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Originally Posted by Terence View Post

You need to reset the projectors lamp operation time, that is why it won't come on after the bulb swap. To reset the lamp make sure it is plugged up, hold down < > & the power buttons on the pj's control panel at the same time for 3 secs. The status light will stay green with no more blinking red light.

3 Weeks for Bulb Delivery
1 Week to Get an Appt with the AV Guy
3 Hours Off of Work
30 Mins to Switch out the Bulb
All for Nothing

1 Suggestion from Terence = Priceless

The suggestion not only worked, but the old bulb isn't even burned out. Frustrated and happy at the same time! Thanks
post #2402 of 2606
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Originally Posted by javafixed View Post

...but the old bulb isn't even burned out.

It may not be burned out, but if the bulb timer indicated it was time to change it, it generally shouldn't be used. Some people keep them around for emergency short-term replacement bulbs, but they are a bit dangerous.

Search this thread for "mercury" for more info.

-Reid
post #2403 of 2606
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Originally Posted by msg73 View Post

My HD1000 has the high pitch color wheel whine. I've searched but couldn't find any answers on how to fix it yourself. It's about 2 years old and out of warranty but only has 1000 hours on the lamp. I sent an email to Mitsu tech support but doubt they'll do anything for a 2+ year old projector. So...I want to see if there's anything else I can do myself. Thanks in advance.

You can build a hush box or pay up the $350 or so to send it in and get it fixed. I've had that annoying color wheel whine for a year now, since 1200 hrs. I built a hush box and that made it tolerable. My next PJ will be an LCD for sure.
post #2404 of 2606
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Originally Posted by sroberts View Post

You can build a hush box or pay up the $350 or so to send it in and get it fixed. I've had that annoying color wheel whine for a year now, since 1200 hrs. I built a hush box and that made it tolerable. My next PJ will be an LCD for sure.

After which you can complain about dust blobs, banding, filter cleaning, & SDE.

None of these technologies are perfect, each comes with their own set of compromises.

Gratefully I have over 1500+ hours on my HD1000u with no whine and no issues. From what I have read... Mitsubishi's tech support (via phone) is light-years ahead of Optoma. Personally I have experienced great tech support from InFocus (while their tech support was based up in Oregon) and absolutely pathetic and horrible tech support after InFocus moved their tech support overseas (India or Pakistan from the accents on the phone).
post #2405 of 2606
I contacted Mitsu support and sent my pj in for analysis. Even though it was out of warranty, they replaced the color wheel as I only had <1100 hours on it. They also cleaned everything so it looks like new. Excellent service! I have my pj back and it's nice and quiet again.

Through all this, I was contemplating upgrading to a 1080p pj as I didn't think I would get the HD1000 fixed...either an HD20 or the new Mitsu 3800.

Now that the HD1000 is as good as new, I'm still trying to convince myself to upgrade. I have a dedicated light controled HT and a 110" DIY S-I-L-V-E-R screen and sit ~11'-12' back. I mostly watch HDTV and SD DVD's, but I'm considering getting a BluRay player. Will a BluRay player make standard DVD's look better?

Do you guys think it's worth it to upgrade? Will I see a big diff in PQ with my setup and content? Thoughts?

Thanks,
-Mike
post #2406 of 2606
YES get a BD player it will make your DVD's look better and Hi-Def movies will outstanding on the HD1000U! BTW Congrats on getting your pj fixed too, like many of us we find hard to part with the HD1000U and go 1080p. The Mits is just a beast of a performer, for me I have no intentions of upgrading at this time.
post #2407 of 2606
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Originally Posted by msg73 View Post

I contacted Mitsu support and sent my pj in for analysis. Even though it was out of warranty, they replaced the color wheel as I only had <1100 hours on it. They also cleaned everything so it looks like new. Excellent service! I have my pj back and it's nice and quiet again.

Through all this, I was contemplating upgrading to a 1080p pj as I didn't think I would get the HD1000 fixed...either an HD20 or the new Mitsu 3800.

Now that the HD1000 is as good as new, I'm still trying to convince myself to upgrade. I have a dedicated light controled HT and a 110" DIY S-I-L-V-E-R screen and sit ~11'-12' back. I mostly watch HDTV and SD DVD's, but I'm considering getting a BluRay player. Will a BluRay player make standard DVD's look better?

Do you guys think it's worth it to upgrade? Will I see a big diff in PQ with my setup and content? Thoughts?

Thanks,
-Mike

Was the color wheel making noise? What was the cost? Thanks.
post #2408 of 2606
I think they cleaned and fixed his wheel for free.
post #2409 of 2606
Yes, the color wheel was making a high pitch whine...very annoying. I contacted Mitsu support and they fixed/replaced the color wheel under warranty (even though it was out of warranty). They cleaned the entire unit too and it looks like new. It only cost me the shipping charges to send it to them. Excellent service!
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Thinking about selling my HD1000u to help fund the purchase of a 1080p PJ. Has almost 2000 hours on the original bulb, has worked flawlessly since the day I bought it and I have the original box, remote, power cable and manual. What would be a good price? Even worth trying to sell with so many hours on the bulb?
post #2411 of 2606
Depends on the market where you are. I got a HC3000 with 3000 hours on it and no remote for $175 and after new lamp and remote was into it for $500 and am very happy with it. If you don't need the couple hundred buck you will get I would keep it for a spare or maybe find some other use for it.. Christmas gift for a family member that is a gamer???
post #2412 of 2606
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Originally Posted by JustinsWRX View Post

Thinking about selling my HD1000u to help fund the purchase of a 1080p PJ. Has almost 2000 hours on the original bulb, has worked flawlessly since the day I bought it and I have the original box, remote, power cable and manual. What would be a good price? Even worth trying to sell with so many hours on the bulb?

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Originally Posted by airscapes View Post

Depends on the market where you are. I got a HC3000 with 3000 hours on it and no remote for $175 and after new lamp and remote was into it for $500 and am very happy with it. If you don't need the couple hundred buck you will get I would keep it for a spare or maybe find some other use for it.. Christmas gift for a family member that is a gamer???

Man, for $175, I would definitely take that HD1000U off your hands
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Hi guys, quick question. Will the 1000 do 1080i? I am getting ready to buy a Pioneer blu-ray player which only does 1080p and 1080i and does not upscale or downscale? I searched the 1000 manual and could not find the answer. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a great day.
post #2414 of 2606
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Hi guys, quick question. Will the 1000 do 1080i? I am getting ready to buy a Pioneer blu-ray player which only does 1080p and 1080i and does not upscale or downscale? I searched the 1000 manual and could not find the answer. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a great day.

It can take a 1080p signal just fine but will only show 720p, still looks very nice.
post #2415 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

It can take a 1080p signal just fine but will only show 720p, still looks very nice.

Thank you very much Wytchone for that info. So I should set the resolution to 1080p in the blu-ray player and not 1080i? Thanks again.
post #2416 of 2606
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

Hi guys, quick question. Will the 1000 do 1080i? I am getting ready to buy a Pioneer blu-ray player which only does 1080p and 1080i and does not upscale or downscale? I searched the 1000 manual and could not find the answer. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a great day.

Set your BD player to 720p (1000U is 720p narative pj) and you will be set, you can send 480i to 1080p and it will display a pic.
post #2417 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Terence View Post

Set your BD player to 720p (1000U is 720p narative pj) and you will be set, you can send 480i to 1080p and it will display a pic.

BD player can only be set to either 1080i or 1080p and will not up or downscale.
post #2418 of 2606
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

So I should set the resolution to 1080p in the blu-ray player and not 1080i? Thanks again.

The 1000U will down convert the 1080p signal back to 720p, watching BD movies in 720p will look great so don't sweat it.
post #2419 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Terence View Post

The 1000U will down convert the 1080p signal back to 720p, watching BD movies in 720p will look great so don't sweat it.

^^ what Terence said.
post #2420 of 2606
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

BD player can only be set to either 1080i or 1080p and will not up or downscale.

If this is the case with your BD player set it to 1080i then, what BD player do your own?
post #2421 of 2606
didn't you mean 1080p ?
post #2422 of 2606
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Originally Posted by Terence View Post

If this is the case with your BD player set it to 1080i then, what BD player do your own?

Just bought the Pioneer BDP-05FD today, will get it in a few days..
post #2423 of 2606
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Originally Posted by jimwhite View Post

didn't you mean 1080p ?

Hmm. The 1000U manual says it accepts 1080i, and there is no mention of 1080p (downloaded from MITS website, searched the PDF). That doesn't mean it won't accept 1080p, and if you have a BD player that forces 1080p down the HDMI wire, it might take it. But I doubt it, since the data-rate doubles for 1080p over 1080i, and if they could handle it, they would likely take credit for it.

Whats much more likely is that the player tells the BD player that it only accepts 1080i, and the player quietly sends 1080i rather than 1080p. (Thats what it does for me). This is a "feature" of HDMI - the components can communicate about things like resolution. I haven't ever seen my projector say its getting 1080p, always 1080i (or less...).

Of course, it all gets converted to 720p, and as Wytchone said, it looks very nice.

So there are several ways you can set it up. You can set the BR to 720P, so that it does the conversion, or you can set the BR to 1080i, and let the projector do the deinterleaving and conversion. (This projector does a very good job of deinterleaving). Which is better depends on your components, so you ought to play around with it.

-Reid
post #2424 of 2606
Hello,
I can confirm that the Mits HD1000U accepts 1080p. I've had my PS3 set at 1080p/60fps now for probably over a year. Hell, I've even forced 1080p/24fps on the projector and it plays it as 1080p/50.

If the player doesn't send the 1080p signal, it's more the player than the projector. For example, my Toshiba HD-A30 can do 1080p, but for some reason, it only shoots 1080i to the projector.

Either way, 1080i or 1080p will both look good and I'm sure the difference I think I see is placebo - who knows. I would actually be less likely to have the player downconvert blu ray to 720p since the scaler on the Mits is pretty damn good - just check what looks best for you.
post #2425 of 2606
Just another update on bulb life... I've still neglected to change my bulb and I am now approaching 7500 hours on a single bulb in my HD1000U!

I've reset this bulb twice at 2500 hours each and am now sitting at 2100hrs after the last reset.

I wonder how long she'll go?
post #2426 of 2606
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Originally Posted by jessejames View Post

Just another update on bulb life... I've still neglected to change my bulb and I am now approaching 7500 hours on a single bulb in my HD1000U!

I've reset this bulb twice at 2500 hours each and am now sitting at 2100hrs after the last reset.

I wonder how long she'll go?

That is awesome!
post #2427 of 2606
That's incredible you've gone that long on the same bulb.

Personally, I'm at 2000 hours and I swear it has not dimmed nearly at all. It's still a lightcannon, colors pop, etc..

I plan to take the 1080p jump early next year, but I'm keeping my HD1000U as a backup - I'll find some use for it for sure.
post #2428 of 2606
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Originally Posted by jessejames View Post

Just another update on bulb life... I've still neglected to change my bulb and I am now approaching 7500 hours on a single bulb in my HD1000U!

I've reset this bulb twice at 2500 hours each and am now sitting at 2100hrs after the last reset.

I wonder how long she'll go?

That is absolutely unbelieveable!!!!!!! Mine is at 2600+ right now and I think I am going to try the same thing. Did you wait until the projector hit 3000 hours and shut down before you reset it or did you reset it right before it hit 3000 hours? Would like to know so I can do the same thing. Thanks for replying.
post #2429 of 2606
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Originally Posted by golffnutt View Post

That is absolutely unbelieveable!!!!!!! Mine is at 2600+ right now and I think I am going to try the same thing. Did you wait until the projector hit 3000 hours and shut down before you reset it or did you reset it right before it hit 3000 hours? Would like to know so I can do the same thing. Thanks for replying.

I've reset the bulb counter every time shortly after the message starts coming up upon startup @ 2500hrs.

My viewing habits leave the projector on for 6-8 hours per day as it is used as the primary TV in the house. Usually from 5pm until midnight or 1am.

Power downs are ALWAYS via the remote control. The projector has had only one or two hard power downs during its lifetime. Power is usually only cycled once per day... ON in the afternoon (or morning for weekends) and OFF at night.

The projector never gets physically disturbed. I've adjusted the image position of the projector on my screen through adjustments to my custom mounting bracket mabye 3-4x during the life of the PJ so far.

I've carefully vacuumed the projector externally on occasion and carefully wiped dust off the top. I've never had it open though.

Image brightness, I've run about half and half low and high. The last 4000+ hours have been on high as I figured why not. The bulb is still VERY bright. We often watch it with one or two lights on in the room. In the dark, it still looks as good as the day I bought it.. haven't really noticed much, if any, dimming of the bulb.

I think the secret is that if you are going to watch it, leave it on for a while. Minimize the power cycles and consequently heat cycles. Either that, or I just lucked out and got a good one... lol

The projector also resides in the most used room in the house, so it is kept at a reasonable range of temperatures. ~70-75F in the winter, and 80-85F in the summer (Arizona.. its a dry heat!)
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I have also reset one of my bulbs three times, but I finally couldn't take how dim it had become, so I recently switched back to my original bulb, which is only on its second rotation. I would agree about limiting power cycles - most days I turn my PJ on when I get home and turn it off many hours later when I go to bed. I would estimate that I easily put 5000 hrs/year on it. Both of my original lamps still work and I've had it for three years.
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