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post #931 of 2305
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Originally Posted by garibay_2004 View Post

Dahur, I could've saved you 200 dollars, as a matter if fact I still have a rain check for this projector for the sale price of 399, comes to 433 with tax, send yours back haha, I'm an amazon shopper, but lately frys has been beating amazon prices, I never thought I'd see that

Thanks for the offer, but with my luck, I'd send it back and get one with issues. This one looks and works fantastic. I'm very happy with it.
post #932 of 2305
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Originally Posted by Honzik1 View Post

its not your job to judge which price is correct because you dont know production costs of this model

hahaha, you are right, because tataniko is stupid and swim together with Great White, but be careful, and don't believe seriously your partial achievement or understanding, because this kind of attitude will not help your future development.

You have to understand others more deeper, that post was for Garibay_2004 and future reference, and not for troll mind. Sorry and thanks.
post #933 of 2305
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Originally Posted by tataniko View Post

hahaha, you are right, because tataniko is stupid and swim together with Great White, but be careful, and don't believe seriously your partial achievement or understanding, because this kind of attitude will not help your future development.
You have to understand others more deeper, that post was for Garibay_2004 and future reference, and not for troll mind. Sorry and thanks.
People always know how to sell products better than the all big companies. These people know everything the best and they are called as arrogant idiots in real life. Things will never be perfect and you probably dont know it but others do. You need product near the perfect?.., then you will pay a lot, but then you are in bad thread, this is about Under $3,000 USD MSRP. Btw do you know? tongue.gif There are many products with problems and there will be new and new products with some problems. I talked with LG support many times and they are good in my opinion.

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Originally Posted by Sherazta View Post

Hey Honzik1,
In the service menu, do you see any options that pertain to the 3D Menu? (maybe under Sync or Projector Options)
I will post all screens to avoid further questions.
























post #934 of 2305
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Originally Posted by Honzik1 View Post

People always know how to sell products better than the all big companies. These people know everything the best and they are called as arrogant idiots in real life. Things will never be perfect and you probably dont know it but others do. You need product near the perfect?.., then you will pay a lot, but then you are in bad thread, this is about Under $3,000 USD MSRP. Btw do you know? tongue.gif There are many products with problems and there will be new and new products with some problems. I talked with LG support many times and they are good in my opinion.
I will post all screens to avoid further questions.
























Im glad you had a good experience with LG support, I had the worst, they knew absolutely nothing about their own products and denied even ever hearing about the stretching issue, I suggested to them to go online and google it. a few friends had called and reported the same issue to the same tech support rep and yet he continued to claim he never heard of the issue, i think theyre trained like monkeys to spit out denials and dodging questions to avoid taking responsibility. i ended up sending my projector to their so called service dept. i sent my projector in the original box and they returned it to me wrapped in newspapers and could not return to store without the box. and they couldn't fix the stretching issue, just trashed my projector, it looked like they fished it out of the garbage bin, their excuse was that they lost the box and couldn't find it
post #935 of 2305
Thanks Honzik1 for the screen shots.

I bought a logitech harmony 300 and programed the remote via the harmony site.
Now I am trying to do the hack you did but when following the instructions I get to a point to install a connectvity.ezhex but I am unable to open it.
Did you have any issues with that file?

I am looking forward to playing around with the hidden menus and hopefully enable the 3D options but IE or Firefox can not use the connectivity.ezhex file.

Thanks again
post #936 of 2305
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Originally Posted by Sherazta View Post

Thanks Honzik1 for the screen shots.
I bought a logitech harmony 300 and programed the remote via the harmony site.
Now I am trying to do the hack you did but when following the instructions I get to a point to install a connectvity.ezhex but I am unable to open it.
Did you have any issues with that file?
I am looking forward to playing around with the hidden menus and hopefully enable the 3D options but IE or Firefox can not use the connectivity.ezhex file.
Thanks again

I dont know what connectvity.ezhex is. I followed instructions and it worked smile.gif

Here are all codes for service menu (You have to delete new lines):
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1206458/firmware-hack-and-firmware-updates-lg-lh-lf-series/90#post_18081063
Be carefull In-Stop menu is just BIG Restore to defaults, so you dont need it.
post #937 of 2305
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Originally Posted by viox View Post

So it's basically a hit or miss kind of a deal? How disturbing was for movies? We're moving to a new house and that projector would confer the perfect setup for movies especially with the mass storage and video playback capabilities
Thanks a lot for the time taken to reply.

I've owned the PA70G for several months. Focus has not been an issue when watching TV/movies or playing video games. This past weekend, I finally watched a blue-ray movie with the PA70G (using my new HTPC with blu-ray drive). It was the first "Lord Of The Rings" movie. Looked fantastic. You couldn't pry the PA70G from my cold dead hands, lol. Seriously though, for the price it has been a lot of fun for myself and family, exactly what I wanted, considering I have kids who could not be trusted to take care of a traditional bulb projector. The hour usage of this projector over Thanksgiving holiday, playing 4 person local split screen Black Ops II, was severe. But given the LED light source - I didn't care. I will never quite understand how people cannot enjoy this projector. On the other hand, just about any product discussed on the AVS Forum web site, has some people calling it great, while other people called it horrible, lol.

Anyway in terms of focus, where you will notice some softer focus, is mainly in the lower right corner and maybe left upper side, if you are viewing some smaller static text. Although nothing that prevents web surfing or other such activities. But if I were only web surfing or viewing spreadsheets - I would go with a traditional bulb 1080p projector.
post #938 of 2305
Here's a couple pics I took in my bedroom. The wall is a flat ivory color, and the image is 150 inches. No focus issues here. I installed the projector on the ceiling, about 15 feet away.

Since I'm so happy with the larger image, I'm going to get a 150 inch screen.







Awesome projector.
post #939 of 2305
I have enjoyed an Acer K330 LED DLP HD projector for over a year now, and it has served me well, it's so worth the price. I've watched many hours on the K330 in a completely darkened HT room on a 120 inch 16:9 screen, with a Panasonic blu-ray player, Yamaha receiver, and Boston Acoustics 5.1 surround speakers. I have moved that still awesome K330 to the guest bedroom now, because I bought an LG PA70G on the one-day Black Friday sale at Fry's in Atlanta (specifically, the Milton, GA store, which is in the metro-Atlanta area); I was in town visiting a friend there, my hometown is Knoxville, TN.
I put the new LG PA70G on the same high shelf where the Acer K330 was, and projected onto the same 120 inch screen, which turned out to be easy since both projectors have similar throw ratios.
Having used both an Acer K330 and now, an LG PA70G with the same setup, here are the pros and cons of each compared to the other:
Acer K330:
Pros (in order of the most importance to me):
- the color accuracy is better, more consistent, and has auto-calibration !
- the focus ring is tighter, feels more precise
Cons
- HDMI cuts out intermittently, IF not using a UPS
(uniterruptable power supply, a battery-backup) I have been using such a device, so I have had no HDMI signal drops since using the UPS with my Acer K330.
- the CR (Contrast Ratio), though fine given the cost, it is noticeably not as good as the LG PA70G, that I can perceive.
- the remote is not as good; it does not have distinct buttons, just "bubble" buttons

LG PA70G:
Pros
- nicer "punch" to the picture because of the noticably better contrast ratio
- it's just a bit brighter, perceivably
- nicer remote
Cons
- the focus wheel on the side is connected by a gear to the actual lens it seems, and so the focus is loose-feeling and harder to get right, but is not a problem if you are careful and patient.
- somehow, the LG's colors make the image look (how could I say this . . . ) ever-so-slightly, just a bit more "cartoonish", flatter and coarser than the Acer K330's colors.

So, because I own and have evaluated both the Acer K330 and the LG PA70G, I'm stating in my opinion that both are currently fine, low-cost LED DLP HD projectors.
I am choosing the LG PA70G as my primary home theater projector for now though, just because it has noticeably better CONTRAST, which seems to impart a somewhat deeper, more three-dimensional quality to the image.
If the LG PA70G were to stop working for whatever reason though, I would switch in my Acer K330 in its place and keep going watching my blu-rays and HDTV without worrying about a thing; the Acer K330 and LG PA70G are just that close in performance.
indio22, I agree with you about the absolute joys of a durable LED DLP HD projector, in that no one could ever pry the LG PA70G or the Acer K330 from my cold, dead hands either, and I too will never quite understand how people cannot enjoy either of these projectors for what they are: amazing devices that provide cinema-like experiences in a light-controlled room!
Edited by RonKnox - 1/26/13 at 10:26am
post #940 of 2305
I don't know if you have a electronics store near you called MICRO CENTER but I got a projector screen from them last month.
The screen I got is 100 " with 1.2 gain.
post #941 of 2305
Yes, I have access to the MicroCenter stores in Duluth (near Gwinnett Mall, Pleasant Hill Rd) and in Marietta, GA, a few times a year, and they are quite the technology aficionado's delight. A 1.2 gain screen is nice. What price did Microcenter have on such an item, that a home cinema fan would value?
post #942 of 2305
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Originally Posted by dahur View Post

Here's a couple pics I took in my bedroom. The wall is a flat ivory color, and the image is 150 inches. No focus issues here. I installed the projector on the ceiling, about 15 feet away.
Since I'm so happy with the larger image, I'm going to get a 150 inch screen.



Awesome projector.


question...how did you manage to deal with the power brick in your ceiling mount? I always wondered if someone sells extension cables that would attach between the projector and the power brick, maybe there's a simpler more elegant solution, what was yours?? thanks:D
post #943 of 2305
Anybody have a battery option for the LG PA70G. Some external battery pack that we could use for 2-4 hours.

What I like about the LG PA70G is that the onboard sound is excellent, and the usb port takes hard drives, usb sticks,etc and can play movies, play audio books, and view pdf's , so this would be the only device we need. With other LED PJ's , the built in speakers if they have any suck, and the usb port on them is limited.
Don't need a PC to use this sucker. And I don't need to bring speakers.
Now , I can hook it up to PC or a sound system, but I don't need to.
So the LG truly is portable. But we need battery solution.
Suggestions?
post #944 of 2305
Well I got into the service menu and theres alot of stuff to play around with.
The one thing I did notice is that under the model option, you can toggle the unit between PB60u and PA70g.
I guess since they are built using the same parts, i would assume they use the same firmware.

The one thing I was looking for was to enable the 3D option when using the VP3D1, but I guess in the firmware they disabled 3D at higher resolutions (1980x1080p or 1280x800)
I wish there was a way to turn it on.

Side note: When using the VP3D1, I've noticed that my image is alot more smoother. I would assume its because the VP3D1 is displaying a 120hz image or maybe I am just seeing things.
post #945 of 2305
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Originally Posted by garibay_2004 View Post

question...how did you manage to deal with the power brick in your ceiling mount? I always wondered if someone sells extension cables that would attach between the projector and the power brick, maybe there's a simpler more elegant solution, what was yours?? thanks:D

Very good question. The answer is I haven't done anything yet. The cords are just dangling, and the power brick is sitting on my nightstand. I just installed this 2 nights ago, and I want to make sure this is where I want it before I knock any more holes in the wall, and fish the wires. It looks like I'll have just enough cord between the brick, and the projector for my purposes when I run them in the wall.

When I fished the power for my 120" screen, I used brush plates.

post #946 of 2305
hackers in the service menu under the adjust check changeyour country code to 02 and click save. you will be surprised to see what appears in your input menu.

is that the tv input on the pa70g :-). you can do auto scan for signals over the air. hmmm now if there was a way to hook up an antenna
post #947 of 2305
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Originally Posted by Sherazta View Post

hackers in the service menu under the adjust check changeyour country code to 02 and click save. you will be surprised to see what appears in your input menu.
is that the tv input on the pa70g :-). you can do auto scan for signals over the air. hmmm now if there was a way to hook up an antenna

What ??? biggrin.gif

Would there be any way to hook up some type of antenna over usb or any other way?
post #948 of 2305
no idea. i jus enabled it. maybe the tuner is installed but it is missing the cable connector. who knows until we crack it open. also anyone know what to do with the ddp6401. in the menu it seems u can upgrade / flash it
post #949 of 2305
Hey has anyone tried watching 3D with the PA70g through the Optoma Xl covert or box?? Just got mine today and can't get the projector to go into 3d mode. TThanks
post #950 of 2305
I just got this projector last week. My first projector so I dont know much about it. I have in projects on a 90 inches screen (10 feet throw, stting 10 feets away) and for the most part everything look really good beside bad focus on top right corner but it small corner and I cant really notice it when watching movie. My main concern is that when I watch movie with scene that have bright light like sunlight or lamp light in close up shot, the entire screen get really foggy. It turned down that brightness to get rid of that but the rest of the movie would be too dark. I spent hours with the setting but cant really get anywhere. I have it hooked up to a computer via HDMI playing .MKV 1080p. On scene with no bright light, the color and details is really good but with bright light, everything is super foggy. Is this a normal thing with projector or my setting is bad?
post #951 of 2305
I apologize if this has already been asked (i did a search and didn't see it in here), does "game mode" do anything. I saw it as one of the options in this video under picture mode.

For example does it reduce game lag, make the image look worse, or is it like many so called game modes where it doesn't really do much at all that is even noticeable,
post #952 of 2305
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Originally Posted by Sherazta View Post

hackers in the service menu under the adjust check changeyour country code to 02 and click save. you will be surprised to see what appears in your input menu.
is that the tv input on the pa70g :-). you can do auto scan for signals over the air. hmmm now if there was a way to hook up an antenna
LOL nice! How did you know the country code? Look at this picture, there are 2 circle shapes in backside. Mayby for antenna connector?



BTW: You know what does all settings mean in the In-start menu? Because I dont....I dont know what ddp6401 download is, etc
Yes model name changed from PA70G to PA7X, so mayby LG will release new models soon?






Edited by Honzik1 - 12/13/12 at 2:20am
post #953 of 2305
Hey Honzik1.

i took a shot in the dark from reading the tv forum. however when u did ur scan did u get two hd channels?
post #954 of 2305
For all those who are susceptible to RBE watch out for this projector. I have HS200g and HX301g and see very little RBE on them, but on PA70g it's MASSIVE!
I really tried to like this projector, but it's definitely not meant for people with RBE issue. At first I thought it was because of the higher brightness, but I had experience with calibrated DLP units with normal bulbs and never saw that much of a rainbow. Playing with contrast, brightness etc. didn't work. Having nausea while watching movies is not a problem with this projector and others have mentioned it in previous posts. Ahh and the resolution and image quality. I knew that diamond shaped pixels won’t be good with text, but not that bad. I'm sorry to say that but HS301g with XGA resolution with normal pixels is much sharper than PA70g, of course with movies it's not
that noticeable, but still you can see them in a movie especially with subtitles. Jagged font and uneven focus in corners, that's what you should expect with this unit. I'm returning my PA70g and now will still enjoy my HX301g and wait for what Heeman posted in October. In case you didn’t notice -1080P LCoS micro display for PiCO LED projectors - it's there and people who don’t want to experience RBE with LED have to be patient.
Now I don't want to be all that negative about this projector. It should be great for people who don’t suffer from rainbow effect and buy it for 400USD and get November or later builds for good focus or manage to fix it on their own and have friends, kids etc. who will not suffer from RBE wink.gif... Mine was 800USD and for that price it’s not worth it. Links for 1080P LCoS for PiCO LED projectors:
http://www.jasperdisplay.com/products/detail/253/
http://www.jasperdisplay.com/products/detail/255/
Cheers!
Edited by kidp - 12/13/12 at 6:07am
post #955 of 2305
Pumacat311,

I have the viewsonic vp3d1 connected to the projector but I cant get the projector to enable the 3D option.
The projector is projecting the shuttered image and I can get my glasses to sync for a couple of seconds but since the option is not enabled, the glasses can not stay in sync.

I think LG has disabled 3D for anything higher then 1024 x 768.
If there was a way to enable it in the menu, this projector would be perfect.
Especially since I found out how to enable the TV Input. smile.gif Hopefully I can add a cable connector and have cable directly through the projector smile.gif.
post #956 of 2305
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Originally Posted by Sherazta View Post

Hey Honzik1.
i took a shot in the dark from reading the tv forum. however when u did ur scan did u get two hd channels?
Hey, I didnt get any channels. I have tried just DTV scanning.
post #957 of 2305
just for clarification , some of you guys opened up the PJ to do lens adjustment, did you see anything that looks like it might be tv tuner where the 2 cut out pieces are located, and something that would have adapter added to give connection to tv antenna?
I'm thinking it's just software that is used for both the 61 model that has built in tuner and the 70g that doesn't have built in tuner. I believe LG could come out with tv tuner option on future device.
But it would be cool, if it did have tv tuner built in and we just had to cut out the 2 plastic holes and add tv adapter and attach antenna.
post #958 of 2305
I saw that you had 36-1 & 39-1 so I assumed it had picked up those channels.

When I am in TV mode, I can switch channels and get static that shows up when theres no tv cable connected.
So I am assuming that means the TV tuner is enabled. I am probably going to buy a usb tv tuner like the one shown below.

http://aorol8.en.made-in-china.com/product/zoFxBeRdwqcj/China-USB-2-0-TV-Box-Video-Capture-TV-Tuner-W731-.html

They have plugable tuner connectors, so I am hoping that if I plug that tuner connector into the projector it will allow me to plug a tv cable to pick up channels.

Got my fingers crossed
post #959 of 2305
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Originally Posted by Sherazta View Post

I saw that you had 36-1 & 39-1 so I assumed it had picked up those channels.
When I am in TV mode, I can switch channels and get static that shows up when theres no tv cable connected.
So I am assuming that means the TV tuner is enabled. I am probably going to buy a usb tv tuner like the one shown below.
http://aorol8.en.made-in-china.com/product/zoFxBeRdwqcj/China-USB-2-0-TV-Box-Video-Capture-TV-Tuner-W731-.html
They have plugable tuner connectors, so I am hoping that if I plug that tuner connector into the projector it will allow me to plug a tv cable to pick up channels.
Got my fingers crossed
These channels were added manualy because I know the working channel numbers. Do you think that USB tuner could work with PA70G? I thought there is already tuner in the device. Btw, I see that my model number is currently PA71U in In-start menu.
post #960 of 2305
When it comes to 3D, people read the instructions smile.gif it say clearly the 3D works only on 120Hz 1024x768 resolution.
I was wondering if it works and connected via HDMI to my laptop, and without the slightest problem in Ubuntu via nvidia tools set on the projector 1024x768 resolution and 120Hz refresh chose the projector without any obstacle responds to pressing the 3D button on the remote control that activates these functions and change sync L / R and R / L smile.gif.
Today I bought on ebay glasses for 3D DLP link DLP link known works on the principle of white light flash picture-frame glasses synchronize with the image on the screen after the flash of white light. How do I get eye check that it works properly smile.gif progrmu Bino via the Ubuntu and flim Side by Side gdzy not have BlueRay.

Honzík I wonder if the projector on the motherboard there is no card slot to attach DVB-T, eg miniPCI similar to those of a laptop would be great if it was was impossible to just plug in this card smile.gif and activate the service menu with TV functions is possible on the motherboard place in which missing elements responsible for electronic tuner and it will be more troublesome longer and expensive to get a diagram and parts to them smile.gif Solder likely it will be on the underside of the motherboard where the antenna terminals are caps from the housing.




think that the 100% here is where the module is mounted DVB-T with 4 screws


and there are solder pads for the TV module



Module may be in a similar form to the antenna socket only

Edited by Pawel Dubiel - 12/13/12 at 10:12am
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