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The thread was so important to me because I had emailed you via your website twice and also added my email address to your website news list however I never received any responses. Therefore, I used this thread for current MP-5 news. :)
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I'm sure Mike is working overtime to get the MP-5 out the door and to all of us for a review :) And then will be the MP mods on the Neo's :cool:
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Any news on delivery date(s) would be welcome.

It wouldn't exactly be sales promotion, now, would it?
I'd like to go offline with a PM, but the box is full.

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OK, here's what's happening... I will be shipping units out starting this week. I've had problems with the boards that were assembled, therefore I've had to make changes to them myself. And for anyone that has questions concerning sales or purchasing, I asked that you correspond using my email address (mp@wisdom-technologies.com).

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I was just at the wisdom website reading the spec of the completed MP-5. I was wondering if somewhere down the road, could IR and RS232 control of the MP-5 be added?
When in "auto" and both sources are "ON", which one does it default to? I ask because in my system which is rack mounted, two rooms away and controlled by hard-wired IR repeater, is programmed to turn everything on/off with the press of one button. When my system is "ON", all sources are up and running awaiting switching via NEC 6010 switcher. The only reason for me to visit the rack is to install a DVD in the player. It would be nice if I could just swap out the NEC 6010 for the MP-5 and retain control of it remotely.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who could benifit from the addition of external control.

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IR controlled relay block? The folks that make your Kit291 have one in their lineup, I'm pretty sure.
If not, it'd probably be an easy hack.

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I was hoping to here from Mike about this. It would be nice to have something factory installed and tested to insure that it didn't interfere with the operation of the unit. Any time you add something into the mix, it should be scoped out to insure that no interferance in the signal pops up.

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I was hoping to here from Mike about this. It would be nice to have something factory installed and tested to insure that it didn't interfere with the operation of the unit. Any time you add something into the mix, it should be scoped out to insure that no interferance in the signal pops up.

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Ok, I missed this. The switching in the MP-5 is done thru relays, therefore any external means of switching the inputs could not effect the video path. it is using 1.5 Ghz true 75 ohm relays (not cheap).

There's two ways to accomplish what you asked:

1, if using two different input sources in the "auto" mode, the switching can be controlled by being able to power on or off, on source or the other.

2, the composite sync BNC on the rear of the MP-5 can be configured for relay control of the switching circuit. Any DC voltage of .6 volts or higher on that modified BNC could toggle the unit from input 1 to input 2 from a remote operation.

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Yes Mike we need remote control switching of some kind, if anyone has any simple suggestions that would be nice??, or I can route my sources and place the mp-5 on top my floor mounted pj

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Nipper! One gets special member status based on the number of posts one makes. The title means nothing. No one wants this thread stopped. We just want to keep it within Alan's rules so we don't get needless moderator intervention. Transactional posts should be done by PM not on the open forum. That's what Alan wants us to do and do it we shall. :) Peace and love.

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I have some units near ready to ship :) I would have had them out the door by now, but I had to also be moved out of my old shop by today, and into my fantastic new shop.

So we'll pick back up on things on Tuesday!

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Congrats on the new shop!
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Just got home after a long days work tonight and guess what I found on my front porch :p A new MP-5 and a modified by Mike Parker NuNeo :) Thanks Mike ! Will report back after some testing over the next few days :D
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Just got home after a long days work tonight and guess what I found on my front porch :p A new MP-5 and a modified by Mike Parker NuNeo :) Thanks Mike ! Will report back after some testing over the next few days :D
Hey Tom,

Sorry I don't remember, but whats your setup?
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Tom, I don't expect a negative review, and I have no doubt the MP-5 and NN will be praiseworthy, based on the fact MP products so rarely garner negative comment.
I look forward to your appraisal, and hope you won't be "guilding the lily", Gary style.

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I want my MTV. Music for nuthin and chicks for free. I want my whoops MP-5. Perfect gamma and totally noise free. :)

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Hey Tom,

Sorry I don't remember, but whats your setup?
Hi guys,
I'm using a Barco 808 thats on the ceiling and my 1209s has yet to go up . Rock pro , MJ's DVI converter w/SDI input, Panasonic RP-91 with SDI , a momitsu 880-DX and now the Mike Parker modified NeuNeo HVD-208 . Audio provided by Krell amps and Definitive BP 2000 speakers in front and matching C/L/R 2000 center with BPX surrounds.
I must also add that this is my very first transcoder i've always used scalers.
I just got everything hooked up but for A-B comparisons I will need a few more short RGBHV cables to hook up a very nice Extron SW4 AR HVxi RGBHV switcher with 350mhz of bandwidth (thanks Clarence)
In the past iv'e preferred the digital SDI/DVI outputs from my DVD players so we shall see how they compare via component using the MP-5 :cool:
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I want my MTV. Music for nuthin and chicks for free. I want my whoops MP-5. Perfect gamma and totally noise free. :)
Mark, my good friend. You are in "Dire Straits". And that multi-channel SACD sounds darn good and you won't even have to wait for the MP-5 to listen to it. :confused:

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I was in Melbourne, FL today when I received a phone call from my roomate.
"Hey Eric, the mailman came by and said he needs you to fill out some paperwork. Apparently something happened to a package and they broke the contents, so you need to go in to fill out a claim."

I literally jumped up in the air MAD! :mad:

The farking arsehole kept me going for 5 minutes before he laughed and said the package arrived in perfect condition.

I hate him! :D

MP-5 looks perfect

CJ, myself, and Justin will test it out tommorrow and give a review with the NN and 8111+.

Next week we'll test it out on my 9500LC.

Thanks Mike! JUST in time! :D :D :D
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I was in Melbourne, FL today when I received a phone call from my roomate.
"Hey Eric, the mailman came by and said he needs you to fill out some paperwork. Apparently something happened to a package and they broke the contents, so you need to go in to fill out a claim."

I literally jumped up in the air MAD! :mad:

The farking arsehole kept me going for 5 minutes before he laughed and said the package arrived in perfect condition.

I hate him! :D

MP-5 looks perfect

CJ, myself, and Justin will test it out tommorrow and give a review with the NN and 8111+.

Next week we'll test it out on my 9500LC.

Thanks Mike! JUST in time! :D :D :D

GAH!
Your roomate related to Curts Beotch? Sadists, both of them.

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I was in Melbourne, FL today when I received a phone call from my roomate.
"Hey Eric, the mailman came by and said he needs you to fill out some paperwork. Apparently something happened to a package and they broke the contents, so you need to go in to fill out a claim."

I literally jumped up in the air MAD! :mad:

The farking arsehole kept me going for 5 minutes before he laughed and said the package arrived in perfect condition.

I hate him! :D

MP-5 looks perfect

CJ, myself, and Justin will test it out tommorrow and give a review with the NN and 8111+.

Next week we'll test it out on my 9500LC.

Thanks Mike! JUST in time! :D :D :D

Glad to hear ya got it . LOL ! :eek:
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I sent Mike this question, But no response yet,

How is everyone going to hook up their MP5??

Long Component cables, MP5 located close to the projector, or
Or Long RGB cables, MP5 located in equipment rack??



I am looking to get my cables sorted, as I have just mounted my 9500 to the ceiling :) Before my MP5 gets here, SOON I Hope.


Appreciate the comments
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I sent Mike this question, But no response yet,

How is everyone going to hook up their MP5??

Long Component cables, MP5 located close to the projector, or
Or Long RGB cables, MP5 located in equipment rack??



I am looking to get my cables sorted, as I have just mounted my 9500 to the ceiling :) Before my MP5 gets here, SOON I Hope.


Appreciate the comments
Cheers
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We've tested the MP-5 at cable lengths upto 25' for RGBHV run, and it did well. However, a shorter distance is best.

With analog cable runs, the longer the distance, the more wires should be used. In other words, component (Y,Pr,Pb) should be used for short distances, with RGBHV being the best for longer runs. So if the projector is 20' from the rack, it would be best to place the MP-5 in the rack, and run RGBHV to the projector. I've found better results with shorter component cables. And for best performance with your 9500LC, I would suggest component cables not exceeding 6' into the MP-5. And the same cables should be at least RG59.

Another reason to use shorter component runs, is because the source devices are less likely to have high current buffer circuits after the DAC to drive long cable lengths. This is not the case with the MP-5.

However, I would try the MP-5 at the projector to see how it works out. Depending on the cables being used, it may work out fine.

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Yikes, I've got 50' of RGBHV between my rack and projector. They're not even in the same room. Any suggestions for a situation like this. My MP-1 modded Momitsu with jumpers on drive it just fine.

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Thanks for the reply Mike,

I will do as you suggested and try both ways,
and see which one yields the best results.


Much Appreciated,
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Well I need allot more time for testing but the MP-5 with the Neo is quite good but the Momitsu DX still appears sharper at 720p with better local contrast , sharpness and color saturation :confused:
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Well I need allot more time for testing but the MP-5 with the Neo is quite good but the Momitsu DX still appears sharper at 720p with better local contrast , sharpness and color saturation :confused:

Sharper than 1080p from the NN?
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I haven't tried 1080p yet so far just 720p but I must say I am very impressed so far by the MP-5 . The Neo also looks very very nice and it could just be a matter of setup between the Momitsu and the Neo that seems to give the Momitsu the edge . Now back to the movies :D
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How are you hooking up the Momitsu? DVI-I -> VGA adapter - > RGB breakout cable?

I know that others here have thought the Momitsu was over sharpened.

Was this to the 808 or the 1209?

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I saw Chip's (stefuel's) rig for the first time yesterday . . . my first time seeing both a 9" CRT projector and a momitsu in action (Ice Age was the film du jour) and the slight edge enhancement / sharpening really did not have to be pointed out (high contrast especially, with dark forground and white background.)
Not terrible, but noticable.

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