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post #2281 of 3218
Football, basketball, baseball, golf, hockey have all looked great to me on the 8000. Haven't had any motion issues that I would attribute to the pj. Haven't seen the JVC, so can't offer a point of comparison there. I just know that they look great to me on the panny.
post #2282 of 3218
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Originally Posted by GWCR View Post

Football, basketball, baseball, golf, hockey have all looked great to me on the 8000. Haven't had any motion issues that I would attribute to the pj. Haven't seen the JVC, so can't offer a point of comparison there. I just know that they look great to me on the panny.
No wonder you can't finish your theater biggrin.gif
post #2283 of 3218
Finally received my glasses last night and then came to the realization that i hadnt upgraded my HDMI cabes. Big "Doh!".

i watch a lot of football and auto racing and as far as my perception goes, the picture is incredible. i have no problems as yet with the projector
post #2284 of 3218
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

Finally received my glasses last night and then came to the realization that i hadnt upgraded my HDMI cabes. Big "Doh!".

i watch a lot of football and auto racing and as far as my perception goes, the picture is incredible. i have no problems as yet with the projector

Well, once you turn the projector on, be sure to report back. wink.giftongue.gif

I do think the 8000 is a great sports projector, for sure. Enjoy!
post #2285 of 3218
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Originally Posted by WilliamG View Post

Well, once you turn the projector on, be sure to report back. wink.giftongue.gif

I do think the 8000 is a great sports projector, for sure. Enjoy!

I've been watching 2d but didn't have the glasses and it didn't occur to me to upgrade to high speed HDMI Cables pretty short sighted:confused:
post #2286 of 3218
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Originally Posted by WilliamG View Post

Why did you return the first one, again? If it was for the high-pitched sound, didn't we have that discussion? They all do it!

Still, getting it from an authorized dealer was a smart move, and Projector People are superb.

Yep, for both reasons. Even though you and some others reported the high pitched sound, the fact that others reported hearing nothing but the fan compelled me to at least try another one to see if it had the same issue. I probably wouldn't have returned it and gotten another one though if it weren't for the warranty issue, which I probably should have thought about before buying the first one.

Now that I know the high pitched sound is something I'll have to deal with on any 8000, I'm okay with it mostly. Although, I do have up to 4 hours of use to return it to PP without incurring a restocking fee, so who knows...

The Sony HW50/55 that you've talked about sounds interesting, especially if it doesn't have the high pitched noise (which I did also have on my previous Sony AW15 though), but it doesn't seem to be sold in the U.S., at least not anymore.

[edit] Oddly, it seems that Amazon is the only seller, outside of ebay sellers, that is still selling the HW50es. Hmm... decisions, decisions...
post #2287 of 3218
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Originally Posted by impetigo View Post

Yep, for both reasons. Even though you and some others reported the high pitched sound, the fact that others reported hearing nothing but the fan compelled me to at least try another one to see if it had the same issue. I probably wouldn't have returned it and gotten another one though if it weren't for the warranty issue, which I probably should have thought about before buying the first one.

Now that I know the high pitched sound is something I'll have to deal with on any 8000, I'm okay with it mostly. Although, I do have up to 4 hours of use to return it to PP without incurring a restocking fee, so who knows...

The Sony HW50/55 that you've talked about sounds interesting, especially if it doesn't have the high pitched noise (which I did also have on my previous Sony AW15 though), but it doesn't seem to be sold in the U.S., at least not anymore.

[edit] Oddly, it seems that Amazon is the only seller, outside of ebay sellers, that is still selling the HW50es. Hmm... decisions, decisions...

The Sony is in another league to the Panasonic (in my eyes [and ears] ), but it comes with a significantly higher cost. You'll find that all projectors make some sort of "buzz" sound. Whether it bothers the individual is very... individual. The HW50 is very quiet, and certainly doesn't exhibit the screeching buzz of the Panasonic 7000/8000, but it still does make sound (of course).

I'd say if your projector has no other issues aside from the high-pitched buzz, - and you can actually live with it - stick with it. I absolutely don't blame you if that high-pitched sound bothers you enough to return it. As I had mentioned earlier in the thread, because of where I sit (slightly below/behind the projector), that awful sound never traveled to my ears. If I had been sitting slightly in front of the projector, no way would I have kept it. But that's just me. Obviously there are others who are more tolerant of such sounds, or simply don't hear it.

Whatever your decision, good luck!
post #2288 of 3218
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

I've been watching 2d but didn't have the glasses and it didn't occur to me to upgrade to high speed HDMI Cables pretty short sighted:confused:

How old are your HDMI cables? Most cables will work if they're not super old...
post #2289 of 3218
I hooked up my 8000 in July and have 300 hours on it. I just cought up with the last 4 pages of this thread and thought I would post my experiences.


At about 200 hours I started noticing the color uniformity issues....not real bad but there. I had to have a white screen or black and white move (where it was still hard to find).

Wierd thing is that the uniformity issues seemd to have dissapeared! I have no explanation for it, but they are 99% gone.

I watch 3d one night but really dont care for 3d anything so I can comment there.

Also, I sit 12 feet away from a 128" CIH screen giving me about a 102" 16-9 image. For those picking screens, this set up is awesome. I HIGHLY recommend CIH.....I mean HIGHLY recommend it. It is VERY impressive. I also painted the back wall black so i dont notice the black bars
post #2290 of 3218
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Originally Posted by WilliamG View Post

The Sony is in another league to the Panasonic (in my eyes [and ears] ), but it comes with a significantly higher cost. You'll find that all projectors make some sort of "buzz" sound. Whether it bothers the individual is very... individual. The HW50 is very quiet, and certainly doesn't exhibit the screeching buzz of the Panasonic 7000/8000, but it still does make sound (of course).

I'd say if your projector has no other issues aside from the high-pitched buzz, - and you can actually live with it - stick with it. I absolutely don't blame you if that high-pitched sound bothers you enough to return it. As I had mentioned earlier in the thread, because of where I sit (slightly below/behind the projector), that awful sound never traveled to my ears. If I had been sitting slightly in front of the projector, no way would I have kept it. But that's just me. Obviously there are others who are more tolerant of such sounds, or simply don't hear it.

Whatever your decision, good luck!

I don't mind paying the extra $1500 for the Sony if it's worth it (basically, as good of a projector as the 8000 but without the high pitched sound), but actually it's a moot point because I forgot that I already cut out the UPC and sent it in for the rebate and glasses... d'oh! Ah well, hopefully it will serve me well for at least 5 years...
post #2291 of 3218
Impetigo.....sounds like you're now locked in to the Panny, but just so you know, AVS sells the Sony projectors at very good prices. I talked with Mike recently and he had some interesting options for both A and B stock Sonys (50s and 55s). In the future, give Mike or one of the other AVS guys a call. I don't think you'll be sorry!

Cheers!

Chuck
post #2292 of 3218
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Originally Posted by impetigo View Post

Yep, for both reasons. Even though you and some others reported the high pitched sound, the fact that others reported hearing nothing but the fan compelled me to at least try another one to see if it had the same issue. I probably wouldn't have returned it and gotten another one though if it weren't for the warranty issue, which I probably should have thought about before buying the first one.

Now that I know the high pitched sound is something I'll have to deal with on any 8000, I'm okay with it mostly. Although, I do have up to 4 hours of use to return it to PP without incurring a restocking fee, so who knows...

The Sony HW50/55 that you've talked about sounds interesting, especially if it doesn't have the high pitched noise (which I did also have on my previous Sony AW15 though), but it doesn't seem to be sold in the U.S., at least not anymore.

[edit] Oddly, it seems that Amazon is the only seller, outside of ebay sellers, that is still selling the HW50es. Hmm... decisions, decisions...

You might want to check with the yard you are playing in. smile.gif
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post #2293 of 3218
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Originally Posted by WilliamG View Post

How old are your HDMI cables? Most cables will work if they're not super old...

The bluray doesn't recognize the Pany as 3d . i'm assuming that there is a lack of handshaking occuring that prevents operation. I'm also assuming that the Onkyo is passing the signal ok but that might be wrong also.
post #2294 of 3218
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Originally Posted by Oldstate View Post

I hooked up my 8000 in July and have 300 hours on it. I just cought up with the last 4 pages of this thread and thought I would post my experiences.


At about 200 hours I started noticing the color uniformity issues....not real bad but there. I had to have a white screen or black and white move (where it was still hard to find).

Wierd thing is that the uniformity issues seemd to have dissapeared! I have no explanation for it, but they are 99% gone.

I watch 3d one night but really dont care for 3d anything so I can comment there.

Also, I sit 12 feet away from a 128" CIH screen giving me about a 102" 16-9 image. For those picking screens, this set up is awesome. I HIGHLY recommend CIH.....I mean HIGHLY recommend it. It is VERY impressive. I also painted the back wall black so i dont notice the black bars

Interesting that you had uniformity issues that disappeared? What kind of uniformity issues are we talking about? Can you be specific about color/location?

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Originally Posted by impetigo View Post

I don't mind paying the extra $1500 for the Sony if it's worth it (basically, as good of a projector as the 8000 but without the high pitched sound), but actually it's a moot point because I forgot that I already cut out the UPC and sent it in for the rebate and glasses... d'oh! Ah well, hopefully it will serve me well for at least 5 years...

D'oh! Well, hopefully you'll have good luck with this one. There are a bunch of very happy Panny owners in this thread. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Chuck Miller View Post

Impetigo.....sounds like you're now locked in to the Panny, but just so you know, AVS sells the Sony projectors at very good prices. I talked with Mike recently and he had some interesting options for both A and B stock Sonys (50s and 55s). In the future, give Mike or one of the other AVS guys a call. I don't think you'll be sorry!

Cheers!

Chuck

Agreed. AVS are awesome. I've chatted with Craig at length, and I hear Mike is equally awesome. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

The bluray doesn't recognize the Pany as 3d . i'm assuming that there is a lack of handshaking occuring that prevents operation. I'm also assuming that the Onkyo is passing the signal ok but that might be wrong also.

Can you let me know which Blu-ray player model and receiver model you're using?
post #2295 of 3218
The uniformity issues were similar to those picture in this thread. Some of the screen has a reddish cast and the other half had a greenish cast....agin only visable on a pure white screen and some BW movies.

Actually the over all picture seems nicer now that the bulb has some hours on it. The blacks seem a little better.
post #2296 of 3218
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Originally Posted by Oldstate View Post

I hooked up my 8000 in July and have 300 hours on it. I just cought up with the last 4 pages of this thread and thought I would post my experiences.


At about 200 hours I started noticing the color uniformity issues....not real bad but there. I had to have a white screen or black and white move (where it was still hard to find).

Wierd thing is that the uniformity issues seemd to have dissapeared! I have no explanation for it, but they are 99% gone.

I watch 3d one night but really dont care for 3d anything so I can comment there.

Also, I sit 12 feet away from a 128" CIH screen giving me about a 102" 16-9 image. For those picking screens, this set up is awesome. I HIGHLY recommend CIH.....I mean HIGHLY recommend it. It is VERY impressive. I also painted the back wall black so i dont notice the black bars

Now you have my attention on the CIH...........do you mind to share some pics of your screen?
post #2297 of 3218
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Originally Posted by Oldstate View Post

The uniformity issues were similar to those picture in this thread. Some of the screen has a reddish cast and the other half had a greenish cast....agin only visable on a pure white screen and some BW movies.

Actually the over all picture seems nicer now that the bulb has some hours on it. The blacks seem a little better.

I'm glad it appeared to clear up. I've not heard of that happening.. Hopefully it stays that way!
post #2298 of 3218
On a side note the gaming lag, does that refer to games played online? Or gaming in general even if it's an old N64 or a Wii?
post #2299 of 3218
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Originally Posted by mijotter View Post

On a side note the gaming lag, does that refer to games played online? Or gaming in general even if it's an old N64 or a Wii?

Games in general, it is the time it takes for you input to be seen on screen. For films this is irrelevant for gaming the Panasonic is usable the JVC is not so much.
post #2300 of 3218
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Originally Posted by WilliamG View Post

Interesting that you had uniformity issues that disappeared? What kind of uniformity issues are we talking about? Can you be specific about color/location?
D'oh! Well, hopefully you'll have good luck with this one. There are a bunch of very happy Panny owners in this thread. smile.gif
Agreed. AVS are awesome. I've chatted with Craig at length, and I hear Mike is equally awesome. smile.gif
Can you let me know which Blu-ray player model and receiver model you're using?

Bluray Sony BP570
Receiver Onkyo TX SR607
post #2301 of 3218
I just googled TX SR607 and 3d and it appears that it will only pass 1.3a. Perhaps I run the cable direct.
Edited by billybobg - 10/24/13 at 7:22pm
post #2302 of 3218
I will try to get some. I just tried with my iPad and it looks awful so I will have to get out my camera. However there are several screen shots on this forum that are basically the same thing.

I don't have any masking on the sides and don't really notice it. My ceiling and wall behind the screen are flat black. My walls are a medium beige. So reflected light isn't that bad. I planned on getting motorized curtains to mask the sides, but sound treatments are my priority right now.

I also highly recommend painting the screen wall black if you can. It really makes the image pop out and it feels very cinematic
post #2303 of 3218
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Originally Posted by Oldstate View Post

I will try to get some. I just tried with my iPad and it looks awful so I will have to get out my camera. However there are several screen shots on this forum that are basically the same thing.

I don't have any masking on the sides and don't really notice it. My ceiling and wall behind the screen are flat black. My walls are a medium beige. So reflected light isn't that bad. I planned on getting motorized curtains to mask the sides, but sound treatments are my priority right now.

I also highly recommend painting the screen wall black if you can. It really makes the image pop out and it feels very cinematic

Take your time......no rush. The reason that I'm asking you is precisely due to the fact that you are not using any masking, so I want to have an idea on how you did it. Also the fact that we both have the same PJ also helps.

BTW (sorry for going OT) - I just finally finished some acoustic treatments for my room (here are some pics - see.... I do share too........tongue.gif)



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post #2304 of 3218
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Originally Posted by cw5billwade View Post

No wonder you can't finish your theater biggrin.gif
Yeah, you know those people who say not to hang your pj until the room is done?

BAH! I can deal with the temptation...


DOH!rolleyes.gif
post #2305 of 3218
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

I just googled TX SR607 and 3d and it appears that it will only pass 1.3a. Perhaps I run the cable direct.

Running the cable direct will work. If you want to get full audio from your receiver while simultaneously playing 3D, you're going to either need a new receiver or a new Blu-ray player. The cheapest way to do it is to buy a twin-HDMI Blu-ray player, so you run one HDMI cable to the projector for 3D, and the other to the receiver for the audio.

Here's one such player, the Panasonic DMP-BDT330:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMPBDT330-Upscaling-Blu-Ray-Player/dp/B00AYB3OOY/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1382671577&sr=1-2&keywords=bdt-230

Only bummer is you have to use different input on the projector so you'd have to switch input vs all your other devices I assume go through the receiver and out to HDMI 1 on your projector.

The alternative is to buy a new receiver, which might not be a terrible idea. The 607 is pretty old, now, in terms of the newer tech...
post #2306 of 3218
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Originally Posted by Chuck Miller View Post

Impetigo.....sounds like you're now locked in to the Panny, but just so you know, AVS sells the Sony projectors at very good prices. I talked with Mike recently and he had some interesting options for both A and B stock Sonys (50s and 55s). In the future, give Mike or one of the other AVS guys a call. I don't think you'll be sorry!

Cheers!

Chuck

Thanks for the tip, had no idea. Too bad it's too late as that would have been an intriguing option and I loved my budget AW15 years ago.

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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

You might want to check with the yard you are playing in. smile.gif

Wish I knew! Guess I shouldn't have jumped the gun and cut out the UPC so fast...
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Originally Posted by WilliamG View Post

Interesting that you had uniformity issues that disappeared? What kind of uniformity issues are we talking about? Can you be specific about color/location?
D'oh! Well, hopefully you'll have good luck with this one. There are a bunch of very happy Panny owners in this thread. smile.gif
Agreed. AVS are awesome. I've chatted with Craig at length, and I hear Mike is equally awesome. smile.gif
Can you let me know which Blu-ray player model and receiver model you're using?

Thanks, it seems like a good PJ nonetheless!
post #2307 of 3218
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post


BTW (sorry for going OT) - I just finally finished some acoustic treatments for my room (here are some pics - see.... I do share too........tongue.gif)

Really amazing!!
smile.gif

I wish I had space to my apartment, so I could build something like this!
post #2308 of 3218
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Take your time......no rush. The reason that I'm asking you is precisely due to the fact that you are not using any masking, so I want to have an idea on how you did it. Also the fact that we both have the same PJ also helps.

BTW (sorry for going OT) - I just finally finished some acoustic treatments for my room (here are some pics - see.... I do share too........tongue.gif)



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Thanks for posting. The accoustic treatments are the hardest thing to explain to my wife. She is a bit nervous about how they will look and thinks everything sounds fine now...which it doesn't . rolleyes.gif
post #2309 of 3218
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Originally Posted by Oldstate View Post

Thanks for posting. The accoustic treatments are the hardest thing to explain to my wife. She is a bit nervous about how they will look and thinks everything sounds fine now...which it doesn't . rolleyes.gif

Do what I'm doing:

- Start with some portable acoustic treatments. I am opting for the GIK acoustics Tri bass traps. They don't need any special mounting, so I told my wife I'll only bring them into the room when needed. I mean, that's what I told her.biggrin.gif
- Get a art panel. If your wife thinks it's just a nice picture on the wall she wouldn't mind.
post #2310 of 3218
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Take your time......no rush. The reason that I'm asking you is precisely due to the fact that you are not using any masking, so I want to have an idea on how you did it. Also the fact that we both have the same PJ also helps.

BTW (sorry for going OT) - I just finally finished some acoustic treatments for my room (here are some pics - see.... I do share too........tongue.gif)



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










love the panels makes the area look first class
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