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post #241 of 1271
Can't sleep!!! My install is tomorrow!! Here is the screen I am putting in at 120". It's a Grandview:



I am going to have tons of ambient light at first till the two 9' dark grey fabric blackout blinds show up which will cover 18' of the twenty foot light grey wall which has two six foot wide picture windows. The screen is going into an alcove that has already been painted dark grey.

I will post you some high ambient light pics with this screen being high contrast HDTV material 1.0 gain
post #242 of 1271
Hey jnabq u got a pic with ur projector running with that light on?
post #243 of 1271
U got me excited as well bradical lol I can't wait to blackout my window. Now I'm considering a jamungo curtain blocking the kitchen from living room ha!
post #244 of 1271
I have an issue hopefully someone can help me with. I have a 5020 and the last couple of days I've been having a brightness flickering. I have just barley over 1000 hours on the bulb and I use thx setting with Eco and normal iris. The problem is or at least what it seems like is the iris is going haywire where it will dim and go back to the brightness it was before almost every second kind of flickering basically. It's very noticeable to. When I take it off Eco mode it gets a little brighter and doesn't do it anymore. And even after if I put it back to Eco it seems to go away for a little while. Does anyone know what's causing this or had this happen to them. I watch it all the time as my main tv that's why I have that many hours already. Could it possibly be the bulb getting ready to go out? Thought they would last a lot longer than 1000 hours though. Any feedback is greatly appreciated as this sucks..
post #245 of 1271
Sounds like the lamp in going out
post #246 of 1271
I had the Auto Iris set to High Speed and it exhibited similar behavior -- I turned it off completely because it was driving me nuts. Do you have it set to High Speed?
post #247 of 1271
Just received my Epson 5020 from ProjectorPeople online. Great service. Had a power issue with the original and they sent a new replacement 5020 immediately...
post #248 of 1271
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Originally Posted by apogee82 View Post

I had the Auto Iris set to High Speed and it exhibited similar behavior -- I turned it off completely because it was driving me nuts. Do you have it set to High Speed?

I have the auto iris set to normal. I'm really hoping its the bulb cause this is the only problem I've run into and I don't really want to exchange it for a different one that might possibly have bad convergence or something. For now I took it off Eco mode and its not doing it. It just sucks cause its a lot louder on normal rather than Eco to.
post #249 of 1271
The bulbs have a separate, shorter warranty on them I think 90 days. If you are within that then Epson should send you a bulb only. Then you won't have to worry about the convergence.
post #250 of 1271
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Originally Posted by Movieaddict View Post

I have the auto iris set to normal. I'm really hoping its the bulb cause this is the only problem I've run into and I don't really want to exchange it for a different one that might possibly have bad convergence or something. For now I took it off Eco mode and its not doing it. It just sucks cause its a lot louder on normal rather than Eco to.

Try setting iris to off, and see if it still flickers on eco. If it still flickers, you have then ruled out the possibility of it being the iris.
post #251 of 1271
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Originally Posted by apogee82 View Post

The bulbs have a separate, shorter warranty on them I think 90 days. If you are within that then Epson should send you a bulb only. Then you won't have to worry about the convergence.

Epson will send you a new bulb for the entire 2 year warranty.

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post #252 of 1271
Not true.
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Two-year projector limited warranty, Epson Road Service Program, Epson PrivateLine® dedicated toll-free support and 90-day lamp limited warranty

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&sku=V11H527020#warranty
post #253 of 1271
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Originally Posted by Movieaddict View Post

I have an issue hopefully someone can help me with. I have a 5020 and the last couple of days I've been having a brightness flickering. I have just barley over 1000 hours on the bulb and I use thx setting with Eco and normal iris. The problem is or at least what it seems like is the iris is going haywire where it will dim and go back to the brightness it was before almost every second kind of flickering basically. It's very noticeable to. When I take it off Eco mode it gets a little brighter and doesn't do it anymore. And even after if I put it back to Eco it seems to go away for a little while. Does anyone know what's causing this or had this happen to them. I watch it all the time as my main tv that's why I have that many hours already. Could it possibly be the bulb getting ready to go out? Thought they would last a lot longer than 1000 hours though. Any feedback is greatly appreciated as this sucks..

Happened twice on my 6010, at around 900 hrs and now at about 1300 hrs. Always run it in eco mode, and when this happened, I just run in normal mode for a few hours and then back to eco it goes away. I'm not worried about it, but give support a call if you are.
post #254 of 1271
The Epson 5020ub wears me out. I couldn't sleep Tuesday night because I was so excited about the install Wednesday. Then I was up till 4am watching, movies last night!!!!

This Projector is Amazing!!! It exceeded my expectations, by quite a bit. At first it seemed just fine, nice picture and good color. My blackout blinds are not installed yet, and we were just coming up to dusk. when it got dark out its like the images litterally EXPLODED off the screen. As we were testing out the different outputs to see how things were looking we landed on American Idol HD. The stage was being effected with reds and blues, It was like the colors were literally dancing around the room!!

Absolutely no issues with it out of the box, everything seems to be working properly, have yet to see the 3D in action though..

Only downfall of the install was that my installer did not have the right HDMI extender and had to order it in so I do not have 3D operating yet. Should be next week.

I tried to get some screen shots but my iphone is an old one so the pics do not do it justice. I will try and get some with the digital camera, it will probably take forever to get the pics off of it though, im pretty lazy when it comes to that sort of thing... smile.gif
Edited by Bradical - 3/14/13 at 1:51pm
post #255 of 1271

http://www.projectorcentral.com/projector_news.cfm?2010-10-20-Epsons-Remarkable-Lamp-Guarantee&entry_id=354

Yes, official warranty is 90 days on lamp, and this is all they are obligated to honor. However, unofficially their customer service is excellent and if you have a premature (low hours) failure they are very likely to help you out to build brand loyalty. Personally on an epson 8100 they sent a new lamp at ~11months (failed at 1400hr all eco vs. 4000 rated) and also sent me one at 29months (actually was even a few months outside of 2yr warranty, and this one was replaced just last month). There have been a post or two in forums here that people were told the 3000/5000 series projectors due to the new lamp design were not being replaced by mfr for early failure. My 3010's bulb has not failed (biggrin.gif) and at 1500 or so hours of the rated 4000/5000hrs, so I don't have personal experience with this. Like any customer service issue though, YMMV based on the representative you talk to. When the second 8100 lamp was replaced, the first person I talked to when I called in immediately said only 90 days on all lamps, but the second one asked for the projector serial number and said it was covered but outside of the 24months warranty so they couldn't replace it (but they did anyway smile.gif ). Before I bought the 3010 I had called in to ask about the policy and at the time they said it was an official internal policy to cover the lamp throughout the full term of the projector's warranty for all the "Home Cinema Series" projectors which would include the 3000/5000 projectors, but maybe something has changed in the last 15 months.
post #256 of 1271
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Originally Posted by armyboy View Post

Hey jnabq u got a pic with ur projector running with that light on?

I think that older photo was taken with a flash with my cheap 8 meg camera. Not sure what your expecting to see, and with my cheap camera and limited photo skills, probably not much, but. No light, a 60w bulb at about 15' away, and one with some more ambient light. Flash used on the last. Pj in ECO mode.




post #257 of 1271
Ran and grabbed it today!

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Epson 5020UB in the house! by Kadath, on Flickr

Looks great in THX mode, no pixels, great black levels, low fan noise. Just viewed a few clips and had to bag it for another event. Will get to play more tomorrow....
post #258 of 1271
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Originally Posted by jnabq View Post

I think that older photo was taken with a flash with my cheap 8 meg camera. Not sure what your expecting to see, and with my cheap camera and limited photo skills, probably not much, but. No light, a 60w bulb at about 15' away, and one with some more ambient light. Flash used on the last. Pj in ECO mode.




thanks a bunch it showed me exactly what I wanted to see with white screen. How much light affects the black levels with the screen. The color is still amazing with the light on but u do see the blacks suffer.I know it's not exact but good reference. Now all I need to see is a grey screen with similar pics and light level. And see how that handles the light... And how hard does the whites take a hit with grey... My area we don't have any place to compaired screens/projectors only got you fine people lol I Bradical gonna post soon... Hopefully
post #259 of 1271
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Originally Posted by armyboy View Post

thanks a bunch it showed me exactly what I wanted to see with white screen. How much light affects the black levels with the screen. The color is still amazing with the light on but u do see the blacks suffer.I know it's not exact but good reference. Now all I need to see is a grey screen with similar pics and light level. And see how that handles the light... And how hard does the whites take a hit with grey... My area we don't have any place to compaired screens/projectors only got you fine people lol I Bradical gonna post soon... Hopefully

Glad it was useful, btw I do watch my 6010 with that 60 watt light on most of the time, unless I'm running a movie. It's bright enough, but of course you lose some black depth.
post #260 of 1271
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Originally Posted by Kadath View Post

This is true for advertised prices for sure but I do know that individual vendors have SOME leeway. I was told that Bestbuy was one of the best for this kind of thing....

I can now personally confirm that at least one BB will put a decent discount on this PJ... Called and had them order it for me using their "ship to store" once we agreed on price. =)

I f'ing hate the anti-competitive locked in price BS the manufacturers are trying to pull. I absolutely would have used a forum sponsor here or from the other boards I frequent had they been willing to work with me, but those I spoke to said their hands were tied.
post #261 of 1271
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Originally Posted by Kadath View Post

I can now personally confirm that at least one BB will put a decent discount on this PJ... Called and had them order it for me using their "ship to store" once we agreed on price. =)

I f'ing hate the anti-competitive locked in price BS the manufacturers are trying to pull. I absolutely would have used a forum sponsor here or from the other boards I frequent had they been willing to work with me, but those I spoke to said their hands were tied.

When was the last time you ate at a restaurant and negotiated a 20% Discount before eating? mad.gif
post #262 of 1271
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

When was the last time you ate at a restaurant and negotiated a 20% Discount before eating? mad.gif
...Or paid under MSRP for a new car? Darn all those dastardly people who want to get a lower price than someone else has paid!

I'm not saying a reseller is obligated to have negotiable prices(and I don't agree with the knock on the sponsored sellers -- all I things being equal best buy would be my last choice--their employees are morons) , but it's silly to get upset that someone else dared to negotiate a price below msrp and act like they're beneath you.
post #263 of 1271
Apologies, phone double-posted
post #264 of 1271
Well I sold my 8350 and my 5020 arrives today. Can't wait!
post #265 of 1271
Whilst setting up my 5020ube both lens shift dials seemed very loose and they move each other. When I get vertical shift perfect and adjust horizontal the vertical also drops. I can move horiz left and right and the picture also drops left and right with it. I have never owned a projector but that doesn't seem normal to me for a 3k piece of equipment. I finally got it adjusted perfectly so I'll hopefully never have to move it again.

What an awesome picture with my Black Diamond Zero Edge 1.4 screen!
post #266 of 1271
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Originally Posted by dks202 View Post

Whilst setting up my 5020ube both lens shift dials seemed very loose and they move each other. When I get vertical shift perfect and adjust horizontal the vertical also drops. I can move horiz left and right and the picture also drops left and right with it. I have never owned a projector but that doesn't seem normal to me for a 3k piece of equipment. I finally got it adjusted perfectly so I'll hopefully never have to move it again.

What an awesome picture with my Black Diamond Zero Edge 1.4 screen!

That is normal with the Epson projector...it takes a little diddling but you can the picture exactly where you want.
post #267 of 1271
Thanks, that helps
post #268 of 1271
The auto iris activity is very noticeable on my unit. To the point where it can be an annoyance during dark scenes watching the image flicker around. Does anyone else have this issue?

I tried it in eco and normal mode, same result. I've turned off the auto iris and it goes away. However I don't want to sacrifice black levels by turning it off.
post #269 of 1271
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Originally Posted by jmoakk View Post

The auto iris activity is very noticeable on my unit. To the point where it can be an annoyance during dark scenes watching the image flicker around. Does anyone else have this issue?

I tried it in eco and normal mode, same result. I've turned off the auto iris and it goes away. However I don't want to sacrifice black levels by turning it off.
When I turn it on everything just gets alittle brighter. But then agian... I aent got no screen!!!! Lol
post #270 of 1271
I just ordered my 5020ub from Projector People. Should be here by Tuesday (anticipation is killing me).

Any tips on settings for a living room setup?

My space is an apartment living room. I only watch with all lights off and curtains down on all windows. But I have white walls and ceilings. I am pairing it with a cheap Elite manual pull down screen. I realize a grey screen might suit me better. But I need a pull down screen hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the room to get a good placement / seating arrangement. And I don't want to invest in a very expensive screen until the day I can move to a home with a space I can dedicate to my theater.

I found a few tips on color setting adjustments for the cinema and living room modes.

I was however curious on suggestions on color adjustments for the 3d picture modes.

I see most of the reviews and posts recommend running in 3d dynamic. But then those same reviews mention the color is way off in the 2d dynamic mode.

Since 3d is a big part of the reason I was upgrading I thought I would ask here.
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