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This may be a redundant thread but... I'm about to buy my very first projector and I want to make sure I buy it for the right reasons. :)


So, are you happy with your machines? Are there annoyances? Any problems in operation?
 

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Kimmo,


I don't know if this thread is intended for someone like me. In case it is, the answer is yes to the first question and no to the other two.
 

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A resounding YES!!!!! I love it. The PQ is incredible. And it is silent. My only complaint is that the VGA input is too finicky - it takes some work to get it to output certain resolutions. I don't use the VGA input so it doesn't bother me. And there will probably be a firmware upgrade in the near future.
 

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I was trying to get anyone who has this machine to give their view on it... perhaps hoping someone who had not yet posted but was silently hoarding their knowledge ;) might chime in. And I'm anxious about my plan to fork over 5500 euros for one even tho I can't wait to get it home so I'm fussy like an old maid (even tho I'm a guy) ;) Will have to do that major no-no... buying sight unseen. Nowhere in reasonable distance to demo one of these... which increases my anxiety levels.


If a finicky VGA input is the worst "problem" so far then I guess there is no problem. :)
 

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I'm in the position of buying my first projector and just about certain that this is the one I'll be going for.


Snathen, am I right in assuming that the DVI input is just as finicky as the VGA input ? I intend to go the HTPC route via DVI. I guess finicky isn't as bad as "doesn't-work". The great thing about places like this is we can share the knowledge in order to overcome these sorts of things and get the best out of what we have.


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I didn't try the dvi input but I've heard its the same. I was able to get my friends htpc to work with the tw1000 by entering a wierd resolution like 1180 x 666 in powerstrip. LoFi and Morpheus have played with the resolutions alot and can help you out if you need it.
 

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Without a firmware upgrade or patch, I still can't make the DVI as good as the VGA (with wierd resolution of course).


Nevertheless, I love this projector.


Regards,

Morpheus
 

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Today Epson Germany sayed, a new firmware is available now.

You can not update it yourself, because a special cable is required, you have to ask your distributor.

The update fixes problems with "Macrovision" and the 1280x720 pixel perfection.


I hope to see an updated TW-100 at the end of this week.

In the german "*********.de" forum some people reported, that the problems are solved.


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Hi Ingo,


Do you have details of the new firmware version number and also if Epson will be shipping all new units alreadyy upgraded?




Hi Kimmo,


We will be holding a shootout between the TW100 and AE100 at the end of June, courtesy of a fellow enthusiast who is making his home available for a group of interested people to view this unit in action with various input sources. I will be making my decision whether or not to buy the TW100 on the basis of this viewing session. Watch this forum for a report back at the beginning of July if you can wait that long!
 

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I'll read it with interest, but I've now officially "cracked" ;) and will be placing my order tomorrow. I'm still trying to decide between the 2 meter wide vs the 2.4 meter wide screen though. My mind says 2, my heart says 2.4! :)

Not sure which side is winning.


2 meters is the most sensible choice from a viewing distance point of view, but... big is fun.
 

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I still do not have my own TW100, I hope to get one with the new firmware for testing next weekend.

What I know is:


- the update allows 1280x720 pixel perfect

- Macrovision is working

- You can NOT update the firmware yourself, a special cable is needed

- Epson is fixing the shipped units for the distributors

- Customers must return it, but the update is free of charge.

- I do not know, how to check, which firmware version is installed,

but you can test the new features by trying to get 1280x720 with DVI

- I think, perhaps in 4 weeks all shipped units have the new firmware

installed.


Ingo
 

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I placed an order for my TW100 yesterday and was informed that the update would be sent out to me or made available as a download from the web. I suspect though that the only way to get the update into the projector would be via the RS232 port.


HBut, please let us know how you updated the TW100


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I also ordered my TW100 today. Probably won't see it for a week or so though. Oooh boy, am I looking forward to it. Firmware doesn't seem like a big deal for me (macrovision-disabled DVD player, won't be going HTPC) but I may send it in anyway in a month or two.
 

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Here a picture of the cable, from the german ********* forum.


The cable is still not available for users, this photo was taken by chappie, a german dealer, when the epson service visited him.


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I have the epson tw-100 a few days and i noticed some vertical lines that are repeated every 2 cm. is this normal or something is going wrong?..

Thanks in advance

(sorry about my English)
 

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@coupe333

the lines can be seen on many LCDs and have been reported by other TW100 owners, too :-(


I did not notice them when watching the TW100 first time. Do you see them during a movie? Do you think, these lines are a problem, or do you see then only when looking for them?


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The strange thing is, if this lines are pixel-lines how can I see only the vertical and not also the horizontal?..

my girlfriend see them only if I show them ,but I see them very often..

I don’t know if this is a problem or is an LCD technology bug….
 
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