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|11-23-2012 08:08 PM|
I thought it was Conficker!!
|11-23-2012 09:49 AM|
|hiphopdeals||is this deal dead? i see $799.99 in cart|
|11-22-2012 07:07 PM|
The screen and mount for "free" is the biggest scam!
The shipping is the same price as buying the screen on Amazon.com.
Garbage low ball scam.
|11-22-2012 05:34 AM|
|richman||Yeah, I remember last year when I bought my pro8200, looking at the "free" stuff, and it was something like 80 dollars or more shipping/handling, I bought a screen from amazon much cheaper than "free" elite screen. Rip off.|
|11-22-2012 05:23 AM|
it is an elite screen. On the elite screens page that is listed on the rebate they give you a few options. You can get damn big , jumbo+ in 4:3 or 16:9
You might have to do an eyeball search and see which ones on amazon fit the specs listed on the rebate page.
Free is def. a hook. Its just like an infomercial, you get another one for free*
*just pay separate processing, handling, payment, payment processing, order taking and phone order fees.
|11-22-2012 04:56 AM|
don't bother with the free screen or mount if it comes from viewsonic, it sucks and get hit with super high shipping/handling costs.
Go to the avs forum for advice about screen and mounts and calibration stuff.
You guys that bought this got a great deal.
Now the mounts that newegg has discounted if you buy PJ might be good, I was referring to the viewsonic stuff they say is "free" but isn't.
|11-22-2012 04:38 AM|
|thornej4||Does anyone know what the "free" screen model number is, so I can research to see if it fits my needs and apartment space??? Thanks.|
|11-22-2012 02:18 AM|
Much more thorough answer than I had.
I went ahead and ordered this. I am not thrilled at the price and really dislike neweggs crappy stated return policy but I ordered from them anyhow cause the extra 50GC made them a better value for me than amazon. Although I dont think I will return unless mine is defective, it still sucks to not "be able" to return it because of neweggs crappy item by item policy.
Anyhow I literally waited to the last few minutes before pulling the out the old magic money card. I decided I have been eyeing this PJ for a while and didnt feel like waiting 6 more months to get it the same price. I will be pissed if it hits 600 or less from one of the major places in the next months.
What do you guys think, should we use the settings from the reviewer from projectorreviews as a start or are there some better start settings on avs? Im gonna be blasting an 80-100 inch image onto a flat/matte white mild light texture wall. Im basically going ghetto style cause I dont want to spend for a good screen and dnt really wanna make one right now.
Also does anybody think its worth getting the "free" screen and mount from newegg and selling locally them for slightly above cost, or is it even possible. I have a ton of churches in the area, they are about the only ones I can think who would use it.
|11-21-2012 06:08 PM|
Return it if you can and get a better model.
Now in fairness, your plv-z2 is 800 lumens with NEW BULB... how many hours do you have on that old bulb?, it could be only putting out 400 lumens if 2,000 hours on it in lower 720p resolution and the pro8200 is 2,000 lumens in 1080p resolution! Big, big difference!
Maybe the mits hc4000 which is 1,100 dollars on amazon and is 1,300 lumens might be better for your dark room.
In AVS forum room, some people are using the pro8200 in batcave, and say it does get better after 500 hours on bulb, others recommend a ND filter and hood if you are in really dark room, and give suggestions of how to make or which to buy.
Take your plv-z2 into living room or porch or den, and the pro8200 will blow the plv-z2 away and the mits 4000 away.
The pro8200 can be tamed but you can't get a low lumen PJ to brighten up in a non-light controlled room.
p.s I was thinking, let us know what equipment you are using. Are you using the hdmi cable that the pro8200 came packed with, are you going straight into the back of the pro8200? Or using a A/V receiver? What movie did you watch, was it from Blu-ray player. It is a known FACT if you have crappy cables you will get crappy image. What graphics card in PC, if using ps3 set pro8200 on RBG. I mean, you really told us next to nothing, you didn't tell us the movie, or what source you were connected to, if you have A/V receiver, screen gain, screen size, how far from screen. The pro8200 should blow your socks off , coming from the plv-z2, and if it doesn't trouble shoot why, because it should. You might have to go through all the MENUS on all your equipment to set it up right for the pro8200, in addition to going through the settings on the pro8200. Sometimes we get someone disappointed in image when they get the pro8200, and they tell us their equipment, and we can then advise how to set it up so it does look good. Then they come back into the AVS forum room and thank us, and say the pro8200 is very cool PJ. I understand your frustration, but we are telling you, it should blow your socks off when set up right.
If you just unplugged your plv-z2 and then just plugged in the pro8200, I'm telling you the picture will look like CRAP. You had the PC graphics set for super low lumen settings, so of course the brightness of NEW PJ would look like crap. So go into PC graphic settings and adjust gamma, contrast, etc for the NEW PJ. Again, since you didn't mention what you did, none of us can really help you. You get the point.
|11-21-2012 04:49 PM|
why dont you use someones calibration setup from avsforums or something, or did you? Also what do you mean hard to determine between light and dark? like shadows and darkness or what? Im still on the fence on whether to order this or wait for an epson 8350. I prefer this with no tax vs 800+ with tax from epson. How is the picture in picture and side by side features. That is one of the good features I was considering this for.
Thanks in advance
Also On the linked reviews that were posted earlier they were saying that the shadows and blacks were "alright" but not good compared to expensive projectors. They even have some settings posted which may help improve the picture. Also are you using a screen or a wall? or maybe you got a dud somehow.
|11-21-2012 09:57 AM|
Just got it last night, not impressed, when the image is dark, it's hard to discern between light and dark, not too happy with quality so far, may return it.
Keep in mind, my room was fully DARK, basement. I am going from plv-z2 (8 yr old) projector, and was not impressed still...kinda heart breaking
I may play with it a bit more to see if I can TWEAK it..but really doubt it.
|11-21-2012 05:55 AM|
|CoBrA2168||Anyone know when/how we will get the gift cards?|
|11-21-2012 05:41 AM|
You can slightly tilt the projector towards the ceiling to reduce the vertical shift but this will cause a trapezoid shaped screen, which can be corrected in the settings but is not the ideal setup.
|11-21-2012 03:27 AM|
|11-21-2012 03:11 AM|
|spacemidget||Reading some reviews it looks like the lens center line has to be below the bottom of the screen by 13". Is this true? And if ceiling mounting will I be losing that space?|
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