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post #211 of 2880
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Originally Posted by reuben9376 View Post

I did take a couple of screenshots...
Sd dvd from oppo 980 720p
draper 92 screen

Evil Dead " who wants some"


dumb and dumber "Hey, chicks love it. It's a shaggin-wagon!"


A River runs through it

Not bad but still look not quite sharp, a little soft.
post #212 of 2880
Thread Starter 
It has to be a 2.35 image for it to expand, a 1.85 will show no change under superwide which is a good thing. I do find it interesting the setup will show 1.85 in the same size it will pump up a 2.35 movie. Also will show a 4.3 movie pillar boxed correctly. Plus HDTV will fit correctly and HD-DVD thats 2.35 will show the blown up image. If your machines aren't doing this you should call the tech area and maybe they can help or set up a fix.
post #213 of 2880
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Originally Posted by guitarman View Post

It has to be a 2.35 image for it to expand, a 1.85 will show no change under superwide which is a good thing. I do find it interesting the setup will show 1.85 in the same size it will pump up a 2.35 movie. Also will show a 4.3 movie pillar boxed correctly. Plus HDTV will fit correctly and HD-DVD thats 2.35 will show the blown up image. If your machines aren't doing this you should call the tech area and maybe they can help or set up a fix.

I sent tech support a email but no reply yet... Ive tried many 2.35 movies but still nothing ... Im going to call them tonight
thanks...
post #214 of 2880
Thread Starter 
Email is slow or even no go, always call and ask for the tech area.
post #215 of 2880
Thread Starter 
"Not bad but still look not quite sharp, a little soft"

To help out,
It's tricky to set the focus by yourself, I use a good pair of small binoculars while looking at the pixel corners of the projector menu screen. Very good item to have around once you get into large screen projectors. I'm getting sharp clear pixels across the whole screen with the HD71 I'm testing. Pictures have to be taken with a tripod, high res pictures I downscale to match computers 1024X768.

The other way to get the best focus is have a helper move the focus slowly while you nose up to the screen. Helpers do get a little tired/annoyed of this though.
post #216 of 2880
well i think im going to let the hd65 go. I've had it for 2 weeks now and i love the picture but no matter how I much i move my apartment around I just cant get a good setup. Instead of moving i think im gonna try something else .. I purchased it new from a local store (big blue and yellow logo) i paid 1k for it and they want to charge me a 15% restocking fee ... So if anyones interested pm me... I'll let it go for that price (1k -15%) 30 hours on bulb in eco mode.
post #217 of 2880
Thread Starter 
Put it on the ceiling. A tip for HD65 users. I mentioned this in the HD71 thread, a users image was noisy/grainy looking. I told him to adjust the blacks and whites with DVE/AVIA or even THX optimizer. Then for HT movie viewing he could lower the brilliant color feature. This should take care of any dithering noise you might see. Use the brilliant color in the daytime for TV/sports viewing.
post #218 of 2880
i have the mitsu 1500 and i love it.. however after reading this thread i might return it and get the optoma. i do have one question, can i display a desktop (htpc) res and game res of 1920x1080 on this? through vga? i dont care about
running 1080p from blueray/hd sources, just whether or not i can display 1920x1080 form the pc.... also why does dvi/hdmi look like crap compared to vga from a pc?
post #219 of 2880
The price of lamp is about $215 shipped in the UK. Now that rivals the Acer PH530 lamp prices in the US. Haven't seen any prices for the HD65 lamp in the US so far. Anyone?
This pj has got to be the new kid on the block if lamp is indeed around $200 in the US. It sure is a winner in the UK going for around $810.
post #220 of 2880
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Originally Posted by jonibrasco View Post

i have the mitsu 1500 and i love it.. however after reading this thread i might return it and get the optoma. i do have one question, can i display a desktop (htpc) res and game res of 1920x1080 on this? through vga? i dont care about
running 1080p from blueray/hd sources, just whether or not i can display 1920x1080 form the pc.... also why does dvi/hdmi look like crap compared to vga from a pc?

It worked well at 1920x1080 pixels through Pc DVI> HDMI.
I am using the Nvidia 8800 GTS.

Peter
post #221 of 2880
I made a support for the Optoma HD 65 and took the design and templates to a locksmith, in a day it ended.

Although I peskanje and paint in white to the finish.

For me he has a cost differential, but he told me that some charge $ 20 to manufacture one.

I already did in the measures that I needed and it was perfect.

I caught this idea of the spring and butterfly, I found some images from the Internet media DIY. The advantage is that I can control the inclination of the projector even the support being fixed.

It was quite strong. I believe that supports some 17,637 Lbs.

Look at the photos:













Peter
post #222 of 2880
Thread Starter 
Looks better than sitting on top of the Optoma box.
More precise with the spring design, simple and easy.
Nice job

Any plans for a screen? It's nice to have a black border around the 16.9 area. I suppose you could paint the area all around the video black, you would pick up allot more contrast.
post #223 of 2880
Thanks Guitarman,


I do not want to put a black frame, because I watch movies in several different formats and bars would be ashes between the frame and image.

And my wife does not let me paint a wall of black.


Peter
post #224 of 2880
I just picked up the Optoma HD640(HD65) from the Big C. with a free 92 inch Panoview Screen. This is my first projector, I'm blown away by the picture quality; not to mention the enormous size! My last TV was a 57 inch HD Toshiba RPTV that cost over $4000 just over 3 years ago. I was hopeing the contrast and Blacks would be improved over the RPTV and I was not dissapointed, excellent black level. I was gonna get the HD70 but by the time I got the money the HD65 was out, I'm so happy. All this for 1/4 of what I paid for the old TV, hehe.. One question though, I haven't messed with the settings too much;or calibrated it yet. Cause it looks so good OTB. But when watching Black Hawk Down I find the sand alittle too green, I've tried turning down color that helped alittle but I just cant get it right. Anyone experience this?
post #225 of 2880
I used the calibration THX who came on the DVD of the movie Alien, but there are other films that comes with a calibration THX.

I think it is enough, because really this projector comes from factory with excellent color.

Peter
post #226 of 2880
I have an Epson Pro Cinema 800. Decided to give the HD65 a try. I had the HD70 before the Epson, and liked it well enough. Not really happy with the HD65. I never had any problems with rainbows on the 70, but I see them here and there on the 65. Wonder if it is because of the new color wheel it has? The other thing that finalized my decision to take it back is that my dedicated theater room is in the basement. Got heater down there. Got it reasonably warm last night and even though I ran the projector in econo mode, it kicked up the fan 3 more levels by itself. Sounded like a PS3 on full jet turbine mode. Epson never does this. Granted, the HD65 looks fantastic, but with the more visible rainbows and the self regulating fan, it's going back, and I'll just buy a new bulb for the Epson.

Frankly, with the small size of the projector, I think they have a small fan it it, and it has to really crank up the speed to get some air moving it those small tight spaces. I don't understand why Optima would make something this small for a home theater projector. The 70 never kicked up the fan on me in the 14 months I had it. This one has done it several times.
post #227 of 2880
Thread Starter 
Sure you didn't have the AI function on. AI would raise the fan sound for daylight scenes.
post #228 of 2880
will this pj display anything thing higher than 1280x720 from a pc??
post #229 of 2880
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Doom4420 View Post

I have an Epson Pro Cinema 800. Decided to give the HD65 a try. I had the HD70 before the Epson, and liked it well enough. Not really happy with the HD65. I never had any problems with rainbows on the 70, but I see them here and there on the 65. Wonder if it is because of the new color wheel it has? The other thing that finalized my decision to take it back is that my dedicated theater room is in the basement. Got heater down there. Got it reasonably warm last night and even though I ran the projector in econo mode, it kicked up the fan 3 more levels by itself. Sounded like a PS3 on full jet turbine mode. Epson never does this. Granted, the HD65 looks fantastic, but with the more visible rainbows and the self regulating fan, it's going back, and I'll just buy a new bulb for the Epson.

Frankly, with the small size of the projector, I think they have a small fan it it, and it has to really crank up the speed to get some air moving it those small tight spaces. I don't understand why Optima would make something this small for a home theater projector. The 70 never kicked up the fan on me in the 14 months I had it. This one has done it several times.

The wheel spins just as fast as the HD70, it's 4x's speed. The HD65 is more than twice as bright as the HD70 that's why you're seeing rainbows more. Me I'm still not bothered by rainbows on the 1700 lumens HD65 and the 2400lumens HD71 which I'm now at about 50hrs of use on. Bummer if you have to let it go because I really like this level of brightness, you probably did also.
post #230 of 2880
Peter,
This is gr8 work. But i cannot exactly understand how are you able to control the inclination with the rigid structure.

Regards,
Cheeks80



Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter_ View Post

I made a support for the Optoma HD 65 and took the design and templates to a locksmith, in a day it ended.

Although I peskanje and paint in white to the finish.

For me he has a cost differential, but he told me that some charge $ 20 to manufacture one.

I already did in the measures that I needed and it was perfect.

I caught this idea of the spring and butterfly, I found some images from the Internet media DIY. The advantage is that I can control the inclination of the projector even the support being fixed.

It was quite strong. I believe that supports some 17,637 Lbs.

Look at the photos:













Peter
post #231 of 2880
Wing nuts adjust the inclination.
He installed screws without heads(or rod- probably just cut bolts), and uses the wing nuts to adjust....
post #232 of 2880
hey GUITARMAN or anyone else does your hd65 make a high pitched noise on startup? mine does and Im not sure if I just haven't noticed it before or if its normal.
post #233 of 2880
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Originally Posted by muzz View Post

Wing nuts adjust the inclination.
...or rod- probably just cut bolts), and uses the wing nuts to adjust....

Thank you for answering the question, it was just that I made.

Peter
post #234 of 2880
guitarman, yes the AI was off. The projector definately doesn't like the room warm at all. Really I didn't want to take it back because this projector looks FANTASTIC. I just couldn't live with the noise level when it decides to kick up the fan.
post #235 of 2880
Hey, not sure if anyone's commented on this or not. I was just wondering how the black levels were compared to the Infocus SP-7210. This is a main concern to me, but if it's close maybe I'll go for the HD65 and get a gray screen. Let me know what you guys think since these two projectors are in the same price range. I want to get the best projector for my money, and there isn't anywhere that I can demo the projectors.
post #236 of 2880
My first Screenshots from the HD65.
Source: Static images and HDRip file samples from laptop
Projected on 98 inch diagonal wall
Not calibrated. Will work on it this weekend.

Few static images. Not stretched to screen





PC- Browser



HDRip file samples




post #237 of 2880
I am going to buy a projector for the business. We already have a 4:3 screen that they wont replace with a 16:9 screen. It will be for mostly power point but we will also get some HDTV viewing out of it. So my question is can this projector output all signals at 4:3 on a 4:3 screen with no image going off the screen especially through the VGA because if I buy this and it does not act like a 4:3 projector(we want some kind of HD though) I dont think the high ups will be very happy with me.
post #238 of 2880
All 16x9 projectors set to project full width on a 4x3 screen will:
- project a 16x9 image with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
- project a 4x3 image with black bars on all four sides.
(You would have to adjust the distance to the screen for each aspect ratio to make the 4x3 PowerPoint image fill the screen. I don't know if any inexpensive projectors have enough of a zoom lens to avoid repositioning the projector.)

All 4x3 projectors set to project full width on a 4x3 screen will:
- project a 16x9 image with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
- project a 4x3 image that fills the screen.

As I said in the other thread where you asked this question, many inexpensive XGA 4x3 projectors can display a very nice HD image - even if it is not quite full HD (XGA is only 576x1024 in HD mode.

A 4x3 project with full HD capability (or better like the 1400 x 1050 Optoma 910) are available but for much more money. It might be cheaper to buy a 16x9 screen if you insist on 720x1280 or better for HD mode.
post #239 of 2880
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Originally Posted by JasG View Post

All 16x9 projectors set to project full width on a 4x3 screen will:
- project a 16x9 image with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
- project a 4x3 image with black bars on all four sides.
(You would have to adjust the distance to the screen for each aspect ratio to make the 4x3 PowerPoint image fill the screen. I don't know if any inexpensive projectors have enough of a zoom lens to avoid repositioning the projector.)

All 4x3 projectors set to project full width on a 4x3 screen will:
- project a 16x9 image with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
- project a 4x3 image that fills the screen.

As I said in the other thread where you asked this question, many inexpensive XGA 4x3 projectors can display a very nice HD image - even if it is not quite full HD (XGA is only 576x1024 in HD mode.

A 4x3 project with full HD capability (or better like the 1400 x 1050 Optoma 910) are available but for much more money. It might be cheaper to buy a 16x9 screen if you insist on 720x1280 or better for HD mode.

Thank you. That is the reply I was looking for. All my questions are answered(for now).
post #240 of 2880


Impressive pictures!!!!

I calibrated the Optoma HD65 with THX DVD's "extras" of the movie Alien.

Peter
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