Originally Posted by turbojr74
I'm with others in thanking you jedimastergrant for posting. Good find again and fingers crossed that this will last you as long as the original.
Looking forward to future updates.
Side question - Have you calibrated your projector? If so, what platform are you using and can you compare lumen output of the original vs the new bulb?
I have not had a professional calibration. But, I did have a friend who has taken the THX calibration course do my PJ for me. It was not a full on calibration because he had since sold his spectrometer and whatever else he uses. But, he did have the disk and I'm sure it is better than nothing.
When I first got my PJ I watched it in Cinema mode for several months and did not know how it could improve. Then after Luke came over to calibrate and I switched between Cinema and User 1 it was an obvious difference for the better.
It was always my intention to get a pro calibration from Jeff Meier of accucalhd. User name umr on avs. He only lives a few hours from me and I even set it up over the phone and everything last summer. Then I put it on hold because I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with audio calibration and considered buying a manual EQ solution before he came up so it could be done all at once.
Well, then I started having dimming problems and it made no sense to do it after that. Now with my 3rd party housing bulb I am left wondering if it will dim too quickly to get any use out of the calibration. So that kinda stinks. Luke has talked about buying his equipment and getting back into calibration so if he does I will have him calibrate mine. If not I will go with accucalhd.
But, I have also played around with the idea of getting a different PJ because my light output is most likely just barely within the 13-17 ft lamberts often cited. My screen is the EN4K with a .9 gain. Wonderful screen but I did not do a good job planning the whole system and bought the PJ like 2 years before my dedicated room was finished. At the time I was not planning a dedicated room and then it took quite a bit longer to complete than I anticipated. So I bought the EN4K with the plans to pair it with a 4K light cannon at some point. But, now I am lusting after the eShift tech since real 4K content could be a ways off. Also, the new PJ's have more light output but I don't know exactly how much. Thankfully my room has full light control with black fabric over the entire proscenium.