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  1. I think most of the folk here are running dedicated home theatre projectors and probably don't have much knowledge or experience with what you're describing. I'd never even heard of a battery powered projector. I'm dubious as to how well one would perform in a non-light controlled environment - even at night! Good luck! P.S. Philips are crowd-funding, now?!
  2. I was definitely at max zoom with my last set up, but not with the one prior to that. I enquired here about the issue at the time but received no responses. I learnt to live with it. I'm happy to say that it is not an issue that dogs my x7900.
  3. Not sure if it is common but I had the same issue with my x35.
  4. I've just picked up a Spyder5 and am having a bit of a first-time fiddle now. I imagine there'll be some teething issues but when I'm confident that I know what I'm doing, I might be able to help.
  5. Item: Projector Screen 130" Scope Majestic Oz Theatre Fixed Screen Location: Perth, NOR Price: $500 Item Condition: Used, good. Reason for selling: Gone bigger! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Top quality ~$2000 screen. Screen material in great condition. Velour on frame is just starting to peel on joins (not visible from afar). Could either glue back down or cover with black felt tape (which I have). Recommend transporting assembled to save time but can be disassembled. Biggest pieces will still be 3m long, however. Overall size including frame: 3186 X 1431 Viewing area: 3036 X 1281 Check out the link for more details: https://www.projectorscreens.com.au/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=34 Sorry. Local buyers only! Pictures:
  6. My x7900 is as far across and down as possible. No issues that I've noticed.
  7. Thanks Owen. I'll investigate this when I return home. At the very least, I should be able to use the light meter to provide evidence that something is likely wrong with the iris control. We had the projector running for about 7-8 hours (!) without problem on Saturday evening. Fired it up on Sunday and it was back to the dim picture again. 😥
  8. My eyes! Just as I use my ears for volume! My neighbour over the back and one across could tell you all about that. 😆 But yeah, I went ahead and ordered the one you've recommended in the past. It'll be interesting to see what output I've been getting on my preferred settings (should my projector play the game - I just ran it for 1.5 hrs without further issue🤞). Hopefully it'll be waiting for me when I get back from my work trip.
  9. And with a new, unopened globe ready to go, no less. I knew I hung onto it for a reason! Well, things are getting crazy. I fired up the projector and the usual brightness was back. For 10 minutes maybe. And then, boom, dim picture again. I fiddled with the lens aperture to no avail. But then the brightness mysteriously returned a few minutes later. Somebody's messing with me! Something must be on it's way out, whatever it is. A light meter might be a good idea, if for nothing more than supporting my case should I have to return this unit. I'm skipping town for a couple of weeks after the weekend so we'll see what the go is when I get back. Cheers dudes.
  10. Thanks Quark. I always have it on manual because the auto iris is visibly annoying to me. I'm gonna go have a play with it now but I'm thinking, yes, the iris might be stuffed. Argh! I hate doing returns. I've had horrible experiences in the past (though not with JVC). I might have to dust off the old (and reliable!) x35...
  11. Eek. I don't have a light meter 😳 All I know is that it was plenty bright enough last week and now it isn't! I have a 150" scope screen and a pretty long throw distance, which is why I was running it in high lamp mode (though low was reasonable, too). The iris is definitely doing something, I'm just not sure what since it doesn't seem to incrementally brighten or darken the picture. It is definitely set to manual. Oh boy. I might be screwed. Thanks for the reply.
  12. Hey gang. I have an x7900 with a thousand or so hours on it, racked up in just under a year. I fired it up last week and the picture was looking rather dim. I checked the lens aperture setting, which was all the way up. I brought it right down and back up again and the brightness suddenly returned. Phew. Same story this week but now playing with the lens aperture doesn't seem to do anything. It doesn't get progressively brighter or darker, it merely fluctuates ever-so-slightly. The projector is on high lamp mode. I've gone through the other presets and nothing seems to change. Always the same dim picture. It's only just watchable and only because I'm in a total batcave. I couldn't imagine watching a 3D movie on this thing, however. Any thoughts on what's going on here? Thanks!
  13. Interesting. Maybe you could try playing some 2160p multimedia files? https://www.demo-world.eu/2d-demo-trailers-uhd/
  14. Good move. I got jerked around by Epson about 5 years ago. I had my very new projector in for servicing 3 or 4 times (with a couple of weeks in between) and each time it came back with either a) the problem still existent or b) a brand new problem. It wasn't until I went to the original retailer that I finally got some satisfaction. Still, I was sour, and I promptly got rid of the replacement - and my brand loyalty along with it.
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