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post #631 of 2271 Old 06-30-2004, 02:55 PM
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When will there be an english section on your website. Sometimes the babel translator doesn't do a good job.,

As soon as some native english speaker who is able to read german is willing to do translations :-) If i get a professional translator, it would be kinda expensive and then the english section could only be for paying subscribers.

If anyone is out there who wants to do translations, write me an email :-)


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From your posts you seem to be very fluent in English, its a pity that not even one article on your website is in English.

I know time is tight, I hope someone who is fluent in both German and English will offer to help.
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From your posts you seem to be very fluent in English, its a pity that not even one article on your website is in English.

I know time is tight, I hope someone who is fluent in both German and English will offer to help.

Well, I lived in L.A. for about a year so I guess my english is ok. And I really would love to have an english section on Cine4Home, but most of the articles are 25 pages and more. I simply dont have the time to do translations :mad:

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Has anyone done a comparison between the Hitachi TX100 and Infocus 4805?

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Ok this thread is gettin very technical.
I'm moving into my new apartment next week and I'm not sure if i'll be able to use the projector. here's some pictures of the apartment. I want to use it in the living room. I was thinking about hanging the screen from the railing on mezzanine and projecting from the windows (which will be blacked out for light control).

http://marblecastle.com/jpjames/pict...ment/index.htm

do i need to repaint the walls to a darker color? this will be my first projector so my knowledge is very limited. i'm building my own screen until i get the funds to buy a stewart screen.

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I need some help. I would like to purchase a projector instead of wasting my money on a RPTV because I can't play video games unless I burn three to four grand on a LCD or DLP RPTV which I don't want to do because I can get a cheaper project with better features. The draw back is I live in an apartment for the time being due to my constant movement with the company I'm employed by. I'd like to purchase the Pany 500 or the Sanyo, but I fear the PJ-100 is a better machine. What would you recommend as far as a projector with enough brightness is concerned. I won't use it for TV viewing unless it's a Cowboys game. Would any of the above listed projectors be useful considering my current viewing conditions?
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I was thinking about hanging the screen from the railing on mezzanine and projecting from the windows (which will be blacked out for light control).
Methinks hanging the screen from that railing (I assume in such a way that it would not cover the opening to the kitchen) would have it way to high for comfortable viewing.

I'd suggest you project from that kitchen area towards the windows and construct your home made screen so that the blackout cloth does double duty, blocking the light from the window and acting as the screen.

The attached photo shows a screen I made for under $20 from some 1x3 fir and blackout cloth ($2.99/yd). As you can see, there is a window behind this with full sunlight, plus my wife's two florescent fixtures (4 4' bulbs) for starting plants behind it, yet the picture is quite viewable (fussy in the photo but that's my photography problem not the projector or screen). This is a 94" screen. I am able to put it up or take it down in about 10 seconds. That's because I've hung it using a "French Cleat" - which is just a board sawed lengthwise at an angle (I used 30 degrees) one half fastened to the back of the top rail of the screen, the other to the bracket the grow lights hang from (in your case, just over the window frame). Thus, when I want to use it, I just take the screen from it's storage place along the wall behind the sofa, and hang it up. When done, it's only a few seconds effort to put it away. Of course the viewablity of the image is much better if I turn the grow lights out and particularly at night.

In your case, I'd make it so the screen covered the whole window and sat as close to flush against the window frame as possible, which would eliminate all the stray light you see coming in around mine.


Sorry about the off topic guys - I'm still waiting on the PJ-TX100 to show up somewhere locally so I can view it.
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I would like to purchase a projector instead of wasting my money on a RPTV because I can't play video games unless I burn three to four grand on a LCD or DLP RPTV
Why can't you play video games on a RPTV?

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Because of potential burn in.
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I really wanted the TX100 but I couldn't wait any longer so I just went with the 4805.

With the speculation surrounding the price I had to move on.

FWIW, I called up a bunch of places and they told me it will only be sold in home theater stores (not online). They seemed kind of ticked off about it.

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Because of potential burn in.
Well, YMMV, but my RPTV that I've had for the last 5 years has ZERO burn in and it is used for games at least 3 or more times per week. The RPTV itself is about 16 or 17 years old.

I think you'd find that any burn in will come from leaving a static image on screen for long periods of time. Remember that many tv channels now have on screen logos which don't help.
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[quote]Originally posted by doggiedog
[b]I really wanted the TX100 but I couldn't wait any longer so I just went with the 4805.

So what's so good about the 4805? It's not like its' high def or anything. I would rather go with the panny 500 or the sony h20.
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Because of potential burn in.
just don't have the contrast janked up and it'll be fine. I play games all the time on my RPTV in my family room.

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I haven't been able to sift through all the various posts without having my eyeballs start twirling.

I'm trying to find out calibrated ANSI lumens, not the overly inflated, unachievable specs. Hitachi throws out there. If I go with this projector and a horizontal anamorphic lens (like the Prismasonic H-500 or H-1000) then can I get a bright enough image with an approx. 110" 1.78:1 ratio image and 138" 2.35:1 ratio image given a high contrast gray or flat white screen?

To put it in perspective, I was looking at the BenQ 8700+ but was reading from the Denver shootout that it looked quite dim on a 110" Brilliant White Carada screen compared to a fully calibrated InFocus 7200 on a 110" gray screen.

Where does this Hitachi fall in the scheme of things? Is it a light canon like the IF or is it dimmer like the BenQ (which doesn't seem to like big screens), or somewhere in between?

Also, does the Hitachi have a sealed light path, or will it be prone to dust blobs like all the other LCD projectors out there?
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Are there any more owners from the States who bought from overseas, and how did things go?
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I hope we'll get some reviews after the holiday weekend?!!!
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EvanB,

I posted the same question on one of the very first pages of this thread. No one has yet to figure it out. I'm guessing it's pretty dim, kinda like the Benq. Probably not good in ambient light conditions. It's not right that the manufactures only post the maximum totally unrealistic settings for their lumens output.

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O.K., alright already. All of this talk about this tx100 is killing me.

Just got back from my hitachi dealer and picked one up.
Haven't opened the box up yet. Will be reporting back soon.

btw: bought from Convoy in san diego - only hitachi dealer in entire san diego area. Price is high, but I called dealers in a few states and they are all quoting the same price. Sounds like hitachi put a limit on the price with their dealers.

pm me for details if you are interested.
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I called Convoy. I think the guy I talked to said the MSRP is $3500. Sold one a half hour ago he said. Street price is less, but more than HS20 street price.

Can we move thread back down to the under $3500 anyway?

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I don't care where the thread is, but what a messed up pricing for a projector.
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"can I get a bright enough image with an approx. 110" 1.78:1 ratio image and 138" 2.35:1 ratio image given a high contrast gray or flat white screen?"

The image will be 25% dimmer with the lens because you're spreading the same lumens over a larger area. A little worse, actually, because of losses through the lens.

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So is the Sony HS20 a brighter projector overall?

What about pixel cropping/overscan on the Hitachi? Can it be 100% 1:1 mapped, or does it start cropping in its various inputs. Why do digital projectors crop pixels anyway???

I understand the Sony is pretty bad about pixel cropping in its component and HDMI connections especially, and somewhat on its DVI connection.

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I just recived my TX100 today from the UK. I tried it out and it works great. I have one question though. It looks like the pixels are a little brighter on the edges of the screen all the way around. Is this the edges of the lcd panels ? maybe all lcd projectors are like this, this is my first projector so I am not sure. I do not notice it on the splash screen but maybe its just hard to tell. Any help on if its normal to looks like this. It is just slight not a huge thing.

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Andy:

Have you had a chance to see other competing projectors ? I would be curious to hear your opinion of the TX100 relative to others you have seen.

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ok - just went and saw one of these and damn it's a beautiful picture! Very little SDE, great colours and that was in really terrible viewing conditions (the tx-100 totally out performed the other projectors on display!)
and you america people are getting like so totally ripped off on pricing! I don't want to offend the forum gods so I won't give details, but with the warranty extended to 5 yrs, my quote was still < $US2200 (at todays exchange rates)
I didn't buy today (going back for a better test later in the week) but oh so very tempting!
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And if you really want to seen what the TX100 is capable of , use it with a HOYA HMC FL-DAY filter . They are made for each other. The result ( with or without filter ) is far better as with my previous pj. You doesn't need a filter as big as the lens because there is only a small part of the front lens used , depending on the lens shift. I use a 55 mm filter and thats the minimum . My pj is table-mounted and i use a bit of lens shift , so i have placed the filter a bit above the center of the lens in a cardboard round.
Start with gamma default 1 and color custom 0,+15,+10,0, +15,+10.
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I called Convoy. I think the guy I talked to said the MSRP is $3500. Sold one a half hour ago he said. Street price is less, but more than HS20 street price.

Can we move thread back down to the under $3500 anyway?
That one he sold a half hour ago was me. And, street price is less than the street price for the HS20.

Yeah, this thread should move to the under 3500...
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And if you really want to seen what the TX100 is capable of , use it with a HOYA HMC FL-DAY filter . They are made for each other. The result ( with or without filter ) is far better as with my previous pj. You doesn't need a filter as big as the lens because there is only a small part of the front lens used , depending on the lens shift. I use a 55 mm filter and thats the minimum . My pj is table-mounted and i use a bit of lens shift , so i have placed the filter a bit above the center of the lens in a cardboard round.
Start with gamma default 1 and color custom 0,+15,+10,0, +15,+10.

what has serves this filter to you?
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what has serves this filter to you?
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The picture is smoother and more 3D like ; the difference is more obvious with composite tv as with dvd ( dvd is already a better source ) but still more 3D with dvd also.
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Is there any news on tweaking the VB to a more unnoticeable level?

What about the flickering some people have noticed on the analog inputs?

As EvanB was talking about, approx. what is the D6500K calibrated ANSI Lumens vs. uncalibrated?

If I'm going with a larger screen and thinking of doing a 2.35:1 set up too I don't want to make the picture too dim. If it won't work on a large screen (110" and larger for 2.35:1) without becoming washed out then I may have to skip this PJ.

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