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Mar 24, 2008 9:59 AM
Well its seems another problem has occured, Im thinking its still the same problem with what happened to me in the Original post in this thread.
Its seems when the projector runs for an hour, the color goes red, and a pixalization occurs, sometime the red is overwhelming it looks like a red color gel is being placed over the picture making most of the colors red. Just wondering if I should replace the bulb. I shut down for an hour, boot it up and the same problem occurs at the same interval.
Running the projector on high mode did the tricj before, but its not working anymore.
Feb 16, 2008 9:55 AM
I have a problem with my dv-10 movietime projector, I have about 1600 hours on the bulb, it has been set to dim mode giving me supposedly 3000 hours lifetime on the bulb. But lately the image flickers on the screen, it is very slight but noticable. Is this caused by the bulb giving out (almost), or from maybe the power source is corrupt? I guess my question is, is this one of the signs that my bulb need replacing?
Jan 10, 2008 9:41 AM
I thought I will share pictures of my 23 dollar DIY anamorphic prism lens in the forum if anyone is interested to try on their own. Prisms were obtained on ebay and with shipping it comes to 22 dollars plus the duct tape one dollar and half hour of your time is enough to make the prism lens to watch movies in cinemascope.
Anyone who is interested in watching cinemascope movies for tabletop projectors can do this as you need to place the prism assembly very close to the projector lens. See the images I have posted.
Housing the prism was done using the same USPS box in which the prism was posted to me. Its quite thick enough to make the housing using the duct tape and some gum.
The prisms were glued on the sides with regular glue you can obtain in office depot.
The image from the projector comes at an angle and so you need to keep something to place the prism lens as in the image shown in a slight angle to get the appropriate image.
These prisms are not coated and so if you go close to the image on the wall, you may notice light scattering with rainbow colors, but while if you are away from screen for atleast 6 feet which we normally do when we watch movies you dont notice any chromatic aberrations and the image is actually brighter with vertical stretching in LBX mode and horizontal stretching with the prism lens.
Goodluck and enjoy
Nov 30, 2007 5:20 PM
Currently, I have an Optoma MovieTime DV10. For nearly two years, it has treated me quite well. Now, I'm looking for a cheap 720p solution. My high def source is DirectTV, PC, and XBox 360. I'm currently at a 120" screen with seating about 13 feet from the screen. Even at almost two years, my bulb has just over 900 hours on it, so I'd say my usage is average, maybe a little below average.
I'm looking for advice. Since my budget is somewhere under or at $1,000 I question if upgrading is (a) worth it and (b) practical. Also, can anyone suggest a projector I should shop for?
Thanks in advance!
Oct 6, 2007 11:58 AM
I have had some problems with mine, but it was do to the unit getting to warm. I have my projector in a cabinent, and not in the open, so I went to wal-mart and bought a small fan to place next to it, and have never had a problem again.
When it shut down due to high temp, the power button flashes.
I have messed with other projectors that kept shutting down, and dust seemed to be the culpret there. I blasted it with compressed air, and have not had any more troubles with it.
Hope that helps you.
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