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It is normal that the fan do not work after shutting down the projector? i run it in eco mode. I have also a panasonic pt ax2000e and the fan runs for 1 minute after shutting down the pana...
DLP needs to keep the fan on because they generate so much heat. Epson uses Instant Off technology.
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If you go back a couple of pages me and Ptmelville unlocked the SECRET dip for bluethoot audio (at your own risk)
Thanks. I totally forgot that the 3D glasses use Bluetooth So I did some research and located which Bluetooth module Epson is using. It's the Panasonic N5HZZ0000111 (DBUB-P207) Bluetooth Module. More information can be found at the chip manufactures website located here;

https://www.broadcom.com/products/wi...etooth/bcm2070

Apparently it is fully compliant with Bluetooth 3.0 so audio is supported.

Where did you find the DIP switch(s) to turn this on?
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I'm still using my 6500UB I bought for $3000 CDN many years ago when it released. My second bulb just died on me and I was about to purchase another one, but noticed how significant the cost of projectors have come down, that for a little bit over double the price of a replacement bulb I could get a new projector. I wasn't planning on upgrading my projector at all until I seen the prices of new projectors. Would it be worth it to just buy one of these sub $1000 projectors over a $300-$400 replacement bulb for my 6500UB? I need to start researching...
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I'm wondering if this will work... I'm moving into a new house and want to have everything set up ahead of time. I'm looking to do a 96in or 100in screen in a 11.5x11x8.5 room. The projector will probably sit off the ceiling about 9.5-9.0ft from the screen. Will I be able to do this with this projector? I'm not sure if it will be far enough for that size of screen.
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I'm wondering if this will work... I'm moving into a new house and want to have everything set up ahead of time. I'm looking to do a 96in or 100in screen in a 11.5x11x8.5 room. The projector will probably sit off the ceiling about 9.5-9.0ft from the screen. Will I be able to do this with this projector? I'm not sure if it will be far enough for that size of screen.
https://www.epson.com/alf_upload/lan...ce-calculator/
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Wow! That is extremely helpful. Thank you so much!

Where would you suggest to look for screens? It seems like I would be in the 96in to 104in range. Depending on how far back I can have the screen near the wall.
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Wow! That is extremely helpful. Thank you so much!

Where would you suggest to look for screens? It seems like I would be in the 96in to 104in range. Depending on how far back I can have the screen near the wall.
STR-169100 Silver Ticket 100" You will not be disappointed. To the contrary, you will be surprised they give you an overwhelming amount of quality, at a give away price. The picture is outstanding.
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I'm still using my 6500UB I bought for $3000 CDN many years ago when it released. My second bulb just died on me and I was about to purchase another one, but noticed how significant the cost of projectors have come down, that for a little bit over double the price of a replacement bulb I could get a new projector. I wasn't planning on upgrading my projector at all until I seen the prices of new projectors. Would it be worth it to just buy one of these sub $1000 projectors over a $300-$400 replacement bulb for my 6500UB? I need to start researching...
Out of curiousity, how many hrs. has your 6500UB logged?

Everyone will likely have a diiferent opinion on bulb replacement vs. buying a new sub $1000 projector. There are several things to consider -- you are likely already cosidering all of the pros and cons as I type this reply.

The build quality of your older projetor is possibly much better than newer projectors. But, your 6500 has provided many years of service and its reliability moving forward is unknown. With a new 2040 (using this new model as an exmple) you are starting with a full 2 year replacement warranty. The lamps for newer projectors offer longer bulb life -- and the 2040 bulb costs just $79.00 to replace. I have an Epson 5010 and a BenQ 1070. These units are great - but the pic quality isn't that different from the 2040 . . . and due to the high cost of lamp replaceent, their cost of ownerahip is much higher than for the 2040.

I wouldn't invest in a higher end 1080p projector at this point, snce 4K units will eventually dominate at an affordable price point -- with lazer being the light source for long life reliable projection.

The low-cost 2040 has so many features and advantages that I would likely get a new budget unit. Yes, the blacks won't be quite as deep as for your 6500, but it's still a very Impessive little unit. If you buy one, make sure you can return it should you not like it.

Hope you make the right decision. Believe me, I have been in your deciaion making space a couple of times myself.

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STR-169100 Silver Ticket 100" You will not be disappointed. To the contrary, you will be surprised they give you an overwhelming amount of quality, at a give away price. The picture is outstanding.
Is there anything that you would suggest as a pull down screen? I will have a 54in Panny plasma that will also be hanging in the same spot. So the screen would be in front of the TV.
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I am looking for opinions on DIY wall paint for the 2040/2045. I have a pull down white screen and the colors a are great, but when I tried projecting directly on my dark wall the colors are stunning, especially the blacks. I attached some pictures for you to review. I know there's a separate thread for DIY paints, but I just wanted to see if anybody here can share their experience specifically for the 2040/2045.
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I am looking for opinions on DIY wall paint for the 2040/2045. I have a pull down white screen and the colors a are great, but when I tried projecting directly on my dark wall the colors are stunning, especially the blacks. I attached some pictures for you to review. I know there's a separate thread for DIY paints, but I just wanted to see if anybody here can share their experience specifically for the 2040/2045.
Those look great!

You are right in saying that there are many threads on DIY paints but its not IMO completely Off topic to show some example here.

Are those all projected on your wall?
What settings are you using? Did you adjust your projector to compensate for the color shift of your wall? If not you could try using the AVS calibration disc or the THX app on IOS and compare to your original settings. (Those would be very basic adjustments and I'm not saying you'll get proper Calibration but it would be closer to real colors )

Could you take a picture with 50/50 screen wall and give out that wall color !
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Those look great!

You are right in saying that there are many threads on DIY paints but its not IMO completely Off topic to show some example here.

Are those all projected on your wall?
What settings are you using? Did you adjust your projector to compensate for the color shift of your wall? If not you could try using the AVS calibration disc or the THX app on IOS and compare to your original settings. (Those would be very basic adjustments and I'm not saying you'll get proper Calibration but it would be closer to real colors )

Could you take a picture with 50/50 screen wall and give out that wall color !
Thanks. Yes they are directly on the wall which is dark beige (if you insist, I can find out the Benjamin Moore name for this color). I modified the dynamic mode to get the right colors. I believe that by coincidence my wall has the correct darkness of the color but not the correct tint, a more neutral grey should be better. 50/50 photos might not be relevant since my adjustments are made for the wall right now, but I'll post some.
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Thanks. Yes they are directly on the wall which is dark beige (if you insist, I can find out the Benjamin Moore name for this color). I modified the dynamic mode to get the right colors. I believe that by coincidence my wall has the correct darkness of the color but not the correct tint, a more neutral grey should be better. 50/50 photos might not be relevant since my adjustments are made for the wall right now, but I'll post some.
If you want to try the THX app It as a red screen for tint adjustment. It's pretty basic but works well enough!
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If you want to try the THX app It as a red screen for tint adjustment. It's pretty basic but works well enough!
Sounds good, how can I get it.
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Sounds good, how can I get it.
You can either go here: http://www.thx.com/inside/mobile-apps/

or straight to iOS app store or google app-store and search THX tune-up.
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Those look great!

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Could you take a picture with 50/50 screen wall and give out that wall color !

+1. An A/B comparison would be great.

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Thanks. Yes they are directly on the wall which is dark beige (if you insist, I can find out the Benjamin Moore name for this color). I modified the dynamic mode to get the right colors. I believe that by coincidence my wall has the correct darkness of the color but not the correct tint, a more neutral grey should be better. 50/50 photos might not be relevant since my adjustments are made for the wall right now, but I'll post some.
Yes please, tell us the paint.
Also, did you set to eco mode, or have you tested what it looks like in eco mode?
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I am looking for opinions on DIY wall paint for the 2040/2045. I have a pull down white screen and the colors a are great, but when I tried projecting directly on my dark wall the colors are stunning, especially the blacks. I attached some pictures for you to review. I know there's a separate thread for DIY paints, but I just wanted to see if anybody here can share their experience specifically for the 2040/2045.
Wow I was going through your pics once again looking at the color shift and I noticed on the one from NBC NEWS that the fuel went up .09cts a Galon in Buffalo

I had a good laugh ! Here its 10cts a Liter (3.79L to a US gallon) from Monday to Friday each week. You have to watch out for price drops and quickly fill up before they put it back up again.
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The right wall in the second pic is a glidden pebble grey color, mixed at Lowes w/Valspar signature in eggshell. The gain is .6 and the difference in black level compared to a white surface is very significant.
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Common Issue?

Hey guys,

I'm liking the idea of my Epson 2040. Great image, great price, cheap bulbs, nice package...however...

I've returned 2 and am now on my 3rd and I'm having the same issue.

There seems to be a color bleed in at least one of the corners of each of the 3 units I've had.

The 1st had a blue bleed in the lower left (Front-Ceiling mount)
The 2nd had lower left green bleed (see attached picture)
and now the 3rd is starting to have a small green bleed and there is a noticeable green line on bottom and right of image

Am I the only experiencing this? I've tried 3 different input sources with 3-4 different brand HDMI cables and different resolutions to come to this conclusion. I really want this projector I just want to know if I'm super unlucky and need to keep returning/replacing or if I should just live with it or look for something else?

(BTW, Ignore the awful surface I'm projecting on...the theater is a work in progress)

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Hey guys,

I'm liking the idea of my Epson 2040. Great image, great price, cheap bulbs, nice package...however...

I've returned 2 and am now on my 3rd and I'm having the same issue.

There seems to be a color bleed in at least one of the corners of each of the 3 units I've had.

The 1st had a blue bleed in the lower left (Front-Ceiling mount)
The 2nd had lower left green bleed (see attached picture)
and now the 3rd is starting to have a small green bleed and there is a noticeable green line on bottom and right of image

Am I the only experiencing this? I've tried 3 different input sources with 3-4 different brand HDMI cables and different resolutions to come to this conclusion. I really want this projector I just want to know if I'm super unlucky and need to keep returning/replacing or if I should just live with it or look for something else?

(BTW, Ignore the awful surface I'm projecting on...the theater is a work in progress)

I am not an electronic guru but this reminds me of the magnetic tint that the old TV's were getting when placed close to a speaker. Do you have any speakers or powerful amps close to the pj?
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I am not an electronic guru but this reminds me of the magnetic tint that the old TV's were getting when placed close to a speaker. Do you have any speakers or powerful amps close to the pj?
Yeah. Maybe you are super unlucky. That was funny. But. Have you tried a different hdmi cable? Have you tried to test the pJ in another position. Looks what Vonamah makes sense. Try somewhere else. In another room. Have nothing close to the pj.

I have a 2040 and never seen this. And yes I bought a gray screen and the blacks improvement is very very significant!! Let us know. Now we are curious.
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I had this projector, I found it was not bright enough to have vivid colors and the blacks were horrible, returned it and ordered the 3500
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Javygonx can youpost pics or video please, maybe your gray screen makes this projector worth it instead of buying the 3500
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Yeah. Maybe you are super unlucky. That was funny. But. Have you tried a different hdmi cable? Have you tried to test the pJ in another position. Looks what Vonamah makes sense. Try somewhere else. In another room. Have nothing close to the pj.

I have a 2040 and never seen this. And yes I bought a gray screen and the blacks improvement is very very significant!! Let us know. Now we are curious.
Tried 3 different cables, mounted on ceiling near no other electronics.
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Tried 3 different cables, mounted on ceiling near no other electronics.
Oh wow!! Definitely your wall is possessed by BenQ. Lol.
No; seriously is very weird. Three Epsons with same issue. Super unlucky
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Hey guys,

I'm liking the idea of my Epson 2040. Great image, great price, cheap bulbs, nice package...however...

I've returned 2 and am now on my 3rd and I'm having the same issue.

There seems to be a color bleed in at least one of the corners of each of the 3 units I've had.

The 1st had a blue bleed in the lower left (Front-Ceiling mount)
The 2nd had lower left green bleed (see attached picture)
and now the 3rd is starting to have a small green bleed and there is a noticeable green line on bottom and right of image

Am I the only experiencing this? I've tried 3 different input sources with 3-4 different brand HDMI cables and different resolutions to come to this conclusion. I really want this projector I just want to know if I'm super unlucky and need to keep returning/replacing or if I should just live with it or look for something else?

(BTW, Ignore the awful surface I'm projecting on...the theater is a work in progress)


It's highly unlikely that 3 different Pj will have the same issue BUT it could happen.
Did all 3 PJ come from the same store? the might be sequential in the Build or the Packages might have been Manhandle witch could have cause internal damage. I knew a guy that worked shipping at a BB and he admitted that they literally threw the tv's out the truck when unloading.

HDMI cable Work or they Don't so it's probably not related. the sources shouldn't be a issue either.

Try bringing it down and shooting from a table to see if you get the same thing. Move it to another location still from table position.

Another thing did you try different port in the back of the PJ Hdmi 1/2 USB PC is this present on al ports?

And also if you put up the pattern grid is it also present?

Try taking a picture of the whole screen in a WHITE image.
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Javygonx can youpost pics or video please, maybe your gray screen makes this projector worth it instead of buying the 3500
Here is the pics I took; comparing white and gray screen. The gray screen is over the white; you will notice a wavy lines; I put it there just for test and comare; thats the gray screen. Pics was took with an old iphone 4; so image is not the best; but you will noticed a difference in the background and blacks. Also colors are more vivid. The only picture with full gray screen is the pic from The Divison. All other others you will see thhat the middle screen is where the gray screen is located (wavy lines).
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Three more.. See the AW square; half of it is washed out and the right side is more black.
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Hey guys,

I'm liking the idea of my Epson 2040. Great image, great price, cheap bulbs, nice package...however...

I've returned 2 and am now on my 3rd and I'm having the same issue.

There seems to be a color bleed in at least one of the corners of each of the 3 units I've had.

The 1st had a blue bleed in the lower left (Front-Ceiling mount)
The 2nd had lower left green bleed (see attached picture)
and now the 3rd is starting to have a small green bleed and there is a noticeable green line on bottom and right of image

Am I the only experiencing this? I've tried 3 different input sources with 3-4 different brand HDMI cables and different resolutions to come to this conclusion. I really want this projector I just want to know if I'm super unlucky and need to keep returning/replacing or if I should just live with it or look for something else?

(BTW, Ignore the awful surface I'm projecting on...the theater is a work in progress)

I suggest you call Epson tech support.
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So, any recommendations on DIY wall paint?
So far my original dark beige wall wins over Behr's Silver Screen paint and white Dalite screen. I don't think there is a problem with the black level of the 2040. On the white screen I can make proper adjustments to get deep blacks, but all the other colors including the white are too bright for my taste. The popular Silver Screen is still too bright. On the dark wall the color saturation is incredible and the white is normal, I mean, the snow, the ice, the clouds are white, not too white as they look on the white screen. I think that a dark wall makes a good justice for 2040 since it uses its high brightness to give you a good color saturation no matter how much ambient light you have. Also, I respectfully disagree with projectorcentral when they dismissed a grey paint because " a mixture of yellow and gray is not yellow". I watched yellow flowers and lemons projected on the dark wall and they are gorgeous yellow rather than yellow-grey as they say, but my paint is different so they could be correct for the paint they were using ( don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of projectorcentral). Has anybody tried the AZ mixtures advertised on youtube?
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