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post #661 of 1057
Here's a DIY mount -- got the flanges: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Low-Cost-Porjector-Ceiling-Mount/


What's really frustrating for me with this Chief universal kit is that one of the 4 very important Thumb Nuts came non-threaded. I can't thread it in!! I hope there's an identical size at home depot.

And, also, all of the philips screws that control the roll and pitch are too tightly screwed in. with a power drill, I could not move them a millimeter. So, I'll need to find someone with a super duper power drill I guess....
Anyone else have this problem?

Update: Got a handy man to help. He had a super power drill and unscrewed the adjustment screws no problem.

Got the flange and the 6 inch pipe. Fit perfectly. Nailed 2 nails into the wood beam, then adjusted. The Chief mount came with a thumb nut that didn't have threading. But it looks like the rig is safe enough without it.

Looks pretty good! the project is tilted up slightly, so it required some minor keystoning, by only 3 or 4 points. But I can't notice any difference in quality, though I'm very afraid of keystoning.

Don't need speakers for now. The sound coming out of the machine is fine. I copied settings from that project review site, but need to find some instructions on how to do a personal calibration.
Edited by JimmyJammy - 4/1/13 at 12:05pm
post #662 of 1057
Hello,

congrats on the great forum. I am planning to buy this projector (the EU version 6100) but can't figure out if I could mount it near the ceiling but not upside down (on a shelf). According to the Epson calculator the projector needs to be 0.40cm to the ceiling in my configuration and I don't want it to be hanging upside down but rather put it on a shelf at that height? I examined the manual and couldn't find an answer.

It seems that if mounted near the ceiling the projector has always to be upside down. Is my assumption correct or there is a option that I place on a shelf and project downwards?

Thanks!
post #663 of 1057
yeah, you can put it on a shelf for sure. But keep in mind - the bottom of the lens will line up with the bottom of the image I believe.
Just as upside down, the top of the image lines up with the top of the lens.

So, that's why, if it's on shelf, right side up, it can't be too high.
post #664 of 1057
Just purchased this 3020 projector from Bestbuy and ceiling mounted a couple of days ago. Ran it for an hour and heard a loud pop and bulb blew. Returned it and received a new box. I was hesitant to get this projector as it didn't have lense shift and my hdmi cable that the builder installed is only about 11inches from the outlet so I couldn't extend the mount lower. It's installed about 7 inches from the ceiling but I was able to point the projector slightly downward and it projects a 135 inch screen from 15 feet away. Pointing the projector downward an inch moves the picture down about a foot so didn't effect the picture. I guess I really didn't need lense shift. 3D looks great! Better than the theatre, I have ambient lighting and living room mode is more than enough for the picture. Hope the bulb doesn't blow again too soon, I did change the fan to high altitude as i live in Calgary so hope this makes a difference.
post #665 of 1057
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Originally Posted by Tenio Tenev View Post

Hello,

congrats on the great forum. I am planning to buy this projector (the EU version 6100) but can't figure out if I could mount it near the ceiling but not upside down (on a shelf). According to the Epson calculator the projector needs to be 0.40cm to the ceiling in my configuration and I don't want it to be hanging upside down but rather put it on a shelf at that height? I examined the manual and couldn't find an answer.

It seems that if mounted near the ceiling the projector has always to be upside down. Is my assumption correct or there is a option that I place on a shelf and project downwards?

Thanks!

If you put it near the ceiling, it'll have to be upside down. Putting it on a shelf and angling it downward will skew the image. You're not going to hurt anything hanging it upside down. You could also build a shelf and hang it upside down from that, but in any case it will have to be upside down if you're up around 7-8 feet (2-3 meters).
post #666 of 1057
ngwest36, JimmyJammy,

thank you guys, that answers my question although it is not what I wanted to hear rolleyes.gif I'll have to think of a shelf for hanging the projector upside down from it.
post #667 of 1057
I'd use a proper ceiling mount Tbh. looks more professional and allows easy adjustment and aren't really that expensive.
post #668 of 1057
I fully agree with you, but my ceiling height is 2.5 m therefore the projector must be hanging at 2.1 m given the top of the screen. I assume here that the distance is measured from the ceiling to the center of the lens, correct? I really don't want ceiling mount at that height. Obviously I need a projector with at least vertical lens shift that would allow placement on a high shelf. The other option I'm exploring currently is the Benq W1080ST on the table, with a separate Wireless HDMI transmitter attached to it.
post #669 of 1057
So, Best Buy just seriously hooked me up with the Epson 3020. I've been doing all kinds of research to find the lowest price. I found an open box in another state marked down to $1,290.99 and they were going to have it transferred to my store. To my surprise, when I arrived at my store to do the transfer, the manager approved a price reduction on a brand new one to $1,290.99 so they didn't have to pay to transfer an open boxed item. They just knocked off $309 with no problem. I love Best Buy.

Not only that, but I was able to pick up 3 Epson 3010's Best Buy was closing out for $499/each. I was able to sell all of them for a profit and totally pay for the Epson 3020 and had money left over for other components! Whoop Whoop. God is good. All that happened after I gave my former projector to our church that needed it. I love it!
post #670 of 1057
Now that is a wheeler dealer...

Rich
post #671 of 1057
I just upgraded from an 8350 and love this projector!
post #672 of 1057
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Now that is a wheeler dealer...

Rich
Haha. That's right...that WAS a "wheeler dealer"!
post #673 of 1057
Did I mention I was able to sell the 8350 for $800 so it only cost me $400.00 for the 3020? Sorry trying to get two posts in everyone. I do like the 3020 though. I watched Directv 3d for the first time tonight and it looked pretty decent.
Edited by dryloch - 4/2/13 at 7:07pm
post #674 of 1057
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Originally Posted by Tenio Tenev View Post

I fully agree with you, but my ceiling height is 2.5 m therefore the projector must be hanging at 2.1 m given the top of the screen. I assume here that the distance is measured from the ceiling to the center of the lens, correct? I really don't want ceiling mount at that height. Obviously I need a projector with at least vertical lens shift that would allow placement on a high shelf. The other option I'm exploring currently is the Benq W1080ST on the table, with a separate Wireless HDMI transmitter attached to it.

Are you using a tripod screen? Seems that .4 m (1' 3/4") from the ceiling is a bit far. I have a 7' 9" (2.36m) ceiling with a ceiling-mounted screen and my 3020 is only about 7 inches (17 cm) from the ceiling.
post #675 of 1057
No, I will not be using a tripod screen. I'm thinking of buying this screen Avers Cirrus X2 (Product Sheet PDF) with .35 cm black border on top, so the top of the screen would be at .47 from the ceiling. If I go without the black border the top of the screen would be at .17 cm from the ceiling (.76 cm from the floor) and I'm afraid it would be too high for watching comfortably. Or not?
post #676 of 1057
Will here is the thing, your getting a wide screen projector, so it does not fill a normal square screen so like a letter boxed picture, you end up with a letter boxed screen.

So I just lowered the picture on my screen so it is just a little above eye level. And fills the screen side to side.

Rich
post #677 of 1057
There are any 3d grasses that work with Epson 3020?
post #678 of 1057
Epson 3020 in ECO Mode?

Does anyone hear a high pitched "beep" sound. on and off. Beep.....Beep....Beep....Beep....Beep.

iMIKE THEATRE
post #679 of 1057
No beeping for me in Eco mode (or any other)
post #680 of 1057
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No beeping for me in Eco mode (or any other)

Dito
post #681 of 1057
And no beeping here either...

On any of the 5 units I have had so far and one of the first things I do is set it for Eco Mode.

New malfunction...

Rich
post #682 of 1057
Thanks.

The unit is running find. But I sometimes her a beeping sound. High Pitch. Needs to be a quite room.
Calling Epson. If they have to change it. MAN. What's the deal with these last two units. 3010, and 3020.

Thanks so much everyone. Much appreciated.

I don't hear it in any other mode except ECO. I think it has to do with bulb brightness.
Other then that. Everything is perfect.

iMIKE THEATRE
post #683 of 1057
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There are any 3d grasses that work with Epson 3020?
I just ordered 4 of the Samsung SSG-4100GB glasses that you can pick up for only $20/each and I actually prefer those over the Epson glasses that came with the projector. That's just me though, I'm sure there are those who would disagree, but they look great to me.

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=4860901&st=samsung%203d%20glasses&cp=1&lp=2&pid=1218555764279
post #684 of 1057
Talked to Epson. Higher Technician has heard of this before. To isolate the problem. They are sending a replacement bulb.
Kinda does sound like the high pitched electronic sound of a bulb. Could be...I will keep you posted as to what happens next.

iMIKE THEATRE
post #685 of 1057
New owner here. Just bought the 3020 open box from best buy. I think I got a hell of a deal. Looks like whomever opened the box took it out and put it right back in, because none of the accessories were opened or used. Lamp time was right around 10 hours. I got it for $825 + tax!!!! The associate said open box items do not come with a warranty, but I do not think that is correct, but I bought the 2 year warranty just incase and can return that once I verify it does have one. Shoot I got it for so cheap, I might just go ahead and get the 4 year warranty to be safe.

I still need to buy a mount, but so far I am happy. There does look to be a scratch or smudge smack dab in the middle of the inner lens, so I can't try to clean it. I did notice a slightly soft focus and during 3D, something seems "off". It's hard to describe, but when watching it, my right eye seems to have a hard time focusing and seems like there is a hiccup in the picture every once in a while. When watching 3d on my Samsung P58C8000, I don't experience it. Maybe this is why it was an open box.

I have emailed epson and they told me to give them a call, so I will do that tonight.

I was looking at the BenQ W1070, but there were some issues with streaming SBS 3D mkv's on that. With the 3020 it works well. Oddly though, once you are done watching the SBS file, you have to not only turn the 3D off, but also change the 3D type from SBS to auto for the projector to revert back to the correct resolution.

I do hear the auto iris occasionally, I do not think it will be an issue for me. I cannot hear the fan at all, but it does heat up my little theater room fairly quick.

I have limited experience with projectors as my brother has one and a few of my friends do as well. So although I am happy, I think it can be better.

Also, hooked it up using rocketfish wireless HDMI I got onsale a year ago and never used. Works like a charm.
Edited by mdang - 4/8/13 at 10:30am
post #686 of 1057
You're a lucky dog, mdang.

Hey does anyone have a sense of how much power the projector consumes while in Standby mode? I'm always tempted to just unplug it since it probably draws a a fair amount of power in standby.

Same with the wireless HDMI transmitter. That's more of a pain to unplug though.

By the way, I keystoned my image by like 5 points. Didn't notice any degradation in image quality - would you expect much?
post #687 of 1057
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Originally Posted by JimmyJammy View Post

You're a lucky dog, mdang.

Hey does anyone have a sense of how much power the projector consumes while in Standby mode? I'm always tempted to just unplug it since it probably draws a a fair amount of power in standby.
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By the way, I keystoned my image by like 5 points. Didn't notice any degradation in image quality - would you expect much?

I wouldn't expect much degradation (although I'd avoid it myself) with Video with slight digital keystone adjustment. However, I think you will notice with Text/patterns/graphics. (Think if you were displaying an image with every other vertical line alternating white or black, Since there are more rows on the top or bottom with vertical keystone, they will not display as continuous lines from top-to-bottom. You would also see this in computer graphics or text that would make use of repeating patterns that will look different from each other when keystone throws away some of the pixels.)
post #688 of 1057
I just ordered Samsung SSG-5100GB 3D Active Glasses not the Samsung SSG-4100GB............u think the Samsung SSG-5100GB is going to work fine? if not i just going to return it and get the Samsung SSG-4100GB.
post #689 of 1057
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Originally Posted by ricancuteboy View Post

I just ordered Samsung SSG-5100GB 3D Active Glasses not the Samsung SSG-4100GB............u think the Samsung SSG-5100GB is going to work fine? if not i just going to return it and get the Samsung SSG-4100GB.

My guess is that they will work.
post #690 of 1057
ok i will let u know. and thanks for u help!!!
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