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post #151 of 2606
I've ordered the Wilsonart DW screen to use with this projector and hopefully will be able to tell you this weekend. It's supposed to arrive on 12/10. The projector is already amazing on a white sheet so I can't wait to see it on the laminate.
post #152 of 2606
damnit guys lol. now i am going to have to buy this. everyone is soo happy with it. i was going to get the hc3000 but now this seems hard to beat at such a low price. i was going to get a 65" rptv but it weighs 300+ lbs and i live upstairs so forget that.

also should i become a member here? are there any really good deals regarding this projector? it is will save me 35$ then i will do it but i dont know.
post #153 of 2606
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Originally Posted by cvanem View Post

This site is awesome. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone. Also, is there anyone out there that has tried the Home Depot "Designer White" laminate for a screen with the HD1000? If so, how does it look? Thanks.

I ordered mine 11/30/06 from Spinitar. Does anyone know how long shipping usually takes?


I ordered mine last Thursday early in the morning, and it got here today. But I'm in California, so maybe it's a little bit faster. If you call Spinitar back, they can give you a tracking # for UPS.

All I can say, is prepare to be blown out of the water. I'm still in awe by what I just experienced just now. My eyeballs are going to be in for one serious workout.
post #154 of 2606
It arrived yesterday, and it is amazing! I have had an Optoma H55 for the past three years, had a lot of problems with the color wheel and it was back and forth to the factory several times. The bulb just blew a month ago, the projector was no longer in warranty, and I thought it would be better to upgrade than spend $400 on a new bulb for an opld projector, and I am very glad I did. The clarity is amazing.

Bob
post #155 of 2606
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

Is there a thread here that compares this HD1000U projector with the PT-AX100u?

anyone?
post #156 of 2606
Well I was on the absolute verge of purchasing the Panasonic but damn, this pricepoint/performance is just too impressive. I will be home tomorrow and out with the tape measure making sure this will fit my room dimensions/screen goals, but I'm about 90% sure it will work.

I realize this is a noob question but since I was planning on the panasonic and it has so much room to adjust horizontal and vertical I want to be sure.

When I place this projector, I've read through the vertical measurements I need to account for. I'll be mounting this via a ceiling mount. Horizontally, shall I assume I need to mount in dead center for where I want the picture?

**another note - EXTREMELY happy to be saving ober $800 vs the Panny and I was literally going to order it last night.
post #157 of 2606
After lots of reading and changing my mind about my pj selection. I'm pretty much sold on the HD1000U and now I would like to know what would be a good screen to match the HD1000U performance and my configuration?

I'm considering the Da-Lite HCCV 106" diag ... my room is 12.5 x 15.5 (planed to project from about 14' with viewing at 11'), I have 10 foot ceiling with moderate control light.

Also, I have 2 sony 400 DVD changer (777ES) that will feed the projector via HDMI and my HD Cable box as well but the pj has only 1 digital input, so do you know a good HDMI switch/split box (3 to 1) that won't degrade the video feed and where can I find that kind of box?

Thanks for your support,
post #158 of 2606
first post and my HD1000 is up but not running where it needs to be.
post #159 of 2606
OK, I think you guys got me interested. I am going to pull the trigger. For this price and the price of a WilsonArt DW DIY screen, I can't beat it.

Thanks for all the great information and keep it up!
post #160 of 2606
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Originally Posted by pay-pay View Post

After lots of reading and changing my mind about my pj selection. I'm pretty much sold on the HD1000U and now I would like to know what would be a good screen to match the HD1000U performance and my configuration?

I'm considering the Da-Lite HCCV 106" diag ... my room is 12.5 x 15.5 (planed to project from about 14' with viewing at 11'), I have 10 foot ceiling with moderate control light.

Also, I have 2 sony 400 DVD changer (777ES) that will feed the projector via HDMI and my HD Cable box as well but the pj has only 1 digital input, so do you know a good HDMI switch/split box (3 to 1) that won't degrade the video feed and where can I find that kind of box?

Thanks for your support,

I use a Graywolf and it's beautiful at 106".
post #161 of 2606
Got mine setup today. Had a hard time getting good pics with no light in the room...my pics do not do it justice...I am VERY happy with the HD1000...

I am running a Bravo D1 and using the DVI output looks amazing on my 100" screen (my screen is an unaltered 4ft x8ft piece of $6.00 brown hardboard from Home Depot, until I get my real screen). The pics may look a little curvy because the "screen" is sitting on top of a footstool and leaning against the wall hence the curve Here are a couple pics...







post #162 of 2606
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Originally Posted by pay-pay View Post

After lots of reading and changing my mind about my pj selection. I'm pretty much sold on the HD1000U and now I would like to know what would be a good screen to match the HD1000U performance and my configuration?

I'm considering the Da-Lite HCCV 106" diag ... my room is 12.5 x 15.5 (planed to project from about 14' with viewing at 11'), I have 10 foot ceiling with moderate control light.

Also, I have 2 sony 400 DVD changer (777ES) that will feed the projector via HDMI and my HD Cable box as well but the pj has only 1 digital input, so do you know a good HDMI switch/split box (3 to 1) that won't degrade the video feed and where can I find that kind of box?

Thanks for your support,

Are you projecting on the 12.5 wall or the 15.5 wall? This room is just about the same size as my room that I am planning.
post #163 of 2606
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

Are you projecting on the 12.5 wall or the 15.5 wall? This room is just about the same size as my room that I am planning.


I'll be projecting on the 12.5 wall. The thow distance will be about 14 feet. I'm just not sure what type of screen fabric and brand I should go for, it will be a fixed screen. any comments ?
post #164 of 2606
Stoopid question...I have had my HD1000 for a couple days now, which by the way is amazing! Anyway, many refer to it as the HD1000U and others the HD1000. My BOX, Manual, etc... all say HD1000...there is no "U" to be found anywhere?? Where is the "U" coming from?
post #165 of 2606
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Originally Posted by 65cobra View Post

Stoopid question...I have had my HD1000 for a couple days now, which by the way is amazing! Anyway, many refer to it as the HD1000U and others the HD1000. My BOX, Manual, etc... all say HD1000...there is no "U" to be found anywhere?? Where is the "U" coming from?

there is a small sticker in the box with a UPC bar code, that is the only place a found the "U" . Everywhere else is referred to as the hd1000

U = USA
post #166 of 2606
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Originally Posted by locopablo View Post

U = USA

That makes sense.

BTW, just noticed... on the Mitsubishi USA website it is also called a HD1000U
post #167 of 2606
Ok guys.. I've done the math but am looking for others to chime in before I pull the trigger on this.

I have a 9' ceiling that has a boxed in support beam that drops down 2/3 back in my room. This support is at 158" back (just over 13'). Accounting for about 12" to mount it tight to the wall with connections (ceiling mount) that leaves me with 146", or just over 12'. It looks like at max zoom, my largest screen is roughly 101" diagonal - does this sound accurate? Since I'd rather have a larger screen if possible, is there an additonal zoom lense that can be added?

Lastly, in another forum someone mentioned something about a DLP being inherently better than LCD - anyone with specific knowledge of this concept? --edit -- found this on the mitsubishi website

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Why should someone choose a DLP projector over an LCD projector?

Superior image quality - no pixelization (or screen door effects), crisper images, better reproduction of full motion video.
Higher contrast ratios (well in excess of 2000:1) which means that you get darker blacks and richer colors.
Higher picture reliability.

Single panel precision - no misalignment or convergence worries since DLP is a single panel system whereas LCD's have 3-panels. And even 3-chip DLP systems have a high degree of mechanical robustness which will not suffer from the misalignment/convergence issues from which LCD can suffer
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post #168 of 2606
The Mitsubishi site has the min/max info I think you're looking for.
http://www.mitsubishi-hometheater.co...hi_HD1000U.pdf

At the bottom of the pdf it shows what screen size you can get -- about 101", as you estimated.

You can buy a zoom from Mitsu but it's pretty expensive. It would be in your best interest ($$$) to just find a way to put the PJ a bit farther back in your room if you can -- maybe by adding another support, or by using the adapter hardware that's been mentioned when you don't have a stud to attach it to.

Sorry - No knowledge of "specific knowledge" on DLP vs LCD (still a newbie), but I do know that I specifically didn't want to deal with the SDE that LCD supposedly can give more readily.
post #169 of 2606
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Originally Posted by nomad139 View Post

Sorry - No knowledge of "specific knowledge" on DLP vs LCD (still a newbie), but I do know that I specifically didn't want to deal with the SDE that LCD supposedly can give more readily.

No worries - found some great resources on projectorreviews and projectorcentral for the dlp/lcd discussion.

SDE isnt an issue on the Panasonic AX100 because of their smoothscreen functionality but it is definately a concern on other LCDs - one of the reason's I had wished this HD1000U would work.

It will come down to my willingness to work with the 101" screen vs roughly $800 difference.... the center support beam for the house ain't going anywhere Some thinking ahead....
post #170 of 2606
Good luck!

I suppose the PJ1 vs. PJ2 debate is secondary to the structure of your home. It's close though!
post #171 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Anthony1 View Post

UPS truck arrived today with my HD1000u.






OH MY GOD!




that's all I can say. I'm totally blown away by this. I haven't calibrated a damn thing. Not only that, I'm using a patchwork component cable that consists of various audio/video cables with couplers on the end to make a component cable long enough. The first signal I gave it was from my Direct TV HDTV box. Watching various High Def from the High Def channels. It definitely looked good, but I wasn't totally blown away. But then, I decided to get the Xbox 360 and HD-DVD combo hooked up to it. The first thing I saw was the 360 dashboard. OH MY GOODNESS, it was so freaking clear and crisp. The colors were so vivid and sharp. Compared to my X1, it was nite and day, no JOKE! That was only the beginning, then I popped in Mission Impossible III into the HD-DVD add on......UNFREAKINGBELIEVABLE!!! Mission Impossible III looked absolutely amazing. Basically, I'm in heaven right now. I still need to get this thing ceiling mounted, I need to redo my screen, and I also need to calibrate this thing, but right now I'm in seventh freaking heaven with this!!!! Can't wait to see the Motorstorm demo on the PS3 on this!!!!

Hi you say that hdtv just looked ok,can you please elaborate on that.I was under the impression that the hd1000 was very nice with hdtv material.

This goes out to anyone who has the hd1000 can you please let me know what you think about hdtv,because for me it represents 90% of my viewing.

Thanks
post #172 of 2606
Okay, all the kudo's in this thread have convinced me to sell my 61" RPTV and buy this supposed gem of a projector as my first PJ.... BUT, my room is 25' across and my wife REALLY doesn't want a PJ hanging in the middle of the room.... that's why we don't even have a cieling fan there.... is there any way I can add another lens of some sort to allow a reasonable sized image at 24' (say, <120") ???

also, does anyone know if this unit will sync the colorwheel to a multiple of 24hz for eliminating 3:2 pulldown?

Jim
post #173 of 2606
I'm 99.9% sure I'm gonna pull the trigger on this projector in the next couple of weeks. One quick question(and I apologize if it's already been addressed, though I didn't see it): can I plop this thing on a coffee table for a brief period until I put it on a wall mount? I already purchased the screen, which is 84". Thanks for any info.
post #174 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Larry Sutliff View Post

I'm 99.9% sure I'm gonna pull the trigger on this projector in the next couple of weeks. One quick question(and I apologize if it's already been addressed, though I didn't see it): can I plop this thing on a coffee table for a brief period until I put it on a wall mount? I already purchased the screen, which is 84". Thanks for any info.

Sure you can, depending on the distance and height though you may not be able to produce the same size image as you are planning with the ceiling mount.
post #175 of 2606
The table is about 11' from where the screen will be. I'm not quite sure of the height yet. Thanks for the info, absolutezerok.
post #176 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Larry Sutliff View Post

The table is about 11' from where the screen will be. I'm not quite sure of the height yet. Thanks for the info, absolutezerok.

I just got my HD1000u yesterday and it truly is an incredible piece of equipment. A couple things to keep in mind about placement: an 11 foot throw is not going to get anywhere near 100 inches even at lowest zoom. Mine is just under 12 feet and I'm getting maybe a 90 inch image size maximum. Also, if it were an option for me, I would much rather do a table mount instead of my ceiling mount. The image is a bit too low for my tastes mounted right at my 8 ft. ceiling, but it's nothing I can't live with - I just prefer a fairly high screen. You might consider a permanent table mount of some sort if the image placement is good on the table.
post #177 of 2606
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Originally Posted by BMaugans View Post

I just got my HD1000u yesterday and it truly is an incredible piece of equipment. A couple things to keep in mind about placement: an 11 foot throw is not going to get anywhere near 100 inches even at lowest zoom. Mine is just under 12 feet and I'm getting maybe a 90 inch image size maximum. Also, if it were an option for me, I would much rather do a table mount instead of my ceiling mount. The image is a bit too low for my tastes mounted right at my 8 ft. ceiling, but it's nothing I can't live with - I just prefer a fairly high screen. You might consider a permanent table mount of some sort if the image placement is good on the table.


Thanks for the info! My screen is only going to be 84", so it might work out ok with a table mount. Fairly small to medium size room, low ceiling, etc.
post #178 of 2606
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Originally Posted by duo man View Post

Hi you say that hdtv just looked ok,can you please elaborate on that.I was under the impression that the hd1000 was very nice with hdtv material.

This goes out to anyone who has the hd1000 can you please let me know what you think about hdtv,because for me it represents 90% of my viewing.

Thanks

HDTV looks stunning IMO. I'm recording Fellowship Of The Ring off Turner tonight- I can't wait!!
post #179 of 2606
Got my HD1000 mounted and hooked up yesterday. Mounting took a little while because I had to cut and paint a piece of plywood to span the joists. Whoever built our house managed to put a smoke alarm right in the middle of the room exactly on the joist that would have been perfect to mount the projector. My mounting board goes around the smoke alarm to attach to the joist and gives me a nice secure mounting location. I mounted it near the middle of the zoom range.

Projecting 110" on a dark brown wall right now and the picture is still amazing. I hope to get a white sheet up this afternoon and put up my Carada screen samples. Given the brightness I am leaning toward the Classic Cinema White.
post #180 of 2606
I have a room that is 13' wide (screen wall) and 14' deep. I know, crappy dimensions, but what am I to do.

My ceiling is also 7.5 ft high....

Am I able to use this projector for a ceiling mount for a 92" or 100" screen?

I keep seeing that the top of the screen must be 6.5" lower than the projector when ceiling mounted. Is that right? And does that put my screen too low on my wall?
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