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post #3421 of 3539
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Originally Posted by wal-dog View Post

Thank you Outlaw. I moved mine down to 47 and it has seemed to fix the problem for me. I started noticing this issue about a month ago on my HD80.

Glad it helped you.
post #3422 of 3539
My HD80 has just started to turn itself off when switching HDMI inputs. I have reset all my settings and hope this may help. What is general consensus as the main cause of this problem? I am ordering a spare lamp as a few people seem to recommend this?
post #3423 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Bender907 View Post

My HD80 has just started to turn itself off when switching HDMI inputs. I have reset all my settings and hope this may help. What is general consensus as the main cause of this problem? I am ordering a spare lamp as a few people seem to recommend this?

I had that exact same issue, and epocman's suggestion of a "Reset All" in post #3410 worked for me. Not sure if that's what you meant by reset above, but has it stopped turning off? The bulb replacement seems to work for some folks too.
post #3424 of 3539
Yes, did mean reset all. It has appeared to work. Thanks muchly
post #3425 of 3539
Has anyone tried one of these new 3d players and glasses with the projector. Is that even possible? In one of the service menus I noticed it said something about 3d.
post #3426 of 3539
my hd 80 has delveloped two dead pixels anyone no how to fix this issue let me know thanks
post #3427 of 3539
Hi all,

I have an optoma HD80 DLP 1080p front projector. The screen is 92in gray optoma screen. hooked up to a sony s350, all going through a philips 7.1 receiver. Cream walls means not completely light controlled.

I have a very slight problem. My action scenes are slightly to blurred for me to keep up with. I guess I'd call this motion blur. I thought DLP wasn't prone to this problem as much? This can be seen in movies like transformers 2 and Avatar. I've been messing about with 1080p/24 (both pj and bdp are capable) to see if that is where the problem lies. It isn't I don't think. I did turn off all filters (sharpness etc) and this seemed to help slightly.

Are there any other variables? Would a better blu ray player help? Are there ones with some kind of 1080p/24 post processing that will do the job. My hdmi's (passthrough) are pretty cheap...ones is 15 feet long when it only needs to be a foot. I know its agreed that more expensive doesnt mean better...but could a change here help.

I'm waiting on an eye-one pro...so decent calibration might help a bit too?

Or is it just a case of you have the best you can hope for without a more expensive projector (frame interpolation)... quit your crying - as lots would kill for a home theatre like yours
thanks!!!!
post #3428 of 3539
does the fact that I am running c.05/advertise 1080/24 mean I AM running the most uptodate I can be?
post #3429 of 3539
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Originally Posted by miamioutlaw04 View Post

Has anyone tried one of these new 3d players and glasses with the projector. Is that even possible? In one of the service menus I noticed it said something about 3d.

There's no way the HD80 is going to be 3D compatible with any of the new systems, only with the older red/blue type DVD/glasses setup.
post #3430 of 3539
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Originally Posted by pheroy View Post

There's no way the HD80 is going to be 3D compatible with any of the new systems, only with the older red/blue type DVD/glasses setup.

oh well. thanks for info
post #3431 of 3539
Can someone explain to me what the above is in my hd80 service menu? Can't find much info...cept 'analog to digital conversion'? Is that it? or is it some form of control over colour other than standard greyscale control!!?? My numbers are still a bit off so if it is that would be great

I'm new to calibration so go easy on me!
post #3432 of 3539
I am new to the board and reaching out for some advice.

PROBLEM: when hooking up my BD C6500 Samsung bluray player to the receiver, I am getting weird coloring--shades of blue, magenta. The player and wifi work fine--it's just the coloring. I hooked it up directly to the projector with the same HDMI cable--same problem. Color is off.

I then took the HDMI cable and hooked it up directly to my tv downstairs and the picture comes in crystal clear--no problems.

I resorted to the AV cables provided with the blu ray player and resolved the color problem. I would like to figure out what I can do to use HDMI cables so my picture is crystal clear--and not use the AV cables.

The problem appears to be the compatability of the HDMI with the Samsung BD C6500 and the Optoma HD80.

Has anyone encountered this problem that has this player hooked up to their system?

Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
post #3433 of 3539
Hey everyone, hoping someone here can help me. Lately my Optoma HD80 has been louder than normal in low lamp mode. I was under the impression that these projectors were self-contained in the fact I never need to do any maintenance or am I wrong? If I was to clean the filter how should I go about doing that? Thanks, Josh
post #3434 of 3539
I have had my HD80 for several years now but lately I have been having issues with it when turning it on as well as when changing channels.

When I turn everything on, no picture shows. My usual fix is to wait until I hear sound (since audio goes direct to receiver) and then change the source to something else on the projector HDMI-2 and then turn it back to the original HDMI-1. That sometimes works.

However, the same issue has been occurring when I change channels lately, after the change it just says HDMI-1 with no picture. The trick above isn't working very often. This is driving me crazy and I am desperate for some help.

Setup: My cable box (SA-8300HD) and PS3 have HDMI cables into my Denon dvp-602ci processor. The audio for both are run directly to my receiver.
I then have a long HDMI cable from my processor to my projector. So my projector is always on HDMI-1 as nothing else is hooked up to it.

I'm really bummed about this because it seems to be getting worse. I replaced my lamp about a year ago so I don't think that is the issue.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
post #3435 of 3539
I had a weird problem lately. Looks like 1 or 2 hairs have gone inside the "sealed" optic . Any idea how to get them out? Do I have to use the repair center ?
post #3436 of 3539
I had the shutdown problem too, in my case it was a dirty dust filter.
post #3437 of 3539
But another problem I have lately is what you see in the pic I wil post in the next reply (anti spam rule )

Not sure what the problem is, maybe a dirty mirror panel or a bad hdmi cable...
post #3438 of 3539
:-S I have to make another reply before I can paste URLs
post #3439 of 3539
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51155522@N04/4700275783/ finally, here it is

Any ideas about what the problem could be?
post #3440 of 3539
That is the teething/combing mentioned earlier in this thread. Some have had luck (including me) shutting off the projector, waiting, unplugging for a bit, then restarting. I have had it happen once or twice. I think an input change has worked for some (don't quote me on that).

Jeff
post #3441 of 3539
Just wondering how everyones HD 80 is holding up mechanically and image wise issues etc. thought it would be a good time to see what responses we would get back.
post #3442 of 3539
^^ Around 800 hours, just some start up noise which goes away after about 2 minutes. Knock on wood!
post #3443 of 3539
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Originally Posted by stoney268 View Post

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51155522@N04/4700275783/ finally, here it is

Any ideas about what the problem could be?

It may sound stupid, but its a optoma thing. I owned a Optoma h30, h72i and hd80 now and all types do funny things sometimes. Green screen, lines not complete, blacks greyisch etc. But it allways goes away after a fresh reboot. In the worst case just power off, remove the power plug for 10 - 30 seconds and start up again. I personally think it's a handshake problem. Booting the 80 with my Sony 350 can give problems, but booting with my popcorn c-200 never has any issues at all...
post #3444 of 3539
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Originally Posted by cbsdallas View Post

Just wondering how everyones HD 80 is holding up mechanically and image wise issues etc. thought it would be a good time to see what responses we would get back.

Still going strong except for a very annoying (relatively loud) fan noise on start-up that can last up to five minutes or so. Then it seems to settle down.
post #3445 of 3539
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Originally Posted by Joshua17 View Post

Hey everyone, hoping someone here can help me. Lately my Optoma HD80 has been louder than normal in low lamp mode. I was under the impression that these projectors were self-contained in the fact I never need to do any maintenance or am I wrong? If I was to clean the filter how should I go about doing that? Thanks, Josh

I have had the loud fan problem for quite a while now and have been waiting for the fan to just grind to a halt one of these days (sounds like a grinding fan sound). But it always settles down after 3-5 minutes and I decided to keep going until the fan dies.

I'd love to know if there is a DIY guide for fan replacement in this projector.
post #3446 of 3539
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Originally Posted by cbsdallas View Post

Just wondering how everyones HD 80 is holding up mechanically and image wise issues etc. thought it would be a good time to see what responses we would get back.

I had a lamp failure recently after about 1900 hours of low lamp setting usage. It would turn on but then shut down after about 10 minutes with the lamp led lit up. I replaced the lamp with one from Projector Lamp Experts. It works now, but a few times it has failed to turn on and I get the lamp led lit up instead. Unplugging and trying again gets it running. I also notice that the image quality is worse since putting in the new lamp. I get "blotchy" looking faces now in some dimly lit movie scenes. It doesn't seem to be an issue in a bright, outdoors scene.
post #3447 of 3539
I was recently given this projector because it would not turn on no power no standby light. So I figured it would be power supply related so i called optoma and inqured about the power supply, at which time i was told there are two one for the lamp and one for the unit so i ordered them both $99 each replaced the old ones and unit powered up perfectly. Everything is working as it should. there is one little problem and from what i've read tonight it appears that the problem is the CWI setting if there is anyone still reading this thread I would really be greatful if you could pm me in laymans terms how to access the service menu. I'm in the hole already $200 so i don't want to send the unit to optoma and even with the blochy colors in dimly lit scenes you can still see that the pq is good for such a large screen.

ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

THXS IN ADVANCE
post #3448 of 3539
Go to post 3418 of this thread. It expains what you need to know.
post #3449 of 3539
Hi all,

Recently had a prob with my HD80, image seems to have a pixelated, bleeding effect to it, have tried changing settings but has got me nowhere

Images attached to show what i mean

Anyone have any idea what could be wrong?
LL
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post #3450 of 3539
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Originally Posted by afly View Post

Hi all,

Recently had a prob with my HD80, image seems to have a pixelated, bleeding effect to it, have tried changing settings but has got me nowhere

Images attached to show what i mean

Anyone have any idea what could be wrong?


Color wheel. $220 repair by Optoma. Just had it done on ours.
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