Author Topic: Advice on projector upgrade  (Read 3092 times)

Offline skittlewood

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 41
Re: Advice on projector upgrade
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2020, 18:15 »
Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that took the time to give me their thoughts.

I hovered over the buy now button for the Sony for the last 36 hours and was so close to saying yes and having it installed today as I am hella impatient, especially after my bulb blew on my epson.

In the end I decided to wait it out and come back towards the year end when the PS5 is released and I wasn't totally convinced I would see the picture quality increase that I was hoping for. Hopefully by year end, i'll be able to either pick up a solid second hand unit from the forums or spend some proper time with the likes of Arf to get the room properly kitted out.

I've replaced my epson lamp once before with some third party lamp (which was all I could find) but this time I managed to find an official lamb for 100 eur within minutes, so that's a good saving and it'll get here in a few days.

Again, appreciate it and look out for another annoying thread in 6 months.  ;D

Offline skittlewood

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 41
Re: Advice on projector upgrade
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2020, 20:53 »
Whoever emailed me asking about the lamp, the reply was to nosender@ so the mail bounced.

Here: https://www.beamer-parts.eu/

Offline Corona11

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • Posts: 2915
  • Never take a Windtalker seriously.......
Re: Advice on projector upgrade
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2020, 12:32 »
You don't have to spend a lot for an excellent 4K projector. I went with the BenQ W2700, which is under S$2,500. To get the best black levels with an expensive projector, you will need a perfectly dark room like a batcave. If you don't, this one will save you a lot of money. My projector room is dark only at night, so when I decided to change my 1080p Sony SXRD projector, and Alf was demoing the BenQ W2700, I saw it and decided it had as good a picture as my old Sony and the 4K HDR was superb. Have been very happy with it for the past year.

Here's a review:
https://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/video-display/projectors/benq-cineprime-ht3550-ultra-hd-dlp-projector-review/

You can contact Alf for a demo
Agree, I too went the DLP route again, after my bad experience with SXRD, don't know why most people like the black levels of LCDs when at $5k you will be getting pixel shifting 4k and with 3 LCDs and panel misalignment, you will not get razor sharp images of the 4k DLPs, I may sacrifice some black shadow details which may be 5 percent of the movie but then 95 percent of the movie would be razor sharp and more film like.

Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk

Offline desray

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 20266
  • Bring the "Cinema experience" back home...
Re: Advice on projector upgrade
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2020, 19:12 »
Agree, I too went the DLP route again, after my bad experience with SXRD, don't know why most people like the black levels of LCDs when at $5k you will be getting pixel shifting 4k and with 3 LCDs and panel misalignment, you will not get razor sharp images of the 4k DLPs, I may sacrifice some black shadow details which may be 5 percent of the movie but then 95 percent of the movie would be razor sharp and more film like.

Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
Yes, unless u get go higher end like > $10K minimum for SXRD panels, at $5K range for 3LCD...the 8.3 million pixels DLP may be a better VFM projector to get to enjoy 4K HDR content.

Sent from my EVR-L29 using Tapatalk


Offline skittlewood

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 41
Re: Advice on projector upgrade
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2020, 10:35 »
Whoever emailed me asking about the lamp, the reply was to nosender@ so the mail bounced.

Here: https://www.beamer-parts.eu/

Help!

So this website had the option of buying official Epson replacement bulb or unofficial. I bought the official and it arrived in record time.

So I just installed it and cleaned the filter whilst I was at it. Turned on the projector on and got double flashing red light which according to the manual is

 "Internal problem
Auto iris problem/
Cinema filter problem"

After a power down or two, I got an error message on the screen which said auto iris error, contact Epson for help.

Another power down and it worked fine however, the image is EXTREMELY dull. I dare say 30pc as bright as what I had previously and pretty much unwatchable in even pitch blacked out room. The subtitles were not even white but a dark grey.

Is the bulb naff, or is something wrong with the projector? I tried settings and it's not in eco mode or anything, even dynamic only had a marginal difference and still pretty much unwatchable.

Any thoughts on what to do or what could be the problem?

Offline econav

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • Posts: 6392
Re: Advice on projector upgrade
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2020, 23:50 »
If you still hv your old lamp and still working insert it back and try.

How to check a projection lamp brand New or Used?
1) take a pic of the lamp by pointing the cam into the Lamp reflector and send me .

after your reply , i can show you the step ....
AudioControl,Gallo acoustic, JVC, Ken Kreisel, Starke Sound, FocusView, Rose HiFi, Rythmik, Xgimi, Zidoo UHD2000

From time to time we may sell off New but open up used for rental/standby/loan items and to ensure they cant be sold as Brand new, we will dispose off the box.

All posts
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=2968
Service & collection : Block 1085 #03-36 Eunos Ave 7A  whatsapp 96387418 to arrange

Offline skittlewood

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 41
Re: Advice on projector upgrade
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2020, 11:29 »
If you still hv your old lamp and still working insert it back and try.

How to check a projection lamp brand New or Used?
1) take a pic of the lamp by pointing the cam into the Lamp reflector and send me .

after your reply , i can show you the step ....
Old lamp is no longer working.. I was receiving a red flashing error light on the bulb light, so ordered another.

I tried booting again last night and received the auto iris error message on screen, and then double flashing red light.

Trying to find an epson service center in Singapore or a projector specialist.

Any recommendations?

Offline skittlewood

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • Posts: 41
Re: Advice on projector upgrade
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2020, 11:42 »
And of course the service centre is complete bollocks "sorry sir, we cannot help you because the unit is discontinued" - literally no help.

Does the forum have any recommended third party service centres that aren't completely useless?

Offline econav

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • Posts: 6392
Advice on projector upgrade
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2020, 02:18 »
Remember 29 March 2019? if you can send to me this afternoon , i can try to help you check the lamp brightness issue and also the Iris .


Epson bulb woes - light status and possible replacement bulb? Help!
 https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?share_fid=38562&share_tid=283247&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Extremeplace%2Ecom%2Fyabbse%2Findex%2Ephp%3Ftopic%3D283247&share_type=t&link_source=app
AudioControl,Gallo acoustic, JVC, Ken Kreisel, Starke Sound, FocusView, Rose HiFi, Rythmik, Xgimi, Zidoo UHD2000

From time to time we may sell off New but open up used for rental/standby/loan items and to ensure they cant be sold as Brand new, we will dispose off the box.

All posts
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=2968
Service & collection : Block 1085 #03-36 Eunos Ave 7A  whatsapp 96387418 to arrange

Offline Doggie Howser

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • Posts: 22086
Re: Advice on projector upgrade
« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2020, 07:29 »
I had a JVC RS60 from new in 2010. It was a workhorse. Worked fine through 2 lamp changes.

after the third bulb blew I couldn’t find an original so went third party. Projector powered up but the bulb wouldn’t start. I couldn’t tell if it was the bulb or the projector but I figured 8 years was a pretty good run.

Went for the then current JVX X9500 then bit the bullet and went for the Sony 760ES.

No regrets. It’s really hard to go back to a 1080p or FauxK projector after this.

The Benq that many have recommended isn’t a bad option either. I think the W2700 is just a really good bang for the buck. Just bear in mind the throw distances might not work 100%. But small niggles for a noticeable uptick in resolution and color.
End of Line - Derezzed

 

SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal