Mitsubishi HC7900DW owner's thread - Page 3 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 19Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #61 of 1303 Old 12-04-2013, 07:43 PM
Member
 
DexS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by cRock HT View Post

I'm going to try using these:

http://www.amazon.com/EStar-America-ESG6000-RF-3D-Glasses/dp/B00D341DUQ/ref=pd_cp_e_2

My projector doesn't get delivered for a few days. If you check out the HC7800 thread, there is an easy modification to the 3d emitter cable that comes with the projector. I'm assuming it will work with this projector as it is already working with the HC8000.

https://www.avsforum.com/t/1379900/owners-thread-for-mitsubishi-hc7800/300#post_24022202


Look like I would require a mod to the mini DIN 5 cable to connect the estar emiiter to enable RF. Is that small emitter also a IR to RF converter?

Is this your understanding as well?

Regards
DexS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 1303 Old 12-05-2013, 10:48 AM
Member
 
cRock HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Castle Rock Colorado
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by DexS View Post

Look like I would require a mod to the mini DIN 5 cable to connect the estar emiiter to enable RF. Is that small emitter also a IR to RF converter?

Is this your understanding as well?

Regards

Yeah I believe so. The post in the HC7800 thread made it look pretty simple to do, just strip the wires and twist them togeather. The estar emitter is only RF I believe. The projector should get delivered on Tuesday, so I should be able to confirm everything works then.
cRock HT is offline  
post #63 of 1303 Old 12-05-2013, 06:46 PM
Member
 
ram_in_md's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Guys, I need some advice here. I bought this projector and it got delivered today. My thought was to install this in the basement, which already has in ceiling speakers. However, there is a large egress window and a regular window. I planned to install black out panels there. However, now my wife does not want that. She feels it will mess up the look there and wants black out shades only. I was ready to do that. She also does not want to enclose the viewing area to control light. The problem with that is the basement is an open layout and has bright lighting. Part of the basement has been converted to our son's playing area. He is 2 and is pretty much there half the day. So without enclosing it, there will be a fair amount of light. I was planning on using a 90" or 100 " screen. I am assuming ambient light will be a killer for this set up. My only option then would be to return the projector and get a smaller LCD. Any input on how this projector behaves with ambient light will be appreciated. Is it still worth it to keep the projector of am I better off with a tv in this case?
ram_in_md is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #64 of 1303 Old 12-05-2013, 07:35 PM
Member
 
kandyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Your going to have to much ambient light return it,it tells you in most of posts that light is a killer to this projector.
kandyman is offline  
post #65 of 1303 Old 12-05-2013, 08:38 PM
Member
 
crddop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12

I think the light thing is overstated. I have it set at 100" and i often watch it with 2 florescent lights on, not an issue.

crddop is offline  
post #66 of 1303 Old 12-07-2013, 08:33 AM
Senior Member
 
Vaan Janne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 317
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Some hostile environment you got there. I would recommend replacing something else than the projector.
Vaan Janne is offline  
post #67 of 1303 Old 12-08-2013, 03:30 PM
Member
 
badshah2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 17
To the guy who seems to have absolutely no say in the house and someone else is calling ALL the shots: plz read the suggestion posted by someone else. That is one hostile environment you've got there man. *YOU* also have the right to live the way you want. Compromises are a must but a total give-in with absolutely NO regard for your own needs/wants is simply unacceptable....
badshah2000 is offline  
post #68 of 1303 Old 12-08-2013, 03:57 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 2,087
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 297 Post(s)
Liked: 74
When we got our house I told her this is my room the rest is yours.

jsil is offline  
post #69 of 1303 Old 12-08-2013, 04:24 PM
Member
 
kandyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Me to I was able to paint the whole room black it's as dark as a theater,wife even helped paint:)
kandyman is offline  
post #70 of 1303 Old 12-09-2013, 02:50 PM
Newbie
 
Jon Carlson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm looking at getting our first projector and recent price cuts make the HC7900DW price-competitive with entry level projectors. But it wasn't marketed as an entry level projector. I've been lurking in the "under $3000" projector forum for the last several years, and now my 60" rear-projection TV is dying (YES!!).

The big question is if the HC7900Dw is suitable for my environment, or if I'd be better with something brighter like the Epson 2030 / Benq 1070W. Our viewing environment is a 17x24' basement/familyroom, normally kept pretty dim but not a batcave, i.e. “too dark to read but you could if you had to”. My wife and daughter normally have their laptops turned on, and there are a few ceiling lights on both sides of the room - normally dim (but not pitch dark) even during the day. Walls are dark brown non-reflective paneling. My plan is to build a grey diy screen and normally watch a 16:9 36"x64" (73" diagonal) image, but have the option on “movie nights" to remove side masks converting the screen to a 2.35 36"x84" and zoom out to fill the image, i.e. a poor man's constant image height environment. On movie nights the room could be kept very dark. Screen size is just a guess at this point, but the relative smallness hopefully allow for a bright image.

But I'm not exactly sure how paranoid I should be about the low ambient light we normally have. I know my wife likes some light in the room. I know 'home video' projectors such as the Epson 2030 or Benq 1070W would be fine, but I also suspect the HC7900DW is a better projector overall.

The advantage of the HC7900 to me is placement flexibility and potentially better build quality, but I could live with the restrictions of the Epson or the Benq, i.e. not enough zoom for what I want (nor lens shift.

It just could be that I need a 'home video' projector with the extra lumens more than the extra features of the Mitsubishi. But the Mitsubishi is awfully attractive.

I’d appreciate your thoughts and advice.
Jon Carlson is offline  
post #71 of 1303 Old 12-09-2013, 02:54 PM
Member
 
crddop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
you'll be fine. I have a big florescent light on when watching it sometimes and I have no issues. I use a white blackout fabric but grey should only be 10 percent dimmer at max.
Jon Carlson likes this.
crddop is offline  
post #72 of 1303 Old 12-09-2013, 02:54 PM
Member
 
crddop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
trust me this projector would look league's better than the 2030.
crddop is offline  
post #73 of 1303 Old 12-09-2013, 03:21 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ack_bk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 11,346
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1334 Post(s)
Liked: 1461
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon Carlson View Post

I'm looking at getting our first projector and recent price cuts make the HC7900DW price-competitive with entry level projectors. But it wasn't marketed as an entry level projector. I've been lurking in the "under $3000" projector forum for the last several years, and now my 60" rear-projection TV is dying (YES!!).

The big question is if the HC7900Dw is suitable for my environment, or if I'd be better with something brighter like the Epson 2030 / Benq 1070W. Our viewing environment is a 17x24' basement/familyroom, normally kept pretty dim but not a batcave, i.e. “too dark to read but you could if you had to”. My wife and daughter normally have their laptops turned on, and there are a few ceiling lights on both sides of the room - normally dim (but not pitch dark) even during the day. Walls are dark brown non-reflective paneling. My plan is to build a grey diy screen and normally watch a 16:9 36"x64" (73" diagonal) image, but have the option on “movie nights" to remove side masks converting the screen to a 2.35 36"x84" and zoom out to fill the image, i.e. a poor man's constant image height environment. On movie nights the room could be kept very dark. Screen size is just a guess at this point, but the relative smallness hopefully allow for a bright image.

But I'm not exactly sure how paranoid I should be about the low ambient light we normally have. I know my wife likes some light in the room. I know 'home video' projectors such as the Epson 2030 or Benq 1070W would be fine, but I also suspect the HC7900DW is a better projector overall.

The advantage of the HC7900 to me is placement flexibility and potentially better build quality, but I could live with the restrictions of the Epson or the Benq, i.e. not enough zoom for what I want (nor lens shift.

It just could be that I need a 'home video' projector with the extra lumens more than the extra features of the Mitsubishi. But the Mitsubishi is awfully attractive.

I’d appreciate your thoughts and advice.

How far away will you be sitting from the screen? 73-84" diagonal is on the small side for a projector. But seating distance dictates screen size. If you are even in the 100-106" range the Mitsubishi will be fine with some ambient lighting, and the 2030 on a screen smaller than 110" or so would probably be too bright.
Jon Carlson likes this.
ack_bk is offline  
post #74 of 1303 Old 12-09-2013, 03:22 PM
Member
 
jmorton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Carrollton, TX
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
So, I have a question about this projector. I'm thinking of upgrading my Mits HD-1000U which I have loved for several years now. The 1000 is bright enough for my dedicated light controlled theater on a 110" Carada Classic White screen. I definitely would not want much dimmer. A little brighter would be nice. How does the HC7900DW compare to the HD-1000U in brightness? My excellent experience with the Mitsubishi makes me inclined to stay with a similar projector.
jmorton is offline  
post #75 of 1303 Old 12-10-2013, 07:44 AM
Newbie
 
Jon Carlson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks for the replies, crddop and ack_bk, just exactly what I needed to know. Looks like I was more concerned about ambient light than I needed to be. Now to decide whether to actually commit or not, since prices are excellent right now. We'll sit about 10' from the screen.
Jon Carlson is offline  
post #76 of 1303 Old 12-10-2013, 07:53 AM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
ack_bk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 11,346
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1334 Post(s)
Liked: 1461
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon Carlson View Post

Thanks for the replies, crddop and ack_bk, just exactly what I needed to know. Looks like I was more concerned about ambient light than I needed to be. Now to decide whether to actually commit or not, since prices are excellent right now. We'll sit about 10' from the screen.

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html

THX recommends being around 90" (diagonal) for your closest row of seats. You could probably go as high as 100" diagonal on the wall, you can always try masking it off with painters tape first and see if this feels too large for you. I am sitting about 13' back from a 125" screen and it is perfect for me.
ack_bk is offline  
post #77 of 1303 Old 12-12-2013, 04:41 AM
Senior Member
 
Thrillho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Halifax,NS
Posts: 382
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 35
Does anyone know how much vertical lens shift this has? Specifically, what's the minimum I can get this unit above a 106" screen. I may have been blinded by the price and bought a unit that's not going to work for my room.
Thrillho is offline  
post #78 of 1303 Old 12-12-2013, 07:52 AM
Newbie
 
segfaulted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Assuming you are using a ceiling mount.

According to the mitsubishi projector calculator, if you were to mount the projector at the minimum distance of 127.7 inches from the screen, the 7900 would be projecting the top of the image at a range of 13.7" - 21.1" below the top of the projector (if i'm understanding the calculator properly).

The further you move the projector back, the higher those numbers get (numerically).
segfaulted is offline  
post #79 of 1303 Old 12-12-2013, 08:36 AM
Senior Member
 
Thrillho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Halifax,NS
Posts: 382
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 35
Yeah, I think I got a handle on the Mits calculator. I had only seen the Projector Central on which doesn't have any offset info on this model. The 13.7" drop isn't ideal but it's doable. I've got a 90" drop ceiling so I I can get the centerline of the lens right at the 90" mark by mounting it into the void a little I can get the screen starting at 76.3" and finishing at 24.3" I'll need to lower my center channel mount 3-4" below what it currently is but not the end of the world.
Thrillho is offline  
post #80 of 1303 Old 12-12-2013, 10:32 AM
Newbie
 
segfaulted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm in a very similar situation as you. I've got a 90" drop ceiling and also would like to mount the projector slightly into the ceiling. Have you figured out a way to make that look clean?
segfaulted is offline  
post #81 of 1303 Old 12-12-2013, 11:26 AM
Senior Member
 
Thrillho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Halifax,NS
Posts: 382
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 35
I only have an idea but wont know for sure until I get the unit. I'm thinking I'll put some 2x4's between the joists at the appropriate height to allow the projector to sit where I want it and cut a tile in two, then make a cutout in one half to fit around the side and back with the front being open. Then I'll fashion the remaining half to go in front of the projector but raised an inch or two so the lens isn't blocked, or maybe cut out a groove in the front half to match with the light path.
Thrillho is offline  
post #82 of 1303 Old 12-12-2013, 05:23 PM
Senior Member
 
andyb22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Hey everyone I have a couple of questions. I am looking to sell my HC3800 and buy the HC7900. Has anyone that has the 7900 also had the 3800? The HC3800 has a great picture but the blacks are alittle light. Are the HC7900 blacks going to be alot better with the dynamic iris? My other question is I have a 2:35.1 screen does the HC7900 have the same settings to switch between 16x9 to 2:35.1? Thanks
andyb22 is offline  
post #83 of 1303 Old 12-13-2013, 07:30 AM
Member
 
andyev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmorton View Post

So, I have a question about this projector. I'm thinking of upgrading my Mits HD-1000U which I have loved for several years now. The 1000 is bright enough for my dedicated light controlled theater on a 110" Carada Classic White screen. I definitely would not want much dimmer. A little brighter would be nice. How does the HC7900DW compare to the HD-1000U in brightness? My excellent experience with the Mitsubishi makes me inclined to stay with a similar projector.

I'm doing the same thing. My HD-1000U has the White Death issue and it would cost 1/2 the projector price to get it fixed. I have some windows in my room with shutters and have been pleased with this projector. I am hoping I will be pleased with the HC7900 as well but am curious how the light output compares.
andyev is offline  
post #84 of 1303 Old 12-13-2013, 02:03 PM
Newbie
 
pLuhhmm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10

How does this projector compare to these:

 

  • Epson V11H561020
  • Optoma HD25e
  • Optoma hd131xe
  • BenQ W1070
  • Mitsubishi HC4000
pLuhhmm is offline  
post #85 of 1303 Old 12-15-2013, 08:13 PM
Advanced Member
 
Skrill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Virginia
Posts: 838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 282 Post(s)
Liked: 79
How much lens shift is available on this Mitsu projector? It seems to be pretty low, or am I reading the throw calculator on the website wrong? I will have 103" high ceilings (8' 7"). Assuming 5" for a low profile mount, the projector top would be 98" (or a bit over 8' high). The calculator tells me that I need to mount my screen (120") -- 15" below the top of the projector, even with lens shift activated. Is that right? This would be my first projector -- so please tell me if I am screwing something up. Placement would be in a dedicated theater with full light control (no windows).

http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/bu/projectors/calculations/prjcalc.html?p=hc7900dw
Skrill is offline  
post #86 of 1303 Old 12-16-2013, 05:41 PM
Member
 
DexS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by cRock HT View Post

I'm going to try using these:

http://www.amazon.com/EStar-America-ESG6000-RF-3D-Glasses/dp/B00D341DUQ/ref=pd_cp_e_2

My projector doesn't get delivered for a few days. If you check out the HC7800 thread, there is an easy modification to the 3d emitter cable that comes with the projector. I'm assuming it will work with this projector as it is already working with the HC8000.

https://www.avsforum.com/t/1379900/owners-thread-for-mitsubishi-hc7800/300#post_24022202

Hi Friend

Did you managed to get EStar RF glasses to work on HC7900?

I am receiving my set soon. And not sure if I should get the IR emitter.

THanks!
DexS is offline  
post #87 of 1303 Old 12-17-2013, 11:55 AM
Member
 
cRock HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Castle Rock Colorado
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by DexS View Post

Hi Friend

Did you managed to get EStar RF glasses to work on HC7900?

I am receiving my set soon. And not sure if I should get the IR emitter.

THanks!

Hey DexS,

Yeah. It worked like a charm. I used the exact same settings that were used for the 7800 thread and it worked perfectly! It was such an easy process to do. If you have the skills to hook your speaker wires up to your speakers, then you have all you need to rewire the cable. I spent a good few hours trying out 3d with the RF glasses and I've never seen anything like it.

Joe
cRock HT is offline  
post #88 of 1303 Old 12-17-2013, 04:58 PM
Member
 
DexS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Hi cRock HT...This is awesome news...I will grab a set at Amazon now...I just received my HC7900DW and I was very impressed with the out of the box colour and brightness...The whole talk about this projector been too dim is over played..I am using a 92" screen in a delicated room with no ambient lights and it really beautiful..For those sitting on the fence, PLS GRAB IT as 899 is no brainer really...I would grab a spare bulb given Mitsubishi is getting out of production.

By the way, I would like to calibrate the HC7900 per projectorreviews.com settings. Do I need to be a paid subscription to get access to the settings recommendation? I dont see much settings on the projection review report.

Best!
DexS is offline  
post #89 of 1303 Old 12-17-2013, 11:02 PM
Advanced Member
 
CoryW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 176 Post(s)
Liked: 177
Good luck! You will love it. I'm still blown away each time I watch 3D on my 8000.

And be sure to upgrade the estar firmware and use the emitter settings I've previously posted.

Thanks!
Cory
Audio: Ascend Acoutics, Sennheiser HD 598, Denon AVR-S710W
Video: JVC RS400, LG OLED B6, 92" DE Abyss screen, HTPC/RTX 2080/i7 8700k 4.8GHz/madVR, Panasonic DMP-UB900
CoryW is offline  
post #90 of 1303 Old 12-18-2013, 05:02 AM
Member
 
DexS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Hi CoryW

I hope it is not too much to ask for you to share the settings and firmware links on this thread as well for 7900 owners.

Much Appreciated!
DexS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP

Tags
Mitsubishi Hc7900dw Home Theater 3d Projector , Mitsubishi Hc4000 300 Inch 1080p Front Projector

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off