lonely SO I (made the mistake) of POSTING here.

God forbid that the person might have some tips as to how to expedite the process.
Or things not to say.
Or any other thing.
are you sure youve got warranty on your unit within the uk as the 5010 is a us model? I bought the 5010 from the us and imported it to the uk. Now it seems i have no uk warranty. More fool me.
post #3183 of 3333
Guys,

I have the 5010 and i'm on the V104 firmware; someone was telling me that newer firmware is out now - 108 or 109. Dies anyone know where I can get the new firmware & how to upgrade?

Thanks
post #3184 of 3333
Why do you THINK you need new FW?????
post #3185 of 3333
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Originally Posted by mickey79 View Post

Guys,

I have the 5010 and i'm on the V104 firmware; someone was telling me that newer firmware is out now - 108 or 109. Dies anyone know where I can get the new firmware & how to upgrade?

Thanks

It was a page back, you just missed it. The instructions are in a PDF that's included.
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Originally Posted by tarfu View Post

fw 109 here. didn't help my 5010. updated (tried it twice) and after power on i got flashing lamp and temp light (both red). sent off to epson today for repair - they offered me repair or refurb. not thrilled.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zhvkk1lssbaphne/FW%20update%20for%205010_6010%20V109.zip

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post #3186 of 3333
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mickey79 View Post

Guys,

I have the 5010 and i'm on the V104 firmware; someone was telling me that newer firmware is out now - 108 or 109. Dies anyone know where I can get the new firmware & how to upgrade?

Thanks
Unless you are having an issue and a specific version of FW is documented to resolve it, I highly recommend not updating.
Updating may induce an issue.

*I'm running v104 with no issues for almost 15 months.
post #3187 of 3333
I upgraded from 1.04 to 1.08 and it fixed my blanking problem x
post #3188 of 3333
I'm a total newbie... I had been considering a 3020e but is there any reason (besides price) to choose it over a 5010e? Does the 3020e have anything over the 5010e? Fan noise? Wireless issues? But, most importantly, picture quality?

I saw earlier in the thread talk about the Monster IR to RF converter. That sounds like a great addition. Any problems with it?

Do you prefer the RF glasses over the IR? Is there any quality/performance/comfort issue apart from the line-of-sight issue?

Thanks!
post #3189 of 3333
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Originally Posted by FalseAnimal View Post

I'm a total newbie... I had been considering a 3020e but is there any reason (besides price) to choose it over a 5010e? Does the 3020e have anything over the 5010e? Fan noise? Wireless issues? But, most importantly, picture quality?

I saw earlier in the thread talk about the Monster IR to RF converter. That sounds like a great addition. Any problems with it?

Do you prefer the RF glasses over the IR? Is there any quality/performance/comfort issue apart from the line-of-sight issue?

Thanks!

Why are you comparing 3020 with 5010? Shouldn't you be comparing it with 3010 instead?

I am myself curious on why people prefer RF. Maybe the reason is - Newer 3D glasses are all RF. So old IR glasses remain clunky and uncomfortable but newer RF glasses are increasingly more lighter, sleeker and also with lighter glass tint.
Personally I have only used IR glasses and have never experienced any problem. So never felt any need to get IR to RF converter.
I was confused on how whole "line of sight" things works in case of IR (Fellow forum members cleared that up for me), but I would like to assert that, depending on your room/setup, IR may not be problem at all.
post #3190 of 3333
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Originally Posted by xplorar View Post

Why are you comparing 3020 with 5010? Shouldn't you be comparing it with 3010 instead?

I'm not interested in the 3010 because the 3020 is an improved version. So I had my eye on the 3020. But I'm wondering if the 3020 has anything at all over the 5010?

I know the 3020e comes with two pairs of glasses, and they're RF instead of IR. Also, it seems the wireless transmitter for the 3020e has multiple inputs and one wired output in addition to wireless out.

Is there anything in performance or quality that the 3020e has over the 5010e? Or is the 5010 superior in all ways?
post #3191 of 3333
Any thoughts/comments on the VisualApex warranty on the refurbs: 2 years but only 90 days on the lamp. Seems short. I saw talk earlier in this thread of lamps lasting 2 years.
post #3192 of 3333
looking at the 5010 or the jvc DLA-RS46. Seems that the brightness is the advantage of the epson but the jvc has better blacks and colors. Any one compare the two before and have impressions?
post #3193 of 3333
5010 and 3020 are different beasts. It makes sense to compare 5010 with 5020 but not 3020. My suggestion - Buy 5020 if you can afford it. If 5010 refurbs are available and you have the risk appetite, you can go that route too.
post #3194 of 3333
sorry my bad I meant 5020
post #3195 of 3333
Tbh I don't think there is such a thing as an Epson refurb. I think they are all the same bum PJ's with one issue or another that just do the rounds. I'm not sure its economically viable for Epson to repair units rather than manufacture a new one on production line.
I think the units just get shipped about until the user gets fed up and just accepts and lives with it.
post #3196 of 3333
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Originally Posted by FalseAnimal View Post

Any thoughts/comments on the VisualApex warranty on the refurbs: 2 years but only 90 days on the lamp. Seems short. I saw talk earlier in this thread of lamps lasting 2 years.

If the Lamp has ZERO Hours - it should last at least two years.

Mine is almost two years old and looks as good as DAY ONE.
post #3197 of 3333
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FalseAnimal View Post

Any thoughts/comments on the VisualApex warranty on the refurbs: 2 years but only 90 days on the lamp. Seems short. I saw talk earlier in this thread of lamps lasting 2 years.
2 years warranty and 90 days on the lamp is the Epson standard warranty.
In most cases, Epson has been providing replacement lamps if the projector is under 2 years and 1000 hours free of charge.
They have been doing this for their home theater projector line over the last 2-3 years.
post #3198 of 3333
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ashyt16 View Post

Tbh I don't think there is such a thing as an Epson refurb. I think they are all the same bum PJ's with one issue or another that just do the rounds. I'm not sure its economically viable for Epson to repair units rather than manufacture a new one on production line.
I think the units just get shipped about until the user gets fed up and just accepts and lives with it.
From what I've seen posted at AVS, people do not settle.
You're probably right that maybe some of these "unacceptable" units from AVS enthusists make the refurb round & the issue not noticed by the casual user.
post #3199 of 3333
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Originally Posted by xplorar View Post

5010 and 3020 are different beasts. It makes sense to compare 5010 with 5020 but not 3020. My suggestion - Buy 5020 if you can afford it. If 5010 refurbs are available and you have the risk appetite, you can go that route too.

Could you please elaborate on how the 5010 and 3020 are "different beasts"?

The thing is, I AM comparing them because the 3020e is what I've had my eye on for a long time - it's in my price range and it's wireless. But the lack of lens shift is fairly problematic in my particular installation.

I can get a refurbed 5010e for about the same price. Wireless. PLUS, lens shift that solves a huge problem for me.

But I'd love to know how they differ. 3D, wireless, price - are all issues for me. IR vs. RF is one difference.

I've asked in several forums and nobody yet has told me if the 3020's have anything over the 5010's. (although, I did figure out that the wireless transmitter has some interesting advantages in the 3020e - a wired output that would be useful - and multiple inputs)

Thanks!
post #3200 of 3333
The only thing the 3020 would have over the 5010 is RF glasses instead of IR glasses.
Everything else, lens shift, contrast, black levels, the 5010 would be a significant improvement.
The 5010 also has Frame Interpolation, which the 3020 lacks.
post #3201 of 3333
I got the blinking blue light on my 5010 a few days ago. I got the 109 FW from the Epson tech, just applied it, and now I have two orange lights. mad.gif

What are my options now? I guess I'll be calling Epson support tomorrow and probably be asking for an exchange.
post #3202 of 3333
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Originally Posted by KevinYee View Post

I got the blinking blue light on my 5010 a few days ago. I got the 109 FW from the Epson tech, just applied it, and now I have two orange lights. mad.gif

What are my options now? I guess I'll be calling Epson support tomorrow and probably be asking for an exchange.
Both lights are orange?
If lights are orange, you can try re seating the lamp and restarting it. If both lights are red, leave it unplugged and call Epson. Either way, I would give Epson a call.
post #3203 of 3333
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Originally Posted by jdejose View Post

The only thing the 3020 would have over the 5010 is RF glasses instead of IR glasses.
Everything else, lens shift, contrast, black levels, the 5010 would be a significant improvement.
The 5010 also has Frame Interpolation, which the 3020 lacks.

Thanks.

What about IR to RF converters like that MonsterVision system? are there others?

Seems like some people really liked them - any other comments?

I also couldn't find anywhere: with that MonsterVision system, are other RF glasses compatible? If so, which ones are recommended ?
post #3204 of 3333
Dammit....
Tonight i got the blue flashing light ( the powering on/powering down light) but it never got going.
Keeps flashing the blue light for at least 20min, then i just had to shut it down manually.

I tried removing the lamp and re seating it again but no luck, same blue light flashing.
Ive had this light flash before, but it would normally start after a couple minutes at least.
You can hear the fan noise but sounds like the low fan ( not high fan ).

Looks like ill be calling epson on monday (

Can you update the firmware on these even if it doesnt power up? just wondering if i should try it just in case
post #3205 of 3333
I meant to say RED, not ORANGE. I called Epson support today and they're going to send me a replacement unit. I've had the 5010 for over a year now.
post #3206 of 3333
Does anyone have experience - especially with a 5010 - using an IR to RF converter/emitter? (like the one by Monster - or, are there others?)

If so, I'd also love to know if other brands of glasses are compatible with the Monster (or other) emitter?

Thanks!
post #3207 of 3333
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Originally Posted by FalseAnimal View Post

Does anyone have experience - especially with a 5010 - using an IR to RF converter/emitter? (like the one by Monster - or, are there others?)

If so, I'd also love to know if other brands of glasses are compatible with the Monster (or other) emitter?

Thanks!

Yes - I hated the Monster Glasses. A piece of cow -- you can get what

I use the Monster converter with OPTIMA RF glasses - CHEAPER AND WAY BETTER.
post #3208 of 3333
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

Yes - I hated the Monster Glasses. A piece of cow -- you can get what

I use the Monster converter with OPTIMA RF glasses - CHEAPER AND WAY BETTER.

So, the Monster converter is compatible with Optoma glasses - is it compatible with Epson's RF glasses? or any others?

What did you hate about the Monster glasses?
post #3209 of 3333
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Originally Posted by FalseAnimal View Post

So, the Monster converter is compatible with Optoma glasses - is it compatible with Epson's RF glasses? or any others?

NO CLUE
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Originally Posted by FalseAnimal View Post

What did you hate about the Monster glasses?

They did not turn on and work most of the times.

They NO LONGER MAKE OR SUPPORT THEM.
post #3210 of 3333
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Originally Posted by toofast68 View Post

Well, I'm adding a few pics for everyone to see if/how they can help.


Honestly the image of a blue-ray looks great while seated at 15'. However at closer inspection, looks like I have issues.


I tried for HOURS to figure out EXACTLY how to fix with the dang pixel alignment...but no matter what I do I can't get it perfect. Perhaps I am chasing my tail...


Anyways...figured this would start a few follow up posts on what exactly I can / can't do to fix.


A few of the pics are in between tweaking the panels...however I can't tell if I made worse or better.

(Ignore the bending of the pics, it is the dang zoom on my camera lens)
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im sorry mate but i cant find if thw correct way is to put all the red/blu/green lines to diseapear and show only the white ones or the opposite, has shown in your pics, all the colours must be seen...
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