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post #121 of 1271
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Originally Posted by convexion View Post

Hrm, just came across something not too pleasant. I turned off the 5020 earlier but left my HTPC and receiver on then came back a few hours later to watch something. Turned on the PJ and when I got a picture the colors were going to extreme ranges (white to green then to purple across the entire screen). Restarting the computer fixes the issue so I'm guessing it's related to a handshake problem.

Also, I'll sometimes be browsing a site using Firefox and the display will cut to black like it loses signal. A major offender is Amazon.com. Every time I'm on the main page within a few seconds the display will go black and I'll have to quit firefox to get an image again. I'm not sure if this is related to my Nvidia GTX 680 or my Yamaha receiver, but I've never seen this on any of my previous projectors using this setup (A Sharp DLP projector and a Sony HW15). I've updated my receiver to the latest firmware available for it but the issue persists.

EDIT: Seems I've managed to fix the problem. A simple reinstall of the Nvidia drivers wasn't enough when I swapped out the cards, so I manually uninstalled the drivers including a registry clean and then reinstalled. Everything seems fine now after power up. Here's to simple fixes. smile.gif

EDIT 2: Spoke too soon, though the color issue seems to be gone I'm still getting blackouts while web browsing at times.

Quick update, spoke too soon x2. The color issue is back now too, so now I'm definitely leaning towards a handshake problem. Changing resolutions brings colors back to normal so I'm not sure if it's a fault with the PJ or the GPU. Anyone else using an HTPC and seeing this?
post #122 of 1271
Yes, similar and it is annoying, my problems are when I do scroll through my movies in sagetv, but only if I do it quickly. Another one is PowerDVD 12 as soon it come on it will make my screen black. Also seem that it changes to crazy resolutions too.
My set up is:
2x ATI cards 1 HD6XXX and other HD5XXX both supporting 3D
One serve to LR TV and BR TV and other one is for PJ is 5010.
So really this issue is with hand shake.
I was thinking to switch to nvidia but I guess I might still have those problems.
post #123 of 1271
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Originally Posted by DemonicDesires View Post

Hey guys so I'm on my second epson 5020 first one was glitchy it was flashing a white screen. So I got another one and I love this projector but I've got two issues now. First is when I'm watching a 3d movie I get this portion of screen about 3-4 inches wide on the sides of the screen from top to bottom it switches sides at random than disappears than comes back. I called Epson and they said it might be my hdmi cord being to long for the 3d signal so it's not receiving properly but this never happened on my hd33... Second is I can't get the picture to line up with my screen. The projector is directly in the middle about 20 feet back but I can get the bottom and left side perfectly lined up and right bottom corner too but the right top corner is out of wack. Keystone just makes it worse right so I even measured my screen to make sure it wasn't the screen that wasn't perfectly square. Any tips or advice would be great thanks.

Use a level to make sure the pj is "level", front to back, side to side. Don't use keystone, "lens shift" is what you should be using. http://www.projectorreviews.com/advice/general/opticalkeystone.php If the image isn't square, the pj/screen is not level. Different components have different sensitivity to hdmi signals and can cause the issues your having. Turn off "deep color" in the bluray player if it has that capability. That can help sometimes. If the cable is over 20', you may be pushing the limits on a normal hdmi cable with 3d. Try a better cable, or if you can, hook up a short one to your 3d source, directly to the pj and see if the issue goes away.
post #124 of 1271
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Originally Posted by postcorner View Post

Hello All,

Can someone point me in the right direction in regards to calibrating the 5020UB?? Does a step-by-step testing and calibrating guide exist??I have about 100 hours on the bulb and have not performed any calibration, just switched to 'Living Room' mode when it was new and have not touched it since.It looks pretty good as is so I'm very curious how much better the picture quality will be if I did some sort of calibration???

I have read that some people use a calibration disc (Disney WOW, etc.) and some use recommended settings found in this forum or on projectorreviews.com. Which is best, and what is the difference between the two calibration methods??

Thanks in advance to all!!!

If both pj's are the same, someone's calibration for their setup, will be different than your environment/setup. See the difference? A pro calibration would be best, and a diy calibration might make a perceivable difference in the image. Either will most likely drop the brightness a bit. I'd wait till after 200 or so hours, and in the meantime, find a certified tech, or start reading about how to do it correctly.
post #125 of 1271
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Originally Posted by 96sev View Post

Yes, similar and it is annoying, my problems are when I do scroll through my movies in sagetv, but only if I do it quickly. Another one is PowerDVD 12 as soon it come on it will make my screen black. Also seem that it changes to crazy resolutions too.
My set up is:
2x ATI cards 1 HD6XXX and other HD5XXX both supporting 3D
One serve to LR TV and BR TV and other one is for PJ is 5010.
So really this issue is with hand shake.
I was thinking to switch to nvidia but I guess I might still have those problems.

Weird stuff to be sure. I've tried forcing the EDID info on the AVR and then the PJ with no change. Anyone know if Epson reps come to the forums?
post #126 of 1271
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Originally Posted by lgreis View Post

We have to do only the 4 corners? What about the center? If we do only the convergence of the corners, the center remains misconverted right? Tomorrow i will try that.
What do you think of the sharpness of the picture, is better with the lcd panels aligh ON or OFF after the alignment?

I think his procedure was based on "avoiding subpixel adjustments", and depending on how bad your alignment is, it might not work out as well I'm guessing.
post #127 of 1271
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Originally Posted by convexion View Post

Weird stuff to be sure. I've tried forcing the EDID info on the AVR and then the PJ with no change. Anyone know if Epson reps come to the forums?

See with my set up hdmi is direct to PJ, but my problem could be also that I'm using 1 htpc to drive 2 tv's ( hdmi splitter) and PJ with DVI (clone as main display- tv's), than second card feed direct hdmi to PJ for 3D playback. So, some times I do shift programs between screens, which could mess with the driver. Also I think problems did increased since I did reload win 7 because i did upgrade to bigger SSD and I did load new drivers. But which would be strange that my tv never have any problem with pic go black????? Also I'm not to sure if hdmi cable it self could not be the problem, before I had 50ft hdmi wich at least 5 or more times would go black pic per movie, only in 3D. Than I did changed to 30ft that problem was gone. But my and your problem are with 2D display so I think is more drivers. Hey which nvidia card do you have?
post #128 of 1271
I have a GTX 680. I've tried swapping cables and that didn't do the trick so I would think it's down to some miscommunication between the GPU/AVR and the projector. I wondered if the 3D functionality of the Epson was screwing with things so disabled everything related to 3D on both the Epson and PC with no change, still seeing the same issues.

EDIT: And my path is GPU -> AVR -> PJ, nothing else in between. I'm thinking about picking up one of those HDMI Doctors I saw earlier in the thread to see if that would be a quick fix.
Edited by convexion - 2/2/13 at 9:15pm
post #129 of 1271
I wonder if it isn't more on epson side. Because why any tv don't have any problems like that???? I'll bet if you would connect to tv you wouldn't have any problems also. My tv's are not 3D but we are talking still about regular signal. I wonder why do you have problems with Mozilla since i do use it too and so far never a problem with it (we do watch sometimes YouTube and just browse net on PJ to).
I'm trying decide on this two cards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125443
or cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500277
Are you using htpc only for PJ?
I'll try Monday ( my weekend ) to use PJ only on my htpc see if there will be any different than driving 3 displays.
Let me know if that "HDMI Doctors" work out.
post #130 of 1271
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Originally Posted by Dan-Tron View Post

Does anybody have any suggestions for ceiling mounts for the 5020UB that can accommodate a vaulted ceiling?
I was considering this one.
http://www.amazon.com/Cheetah-APMFB-Universal-Projector-Ceiling/dp/B00892RUTA/ref=sr_1_11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358568367&sr=1-11

I wound up buying the mount mentioned above. It does fit the 5020. It is sturdy but lacks good instructions. Nothing I could not figure out on my on though. I needed a mount that would work on a vaulted ceiling, which this one does. I did modify it slightly with some strategically placed lock washers to eliminate some extra wiggle it had. I'd say it's a good mount if you are handy. If not, a more expensive mount would definitely work better. For me, it works just fine.
post #131 of 1271
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Originally Posted by jnabq View Post

I think his procedure was based on "avoiding subpixel adjustments", and depending on how bad your alignment is, it might not work out as well I'm guessing.

It is best also to shift by full pixel increments(according to an Epson tech a full pixel shift takes 8 button clicks - so1 click of the up/down/left/right arrow = 0.125 pixels). Also focus attention on the square corner in which the small square is located when adjusting. As long as you do it in full pixel increments don't worry about getting it perfect - you won't be able to see any results of "near enough" from your seating position. This worked for me anyway and left good sharpness and minimal white field impurity.

Also Igreis: I think if you turn the Alignment setting to OFF in the menu you lose the adjustment - I thought it needed to be left to ON, after adjustment.
post #132 of 1271
I was having HDMI sync issues (apparently EDID handshake issues) where the screen would go black when I do various things
(eg: scrolling or selecting a folder in windows explorer, pop-up windows, certain websites, etc). I searched the web and found that
this is a problem especially for ATI cards. After further research I found it was not due to HDCP (cause PC doesn't really use that)
but it's an EDID issue. I tried 2 other PC's (one with Nvidia and other is a Lenovo Laptop with an intel chipset) and no issues. I read
some people with Nvidia also have this issue. Lots of the complaints were from folks with projectors (likely because of the length of
the HDMI cable... not sure).

Anyhow, I bought this an it totally fixed my issue! Really made my day when it arrived:
http://www.vidabox.com/products_dr_doctor_hdmi.php
(Dr. HDMI)
post #133 of 1271
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Originally Posted by lgreis View Post

We have to do only the 4 corners? What about the center? If we do only the convergence of the corners, the center remains misconverted right? Tomorrow i will try that.
What do you think of the sharpness of the picture, is better with the lcd panels aligh ON or OFF after the alignment?
OK i have tried the LCD alignment and the results are very good, not a perfect convergence but very good compared with what it had. Now i do see some color artifacts that i dont like and the sharpness didnt improved after the alignment and it should! So, the digital alignment dont resolve the fisicaly misalignement, and i have also a discrete focus problem in the center of the screen, it doesnt focus like the sides. For he money i spend with it, and the almost perfect alignement that i had with the 8350, its a no good, and i hope Epson realize that they must respect more there customers with a good Quality Control of the flagship models!
post #134 of 1271
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Originally Posted by postcorner View Post

Hi Jim,

I also have the issue with frame interpolation. The picture is jerky, skips, choppy, whatever word you want to use, but it's not right. Doesn't matter if it's on low, medium or high, still the same problem. It is probably worse when set to 'high'. In my setup it's basicall unusable and I have to leave it set to 'off'!

Were you able to fix your issue? If so, can you tell me how? If not, does anyone know why this is happening and how to correct it??

Thanks in advance for the help!!


No, I still have the issue. I took my DVDO Duo out of the loop and it helped some (less frequent jerkyness), but it is still not watchable. I haven't tried it with my receiver out of the loop yet.
I am using a 30ft HDMI cable with Redmere chip.
post #135 of 1271
Hi folks,

I am in the middle of building a projection system, and based on seeing a friend's Epson 8350 I had decided that was a good choice for me. I went so far as to get a mount up and test it with his unit to make sure that did the math right and I could get a good 135" image.

I'm now curious if the 5020UB might be a good choice too. I like the idea of buying a projector once and not upgrading to 3d in a year or two.

If anyone can compare the 2d image quality of the two models, that would be much appreciated. If my room setup is not conducive to the 5020, that would also be good to know--though it seems like I should be OK based on the Projector Central calculator and my experience with the 8350 which also has horizontal and vertical lens shift.

Oh, FWIW will have a 50 ft HDMI cable in the wall--the Monoprice Redmere model.

Lens to screen distance: about 14' 5"

Projector drop from ceiling: about 4" (OmniMount: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VJOUMW/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00)

Projector mount is centered horizontally on screen

Ambient light: very low, can be off

Screen size: 135" (Antra ebay special)

Screen gain: 1.1


Edited by horseflesh - 2/3/13 at 7:26pm
post #136 of 1271
Just ordered a 5020 to upgrade from my sanyo plv-z2. Hoping for big shock value!
post #137 of 1271
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Originally Posted by jimed1 View Post

No, I still have the issue. I took my DVDO Duo out of the loop and it helped some (less frequent jerkyness), but it is still not watchable. I haven't tried it with my receiver out of the loop yet.
I am using a 30ft HDMI cable with Redmere chip.

I am using a 20 ft HDMI cable from OSD, their v1.4 premium line. I can't imagine it would be the cable. I have the problem regardless of what source I use, i.e. Oppo 103, PS3, Cable STB, Directv, Apple TV, etc. I have all my source devices feeding via HDMI cable into a Denon AVR-3313ci, and a single HDMI out to the projector.

Can it be something wrong with the projector? I do like the frame interpolation in some situations, and quite dissapointed it does not work correctly!
Edited by postcorner - 2/3/13 at 1:53pm
post #138 of 1271
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Originally Posted by davestan View Post

according to an Epson tech a full pixel shift takes 8 button clicks - so1 click of the up/down/left/right arrow = 0.125 pixels.
That's interesting, thanks for the info. I went back and did some more testing. I found that with increments of 8 I can see color artifacts...for example, look at the resolution patterns on the AVS HD 709 disc. With increments of 8, I can see large circular areas that have a blue tint on many of the resolution patterns. Using an increment of 10, these color artifacts disappear. I think I'll stick with 10...works better for me.
post #139 of 1271
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Originally Posted by lgreis View Post

OK i have tried the LCD alignment and the results are very good, not a perfect convergence but very good compared with what it had. Now i do see some color artifacts that i dont like
Glad it (sort of) worked for you. What color artifacts were you seeing?
post #140 of 1271
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Originally Posted by Brian Miller View Post

Glad it (sort of) worked for you. What color artifacts were you seeing?
If we puch to much the red we see some blue tinge, if we puch too much the blue we see yellow tinge. After some rechearch and a lot of testing, we cant have perfect convergence ever without loose sharpness, unless the perfect convergence comes from factory and thats what we all want right?
To have the less loose of sharpness wen using the Digital lcd Aligment we do really have to use increments of 8 because 8 equals a single pixel, 1 equals 0.125 pixel. If we dont use increments of 8 the pixels are spllited and the picture became blured and loose sharpness. also we have to only align the corners and using the same increments on all 4 corners. For ex. i align red and blue using 8 on H on the four corners, the diference are very good and the misconvergence became like 1/2 pixel in the corners and almost perfect in the center. From seeting posicion now i dont see the misconvergence, only at 7 feet from a 120`screen. The focus uniformity are very good, only a little less in the center but now after the alignment become very good, and the white uniformity are very good also.
Now the picture are way better compared with the 8350 that i had, better sharpness, color and black level. In 2d the picture are really awesome and the 3d is like i never see before, simply gorgeous, like a window to another Universe, Imax Under the Sea in 3d is a must see. I realy have to burn some more hour lamp to see if the convergence gets worse and if it does, ill contact epson to exchange for another one.
Edited by lgreis - 2/6/13 at 2:22am
post #141 of 1271
Hi gang, Just got my 5020UB and want to post a good report. Convergence is very good with no need for any adjustment that I can see. I used the panel alignment feature and it showed that all the lines were white and no colors on the sides of any lines. I think I got lucky with this one seeing how many in the forum have had convergence issues. I also used the THX Logo feature in the Star Wars movie to adjust sharpness, brightness and contrast, along with an old Video Essentials for gray scale. I'm very happy with this projector and do agree that it is extremely bright for my fully dark room. 3D is astounding! 3D is not dead in this household. As far as the 2D/3D conversion, it doesn't impress at all and probably won't ever be using it. Only one complaint. My old Sanyo PLV-Z4 excelled at sharpness in the 2D realm and the Epson can't touch it. But, the Epson is a different PJ with so many advantages to offset just one quirk I have. I can easily get used to a smoother picture in 2D (I have AT&T U-Verse) , I love the brightness across the board and think 3D is fantastic! So, for what it's worth, this is a happy customer to help balance out some of the bad stuff folks have experienced. Also, what I had originally ordered was a UBe, but Epson can't get the supplier parts for the wireless til the end of February. i changed my order 5 days ago to the UB and my projector arrived three days later! One interesting thing about this PJ is that the images on the Sony Blue Ray like Netflix is actually sharper than TV, almost as good a a very good DVD. Of the movies I thought were the best in 3D are Avatar, Hugo, Grand Canyun (Robert Redford). Titanic was very good in some scenes, but had a "wavy" texture to some of the other scenes (no pun intended) Also, the 5020UB and e are not yet entered into the Logitec Harmony remote database.
post #142 of 1271
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Originally Posted by depalmat View Post

Also, the 5020UB and e are not yet entered into the Logitec Harmony remote database.
It came up when I searched for it. Make sure you update your Harmony SW, then search for 5020.
post #143 of 1271
"As far as the 2D/3D conversion, it doesn't impress at all and probably won't ever be using it."
Agree with this, I'd never seen it before I got a 5020,and I found all it did was sort of pull out the bottom of the picture, just terrible!
HOWEVER, the OPPO 103's conversion is a bit more effective, trying to find some edges and making various parts of the image recede.

Still, it's at best a gimmick as far as I'm concerned.

S A M 33
post #144 of 1271
Are dust blobs still an issue with this model like the 8350? I'm looking to upgrade but hate to think I will still have to deal with random dust blobs.
post #145 of 1271
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Originally Posted by jmoakk View Post

Are dust blobs still an issue with this model like the 8350? I'm looking to upgrade but hate to think I will still have to deal with random dust blobs.

Dust blobs are not an issue with this projector. I believe the reason is because it has a sealed light path. The 8350 does not have a sealed light path.
post #146 of 1271
If I not mistaken the Epson's have non-sealed light path and that's why they use a air filter to catch dust.
post #147 of 1271
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Originally Posted by postcorner View Post

I am using a 20 ft HDMI cable from OSD, their v1.4 premium line. I can't imagine it would be the cable. I have the problem regardless of what source I use, i.e. Oppo 103, PS3, Cable STB, Directv, Apple TV, etc. I have all my source devices feeding via HDMI cable into a Denon AVR-3313ci, and a single HDMI out to the projector.

Can it be something wrong with the projector? I do like the frame interpolation in some situations, and quite dissapointed it does not work correctly!

Someone must be having this same problem with frame interpolation??!! As stated above, even on 'low' setting the picture is not really watchable as you get skips, jerkyness, etc. Anyone know how to fix this?? Thanks!!
post #148 of 1271
Hello All,

The picture on my 5020 seems fine, but why would I not try to get it even better, right?? I have not performed any calibration whatsoever. I figured let me try the LCD Alignement. However when I try changing the settings I don't see much happening on the screen??!! Are the boxes in the corner supposed to move? I do see some subtle color changes on the edges of the white lines. What's up with this 'Alignment' feature??

Thanks!
post #149 of 1271
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Originally Posted by jimed1 View Post

Is anyone besides me having an issue with the Frame Interpolation causing the image to be jerky? I like the way it looks when set on Low or Medium when watching TV, but instead of making the video smoother, it is more jerky. I switch it off for movies.

I also have bad lip sync issues when watching 1080p/24 blu-ray using a PS3. I have switched it off until I can figure out what is going on.

I have directv and the PS3 going thru a Onkyo 809 then video is output from the 809 to a DVDO Duo. From the Duo I am using both HDMI outs, one to the Epson 5020 and one to a Panny plasma. d

I like to use the Duo for the CMS features, but I am wondering if it is my problem.

Thanks for any advice.

Jim

I also have bad lip sync issues when watching 1080p/24 blu-ray using a PS3.
Did u find a fix for this?
post #150 of 1271
I have a quick question regarding placement. Mine is ceiling mounted and I have the option of placing it pretty much anywhere i want.
to acheive the best lumen output to my 140" screen do I want it as close as possible while being able to zoom out to acheive my 140"

or do i want it somewhere in the middle of the zoom and further back?
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