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Old Feb 6, 2006, 2:00 AM   #1
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these are actal shots taken of our new home theatre under construction. All the photos are actual screen shots taken from the projector. This is our hi definition projector and these shots are running hi definition videos

see what you think

the screen is 120"

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Old Feb 6, 2006, 2:01 AM   #2
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120" actual running screen shot
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Old Feb 6, 2006, 2:02 AM   #3
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actual screen shot had to take it on an angle to fit the whole screen in

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Looks impressive to me. That's a BIG screen! I bet you'll enjoy watching movies, etc. on that screen once it's completed.
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Dang...I just noticed you are in the Land of the Long White Cloud

I was gonna make a reservation for Superbowl XXXXI and bring the

beer and pretzels!

Should be a great device to run a digital image "slide show" too, eh?

Very cool!
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Old Feb 6, 2006, 10:58 AM   #6
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I've got a projector setup at home as well, your image appears very clear, what is the resolution of your projector, what brand, DLP or LCD?
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Old Feb 6, 2006, 5:20 PM   #7
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its a Sony VPL-VW12HT

its used to be considered a pro home theatre projector and the closest thing to crt projectors in reference to clarity and accuracy.

1366 by 768 res and its hd lcd projector. We are running it through a media pc forcing 1280*720 progressive with video upscaler, line doubler and digital natural motion software. Unfortunately the pics dont really do it justice. looks much clearer in real life. also when the image is moving its looks amazing.

See this for in depth

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-...?reviewid=2829

Its an awesome projector. I cant wait until we get HD dvd and tv in NZ. we are always last to get everything


and with the home made projector mount


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Old Feb 6, 2006, 6:32 PM   #8
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very impressive idd;
having your own cinema room ..... is
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Old Feb 6, 2006, 7:12 PM   #9
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I hope you got a good deal on some replacement lamps for that thing. The problem with older projectors is the lamp prices just keep going up, and for this one they're at about $400 each. If you watch a lot of movies, you might need to replace it in less than 3 years considering it's estimated to last 2000 hours. If you use it as a tv, maybe 1 year.

I bought myself a projector a little over year ago for about $800, which is a couple hundred more than this one goes for, but the replacment lamps were $90 so I got one right away. They're around $140 now. At the rate I'm using it, these lamps should last another 9 years assuming I don't buy a better projector before then.

It sounds like you know what you're doing with your setup, but here's a few tips I've picked up, just in case they're handy.

Keep the projector as cool and ventilated as you can, this helps to prevent the lamp from dying early.

If you hook up a dvd player to it, make sure your dvd player is specifically set up to display widescreen instead of full screen, and of course to be set to progressive. I actually had my dvd player set to full screen for the longest time and had no idea.

Also if you hook up a dvd player, check to make sure the projector is not "overscanning" too much. Sometimes a projector is set up to zoom in on the picture somewhat to make a larger image, cutting off the sides. This shouldn't apply to your computer hookup though.
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thanks for advice corpsy,

Yea i already have a spare bulb and have about 800 on the clock now. But yeai wil upgrade within the next 3years hopefully so im sure even the existing bulb should be enuf but i do have a spare.

And yea at the mo running through media pc through vga to bnc at 1280*720 prog.

But yea love the projector, great investment.
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