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post #1 of 7 Old 05-17-2001, 11:41 PM - Thread Starter
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I just received my second projector today, a used G1000 with a new bulb (hopefully), my very first DILA. Got it off of ebay for $3600 + escrow and shipping.

No screen door as expected. However when compared to my NEC MT1040 as received, the MT1040 looked surprisingly good. A tweak of the contrast and it looks much better.

I re-verified that my DIY screen just has too much texture and that broadcast and DirecTV content is far softer than most XGA projector capabilities.

Maybe its time for the Grayhawk.

An unexpected benefit is the zoom range of the DILA. In high ambient I can zoom down to a 53" screen and get some needed foot-lamberts.

The resolution is awesome on an HTPC.

I can't wait for my Panamorph and how it impacts both projectors.

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Ken,

I have a G1000 as well. Depending on what size screen you want, I think a Greyhawk may not be feasible. I use a Vutec Bright-white which has a 1.5 gain. It has no texture and it does help over the DIY cloth screen I was using. But my screen is 9' wide 16:9 and I don't think even with the pannie I am going to have an over-abundance of foot-lamberts. My lamp is at 260 hours and it had significant falloff in the first hundred hours. So if yours really has a new lamp, then expect to watch it dim and then level off after 100+ hours.

Buy a Greyhawk before it has gone through this stage and you might find yourself unhappy.

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Then again, I also have a G1000 and a 8' wide 16x9 Greyhawk
and I'm happy. ]-) Sure, I'm looking forward to a bit more
brightness when the Panamorph ships, but I'm certainly not
unhappy at the moment.

I don't have perfect light control, but I tend to watch
movies with all the lights out and it works fine.

My bulb has > 800 hours....

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Ken, dreamer or Mark,

Does anyone know the ANSI lumen outputs specififcation of the G1000? My DLP is specified as 500 lumens, but a Philips bulb upgrade is supposed to have raised that number to 600. At 600 I am not a happy viewer. If the G1000 puts out the same amount of lumens or marginally more, I would be less interested in buying one.

Also, would anyone care to speculate in terms of a lumens amount about how much the Panamorph(!)might brighten the image from the G1000 at the distance used in the specs?

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Jim:
This is kind of a guess since this is my first projector.
The G1000 is suppose to be 1000, but everyone knows it's
not. A guess would be 850 - calibration and bulb time. So
since mine has about 800+ hours and is calibrated I'd guess
it's pretty close to 700. (If not lower). WIth a panamorph
and 16x9 source I'd get the 700, otherwise it would drop
by about a third for anamorphic material.

I must say though, I still like my Greyhawk screen (which
lowers the output even more). I'd of course love a G15 or
G20, but that a bit more $$$ than I'd like to spend.

Kelliot: at $3600 for a G1000, you got a great deal.


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The original was supposed to be 1000 but was not. However, my recollection was that the replacement bulb is the same as the G10/G11.

I'm not worried about the brightness. My current screen is grayer than the Grayhawk. Also, I have a relatively short throw (140") so that the screen area provides lots of ft-lamberts. My screen width is only 72".

I'd rather have even more ft-lamberts.


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<FONT size="2"><FONT face="Century Gothic">Well, today I got a pretty good A/B of the two projectors.

Contrast ratio is very similar.

I tried stacking them. Its too hard to get them aligned but it was a meaningful exercise, in that in enabled me to compare screen door, brightness and colors.

I'm beginning to want a Sanyo XP-21N. The screen door is less bothersome than I thought and the brightness of the combined projectors makes a big difference in the appearance.

I'm beginning to think that 100 ft-lamberts may not be so bad. </FONT f>

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