Originally Posted by mark haflich
Someone wanted a blind test. That is something different and takes some hidden space. Yada Yada. Tough to be blind when switching boards and convergence. Of course one could dump the boards into two unmarked bags and hope the installer would't know which was which. Easier to find a 25 year old virgin. LOL Better to have the installer, install them and then leave the room and have someone who didn't know which boards were in there run the demo. The outside of the VIM boards would have to be stock. No added pot which would give it away. Far far better to use two stock projectors and have the boards VIM and Neck installed and set up. Cover them up with cloth and just change the source cables at the source end. A new person not involved in the set up would run the demo. Sounds great. Would I attend? Not a chance. I know the winner. Like a horse race I've done my handicapping. I'll give 5 to one on the one I'm not picking and those in the jury can call the result. Any takers at say $50 bucks? I keep the $50 or pay out $250 if I lose.
Hey, it's time to now call this what it is. once more there's smoke coming from up north. You remember the last time this happened. That thread with a similar challenge, and it was almost daily that we were reading that someone had visited the High Rez lab and was blown away by the image they saw on the screen there. And a few of the people that were 'QUOTED' to have made the remarks were rather well known. Do you still remember that?
Well, that went on for weeks, until that day came when the many people from the forum showed up, and it seems that it took two days later before we got anybody to say anything on what went on there. I think Chip had commented on the convergence being off and the weather. And another guy said something that was not related to image in any way. And I have no idea what happened with the other folk who were there, because they never said anything at all on the forum. So after all that smoke......it got real silent after that day at High Rez.
Now, if the same smoke was blown then, why should anything be different this time. So if we want to get into the color of the smoke - go right ahead. to me smoke is smoke. And that's why I'm not going that far for this. I'll go as far as my first offer to the guy with the 8000. But after that big blow-off the last time I'm doubting that. It leads me to believe that either someone up there is clueless as to what to look for with an image. Or it was just a bunch of marketing hype.
Either way, it's beyond me.
If in fact, after that first gathering there would have been some good reports to support the hype the last time, then I'd be on board this time.
I tell you what, you get Chip to ride back out there, and I'll give this a second thought..
Yeah, let's have chip go back and give us a report..
Actually, the reports were giving. they were sent by most at that were there. The just were not posted on the forum.
If you really want my attention, get something going like what I saw while at chips awhile back coming out of those G90's. Now that's the kind of stuff that'll make to hop on a plain going where ever..
What Gary should do is send down a set of boards to be evaluated in either my 8500 or your 9500 (before you take it down). Send the set to anyone of his choice and we'll have a mini meet just for this purpose. I'll let that person (or someone else) install the boards in the projector. I'll also let that person or anyone else that may be chosen for this, to also color balance the projector to those High Rez boards. We'll then watch movies, test patterns and whatever else for a predetermined amount of time. Once that time is up, we'll have that same person swap the boards and put my set of boards in the projector. And I'll use the exact same settings that were done for the High Rez boards. I'm raising the bar here.
I also feel that if there's really something cooking at High Rez, would have joined in on the Screenshot shootout thread. At least we'll get to see something to help us get that last event out of our minds.
Enough of this and that, send the boards down...