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post #121 of 405
CharlesZ7 before I go into the screen thing, I just want to hopefully our LGPA70G lens fix gruru Pawel Dubiel from poland would come here on the LGPA75U would help us understand the buzz concern with these projectors.
If I can recall but not sure if I can quote him, I think the buzzing has something to do with the MOSFETs that provide power to the LEDS, Hey Pawel ? please come on here on the LGPA75U thread and help us.
I do believe he said it was not really a concern if the projector buzzes.
Now to the screen thing I was able to pick up a affordable 109 inch screen from MicroCenter for $ 65 about 5 months ago.
It even has 1.2 gain.
Perhaps the color control has something to do with a firmware update ?
Yes on my older LGHX300 on some of the setting for example Normal, Sports, Film, Expert # 1 Expert # 2 allow you to adjust settings on some of those settings.
I have to go back and see if composite, RGB, HDMI have any difference on settings.
I have buyers remorse after I bought this projector.
Movies look ok with this projector but forget about it when surfing the internet or games.
Then again ? it's only 270 lumins and a step below the LGPA75U in resolution.
post #122 of 405
I am wondering if anyone knows that the LG PA72G (EU version) got the same 3D function as LG PA75U (US version). I have checked the spec here http://www.lg.com/de/service-produkt/lg-PA72G but it doesn't mention about supporting 3D signal with side by side via HDMI. However, it does mention about WiDi and DLNA wireless function with PA72G. I am wondering if PA72G is the same version as PA70G but only supporting Wirless connection additionally. I have checked different LG web sites and there are only 3 models (PA75U US version, PA75C China version and PA75K Korea version) supporting 3D signal with side by side via HDMI. I am living in UK but those models didn't release at all. Also, I would like to like to know if any PA70G user here who can update their device's firmware to support this function?
post #123 of 405
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Originally Posted by DLPProjectorfan View Post

Perhaps the color control has something to do with a firmware update ?
Yes on my older LGHX300 on some of the setting for example Normal, Sports, Film, Expert # 1 Expert # 2 allow you to adjust settings on some of those settings.
I have to go back and see if composite, RGB, HDMI have any difference on settings.
I have buyers remorse after I bought this projector.
Movies look ok with this projector but forget about it when surfing the internet or games.
Then again ? it's only 270 lumins and a step below the LGPA75U in resolution.


Just spoke with LG and this rep said that color management is only available at certain resolutions. He only knew of 1080p for certain. The previous person seemed certain it should be available but never specified resolutions. Nonetheless, clearly our first projector had more issues than that and we are liking this second one.

Yes, the "diamond pixels" — really square pixels set diagonal — do not help for text though haven't seen a 720p with horizontal pixels to compare. It isn't bad when using lower resolutions but forget about 1080p and reading!

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Originally Posted by matthew122 View Post

I am wondering if anyone knows that the LG PA72G (EU version) got the same 3D function as LG PA75U (US version). I have checked the spec here http://www.lg.com/de/service-produkt/lg-PA72G but it doesn't mention about supporting 3D signal with side by side via HDMI. However, it does mention about WiDi and DLNA wireless function with PA72G. I am wondering if PA72G is the same version as PA70G but only supporting Wirless connection additionally. I have checked different LG web sites and there are only 3 models (PA75U US version, PA75C China version and PA75K Korea version) supporting 3D signal with side by side via HDMI. I am living in UK but those models didn't release at all. Also, I would like to like to know if any PA70G user here who can update their device's firmware to support this function?


LG documentation for the PA72G for 3D
Quote:
"DLP 3D Ready (DLP Link), PC XGA 120Hz"

Vs

LG documentation for the PA75U for 3D
Quote:
3D Type: DLP 3D Ready
2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
So, no they are NOT the same when it comes to 3D. The PA72G is similar to the PA70G.

You may want to check out the PA70G thread
post #124 of 405
I wonder if LG could bring out a firmware that could make the color control to work in all modes and settings ?
Anyone who is concerned about the projector buzzing could get in touch with Pawel from Poland and ask him.
I still haven't saved up money yet to buy this projector.
The Acer K750 has come way down in price and it's 1080P but no 3D.
If anything we would have to wait until later this summer for some of those new projectors to come on the market.
The good thing about this projector and the LGPA70G is that it's priced right and it's affordable.
post #125 of 405
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Originally Posted by DLPProjectorfan View Post

I wonder if LG could bring out a firmware that could make the color control to work in all modes and settings ?

Clearly it is a software choice and a stupid one IMO.
post #126 of 405
Okay so here's the story with my experience for the PA75U so far:

I've ended up exchanging it three times:

1st one had slight buzzing but the focus was good, was afraid of the buzzing being a defect so I decided to exchange it

2nd one had more noticeable buzzing and the focus was bad, picture would be either sharp on bottom and blurry on top or blurry on bottom and sharp on top, had to adjust it within a micrometer to get it right and it still wasn't completely evenly sharp

3rd one had less noticeable buzz but the picture wouldn't focus past 90 inches, the dial was turned to the max too

4th one also has a buzz but it's barely noticeable unless you're an inch from the projector, the focus looks good


It appears that all of them had some buzzing but I think it's more likely that this is not a big deal otherwise all four of them would have the same buzzing defect which I really doubt is the case.

Looking back at it, the first one was probably fine but I'm only thinking this after the experience.

The projector is awesome and my advise is to get it from a place you can swap it a few times if something isn't right.
post #127 of 405
I am likely returning mine even though the buzzing can only be heard within a few inches of the unit and the focus is uniform corner to corner.

Having the w1070 in the same, non ideal, game room leaves me having a hard time watching the PA75u due to lack of lumen's.

Other than that it's a great little pj and the features are honestly fantastic for what I paid (~$600). The ability to take it to any room in the house or even right outside the house and have DLNA wireless streaming is awesome.

With the Acer 6510BD being $630 currently it's tough to justify the PA75u (other than the LED light source, which I'll surely miss again just as I did after selling the PA70g). wink.gif

* Acer 6510BD has SOLD OUT, ah well, I should have jumped on it last night when I had the chance. redface.gif

Jason


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Edited by DaGamePimp - 5/17/13 at 2:56pm
post #128 of 405
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Originally Posted by Guru64 View Post

Okay so here's the story with my experience for the PA75U so far:
I've ended up exchanging it three times:

Sounds like our experience with the BenQ W1070 — we went through three of them, sadly. Seems the current state of modern tech equipment manufacturing is to have a high failure rate in products instead of good quality control & proper testing before sending them out.

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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

I am likely returning mine even though the buzzing can only be heard within a few inches of the unit and the focus is uniform corner to corner.

Having the w1070 in the same, non ideal, game room leaves me having a hard time watching the PA75u due to lack of lumen's.

Other than that it's a great little pj and the features are honestly fantastic for what I paid (~$600). The ability to take it to any room in the house or even right outside the house and have DLNA wireless streaming is awesome.

With the Acer 6510BD being $630 currently it's tough to justify the PA75u (other than the LED light source, which I'll surely miss again just as I did after selling the PA70g). wink.gif

* Acer 6510BD has SOLD OUT, ah well, I should have jumped on it last night when I had the chance. redface.gif

Jason

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@ 133" with ambient light, I bet it's hard for it to compete with the W1070 tongue.gif

Our last W1070 is going back — three tries is enough, haven't had good luck with that model. Nonetheless, in some ways I do prefer the LG — much less image noise (I have a tendency to end up focusing on the image noise over the content), at least on the W1070 models we got. And since our majority of content is 720p or less the detail/sharpness isn't that drastic of a hit.

However, this can't hang in a living room very well — need good light control or forget it, IMO — sounds like you agree. We were considering the Acer as well however, in its non-brightest modes (where the white segment is NOT being used) the lumens really aren't there with the W1070 from the reviews/tests I've seen. For now, while remodeling the house the LG should get us by however, we'll still be looking for a good living room projector.

Nonetheless, thanks for your help!
post #129 of 405
Oh yeah at 133" it can't keep up with our AE4000 let alone the w1070, but the 133" is in the HT with the AE4000 and the game room is only 100" so it obviously has a real hard time comparing to the w1070 @ 100".

I never expected it to keep up with the w1070, that's a given, but once your eyes adjust to the much brighter image it's difficult watching something that is roughly 25% to 30% of the w1070 regarding lumen's.

It's still a great little pj though, no doubt about it.

Jason
post #130 of 405
Alright, here are the settings that make my PA75U look a lot better and dare I say 1.5x brighter than factory defaults.

must be hooked up with HDMI first

Picture Mode: Expert1
Contrast: 74
Brightness: 83
Color: 51
H and V Sharpness: 38
Color Temperature, found under "Expert Control/White Balance": Purity
Black Level, found under "Picture Option": Low


Also I suggest a bright grey screen instead of a pure white one, this is after I compared the results with both and to give you an idea of how it looks:



BUT this is a bad example and one I found on the web so on the PA75U the whites are perfectly maintained.

And as I mentioned it has to be a very bright grey screen but noticeably not white.

Feel free to leave feedback on my posted settings but please try them first and then tell us.

Anyways, enjoy!

smile.gif


Now for my question, I have the HDMI cable running from my pc to the PJ but "TruMotion" is still disabled, can anyone help me understand why?
Edited by Guru64 - 5/17/13 at 6:38pm
post #131 of 405
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

I am likely returning mine even though the buzzing can only be heard within a few inches of the unit and the focus is uniform corner to corner.

Having the w1070 in the same, non ideal, game room leaves me having a hard time watching the PA75u due to lack of lumen's.

Other than that it's a great little pj and the features are honestly fantastic for what I paid (~$600). The ability to take it to any room in the house or even right outside the house and have DLNA wireless streaming is awesome.

With the Acer 6510BD being $630 currently it's tough to justify the PA75u (other than the LED light source, which I'll surely miss again just as I did after selling the PA70g). wink.gif

* Acer 6510BD has SOLD OUT, ah well, I should have jumped on it last night when I had the chance. redface.gif

Jason


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hey gamer, I couldn't find anything online on the acer, I was considering the PA75 but having sold my HW350T, I just can't see myself being happy with the darn diamond pixels anymore, I was looking at the Optoma HD25 and it looks like a great projector, what are your thoughts? I won't be using a projector for netflix streaming as I was doing before (got a 55" led tv for that) the projector will be purely for bluray movies, the Optoma has 6000 hr lamp on eco mode, good enough for me. your thoughts will be appreciated

edited...I found the acer info, looks like a great projector but I really don't need 3000 lumens, the optoma is more expensive though, hmmm
Edited by garibay_2004 - 5/18/13 at 10:59pm
post #132 of 405
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Originally Posted by Guru64 View Post

Also I suggest a bright grey screen instead of a pure white one, this is after I compared the results with both and to give you an idea of how it looks:

Guru, what do you mean by "bright grey" screen? A "high contrast gray screen?" Did it help much for ambient light as well or is the projector just a little under lumened?

Was thinking about trying a gray screen with the W1070 but thought the PA75U wouldn't be bright enough. But you are liking it & the brightness with it?
post #133 of 405
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Originally Posted by garibay_2004 View Post

hey gamer, I couldn't find anything online on the acer, I was considering the PA75 but having sold my HW350T, I just can't see myself being happy with the darn diamond pixels anymore, I was looking at the Optoma HD25 and it looks like a great projector, what are your thoughts? I won't be using a projector for netflix streaming as I was doing before (got a 55" led tv for that) the projector will be purely for bluray movies, the Optoma has 6000 hr lamp on eco mode, good enough for me. your thoughts will be appreciated

edited...I found the acer info, looks like a great projector but I really don't need 3000 lumens, the optoma is more expensive though, hmmm

I have not seen the HD25 as of yet, sorry.


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Originally Posted by CharlesZ7 View Post

Guru, what do you mean by "bright grey" screen? A "high contrast gray screen?" Did it help much for ambient light as well or is the projector just a little under lumened?

Was thinking about trying a gray screen with the W1070 but thought the PA75U wouldn't be bright enough. But you are liking it & the brightness with it?

Even in an ideal viewing environment the PA75u is too dim for a grey screen unless the screen is relatively small or a high gain (like a VuTec Silverstar).

Jason
Edited by DaGamePimp - 5/19/13 at 2:47pm
post #134 of 405
Sorry for double post but figured some might be interested that Best Buy has the PA75u for $650 right now (with free shipping), not as good as the $580 Egg deal but still decent. wink.gif

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+Smart+WXGA+DLP+Projector/8589114.p;jsessionid=E3D83C68363FE65E7AEE61E5499D1940.bbolsp-app03-143?id=1218879457632&skuId=8589114&st=lgpa75u&cp=1&lp=1

Jason
post #135 of 405
Looking to get my first projector. After weeks and weeks of researching, I have just about settled on an led projector as I watch a lot of TV and game a lot over the weekends (Battlefield 3)

My current TV is a Samsung 51D6900, 2011 model year and it has served me well but I want an upgrade.

Rather than going for the bigger size plasmas I reckon a projector will serve me just fine.

Plus these LG's do not exactly break the bank. My questions are

1. Do I really need a pitch black room because of the lack of lumens of this projector?

2. I can buy the pa70g locally where I am but I would have to ship the pa75u from the states as it is unavailable locally. Would this be a wise thing to do regarding focus wheel issues?

3. @Dagame pimp, from reading your posts, I see you have owned both would the 70g satisfy me from a throw of approx. 15 feet? Using the projection calculator it seems that would be just out of range of a bright clear picture.

4. Has anyone tried the 3d on the 75u? The 3d on my Samsung plasma is decent but it feels like I'm looking through a window. 51 inches just does not cut it. And I have a backlog of 3D blurays I have put off watching till I get a decent sized screen.

5. Lastly, I should mention I'm in Africa so the only manufacturer that sells projectors here is LG. And the only models they have are the pa70 and bx327 for roughly the same amount £400. And they absolutely do not demo projectors. Which I found really weird.i guess there aren't a lot of projector buyers around these parts.

Your thought on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
post #136 of 405
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Originally Posted by lungwun View Post

1. Do I really need a pitch black room because of the lack of lumens of this projector?

Here's a good video showing its performance during daylight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Enk_1afXF0

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Originally Posted by lungwun View Post

2. I can buy the pa70g locally where I am but I would have to ship the pa75u from the states as it is unavailable locally. Would this be a wise thing to do regarding focus wheel issues?

It seems all these models have hit and miss issues. I would recommended getting it locally where it is easily exchangeable.

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Originally Posted by lungwun View Post

4. Has anyone tried the 3d on the 75u? The 3d on my Samsung plasma is decent but it feels like I'm looking through a window. 51 inches just does not cut it. And I have a backlog of 3D blurays I have put off watching till I get a decent sized screen.

Someone posted on this thread or the PA70G thread about 3D with this projector. Don't remember the quality, but I'm sure you can find it by searching for PA75U+3D wink.gif
post #137 of 405
Hi Guys....

I recently bought LGPA75U....

Can someone please post the perfect video settings(colors, brightness ....) for movies?
post #138 of 405
The Egg, 20% off promo code DSKBNCE26 that is listed with the PA75U (ends 6/1), $150 off $749.99 for a total of $599.99 (with free shipping).


Jason
Edited by DaGamePimp - 5/24/13 at 12:09am
post #139 of 405
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Originally Posted by Samanth9 View Post

Hi Guys....

I recently bought LGPA75U....

Can someone please post the perfect video settings(colors, brightness ....) for movies?

Since no one has pointed it out, I guess I will. There are no "perfect" settings for everyone. Projectors are not like TVs where you have a good chance of similarity. The reason is, you have a screen that is very different than others and vise versa, not to mention other issues with the general environment. Best advice, use the wizard as your starting base.
post #140 of 405
Can someone show how to open,the Expert Pattern,in the advanced menu.I`ve been using this on a tripod.Which should be mounted first,screen,or projector?First time projector owner.Thanks for any help.
post #141 of 405
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Originally Posted by CharlesZ7 View Post

Guru, what do you mean by "bright grey" screen? A "high contrast gray screen?" Did it help much for ambient light as well or is the projector just a little under lumened?

Was thinking about trying a gray screen with the W1070 but thought the PA75U wouldn't be bright enough. But you are liking it & the brightness with it?

Yeah I meant just a gray screen but on the slightly brighter side of grey.



It instantly makes the contrast twice as better and the whites are still well preserved.

Now for my final story with this projector.

After exchanging it three times at Best Buy because of the focus issues and some slight buzzing, I've decided to return the last one too but this time for a refund.

In my previous post I said the newest one had good looking focus but after testing the screen with letters I've noticed that the center will not stay sharp as the bottom portion, not too noticeable but once you see it's hard not to notice it anymore. It makes you angry because if I'm paying $700 for something it better work without defects.

After getting a good look at how the focus mechanism is designed for this $700 projector I was infuriated because it looks like the cheapest way to make the lens move forward and backward, it would have been much better if they used a big screw-like mechanism instead of three small screws that move the lens when you turn it.

Like I said if I'm paying this much for a product then it's insane to have such a big defect, what the hell LG? You screwed up big time and your customers are not happy!

I've decided to wait and see how the new 800 Lumens LED Vivitek Qumi Q7 turns out since it's coming out on 6/15/2013.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450397/vivitek-qumi-q7-800-lumens-hd-led-pocket-projector



350x700px-LL-79f60e5a_Qumi703.jpeg

If that doesn't grab my attention then I'll be waiting for the 1000 Lumens LED Optoma ML-1000.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1453404/ise-2013-optoma-ml1000


Edited by Guru64 - 5/26/13 at 4:41pm
post #142 of 405
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Originally Posted by Guru64 View Post

Yeah I meant just a gray screen but on the slightly brighter side of grey.



It instantly makes the contrast twice as better and the whites are still well preserved.

Now for my final story with this projector.

After returning it three times to Best Buy because of the focus issues and some slight buzzing, I've decided to return the last one too but this time for a refund.

In my previous post I said the newest one had good looking focus but after testing the screen with letters I've noticed that the center will not stay sharp as the bottom portion, not too noticeable but once you see it's hard not to notice it anymore. It makes you angry because if I'm paying $700 for something it better work without defects.

After getting a good look at how the focus mechanism is designed for this $700 projector I was infuriated because it looks like the cheapest way to make the lens move forward and backward, it would have been much better if they used a big screw-like mechanism instead of three small screws that move the lens when you turn it.

Like I said if I'm paying this much for a product then it's insane to have such a big defect, what the hell LG? You screwed up big time and your customers are not happy!

I've decided to wait and see how the new 800 Lumens LED Vivitek Qumi Q7 turns out since it's coming out on 6/15/2013.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1450397/vivitek-qumi-q7-800-lumens-hd-led-pocket-projector



350x700px-LL-79f60e5a_Qumi703.jpeg

If that doesn't grab my attention then I'll be waiting for the 1000 Lumens LED Optoma ML-1000.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1453404/ise-2013-optoma-ml1000


I didn't buy the PA75 but I did own a couple of the PA70's and the focusing issue was the deal breaker for me. I purchased from frys and luckily I didn't have to pay re-stocking fees, but regarding bestbuy return policy, I returned an ipad case a couple of days ago and I was told my name was flagged because I had returned 2 items in the last 6 months and they would decline any returns in the future, so if you buy anything there make sure you can return if you need to, FYI
post #143 of 405
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Originally Posted by garibay_2004 View Post

I didn't buy the PA75 but I did own a couple of the PA70's and the focusing issue was the deal breaker for me. I purchased from frys and luckily I didn't have to pay re-stocking fees, but regarding bestbuy return policy, I returned an ipad case a couple of days ago and I was told my name was flagged because I had returned 2 items in the last 6 months and they would decline any returns in the future, so if you buy anything there make sure you can return if you need to, FYI

Wow!! We've returned a few things within six months and they didn't say anything — definitely two receivers. I wonder if they flag certain things or if it's based on price. Guess that's a good reason to pay with cash — can always go back and put it on a CC if you need the extended warranty or something wink.gif — kinda hosed if buying online, I guess.

These tech companies have become very bad about defective products. These days you can pretty much count on a 50/50 shot at getting a defective product which is rather staggering. To add insult to injury the intermediaries/dealers (NewEgg, BB, Amazon, etc.) are often trying to stick the customer with the defective product — they know when a model has an issue, just look at Fry's fire sales of the PA70G! Many of those last units were all "open box" items. NewEgg's "limited return/exchange" policy is basically an attempt to stick the customer with a defective product — sure, they'll send you another one but within 30 days (from the time you got the first one) if you still have a defective one, no matter how many times you exchanged it, too bad. You will have to luck out with a good customer service agent that bends the rules. I can understand a no refund policy on an item. . . no, actually I can't. If a model has so many freakin issues then why should anyone have to put up with returning it numerous times to finally get one that works and what's the likelihood that said model will ultimately perform well through it's warranty period and beyond? Not likely.Not to mention how much of your time has been wasted.

IMO it very similar to the current software state — buggy garbage that's pushed out too fast with little testing in order to charge for another "upgrade" just to get one major feature. Then you waste a ton of your time working around and/or figuring out all the bugs. . . but hey, they never said it would actually work properly.

I figure if our PA75U goes south after LG's warranty it will be on the AX and they will refund the price of the fix which most likely will be the price of a new one wink.gif
Really to need a good warranty back up and don't expect most things to last beyond warranty, IMHO.
post #144 of 405
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Originally Posted by garibay_2004 View Post

I didn't buy the PA75 but I did own a couple of the PA70's and the focusing issue was the deal breaker for me. I purchased from frys and luckily I didn't have to pay re-stocking fees, but regarding bestbuy return policy, I returned an ipad case a couple of days ago and I was told my name was flagged because I had returned 2 items in the last 6 months and they would decline any returns in the future, so if you buy anything there make sure you can return if you need to, FYI

My bad I meant to say that I exchanged it instead of returning it.

In the end I returned it for a full refund from Best Buy with no issues after exchanging it three times.

I did go to three different Best Buy stores while I was swapping the projector because some no longer had it in stock.

So maybe if I returned another product that would make it two returns and the same thing you described might happen to me.

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Originally Posted by CharlesZ7 View Post

Wow!! We've returned a few things within six months and they didn't say anything — definitely two receivers. I wonder if they flag certain things or if it's based on price. Guess that's a good reason to pay with cash — can always go back and put it on a CC if you need the extended warranty or something wink.gif — kinda hosed if buying online, I guess.

These tech companies have become very bad about defective products. These days you can pretty much count on a 50/50 shot at getting a defective product which is rather staggering. To add insult to injury the intermediaries/dealers (NewEgg, BB, Amazon, etc.) are often trying to stick the customer with the defective product — they know when a model has an issue, just look at Fry's fire sales of the PA70G! Many of those last units were all "open box" items. NewEgg's "limited return/exchange" policy is basically an attempt to stick the customer with a defective product — sure, they'll send you another one but within 30 days (from the time you got the first one) if you still have a defective one, no matter how many times you exchanged it, too bad. You will have to luck out with a good customer service agent that bends the rules. I can understand a no refund policy on an item. . . no, actually I can't. If a model has so many freakin issues then why should anyone have to put up with returning it numerous times to finally get one that works and what's the likelihood that said model will ultimately perform well through it's warranty period and beyond? Not likely.Not to mention how much of your time has been wasted.

IMO it very similar to the current software state — buggy garbage that's pushed out too fast with little testing in order to charge for another "upgrade" just to get one major feature. Then you waste a ton of your time working around and/or figuring out all the bugs. . . but hey, they never said it would actually work properly.

I figure if our PA75U goes south after LG's warranty it will be on the AX and they will refund the price of the fix which most likely will be the price of a new one wink.gif
Really to need a good warranty back up and don't expect most things to last beyond warranty, IMHO.

CharlesZ7, you make excellent points! This is why after researching and seeing the reports of people having focus issues I decided to buy the PA75U strictly from a local store where I can quickly return or exchange it.
Edited by Guru64 - 5/26/13 at 4:46pm
post #145 of 405
On that Optima ML100 I am not to inspired or have much confidence with that tab lever thingamagig focus thingy.
If we thought the focus mechnics for the LGPA70G was bad look at the ML1000 thingy focus tab.
post #146 of 405
Sorry for the double post I should have said Optima ML1000 not ML100
post #147 of 405
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Originally Posted by Guru64 View Post

CharlesZ7, you make excellent points! This is why after researching and seeing the reports of people having focus issues I decided to buy the PA75U strictly from a local store where I can quickly return or exchange it.

We go out of our way to shop at places where the return/exchange policy is exceptional. If BB ever gives us a hassle then we won't be shopping there anymore and I won't be doing NewEgg's "Limited Replacement Only Return Policy" BS anymore. Just one reason we really enjoy Costco. Nonetheless, I hope your projector works perfectly for as long as you desire to keep it smile.gif
post #148 of 405
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Originally Posted by CharlesZ7 View Post

Wow!! We've returned a few things within six months and they didn't say anything — definitely two receivers. I wonder if they flag certain things or if it's based on price. Guess that's a good reason to pay with cash — can always go back and put it on a CC if you need the extended warranty or something wink.gif — kinda hosed if buying online, I guess.

These tech companies have become very bad about defective products. These days you can pretty much count on a 50/50 shot at getting a defective product which is rather staggering. To add insult to injury the intermediaries/dealers (NewEgg, BB, Amazon, etc.) are often trying to stick the customer with the defective product — they know when a model has an issue, just look at Fry's fire sales of the PA70G! Many of those last units were all "open box" items. NewEgg's "limited return/exchange" policy is basically an attempt to stick the customer with a defective product — sure, they'll send you another one but within 30 days (from the time you got the first one) if you still have a defective one, no matter how many times you exchanged it, too bad. You will have to luck out with a good customer service agent that bends the rules. I can understand a no refund policy on an item. . . no, actually I can't. If a model has so many freakin issues then why should anyone have to put up with returning it numerous times to finally get one that works and what's the likelihood that said model will ultimately perform well through it's warranty period and beyond? Not likely.Not to mention how much of your time has been wasted.

IMO it very similar to the current software state — buggy garbage that's pushed out too fast with little testing in order to charge for another "upgrade" just to get one major feature. Then you waste a ton of your time working around and/or figuring out all the bugs. . . but hey, they never said it would actually work properly.

I figure if our PA75U goes south after LG's warranty it will be on the AX and they will refund the price of the fix which most likely will be the price of a new one wink.gif
Really to need a good warranty back up and don't expect most things to last beyond warranty, IMHO.
My feelings exactly, I mean LG is putting a .99 cent lens on a $750 projector, what else are they cutting corners on? it's ridiculous that they knowingly release poorly designed and flawed products. I don't think LG has had a lot of success with these projectors at all, they've been a big flop. I just remember the horror stories of the infamous HW300G and HW300T's stretching issue, which was a software issue, but LG refused to acknowledge that the projectors had a problem. I have a horror story regarding LG tech support and repair center with LED projector, gets me mad just thinking about it even after a year after. LG could have a solid projector if they cared about quality...Imagine the LA75 with a real LENS, ZOOM, NETFLIX, 1920x1080 Dark Chip 3, but it's too much to ask I guess
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I have been very happy with my LG pa70g, and if I had the option to get the LG pa75u for 100 dollars more than I picked up the pa70g at 399 dollars. I would have done it. Even yesterday, I took out my LG pa70g and I noticed some of the picture was not in focus. Knowing I have a "perfect focused PJ", I just readjusted PJ , it was tilted a little to the left and not exactly centered with center of screen. Once I adjusted it, it was "perfectly focused" again.
Now if you have this PJ ceiling mounted or mounted in not ideal position, you will not get everything in focus. As long as you have a "perfect focused PJ" like I do, when it's centered, you can live with it, like I can. In a way, it's like shining a flashlight up from the ground towards screen , you see not perfect circle, but streched oval. So if this PJ is not centered it will have some parts of screen slightly unfocused.

The pa75u seem like a very cool PJ. I can't see me getting another PJ, since I have the pa70g, but I still want one. smile.gif
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For anyone considering this NewEgg deal... :
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

The Egg, 20% off promo code DSKBNCE26 that is listed with the PA75U (ends 6/1), $150 off $749.99 for a total of $599.99 (with free shipping).
Jason

... it's an attractive price ($599.99 until 6/1, compared to $649 at BestBuy and Amazon right now)... but beware of a shipping company that NewEgg uses, LaserShip. I ordered the PA75U using the discount code above, and also put in for 3-day expedited shipping via LaserShip. Today I received this unfortunate email from NewEgg:

"We do apologize any inconvenience this may have caused you. At this time your package is considered lost by the carrier and we would like to submit a claim under your behalf. We can submit a claim for a refund or replacement and also submit a request to have it expedited. Please respond to this email as soon as possible. Thank you and have a great day."

...when I called in, the customer service rep looked up my case and then uttered "Ah... LaserShip... another one of these...". Apparently it'll take 10-14 days to figure out the status of the claim they've filed on my behalf.

I don't actually know if there's another way to specify the shipment company you use with NewEgg. But hopefully others can avoid this headache I'm in right now.
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