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Sorry I haven't posted since Wednesday, I've been busy adjusting my projector's saturation. Somehow, when I was adjusting "Color," I didn't realize I was adjusting saturation. Don't ask, it was a very long night. The blue-filter process was new to me, but the projector is now very well calibrated.
The Sanyo really needs an outboard processor. It lacks the capabilities that the LT155 has in that department, for example. If I ignore the projector's scaling artifacts, the picture is great. It was a pleasure to watch even while listening to music; the colors were simply beautiful to behold. I literally gave myself a headache watching films all weekend! After all, once the lamp is blazing, you might as well leave it on for a few hours. (Why didn't anybody tell ever me to see Killing Zoe?!)
My question is--do I need a doubler, a scaler, or something that does both? If I buy an iSCAN, will that eliminate my problems, or is the scaling function of the projector still going to create nasty artifacts? Basically, I don't know if I'm seeing a doubling or a scaling problem.
I was worried what a power failure might do to the lamp. My experience has been with slide projectors. If you cut power to a slide projector, the lamp WILL break, guaranteed (granted, it's a different lamp). Anyhow, I had an outage on Saturday afternoon. For a couple tense minutes, I was waiting to hear the unmistakable 'pop' of the lamp. IT DIDN'T BREAK!! I remember reading a thread on this newsgroup about lamps/power outages, and the consensus was that the lamps won't break. Nonetheless, I was a little nervous.
For the minority who have never used a slide projector, I recommend that you buy one... if you enjoy taking photographs, that is. They're an order of magnitude cheaper than their digital counterparts, and the images are outstanding. No digital projector can touch that kind of performance. If you want to see what excellent detail, brightess, contrast, and saturation look like, you should see a slide projector.