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post #2941 of 3222

Can anyone tell me if they suffer from the same problem with their Panasonic 8000?

 

Sometimes in dark scenes there is a bluish hazing that mixes in with the picture. Or sometimes in dark scenes there is like a digital interference. I have not put a true bluray movie on. I mainly watch torrent compressed bluray movies that are compressed to 4 to 6 gig in size.  

 

It is not all dark scenes that it happens in. Sometimes dark scenes are brilliant. It just depends on the movie.

 

Does anyone else see the noise that I do?

post #2942 of 3222
I only watch Blue-Ray disks from my Pana Blue-Ray player and never saw it may be the compression who ever illegally copied the disk and hung it on the net used.
post #2943 of 3222
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Originally Posted by cw5billwade View Post

I only watch Blue-Ray disks from my Pana Blue-Ray player and never saw it may be the compression who ever illegally copied the disk and hung it on the net used.

NAIL ON HEAD rolleyes.gif
post #2944 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Mopar_Mudder View Post

NAIL ON HEAD rolleyes.gif
I just wanted op to realize what he was saying for everyone on the net to read forever and ever. Huge difference if you backed up your own disks to PC or MAC so you can stream to mutable locations in the house or even the digital copies that come with most disks any more. Once you say torrent you are basically saying I stole this! eek.gif
post #2945 of 3222
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Originally Posted by cw5billwade View Post

I just wanted op to realize what he was saying for everyone on the net to read forever and ever. Huge difference if you backed up your own disks to PC or MAC so you can stream to mutable locations in the house or even the digital copies that come with most disks any more. Once you say torrent you are basically saying I stole this! eek.gif

I agree 100%
post #2946 of 3222

Sorry, I should have made myself clear. I do not download the movies myself. I live in a small county town and the movies are sent to me via a friend. After reading the comments I will be getting a panasonic bluray player as the ruined dark scenes always detract from the movie. Thanks for your help.

post #2947 of 3222
I am thinking of purchasing an 8000 because I have had endless QC issues with a number of Epson models with misaligned panels, dirty light paths etc. I have a couple of questions which may influence my decision on purchasing the Panasonic and wondered if anyone can help?

First, the 8000 manual specifies a clearance of 4 inches behind the unit to allow sufficient cooling. I think I can only spare about 2.5 - 3 inches with my current open shelf set-up and throw distance. This may sound pedantic but does anyone have real-world experience of this clearance and should the recommended minimum distance be observed religiously?

Second, has everyone found that the LCD panels are usually well-aligned out of the box?

Many thanks in advance!
post #2948 of 3222
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Originally Posted by wazbee View Post

Sorry, I should have made myself clear. I do not download the movies myself. I live in a small county town and the movies are sent to me via a friend. After reading the comments I will be getting a panasonic bluray player as the ruined dark scenes always detract from the movie. Thanks for your help.

If you are watching these files from your computer then I am guessing that the computer is hooked to the projector. Why not just put a BluRay drive in your computer and play them from their. Unless the graphics card is not up to the task, which could also be a reason the problems you are seeing.
post #2949 of 3222
i haven't posted for a long time. I read a lot of posts with issues and get worried that I'm missing something. I've been happy since day one. Watching a bad game for the Super Bowl I was extremely happy with picture quality. Didn't help with the boring game. I'll admit that doing precise calibrations is not my thing. I played with them a bit, but getting the pic cal'd to my screen size and finely focused was my main priority. I've not seen jitter, convergence, or color issues Maybe being a bit ignorant is a small blessing. My screen is a painted screen using a formula from the DIY forum and the projector is mounted in a storage room projecting through a knockout in the wall. Throw is 23ft and the room has minimal ambient light spilling in. Long throw and maybe the pic would be better with a shorter throw, but I like the zero noise and the projector stays cool in the unheated space.

Those waiting for glasses and rebates need to be patient. My experience was a reasonable wait for the check, but the glasses was way longer than advertised.
post #2950 of 3222
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Originally Posted by wazbee View Post

Can anyone tell me if they suffer from the same problem with their Panasonic 8000?

Sometimes in dark scenes there is a bluish hazing that mixes in with the picture. Or sometimes in dark scenes there is like a digital interference. I have not put a true bluray movie on. I mainly watch torrent compressed bluray movies that are compressed to 4 to 6 gig in size.  

It is not all dark scenes that it happens in. Sometimes dark scenes are brilliant. It just depends on the movie.

Does anyone else see the noise that I do?

Pretty funny...so your bootleg bluray/.mkv doesn't render perfectly and it might be the Projector's Fault?

LOL
post #2951 of 3222
I turned my rebate in in October - I don't have mine either.

I verified with the rebate people that it's in the system as of mid November. Once that happens it goes back to Panasonic. Panasonic then sends the rebates out

In my case I am due $200, 2 pair of 3d Glasses, and a warranty extension.

So with say 8 weeks to process, it should have come no later than mid January.

On the other hand I LOVE the projector.
post #2952 of 3222
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

i haven't posted for a long time. I read a lot of posts with issues and get worried that I'm missing something. I've been happy since day one. Watching a bad game for the Super Bowl I was extremely happy with picture quality. Didn't help with the boring game. I'll admit that doing precise calibrations is not my thing. I played with them a bit, but getting the pic cal'd to my screen size and finely focused was my main priority. I've not seen jitter, convergence, or color issues Maybe being a bit ignorant is a small blessing. My screen is a painted screen using a formula from the DIY forum and the projector is mounted in a storage room projecting through a knockout in the wall. Throw is 23ft and the room has minimal ambient light spilling in. Long throw and maybe the pic would be better with a shorter throw, but I like the zero noise and the projector stays cool in the unheated space.

Those waiting for glasses and rebates need to be patient. My experience was a reasonable wait for the check, but the glasses was way longer than advertised.
I agree 100% though my throw is 16'6" to an AT screen and the projector is in the room. With D Cinema with fan in eco you can barley hear it standing next to it and not at all with the movie playing. Even in normal with in fan normal watching 3D it is still not to loud at all. With movie playing at reference you just are not hearing the fan biggrin.gif LOL.

The letter that came with the check has an 800 number I called and she provided me with more information. My glasses took over 4 months.
Edited by cw5billwade - 2/7/14 at 6:14am
post #2953 of 3222

Why not just say the downloaded files are the problem. You will not see the issues with a bluray disc.I am a newbie here. No, but some people leap at the chance to be a smart towards me. ( is that better?)


Edited by wazbee - 2/7/14 at 9:04pm
post #2954 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Mopar_Mudder View Post

. Why not just put a BluRay drive in your computer and play them from their. Unless the graphics card is not up to the task, which could also be a reason the problems you are seeing.

Agree. Love having the bluray in my laptop when I'm traveling.
post #2955 of 3222
We watched Machette off my buddies Samsung Galaxy S4. It was supposed to be HD but I'd argue against ever experiencing that quality again.
post #2956 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Mopar_Mudder View Post


If you are watching these files from your computer then I am guessing that the computer is hooked to the projector. Why not just put a BluRay drive in your computer and play them from their. Unless the graphics card is not up to the task, which could also be a reason the problems you are seeing.

Hi, I watch it from a usb stick plugged into my media player. Have ordered a pana br player. Looking forward to it.

post #2957 of 3222
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Originally Posted by wazbee View Post

Why not just say the downloaded files are the problem. You will not see the issues with a bluray disc.I am a newbie here. No, but some people leap at the chance to be a smart ass.
Since you are a self proclaimed noob, then perhaps some helpful advice is in order. As said earlier, ripping one's own legally purchased BDs to their own media server for their own private playback is one thing (although that is still in a legal grey area when it comes to copy protection laws), but downloading a torrent of a ripped BD or getting it from someone else on a flash drive or any other media is, in a word, illegal in the US and most other countries. Discussion of illegal activities on this forum is strictly prohibited. So when someone who recently joined comes on and starts complaining in their first few posts that their illegally obtained media doesn't perform as he wants it to, you can expect a few "smart ass" answers.

People on this board are extremely helpful, and this is one of the better behaved forums out here. I would suggest you get to know the neighborhood a little better.
post #2958 of 3222
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Originally Posted by wazbee View Post

Why not just say the downloaded files are the problem. You will not see the issues with a bluray disc.I am a newbie here. No, but some people leap at the chance to be a smart A$$.
You may want to delete this post swearing is also prohibited here. I am not a smart A$$ and I would have left it go after your first post but to come back defending what you did I had to clarify my point. The point I was trying to make is I have several thousand dollars worth of Blu-Ray disks and twice that in DVDs. Both of those formats use compression but they utilize loss-less video and sound in the original master sound track. You can not do this regardless of the copy software you use. My wife and I are AV fanatics and we love the loss-less video and sound . That is why I spent so much time effort and money to build my home theater. Also you may see issues with a blue-Ray player depending on the quality of player you get (sub $100 no name players). Panasonic makes great players and I think you will be happy.

here are my Blue-Rays there are an additional 2 shelves of DVDs in media closet

Edited by cw5billwade - 2/7/14 at 8:00am
post #2959 of 3222
Have a question about 3D. I have a PS3 connected through a Denon AVR-X3000 to the AE8000. If I play a regular movie in 2D it expands to fill the screen. 138" diagonal. When I put the 3D disk in it starts off as regular 2d but when the movie starts, the picture does not fill the screen. Maybe 8-10 inches less on top and bottom and 10 inches or more on each side.
I have gone into the display settings and set it for 138" on the PS3. I have also set the display on the AE8000 to 180".
Any ideas on what I might be missing? Thanks.
post #2960 of 3222
3D is not automatic you have to go into the screen settings and load a memory i.e. 2.40:1. I have 2.40:1, 1.85:1 and 16x9 saved in memory. My automatic is between 2.40:1 and 16x9 so when I play a 1.85:1 movie it selects automatically 16x9 and I have to load the 1.85:1 memory
.
post #2961 of 3222
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Originally Posted by cw5billwade View Post

3D is not automatic you have to go into the screen settings and load a memory i.e. 2.40:1. I have 2.40:1, 1.85:1 and 16x9 saved in memory. My automatic is between 2.40:1 and 16x9 so when I play a 1.85:1 movie it selects automatically 16x9 and I have to load the 1.85:1 memory
.

Ah, thank you. Just tried it and it works great.
post #2962 of 3222
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Originally Posted by cw5billwade View Post

You may want to delete this post swearing is also prohibited here. I am not a smart A$$ and I would have left it go after your first post but to come back defending what you did I had to clarify my point. The point I was trying to make is I have several thousand dollars worth of Blu-Ray disks and twice that in DVDs. Both of those formats use compression but they utilize loss-less video and sound in the original master sound track. You can not do this regardless of the copy software you use. My wife and I are AV fanatics and we love the loss-less video and sound . That is why I spent so much time effort and money to build my home theater. Also you may see issues with a blue-Ray player depending on the quality of player you get (sub $100 no name players). Panasonic makes great players and I think you will be happy.

here are my Blue-Rays there are an additional 2 shelves of DVDs in media closet

Well, you can "rip" a BD with the full video quality and multiple audio tracks, also full quality. I did it years ago and could never go back to discs. It's also much more convenient to have a server that can play something to any room in the house compared to actually using a disc.
post #2963 of 3222
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Originally Posted by wazbee View Post

Can anyone tell me if they suffer from the same problem with their Panasonic 8000?

Sometimes in dark scenes there is a bluish hazing that mixes in with the picture. Or sometimes in dark scenes there is like a digital interference. I have not put a true bluray movie on. I mainly watch torrent compressed bluray movies that are compressed to 4 to 6 gig in size.  

It is not all dark scenes that it happens in. Sometimes dark scenes are brilliant. It just depends on the movie.

Does anyone else see the noise that I do?

Mainly downloaded files will have this issue since they are compressed. Dark scenes always show this if the quality is not the best.
post #2964 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Gruson View Post

Well, you can "rip" a BD with the full video quality and multiple audio tracks, also full quality. I did it years ago and could never go back to discs. It's also much more convenient to have a server that can play something to any room in the house compared to actually using a disc.
I would love to do that if I had the software and storage space. How much space does a Blue Ray take when ripped? What type of PC are you using and how do you then stream them. So as to not derail the thread can you PM me?
post #2965 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Gruson View Post


Mainly downloaded files will have this issue since they are compressed. Dark scenes always show this if the quality is not the best.

Thanks Gruson. I found an article yesterday which was Bluray vs Apple tv. I hooked up my Apple tv unit to the projector and was amazed at the the quality. Especially dark scenes. And the article said Bluray was even better. The problem for me is Internet is very slow in my town but I have found a dvd postal service that I will try.

post #2966 of 3222
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Originally Posted by wazbee View Post

Thanks Gruson. I found an article yesterday which was Bluray vs Apple tv. I hooked up my Apple tv unit to the projector and was amazed at the the quality. Especially dark scenes. And the article said Bluray was even better. The problem for me is Internet is very slow in my town but I have found a dvd postal service that I will try.

Amazon...
post #2967 of 3222
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Originally Posted by brwsaw View Post


Amazon...

Not in Australia mate.

post #2968 of 3222
Its a shame
post #2969 of 3222
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post


Agree. Love having the bluray in my laptop when I'm traveling.

I have a bluray drive...but which program do you use to play the bluray disk?

post #2970 of 3222
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Originally Posted by androidpi View Post

I have a bluray drive...but which program do you use to play the bluray disk?

I uses this Total Media Theater
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