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post #1261 of 2305
I have the LG HX300 and put about 50 hours on it and now problems with the green LED yes.
I know, some will say that's not enough time on the projector to give any clue for any problems.
I got a Infocus X2 that only has 150 hours on it and it still looks new in the box.
post #1262 of 2305
Yes, I am expecting a affordable LED Laser 1080 P projector to come out next year that can plug and play 3D.
Now the question that we are all waiting for is ? will it actually happen next year.
I wonder what company would hopefully market and bring one of those affordable 1080 P LED Laser next year ?
LG ? Viewsonic ? Acer ? or one of the old guys like Infocus ? Optoma ?
Or would it be a new guy on the block company that would market one ?
post #1263 of 2305
I have about 150 hours of operation per month, which I bought LG PA70G.Every day , it is 6-7 hours . biggrin.gif
post #1264 of 2305
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Originally Posted by Rugrash View Post

I know one poster talked about possibly soldering in a tuner. But I have yet to see any comfirmation of a poster soldering in a tuner, let alone getting it to work.
Could you please link the posts?

It's in this thread, somewhere in here there's pictures or links to the pictures.
post #1265 of 2305
[quote name="Bejita" url="/t/1405666/lg-pa70g-led-1280x800-700-lumens/1260#post_227587
It's in this thread, somewhere in here there's pictures or links to the pictures.[/quote]

You should reread the thread. As I stated, it was talked about, not achieved.

Start with post #1181 by Pawel Dubiel

He states "I think that I could risk it and use the same elements as in A place, but it's better to find service manual of PA70G or better PA75G"

How does that translate into you saying "I've seen a few AVS members mod their LGPA70gs with tv tuners via soldering, should be no big deal, I have no idea if the lens issue plagues these 75ks."

Can we please try to post Facts not Fiction.
post #1266 of 2305
Was it around April the PA70G was released, or was it Aug or Sept? Fingers crossed LG shows something new and amazing at CES and it's out by end of summer? biggrin.gif I have no faith this will actually happen, or if it does it won't have the same lens focus defects.
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Originally Posted by DLPProjectorfan View Post

Yes, I am expecting a affordable LED Laser 1080 P projector to come out next year that can plug and play 3D.

It won't be affordable, new tech is always $$$ at first. Personally i can't wait for more on the Panasonic PT-RZ470 and PT-RW330 if they don't go bankrupt first.

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Originally Posted by bony View Post

I have about 150 hours of operation per month, which I bought LG PA70G.Every day , it is 6-7 hours . biggrin.gif

Is there a total hours counter somewhere in the unit, if so where is everyone at? Who has put the most hours on this thing?



Quote:
Originally Posted by Bejita View Post

It's in this thread, somewhere in here there's pictures or links to the pictures.



Here is a link to the post about the tv t sod pictures post


Also has anyone found anything more out about messing around in the service menu?


And for those who want more info on the PA75K (if this is the next model we have to look forward to)

Here is a trans of a unboxing I found

Here is a better unboxing.
He says it comes with "Power cable / adapter / remote control / remote control magic / RGB cable / composite cable / manual / pouch / two batteries / lens cap"

Does this come with two remotes? ? ? eek.gif

1 Brightness: 700ANSI

2 Resolution: WXGA (1280 * 800)

3 Contrast Ratio: 15,000: 1

4 Weight: 1.35kg

5 Features: TV tuner built-in, WIFI built-in, Smart TV, 2D ㅡ> 3D conversion



***You have to scroll down forever***

And last, I can't get google to trans this but check this out if for nothing else but the pictures. I got a kick out of the camping one.



The two remote controls and something about August release date?

Check this out look at those shelves biggrin.gif

Here is a guy who set up the PA75k during the day.


And more info on the PA75K here.
Edited by Amber Ale - 12/30/12 at 1:52am
post #1267 of 2305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amber Ale View Post

Fingers crossed LG shows something new and amazing at CES and it's out by end of summer? biggrin.gif I have no faith this will actually happen,


Wow, I was wrong!

LG announces HECTO Laser TV 100″ projector

"The device will also feature 1080p Full HD resolution and 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio"

Read about it here
PRnet
ubergizmo
hothardware
gizbot
gizmodo

"No information yet on the pricing or availability, but we would expect it will be available by Summer 2013"
post #1268 of 2305
I am now on my third PA70G after various issues with the first two, as luck would have it the latest one appears to be a real diamond in the rough.

I have about as good of focus as I could expect from an inexpensive unit like this, I have defined pixels corner to corner and top to bottom with some room left in the focus dial (at 100" image).

The first unit started to color shift at the high end, each day I would correct it and the next day it was red pushed again at upper IRE ranges (80-90-100). I had a smudge on the lens and after wiping it off a blurred spot was gone but I was never truly satisfied with the focus uniformity even though it was decent (Nov. 2012 build). This unit had a nice rich look to it with solid depth and reasonable clarity (likely a unit that would meet most buyers expectations, I am very particular about AV gear and waited until my final return day to attempt an exchange hoping I might land a better unit).

The second unit had more even focus but just was not sharp anywhere initially and it was dull and washed out looking no matter what adjustments I made (July 2012 build). I took this one apart to examine the lens system and attempted a fix, upon doing so I discovered the the dial has a solid section that prevents the lens from traveling across the full range that is available. I removed the focus dial with a very small phillips head screwdriver and reset the dial so that I could have a wider range of focus available at larger screen sizes. This improved the focus a decent amount but the unit was not equal top to bottom (inverted) as the top was sharp but the bottom would not focus as well (obviously something was tilted inside but I did not wish to dig deeper and decided to try just one more exchange before having it refunded and moving on).

The third unit is a keeper providing nothing goes wrong (knocks on wood). The third unit has a much richer, fuller and sharper image than either of the first two units, no comparison really (Nov. 2012 build).

It's a real shame that LG does not have stronger QC because if everyone had one like the third unit that I was lucky enough to come across I doubt many would be returned and we would be seeing many more satisfied PA70G buyers across the net.

Will give it a few days of trial and if all is well I'll then be doing a full calibration on it to see it reach its full potential (but it's a very solid performer out of the box).

Have a great New Year everyone!

Jason
post #1269 of 2305
I got LUCKY on my second One, and when I did, I felt like I won the lottery. smile.gif
Good focus and Good focus wheel range. Yip-pee! smile.gif

I hope it gets back to LG to figure out better way to test these units on the assembly line.

Now I am getting a PC on a Stick probably on monday. If it works, for 35 dollars it will turn the PA70G into smart PJ, using adroid ICS or Linux or Xbmc to surf the web or watch you tube, netflix, and connect to my network , via wifi from this stick. Crossing my fingers that it's a good fit with the "perfect 70g". smile.gif

QUESTION for you guys:
Can someone test gaming LAG on this PJ. I think it's really good, because I have been playing multiplayer games and I get a good drop on the other guy, in a lot of situations. So faster on the draw. I'm thinking it's under 20ms, but can someone test it and report. Figured some of you guys already know how to test the lag. Thanks.
Edited by rgtaa - 12/30/12 at 5:00am
post #1270 of 2305
So your Darblet made the 2nd one's picture much better...? I'm curious to see the results on the 3rd one that's great out of the box.
post #1271 of 2305
Hey guys!
I still use my Infocus 7210 for my main HT room at 12' wide. Totally black basement.

I have been considering a second PJ just for 3D. Do you think this one can do the trick? I know my PJ is only 720p but it was a high end projector and the lens is of superb quality which can make or break the image, so I am not sure if the IQ between the two will be too different. Then again, 3D adds a different dimension (sorry for the pun) to experience so that might be enough to make things equal.

Any opinions?


Regards
post #1272 of 2305
Overview diagrams, motherboard LG TV with tuner TU3700 smile.gif, and I have already some idea of the components that were needed to be built TV tuner. smile.gif Now all look for some of them difficult as transistor ISA1530AC1 the symbol on the cover (. TR) stabilizer LDO, 1.8 V AZ1117BH the other components are resistors from 0 to 1.2 k ohms and capacitors from 10pF to 47uF, most of the 100nF.

To determine the location of these components, I'd have to open the projector and remove the motherboard from it because it is part of the elements on the bottom. beam tester conductive trace from pin to pin tuner XD engine.

So far I do not have those elements, and I will not do




LG PA72B bulit in Widi
Edited by Pawel Dubiel - 12/30/12 at 12:27pm
post #1273 of 2305
Can anyone help me figure out what's going on with my setup?

I currently have this projector connected to my PC. My PC only has a DVI port so I used a DVI -> HDMI adapter to connect my PC to this projector's HDMI port. It works fine this way, but when I try to play a blu-ray movie on my PC, it complains about the display device not being HDCP compliant. If I connect a regular computer monitor to my PC, the blu-ray plays fine. So I thought maybe something is wrong with my PC in detecting the projector as a "valid" hdcp compliant device. I then tried to connect my sony google tv to this device through HDMI and nothing shows up except the blue screen that says no input signal. Now it starts to get frustrating. I connect my PS3 to this via HDMI and the same thing happens... blue no input signal screen.

Is there something I'm missing? I see you guys talking about watching blu-ray videos on this projector so do I have a screwed up unit or is there a setting or configuration I'm overlooking? TIA.
post #1274 of 2305
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgtaa View Post

I got LUCKY on my second One, and when I did, I felt like I won the lottery. smile.gif
Good focus and Good focus wheel range. Yip-pee! smile.gif
I hope it gets back to LG to figure out better way to test these units on the assembly line.
Now I am getting a PC on a Stick probably on monday. If it works, for 35 dollars it will turn the PA70G into smart PJ, using adroid ICS or Linux or Xbmc to surf the web or watch you tube, netflix, and connect to my network , via wifi from this stick. Crossing my fingers that it's a good fit with the "perfect 70g". smile.gif
QUESTION for you guys:
Can someone test gaming LAG on this PJ. I think it's really good, because I have been playing multiplayer games and I get a good drop on the other guy, in a lot of situations. So faster on the draw. I'm thinking it's under 20ms, but can someone test it and report. Figured some of you guys already know how to test the lag. Thanks.

I will probably test the lag soon. wink.gif


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Originally Posted by dahur View Post

So your Darblet made the 2nd one's picture much better...? I'm curious to see the results on the 3rd one that's great out of the box.


The Darblet made the first and third units better, there was no helping the second one (July build) as it was washed out and dull no matter what I did.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Luis Gabriel Gerena View Post

Hey guys!
I still use my Infocus 7210 for my main HT room at 12' wide. Totally black basement.
I have been considering a second PJ just for 3D. Do you think this one can do the trick? I know my PJ is only 720p but it was a high end projector and the lens is of superb quality which can make or break the image, so I am not sure if the IQ between the two will be too different. Then again, 3D adds a different dimension (sorry for the pun) to experience so that might be enough to make things equal.
Any opinions?
Regards

Hey Luis, still rocking the 7210 I see. biggrin.gif

Honestly the LG PA70G is not what you want for a 3D addition, try something like the Optoma GT750 or the new BenQ w1070.


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Originally Posted by IAccord99I View Post

Can anyone help me figure out what's going on with my setup?
I currently have this projector connected to my PC. My PC only has a DVI port so I used a DVI -> HDMI adapter to connect my PC to this projector's HDMI port. It works fine this way, but when I try to play a blu-ray movie on my PC, it complains about the display device not being HDCP compliant. If I connect a regular computer monitor to my PC, the blu-ray plays fine. So I thought maybe something is wrong with my PC in detecting the projector as a "valid" hdcp compliant device. I then tried to connect my sony google tv to this device through HDMI and nothing shows up except the blue screen that says no input signal. Now it starts to get frustrating. I connect my PS3 to this via HDMI and the same thing happens... blue no input signal screen.
Is there something I'm missing? I see you guys talking about watching blu-ray videos on this projector so do I have a screwed up unit or is there a setting or configuration I'm overlooking? TIA.

Try a different HDMI cable..?



Jason
post #1275 of 2305
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Try a different HDMI cable..?
Jason

Thanks. I had to take apart my ceiling mounted setup to do this and you are right. This sucks because I ordered a 50 ft HDMI cable to route around the room and now it appears I purchased the wrong one and will need new ones.

Can anyone recommend hdmi cables for me (preferably from monoprices). I need one about 40 ft.

TIA again.
post #1276 of 2305
Any of their high-speed variations should be fine, get CL2 rated if running in-wall.

Jason
post #1277 of 2305
Quote:
Originally Posted by IAccord99I View Post

Can anyone help me figure out what's going on with my setup?
I currently have this projector connected to my PC. My PC only has a DVI port so I used a DVI -> HDMI adapter to connect my PC to this projector's HDMI port. It works fine this way, but when I try to play a blu-ray movie on my PC, it complains about the display device not being HDCP compliant. If I connect a regular computer monitor to my PC, the blu-ray plays fine. So I thought maybe something is wrong with my PC in detecting the projector as a "valid" hdcp compliant device. I then tried to connect my sony google tv to this device through HDMI and nothing shows up except the blue screen that says no input signal. Now it starts to get frustrating. I connect my PS3 to this via HDMI and the same thing happens... blue no input signal screen.
Is there something I'm missing? I see you guys talking about watching blu-ray videos on this projector so do I have a screwed up unit or is there a setting or configuration I'm overlooking? TIA.


Try reading this Link.

You could also look at HDCP Converters and Strippers Boxes, not really legal per say.
post #1278 of 2305
Wonder if it would work with a USB tv/tuner?
post #1279 of 2305
Quote:
Originally Posted by HTCrazy View Post

Wonder if it would work with a USB tv/tuner?
I am afraid not, as you install the drivers? And even if such a card would work, I doubt XD engin he was able to learn to communicate with this card via USB if has its own TV tuner and talking to him on the I2C: D the only possible option is to solder what is missing, buy a remote service, to activate the TV, and then use it instead of the remote control or the remote control and then buy PA75K.

I see that in, PA70G next to the lens housing is a place for some sort of card and wonder if there just is not the place for WiFi, or the WIFI antenna?

Handy to the interior PA75K photos smile.gif
post #1280 of 2305
I have another idea smile.gif I think that he left the lens is a place to tie-in WIFI module housing by typing a cable with 4 pin USB I think so,
PA75K is certified by the symbol WIFI 15258 WFA, you can download it in pdf.
LG TV have WIFI modules that shape to fit in the space in the chassis, the same place is also good for WiFi because plastic front, so a good field of view for antennas what do you know?
subsequently attached pic of the place in the housing


The metal plate are two holes which probably fit in the holder clicks into place


Edited by Pawel Dubiel - 12/31/12 at 3:05am
post #1281 of 2305
One of the best options still remains a PC with an internal or external TV Tuner, paired with Windows Media Center.

I recorded all of the telivised Olympics, so I was able to watch everything at my convenience.

I use the HD Homerun by Silicondust and it has performed flawlessly for me for several years now, it's an external network tuner.

Several users have already posted in this thread about doing the same.



BTW...........if you have windows 8.......today is the last day to take advantage of downloading Windows Media Center for free. (unless they change the deadline)

Follow the instructions at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs

Note:.......if you used an upgrade package and your previous version did not have it, it's not free.
post #1282 of 2305
Edite: I was told it was a bad link. So I've removed the post.
Edited by Rugrash - 12/31/12 at 7:21am
post #1283 of 2305
Sounds like a " Handshake " problem with the DVI and HDMI setup.

If it were me I would try and get another video card for your PC with a native or pure HDMI output.

I bought a Nvida GT 545 card a few months ago for about $ 70 .
post #1284 of 2305
Pawel ? This modified model from LGPA70G owners.... the LG PA70 G MOD-2012 biggrin.gif
post #1285 of 2305
Wow, I thought I had problems trying to route a 15 foot cable from upstairs to downstairs to watch a football game.

40 feet ? wow.

One thing I noticed when I first started using HDMI cables a few years ago is that they are very fragile.

They are not like the more sturdy DVI cables.

You hang a HDMI around a corner or it bends the wrong way ? the whole cable is damaged.

Even the HDMI ports are vulnerable to damage.

That's why I still prefer DVI, DVI is a much stronger cable and port.
post #1286 of 2305
Reviewed the certification PA75K wifi model and bears the date 30.04.2012 in, and that means the PA75K was created at the same time as PA70G not worth the effort to do a separate motherboards for similar models so I think are the same except for a few missing components;).

: D and if they do shove them where to be? smile.gif And change the model in the service menu? and August will differ from PA70G PA75K? I think certainly not appearance: D Do you really PA75K is worth $ 1,300 but I do not think has a tuner and WiFi beyond what is PA70G and that is some $ 50 no and 2 remot control forgot smile.gifsmile.gif

I have a problem with how something comes to mind to me smile.gif so long to drill down until finally it will reach smile.gif and I think the TV tuner in PA70G,: D so what with my DVB-T and I could have DLNA and VOD, and other ... via "FANTEC 3DS4600," as I prefer to have TV inside PA70G if you can: D

Ok but seriously, TV tuner wants to build, and sooner or She later it will do smile.gif
post #1287 of 2305
Okay this is weird. So like I said, my PS3 works when I connect it to the projector with a different HDMI cable. Now when I unplug that HDMI cable and plug in the 50ft one in my original setup, (while keeping the projector on), it would work!!!. Now when I turn everything off with the 50ft cable in...and power everything back on, it doesn't work. Now I'm stumped as to why this is behaving the way it is. Also for those wondering, my computer is brand new. The DVI port is HDCP compliant according to the motherboard manufacturer and it did indeed play blu-ray when I swapped cables while the projector was on. The 50ft hdmi cable is the only iffy thing in my setup but I did get it to work doing the swapping trick. I'd like to avoid having to buy another 50ft hdmi cable as it's not exactly cheap in that length and also knowing my old cable isnt really damaged as I did get a video signal through it. And doing the swapping thing everytime isn't feasible as this projector is ceiling mounted.
post #1288 of 2305
You probably need a signal booster/repeater.

Cable legths of 50ft are really pushing it. a lot can depend on the quality of chip in the sending and receiving unit, as well as the quality and gauge of the wiring in the cable itsef.

If you'd like to learn about HDMI watch the 101 video at this link http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/HDMI14Training/HDMI_installer_tng_1112.htm

There are more training and discussion videos at this link http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/installer_training.aspx#
post #1289 of 2305
How does Anime look on the projector?
post #1290 of 2305
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Originally Posted by Bejita View Post

How does Anime look on the projector?

You will ba amazed on how the color pop-up, and you will love it for sure.
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