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Old 10-11-2019, 02:24 PM   #21
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Hi Robert, can you test the input lag of the p1 ? thank you
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Old 04-15-2020, 12:32 PM   #22
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Maybe a silly question, but can this be connected to a proper home theatre system for audio?
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Old 04-18-2020, 02:26 PM   #23
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Optoma has also released an upgraded model as well. The specs look really good!

https://www.optoma.com/us/product/cinemax-pro/
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Old 04-18-2020, 03:55 PM   #24
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@Roy_Batty, nice new model and some improved specs, but I don't like the required throw distances or the 1080 native resolution chip with the 4 time e-shift to render the 4k image. I also don't like the single laser with the spinning RGB color wheel technology.
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Old 05-24-2020, 03:21 PM   #25
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I’m looking to finally make the move to 4K and noticed (at least I think it does) this model supports both 4K HDR and 1080P 3D? I think I saw someone mention the Vava model had a 3D update?

I’m just trying to do some research on various projectors and what I need.

4K HDR
1080P 3D
Be able to place right where I currently have the TV so I can easily connect to my AVR without running long lengths of cable.
Something that will suit my preference of viewing in a completely dark room.
Budget around $4K to $5K

The other thing I was wondering... someone mentioned you need a mounted fixed projector screen for these short throw laser? This isn’t an issue, but wanted to confirm this is indeed the case.

Basically, I’m looking to keep things simple for me. Remove TV. Hang screen. Place projector where TV was. Avoid long runs of cable. Enjoy 4K and 3D. Keep within $5K budget.
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Old 05-24-2020, 03:50 PM   #26
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Epson's upcoming LS500 UST model launching in July that is a good match for your application and will deliver the best performance for the price category.
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Old 05-24-2020, 03:58 PM   #27
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Epson's upcoming LS500 UST model launching in July that is a good match for your application and will deliver the best performance for the price category.
Thanks Robert... I will definitely look for that model and see what your thoughts are on it once you get a chance to test it out.
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Old 05-24-2020, 04:05 PM   #28
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I saw Epson's LS500 at CES and it delivered an exceptional image. The only possible issue is the throw distance is not as short throw as I'd like.

The shortest short throw distance UST projector in the market is LG's HU85LA and it's also my favorite for overall picture performance, but it's more expensive and does not support 3D.
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Old 05-24-2020, 04:11 PM   #29
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I saw Epson's LS500 at CES and it delivered an exceptional image. The only possible issue is the throw distance is not as short throw as I'd like.

The shortest short throw distance UST projector in the market is LG's HU85LA and it's also my favorite for overall picture performance, but it's more expensive and does not support 3D.
Without moving anything... if I placed the projector where the TV is, it could be placed anywhere between 3-4 feet from the wall. It can be moved closer if needed. Not sure if there is a maximum distance these short throws can be placed?
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:14 PM   #30
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3' - 4' is just want Epson's LS500 needs. Yes, they do have a min and max distance from the screen, but I don't have the exact throw calculator yet. I'll ask my Epson rep if he has it and post it here when available.
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3' - 4' is just want Epson's LS500 needs. Yes, they do have a min and max distance from the screen, but I don't have the exact throw calculator yet. I'll ask my Epson rep if he has it and post it here when available.
Great, thx! It sounds like both feature wise and distance from where I place it... the Epson LS500 is shaping up to be an ideal candidate.

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Old 05-27-2020, 10:39 PM   #32
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Iím looking to finally make the move to 4K and noticed (at least I think it does) this model supports both 4K HDR and 1080P 3D? I think I saw someone mention the Vava model had a 3D update?

Iím just trying to do some research on various projectors and what I need.

4K HDR
1080P 3D
Be able to place right where I currently have the TV so I can easily connect to my AVR without running long lengths of cable.
Something that will suit my preference of viewing in a completely dark room.
Budget around $4K to $5K

The other thing I was wondering... someone mentioned you need a mounted fixed projector screen for these short throw laser? This isnít an issue, but wanted to confirm this is indeed the case.

Basically, Iím looking to keep things simple for me. Remove TV. Hang screen. Place projector where TV was. Avoid long runs of cable. Enjoy 4K and 3D. Keep within $5K budget.
I just got an Optoma P1 and I can share my experiences so far in the week I've had it.

I also had similar requirements:
4K HDR
1080P 3D
Easy to install

1. Putting it on top of my 21" TV stand made the image too high. I ended up removing the top glass, and placing it on the middle rack, which is 13" high. Some put their units on the floor, so this really does have to be quite low, unless you have very high ceilings, and don't mind an image much higher than eye level.

2. Relatively quiet, can't really hear the fan noise from 9ft away if you're playing something.

3. It looks passable just projected onto a white wall. But from everything I've seen, if you purchase an appropriate ALR UST screen, it will make a huge different with the ambient light rejection, and provide the contrast it's capable of (I have a 100" ALR Starbright screen from Elite Screens on the way).

4. I was considering returning it if I couldn't figure out the center channel placement issue. If you're interested in what I did, I can provide some photos via email, and answer any other questions you have.
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:53 PM   #33
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Definitely let me know your thoughts on the Optoma P1 once you get a chance to pair it with the Elite Screen.
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:53 PM   #34
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Definitely let me know your thoughts on the Optoma P1 once you get a chance to pair it with the Elite Screen.
Hey, just wanted to post my impressions after having spent about a week with it.

1. Picture quality is uniformly excellent when you take the time to dial it in. I found overall color, sharpness, and black levels to be acceptable to very good.
It's pretty close to what you'd expect in a mid level LED screen. It doesn't have local dimming, but it does have a dynamic black setting that helps to keep blacks in check, but it can be very noticeable with shifts when viewing certain material, which can be distracting. Sharpness is great all around except for the top corners, but there is a digital focus adjustment built in.

2. The projector pairs very nice with the screen. I think the ALR Elite screen looks really nice even when not projected. The slim black borders and low gain grey color looks flattering when displayed, and is visually preferable over the standard white screen with thick black borders. It's tension mounted, so no waves or anomalies in the screen. It does appear to look like a 100" LED when in use.

3. Daytime viewing is quite respectable even with my curtains not fully drawn. It's actually viewable and the image isn't washed out like most projectors. It was still decent even when I was projecting it against a textured white wall, so perhaps you can get away with a normal screen, but I do like the look and build quality of this one.

Overall, all types of sources, 4k, 1080p, and 3D looks quite good. It's nowhere near my 2016 OLED with 3D, but you give up that contrast for the larger, immersive screen. I think it's a good investment, but I think future generations of UST, will have improved blacks, much needed processing power, and prices will fall.
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Old 06-12-2020, 05:36 AM   #35
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Great, thx! It sounds like both feature wise and distance from where I place it... the Epson LS500 is shaping up to be an ideal candidate.
It sounds promising. Especially given it's a 3 LCD projector (I.E. no rainbow effect). Most of the other ultra short throw projectors are single chip DLP.
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Old 06-12-2020, 07:13 AM   #36
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Then again... it’s not a native 4K projector.
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