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Just Purchased HD1000U, in need of care tips

post #1 of 7
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I just bought a Mitsubishi Hd1000u from projectorpeople, after reading alot from these forums. I just wanted to know what maintenance tools you guys are using, such as extra fans, surge protectors, anything to make sure this pricey little guy doesnt blow up! Thanks for any help
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The HD1000 is pretty low maintenance. It runs failrly cool compared to others as long as it has enough open space around it. The manual says you should clean the grills from the outside from time to time.

As far as UPS's, I have one on mine, but only because I live in the country and experience frequent short power outages. The UPS just allows us to continue watching the show if there is a brief power drop. There are many threads debating UPS's with projectors. I've used an inexpensive stepped sine wave UPS on my projectors for years without issues. If you don't have regular power drops, then a UPS isn't really necessary in my opinion. If the power drops, just leave the projector off for at least 30 mins to allow the lamp to cool before re-striking.

Jonathan
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after i watched a movie and when i'm done i always cover w/clean clothes for preventing daily dust from room..
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what do you guys use to clean the filters and the lens? special cloth/product?
post #5 of 7
There is no filter to clean. Just use a dustbuster with a crevice tool (possibly with attached brush) and suck out the dust from the grills (front 2 and back 1). This may reduce risk of introducing dust blobs into your PJ. I would do this quarterly.

Lens is best cleaned with camel hair camera lens brush first to remove dust and then lens paper moistened with camera lens cleaning solution.

Don't do this all the time as it's not necessary and may scratch lens (maybe quarterly). A little dust on the lens won't affect performance as the focus plane is on the DMD and not the lens.
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I was planning to replace the lens cap on my HC3000 after each use to protect the lens from dust. Then I realized that I kept forgetting to remove it before starting the projector up. I could imagine firing up the projector with the cap on, leaving the room for a while, and creating a big mess. So now I'm leaving it off.

I find a lens cleaning cloth like those found at your opticians is probably handy to keep around - both for the lens on the projector and for your eye glasses if you use them. After spending all that cash for an HD projector it would be silly to view it through grubby eye glasses!
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Originally Posted by JWKessler View Post

I was planning to replace the lens cap on my HC3000 after each use to protect the lens from dust. Then I realized that I kept forgetting to remove it before starting the projector up. I could imagine firing up the projector with the cap on, leaving the room for a while, and creating a big mess. So now I'm leaving it off.

I find a lens cleaning cloth like those found at your opticians is probably handy to keep around - both for the lens on the projector and for your eye glasses if you use them. After spending all that cash for an HD projector it would be silly to view it through grubby eye glasses!

What kind of mess are you talking about?? You think the cap will melt or what?

I think it would be fine...
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