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post #601 of 2305
Just as another data point: I've had my PA70G for about 2 months now and it's been great. I've never noticed any focus issues from my seating position, but after reading all the posts here about this problem, I went and checked mine from close up... I'm happy to say that I have even focus over the whole image. So as with all things, YMMV.
post #602 of 2305
Im thinking of getting this projector. I had the HW300t for a3 weeks and loved it except for the brightness during day time. Does this projector with 200 lumens more than the other model make the picture look tolerable during day time- assuming i have curtains blocking direct light?
post #603 of 2305
Looks like a really nice projector, and LG has always seemed like a quality company.

Has anyone tried to watch much 3D with this PJ? The brightness is more than enough in 2D mode, but 3D brightness would tip the scale.

I want to switch over from an Acer H5360 PJ, which is lamp based and is also 720p. I find the resolution fine, and love the flawless 3D from DLP. The Acer measures about 900 lumens in its 3D mode.

So the question is, is there going to be a huge drop in brightness with this LG in 3D mode. The glasses cut 75% or so brightness, and the Acer is "good enough". I wondering what the LG measures for brightness in 3D mode.

Oh, a piece of advice, stay away from Acer. The DLP chip in mine and many others has started to die (stuck mirrors) right after the warranty expires (a measly 1 year one). And they don't even want to do anything with you once you are out of warranty. Just IMO and my experience.
post #604 of 2305
I have a quick question. I'm planning to set this up so the projector is mounted on the ceiling. I'm not too experienced with projector setups and stuff but I was wondering does this need to be level with the screen or does it have some kinda tilt/shift lense that I can use to adjust?

Also need to note, i have vaulted ceilings... so it's going to be pretty high up. What's my best solution? If possible, I prefer not to use a telescoping mount.
post #605 of 2305
back at 449 at frys.com
post #606 of 2305
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Originally Posted by rangaswamy View Post

back at 449 at frys.com


except it's not online, in store only item, that tells me it's the last batch, and they're trying to get rid of the inventory, Im still waiting for the PB61U to come down in price @ amazon, it's 599 and won't go any lower:mad:
post #607 of 2305
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Originally Posted by IAccord99I View Post

I have a quick question. I'm planning to set this up so the projector is mounted on the ceiling. I'm not too experienced with projector setups and stuff but I was wondering does this need to be level with the screen or does it have some kinda tilt/shift lense that I can use to adjust?
Also need to note, i have vaulted ceilings... so it's going to be pretty high up. What's my best solution? If possible, I prefer not to use a telescoping mount.

I don't have this model but I know it doesn't have any shifting options at all, if your ceilings are high you'll have to use a long/extension:D mount to bring projector to the level you want, anyone can correct me if Im wrong
post #608 of 2305
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Originally Posted by leila80 View Post

I would like to keep it, but this RBE is driving me crazy, to the point it even made feel little sick... guess it's time to get back to the lcds...


Are there any good led lcd options out there ?

How would this projector look on a white semi gloss wall from 11ft mostly light controlled?
post #609 of 2305
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Originally Posted by leila80 View Post

I would like to keep it, but this RBE is driving me crazy, to the point it even made feel little sick... guess it's time to get back to the lcds...


Are there any good led lcd options out there ?

How would this projector look on a white semi gloss wall from 11ft mostly light controlled? (at night)
post #610 of 2305
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Originally Posted by rangaswamy View Post

Im thinking of getting this projector. I had the HW300t for a3 weeks and loved it except for the brightness during day time. Does this projector with 200 lumens more than the other model make the picture look tolerable during day time- assuming i have curtains blocking direct light?
Look at the picture I toke few minutes ago. Its in sunny day with open windows. Its good enought for reading, surfing etc, but not so good for movie watching. Its set to maximum lumens output. Screen size is 180cm which is 71".

Edited by Honzik1 - 10/19/12 at 10:11am
post #611 of 2305
Thank you for that, i bought the pj but I will wait for 10-15 days before i open it. In the mean time can you post the same pic with curtains closed? That will give me an idea if i can watch movies during the day.


Also, there was some early talk of some issue with this projectors focus (not the uneven focus issue) which was fixed with newer version. What serial number should I look for to find out if I have the latest fixes?

EDIT- did some research and the pjs with Sl No starting with 2 should have stretching issues fixed.
Edited by rangaswamy - 10/19/12 at 11:58am
post #612 of 2305
Does this projector have wifi streaming? Does it come with a wifi dongle. If it doesnt have streaming what is the purpose of the dongle other than browsing?
post #613 of 2305
would running all movies and video at 120Hz through a pc to the projector reduce rainbow effect or does that not have anything to do with it?
post #614 of 2305
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Originally Posted by garibay_2004 View Post

I don't have this model but I know it doesn't have any shifting options at all, if your ceilings are high you'll have to use a long/extension:D mount to bring projector to the level you want, anyone can correct me if Im wrong

thanks. i guess that's out of the question.

so now im debating between the LG PA70G for 450+tax or an Epson 8350 for 680+tax.

kinda leaning towards the Epson, but i've been reading about lamp life issues.
post #615 of 2305
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Originally Posted by IAccord99I View Post

thanks. i guess that's out of the question.
so now im debating between the LG PA70G for 450+tax or an Epson 8350 for 680+tax.
kinda leaning towards the Epson, but i've been reading about lamp life issues.

I once owned the epson 8500UB and I loved it but it was just too big, and I can't ceiling mount in my situation, the shifting lens was great and gives you all the flexibility you need, if were to get a lamp based projector at this time, I'd go with the optoma hd33, great reviews and a bargain price and 3D, but again no shifting lens:)
post #616 of 2305
Can this projector do PC 3d gaming like some of the others?
post #617 of 2305
trying to find a mount for my parents who have the LG. can anyone point me to an amazon/monoprice mount that would work? Thanks.
post #618 of 2305
Hi all,

Confirmed - Fry's has this on sale again:

Fry's Price Tag 1971k .jpg file

Just wanted to say that I'm still highly satisfied with this unit. After using it for about 2 weeks, it's really proven itself a very worthy upgrade to my older LG HS200.
post #619 of 2305
This was the projector that I have been wanting for the brightness factor. I only have an InFocus LP 725 (cost quite a lot in 1999) but is obviously in need of replacement. I have been holding out for years for a bright enough LED projector. It was necessary for me to buy this month or perhaps not for many ages so I decided to go for a HW 350T that was on sale at Fry's for $399.99. It seems you can nary find a complaint on it.
My InFocus LP 725 is bright enough for daytime watching in my main room with a 70" wide image. It's offical spec says 750 lumens but the last time it was serviced it was rated at 600 lumens. That's been at least five years so it's probably even lower since it still has the same lamp, and it's bright enough.

I thought the PA70G would not be back on sale for a long time at that great September sale which I also missed out on (don't live near Fry's so would have to ship which they stopped doing), so I went with the HW350T. A day after ordering it, the PA70G goes back on sale and for even cheaper than in Sept! But again Fry's refuses to ship me one and I can't go into a store. However, I may be able to stop at a Fry's next thursday when I am going out of state.

Should I send back the HW350T when it arrives for a refund and try to grab the PA70G if they go back to allowing shipping or if I can get into a store next week? I don't care about TV tuning as I have a component ATSC box that works great already. I am just afraid the HW350T is going to be too dim... If only I'd waited another day for that PA70G. Of course the focus and RBE complaints on this projector are a bit scary but it seems the majority are enjoying it. $50 price hike for over twice the brightness seems worth it.
post #620 of 2305
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Originally Posted by virsat View Post

This was the projector that I have been wanting for the brightness factor. I only have an InFocus LP 725 (cost quite a lot in 1999) but is obviously in need of replacement. I have been holding out for years for a bright enough LED projector. It was necessary for me to buy this month or perhaps not for many ages so I decided to go for a HW 350T that was on sale at Fry's for $399.99. It seems you can nary find a complaint on it.
My InFocus LP 725 is bright enough for daytime watching in my main room with a 70" wide image. It's offical spec says 750 lumens but the last time it was serviced it was rated at 600 lumens. That's been at least five years so it's probably even lower since it still has the same lamp, and it's bright enough.
I thought the PA70G would not be back on sale for a long time at that great September sale which I also missed out on (don't live near Fry's so would have to ship which they stopped doing), so I went with the HW350T. A day after ordering it, the PA70G goes back on sale and for even cheaper than in Sept! But again Fry's refuses to ship me one and I can't go into a store. However, I may be able to stop at a Fry's next thursday when I am going out of state.
Should I send back the HW350T when it arrives for a refund and try to grab the PA70G if they go back to allowing shipping or if I can get into a store next week? I don't care about TV tuning as I have a component ATSC box that works great already. I am just afraid the HW350T is going to be too dim... If only I'd waited another day for that PA70G. Of course the focus and RBE complaints on this projector are a bit scary but it seems the majority are enjoying it. $50 price hike for over twice the brightness seems worth it.
where in the US are you located? I can do you the favor and pick one up and ship it to you, frys store is 5 miles from me in Burbank CA, if we can trust each other, just trying to help a fellow projector enthusiast
post #621 of 2305
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Originally Posted by garibay_2004 View Post

where in the US are you located? I can do you the favor and pick one up and ship it to you, frys store is 5 miles from me in Burbank CA, if we can trust each other, just trying to help a fellow projector enthusiast

Oh man. That Frys deal is a good one. Wish they would have something like that here in European stores. Even after taxes and DHL/FedEx shipping overseas I would save something like $300.

I wonder if someone has tested Nvidia 3D vision glasses with that output method described earlier in this thread. I'm also interested to hear how are the black levels since this is supposed to have the best contrast ratio compared to other LED pico projectors out there. I was disappointed with the Acer K330 I had briefly.
post #622 of 2305
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Originally Posted by garibay_2004 View Post

where in the US are you located? I can do you the favor and pick one up and ship it to you, frys store is 5 miles from me in Burbank CA, if we can trust each other, just trying to help a fellow projector enthusiast

Hi there! Do you have experience with the hw350t and pa70g to where you would recommend returning the 350t for a pa70g? This was the first time I bought anything from Fry's and I'm not even sure how they will handle a refund/return on an unopened item or how long it may take if I go that route. I've read every post in this thread multiple times but things have changed since the first post. A lot more people have them and opinions have shifted around. Thanks!
post #623 of 2305
from my experience between Qumi Q5, HW300T and PA70G, PA70G is the worst, and i cant stand watching anything, and im trying to sell it at cost price to get rid of it.
post #624 of 2305
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Originally Posted by obscuro View Post

I watched movies with subtitles and the PA70G I bought did not allow me to enjoy watching movies without being constantly aware of the focusing defect.
Other than doing its primary function well, it was a great projector (well, if you ignore the tendency to induce headaches and I own and watch one of its predecessors daily).

Does this projector really induce headaches and make people sick? I've never heard any projector causing this.

I don't want to buy something that will make my family sick or screw up my kids head.

Is this overblown or a real issue??
post #625 of 2305
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Originally Posted by mishari84 View Post

from my experience between Qumi Q5, HW300T and PA70G, PA70G is the worst, and i cant stand watching anything, and im trying to sell it at cost price to get rid of it.

What made the PA70G the worst? Is the Qumi Q5 better than the HW300T (which I believe to be exactly the same as the HW350T which is supposedly on its way to me). I sure wish I could demo these before buying. The foibles of internet-only commerce...
post #626 of 2305
color accuracy in Cinema mode is too reddish, sharpness is bad. I thought Q5 motion was bad, but after i saw PA70G i changed my mind.
i have not used HW300T recently, but it impressed me when I had it in every aspect, but now i prefer Q5, although both are not bright enough for dark movies.
post #627 of 2305
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Originally Posted by mishari84 View Post

color accuracy in Cinema mode is too reddish, sharpness is bad. I thought Q5 motion was bad, but after i saw PA70G i changed my mind.
i have not used HW300T recently, but it impressed me when I had it in every aspect, but now i prefer Q5, although both are not bright enough for dark movies.

I am almost ready for the upgrade from CRE led projector into LG PA70G, but after reading your post comparing this LG PA 70G from other led projectors, my decision is on the cue.
mishari84, do you think Qumi Q5 is better than LG PA70G? I am on the favor on picture quality than of brightness. Thanks for the soon reply.
post #628 of 2305
I definitely miss my Q5. I used to watch TV shows on netflix on PS3 every day with Darbee Darblet. On PA70G, i couldnt stand the the PQ at all, although the brightness was noticeably better.
see my review on Amazon on Qumi Q5
post #629 of 2305
I saw other member here comparing between Acer k330 & LG PA70G. I saw PA70g has better picture quality than the K330. I don't really understand why you say that PA70G is the worst among others.
post #630 of 2305
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Originally Posted by mishari84 View Post

I thought Q5 motion was bad, but after i saw PA70G i changed my mind.

In your Q5 review you say " When i play video games, when i move
from a menu to another, picture
becomes white as it loses signal.
- judder is very noticeable, specially
when i play FIFA 13."

Are you saying both projectors are bad for gaming?
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