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post #241 of 1057
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Originally Posted by exm View Post

Quick Q for just in case we have another power outage (can't run my Parasounds on my generator smile.gif), how do you enable the internal 3020 speakers when using HDMI? I might be crazy but I can't find this in the manual

Dunno for sure on the 3020 but on my 3010 the volume control for the internal speakers is right on the remote--volume - & volume +. I just have 'em turned all the way down when using my surround sound (99.7 % of the time).

Ed
post #242 of 1057
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Originally Posted by exm View Post

So... I just changed my Epson 1080UB (with 2k on the lamp) for the 3020 and all I can say is holy brightness! The 'cinema' setting is pretty much as bright as my old 'dynamic'. Obviously the 2k hours on the 1080UB had something to do with it is, but for living room viewing I'm very satisfied with the 3020. The 3D also works really well. Just setting it up properly without lens shift was a pain, but worth saving the extra $1,000 over the 5020UB. Highly recommend!

Can you post a pic of your bpattern screen ? How big is your screen?
post #243 of 1057
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Originally Posted by y2k02c5 View Post

Can you post a pic of your bpattern screen ? How big is your screen?

I have a 103" Carada screen. Where can I get of the bpattern screen? I don't mind posting a picture..
post #244 of 1057
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Originally Posted by exm View Post

Quick Q for just in case we have another power outage (can't run my Parasounds on my generator smile.gif), how do you enable the internal 3020 speakers when using HDMI? I might be crazy but I can't find this in the manual

No, you're not crazy! Look under settings>audio. Saw this on a screen shot from a review.
post #245 of 1057
Hi everybody,

I'm a projector newbie and I'm having some issues setting up the Epson 3020 with regards to the picture alignment. I have it wall-mounted on a projector mount, so it's sitting inverted.

I'm finding that the top and bottom edges of the picture are not horizontal, but rather it caves 'inwards.' So I'm trying to adjust this with the horizontal keystone by 'pushing the right side inward', but it does not seem to affect what I think it's affecting. The vertical keystone drags the image diagonally, so I can't get the vertical keystone to help me in any way. (Note: I am adjusting the keystone with the menu, rather than the slider).

I can't get the bottom to be flat and the top does not seem to move at all.

Is there anything I'm missing, or possibly misunderstanding?

My projector is somewhat angled upwards, if that matters. I have used a level to check the projector and it is level in the "roll" axis. It is directed slightly to the right, as the stud-configuration in my room would not allow me to have it facing straight on.

(Forgive me if my jargon is poor).
post #246 of 1057
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Originally Posted by MegaMan3k View Post

Hi everybody,
I'm a projector newbie and I'm having some issues setting up the Epson 3020 with regards to the picture alignment. I have it wall-mounted on a projector mount, so it's sitting inverted.
I'm finding that the top and bottom edges of the picture are not horizontal, but rather it caves 'inwards.' So I'm trying to adjust this with the horizontal keystone by 'pushing the right side inward', but it does not seem to affect what I think it's affecting. The vertical keystone drags the image diagonally, so I can't get the vertical keystone to help me in any way. (Note: I am adjusting the keystone with the menu, rather than the slider).
I can't get the bottom to be flat and the top does not seem to move at all.
Is there anything I'm missing, or possibly misunderstanding?
My projector is somewhat angled upwards, if that matters. I have used a level to check the projector and it is level in the "roll" axis. It is directed slightly to the right, as the stud-configuration in my room would not allow me to have it facing straight on.
(Forgive me if my jargon is poor).

What kind of mount are you using?
post #247 of 1057
This is the mount I am using:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00155RH32/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00
"Projector Ceiling/wall Mount 17.2IN-25.2IN Adjustable Extension (Black)
by Peerless"
post #248 of 1057
Hi all, i'm looking at upgrading my current projector for a 3020, the one question I have is how far from the ceiling do you have to be to mount this unit. My basement ceiling is only 7'9". Also don't want to be looking way up at the screen.
post #249 of 1057
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Originally Posted by ace27 View Post

Hi all, i'm looking at upgrading my current projector for a 3020, the one question I have is how far from the ceiling do you have to be to mount this unit. My basement ceiling is only 7'9". Also don't want to be looking way up at the screen.

My ceiling's the same and the center of my 3020 lens is 7" from the ceiling. Top "screen" part of my screen is 8" from ceiling which puts the center of the viewable screen at 62" from the floor. Bottom of viewable screen area is at about 3' from floor. How far you'd be looking "way up" would depend on your seating height. As the 3020 has no lens shift, your setup will be similar unless you get an extension tube for your mount and extend your screen down a corresponding distance.
post #250 of 1057
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Originally Posted by ngwest36 View Post

My ceiling's the same and the center of my 3020 lens is 7" from the ceiling. Top "screen" part of my screen is 8" from ceiling which puts the center of the viewable screen at 62" from the floor. Bottom of viewable screen area is at about 3' from floor. How far you'd be looking "way up" would depend on your seating height. As the 3020 has no lens shift, your setup will be similar unless you get an extension tube for your mount and extend your screen down a corresponding distance.

Thanks for the info, that's what I was looking for!
post #251 of 1057
You are welcome. Let us know how you like it.
post #252 of 1057
Decided to go with the Epson as my first projector.Picked it up on Thursday for a great deal.(1248.00$ Cdn.)Installed it Friday afternoon.Now I currently use a Sharp 70-632U and I thought that screen was big tongue.gif Also grabbed a 106" screen and all I can say is WOW!!!!!biggrin.gif.The wifey and I have put 35 hours on it since Friday night,lol.This projector is awesome I must say.The only option I would of liked to see on the Epson would of been Lens shift,but being my first projector I don't really know how important it would be.Well two thumbs up for me.
post #253 of 1057
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Originally Posted by pinja View Post

Decided to go with the Epson as my first projector.Picked it up on Thursday for a great deal.(1248.00$ Cdn.)Installed it Friday afternoon.Now I currently use a Sharp 70-632U and I thought that screen was big tongue.gif Also grabbed a 106" screen and all I can say is WOW!!!!!biggrin.gif.The wifey and I have put 35 hours on it since Friday night,lol.This projector is awesome I must say.The only option I would of liked to see on the Epson would of been Lens shift,but being my first projector I don't really know how important it would be.Well two thumbs up for me.

smile.gif

I only wish it had frame interpolation. I really notice the judder in slow pans.
post #254 of 1057
I know there are a couple of calibration options listed in this thread. Is anyone aware of any others? I am basically looking for some guidance for daytime TV viewing, and nighttime movie viewing.
post #255 of 1057
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Originally Posted by exm View Post

I know there are a couple of calibration options listed in this thread. Is anyone aware of any others? I am basically looking for some guidance for daytime TV viewing, and nighttime movie viewing.

Not that I've found. Only those two reviews and calibration settings so far.
post #256 of 1057
will this projector work in my HT
i have 8' ceilings
screen is 118"
does the projector have to be mounted dead center with the screen?

thanks
post #257 of 1057
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Originally Posted by domingos38 View Post

will this projector work in my HT
i have 8' ceilings
screen is 118"
does the projector have to be mounted dead center with the screen?
thanks

Yes, it best if it's dead center and level with the top (if ceiling mounted) or bottom (if on a table) of your screen. It has no lens shift, so placement is pretty restrictive; though an inch or two shouldn't matter.
post #258 of 1057
So I've had my 3020 for a few weeks. The more I watch it the more I love it! At first I was disappointed about the black levels, but in reality my room is a major contributor to the problem at the moment (white walls & ceiling). The brightness is amazing, and the 3D is absolutely spectacular, we watched "Hugo" in 3D last night (great!). The lack of lens shift wasn't really an issue, since it was no big deal for me to center the PJ with the screen and align it with the top of the screen. I wall mounted it using a Peerless PRG Series PRG-EXB-W mount. I'm using my vintage Wilsonart Designer White screen for now, but I've got some material samples from Elite that I'll be evaluating.

One problem I am chasing is that occasionally when watching a 3D movie, there will be a burst of static, after which the 3D is messed up (I think the left and right images get swapped). I have to stop the movie and restart to correct the problem. I think the problem lies between the player (PS3) and the receiver, I will be getting a shorter HDMI cable to try.


post #259 of 1057
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Originally Posted by ngwest36 View Post

You are welcome. Let us know how you like it.


Well I picked it up. Set-up was painless, just had to lower it from where the Mits was hanging. Wondering what types of screens others are using and what setting as well? This thing is very bright, Blu-ray looks great, hdtv I find it shows the compression much more than my other. So far so good!
post #260 of 1057
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Originally Posted by ace27 View Post

Well I picked it up. Set-up was painless, just had to lower it from where the Mits was hanging. Wondering what types of screens others are using and what setting as well? This thing is very bright, Blu-ray looks great, hdtv I find it shows the compression much more than my other. So far so good!

I picked up a generic screen from best buy; matte 1:1. Settings are the ones from projectorcentral or projectorreviews, whichever look good to you.
post #261 of 1057
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I only wish it had frame interpolation. I really notice the judder in slow pans.

I just bought an Epson 3020 and I noticed the same thing. Are there any settings either on the projector or the blu-ray player that could help fix this or should I just get used to it?
post #262 of 1057
Thread Starter 
I personally hate frame interpolation so I don't miss it at all. The "judder" is visible in movie theaters as well and is just part of the film process. Maybe I'm used to it, but I'd rather have that little stutter than FI. Every time I see it cranked up on Best Buy TV's I cringe. Yuck.
post #263 of 1057
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Originally Posted by Doompatrol View Post

I personally hate frame interpolation so I don't miss it at all. The "judder" is visible in movie theaters as well and is just part of the film process. Maybe I'm used to it, but I'd rather have that little stutter than FI. Every time I see it cranked up on Best Buy TV's I cringe. Yuck.
I never noticed it in theaters, hmm. Anyway, a little bit of FI isn't all bad. Too much introduces artifacting around moving objects for me to stand.
post #264 of 1057
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Originally Posted by etoile37 View Post

I just bought an Epson 3020 and I noticed the same thing. Are there any settings either on the projector or the blu-ray player that could help fix this or should I just get used to it?

There's nothing in the projector that'll do it. I'm checking docs for my AVR and BR player. My Sony player has an option to turn off BD/DVD-ROM 1080/24p Output. But all it says is "Select this when your TV is not compatible with 1080/24p video signals." Doesn't say what it is putting out if it's not 24p.
post #265 of 1057
thanks for the tips and info.

im considering this model for my home theater
post #266 of 1057
Well I made the jump to get a Epson 3020.

After reading about the improved 3D, specially the 2d to 3d convertor.

And with my luck ran into a couple of problems.

First one is this model is very sensitive about single levels, after two 3010,(Both with minor problems, and Epson did ship ona replacement, that was even worst...Fist one would not work with a VGA from my cable box, something a Infocus X1, an HP and the BenQ would, and the second one had a purple gay scale or purple black and white picture...so the stories of they having problems with the 3010 seems true.

But both of these 3010s would work with my switcher and 50 feet of HDMI, this one (the 3020)would not display a 3D movie from my New internet cable Sony Bu-Ray 3D player..It played all other programing including 3D from Cox cable AOK, the Sony did not get a handshake and the Sony DVD said it could not find a 3D display...

Epson tech said that they only test and certify 15 foot HDMI cables??!! Silly as 90% of home theaters will have the projector around 12+ feet from the screen.

I think this is a little short sighted, (pun intended) they should at lease test with a more standard 25 foot cable.

Also I ran into this:

Do any of you with Epson 3020s have the LCD Alignment setting??

It is located in: Extended/LCD Align.

And allows you to adjust the convergence using a grip pattern.

And last my lamp hour counter is not counting..I have over 5 hours (at least) of play time and it still reads 0HR.
post #267 of 1057
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Originally Posted by racprops View Post

And last my lamp hour counter is not counting..I have over 5 hours (at least) of play time and it still reads 0HR.

Sometime soon it will jump. I bet they do this in case you return it, so when they resell it as a refurb the bulb hours are zero...
post #268 of 1057
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Originally Posted by racprops View Post

But both of these 3010s would work with my switcher and 50 feet of HDMI, this one (the 3020)would not display a 3D movie from my New internet cable Sony Bu-Ray 3D player..It played all other programing including 3D from Cox cable AOK, the Sony did not get a handshake and the Sony DVD said it could not find a 3D display...
Epson tech said that they only test and certify 15 foot HDMI cables??!! Silly as 90% of home theaters will have the projector around 12+ feet from the screen.

I'm using a 25' HDMI from a 1>2 powered splitter and it works fine 80% of the time. On a couple of 3D films it wouldn't handshake until I hooked it directly to the Sony player. Is your splitter powered?
post #269 of 1057
I have the same problem.

Epson tech support said they only test 15 foot HDMI cables...

I think that is very short sighted (pun Intended) for everyone will be at least 12 feet away from their screen

I am adding a booster.

Rich
Edited by racprops - 1/5/13 at 11:52pm
post #270 of 1057
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Originally Posted by racprops View Post

And last my lamp hour counter is not counting..I have over 5 hours (at least) of play time and it still reads 0HR.

The projector will start to show a count after 10 hrs. of use. This is so that after the unit is manufactured and tested, it will reach the consumer showing that it's still new with no use. There is a secret menu in the project that will show your 5 hrs. of use - even though the menu available to the consumer doesn't display a time count until it reaches 10 hrs.

Hope this helps.

Ian
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