Ya'll probably know of the advantages of using the HD144 or 145 color corrected/color filtered lens on the Barco 808 projectors from some of the work that was pionieered on this forum a few months ago. A nice design was come up with for the Barco 808S that allowed you to attach the HD144 lens's. The only problem with the design we could see was that you lost the schiemflug control. Other than that the idea of using these lenses had a LOT of merrit because it allowed the colors to be corrected to their proper primaries.
Yes, work was done in adding tint to the glycol and roscoe filters to these machines but both of these methods had disadvantages to the use of the Hd144 or HD145 lens system. After all, the NEC XG1350 is considered to have some of the best colors in the industry and the main reason is the Hd144 lens assy.
Well, a friend of mine followed that thread carefully and was determined he could build a better mouse trap. He just didn't want to loose the Scheimflug adjustment. He came to me and "borrowed" (although I doubt I'll ever see them again,,,,lol) a set of HD144's a few weeks ago. Yesterday, I got to see his handy work and must say that I am very impressed with his design. Not only did he get the HD144's on on his BG808S projector, BUT the schiemflug adjustment is still completely operational AND here is the best part, the design he came up with can be used on ANY projector that uses HD8 lens's. So now any Barco, Marquee, Ampro and other PJ owners could have the advantages of having a higher quality color corrected/color filtered optic system on their CRT as this design isn't limited to the BG808.
He doesn't post at all but does read the forum a bit. I told him yesterday that I would start this thread for him to let ya'll know what he has accomplished. At this point I don't know if he intends to make his design available or is going to sell the parts as a kit to those interested. I guess a lot has to do if there is any interest in this sort of thing.
Quite impressive indeed.
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