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Jon Spackman's Avatar Jon Spackman 11:40 AM 11-28-2011
Hi,

I am needing to install a DCI compliant projector setup for a client in their home, the room is 70ft long and about 30ft wide. The screen is already installed as the room was done and working, but we have been asked to change out the consumer grade projector for a DCI version.

What I want to know is TODAY (as in end of 2011), what are the real world differences in the three DCI capable brands in terms of suing them in a home environment. IE does one have better ability to switch brightness for 3D, or is one easier to operate with Crestron, or does one have auto brightness changeover when 3D is detected (maybe they all do).

Does say a Christie offer advantages in being able to tune it for 2D viewing on a small screen (16ft wide 1.85:1 screen).

Does one brand have easier 4k conversion in the near future?

Are they all fast frame rate compatible?

We want to spec the best unit, but I need to know why one is better than another. If they are.

I realize all these projectors are amazing and there is no bad DCI capable unit, just trying to find some small differences so we can better select a unit to install.

Thank you!
Jon

donaldk's Avatar donaldk 12:32 PM 11-28-2011
Already thinking of taking them to court, LOL.
Jon Spackman's Avatar Jon Spackman 01:33 PM 11-28-2011
Huh?

I am trying to find out the benefits the brands offer amongst themselves. I just want some info as to what brand to choose, not get ammo for a legal case.



W.Mayer's Avatar W.Mayer 03:07 PM 11-28-2011
barco have a sealed light engine.
dust the biggest cr. ratio killer is a no issue.

i think barco is the only one that do it.
pokekevin's Avatar pokekevin 04:28 PM 11-28-2011
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Originally Posted by Jon Spackman View Post

Huh?

I am trying to find out the benefits the brands offer amongst themselves. I just want some info as to what brand to choose, not get ammo for a legal case.



I think he meant how you mispelled use lol
donaldk's Avatar donaldk 05:47 PM 11-28-2011
Indeed: 'differences in the three DCI capable brands in terms of suing them'
Alan Gouger's Avatar Alan Gouger 08:42 PM 11-28-2011
Jon ck out this thread. If the link does not give direct access it is page 7, 2nd post from bottom. The entire thread is worth reading. I run a Barco, series two. The software is very user friendly and intuitive and as Mayer mentioned Barco has a sealed light engine. Christie makes a small footprint 110volt unit that will light up that screen size. Christie also has user friendly control software. NECs software takes a little getting use to but they allow you to use regular cinema xenon lamps.
There are some other toys needed that will make life easier if installing in a non commercial environment. If you have further questions feel free to drop me a PM.

Here is a direct link if the above does not work. Start at the 15th post from the bottom.
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