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post #271 of 296 Old 11-28-2006, 12:31 PM
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Beautiful screenshots everyone. Just a stunning picture.

What amazes me the most is the projector's ability to make even what is supposed to be real look fake again. Whenever I see Ann in the same picture as Kong, she just stands out like a puppet. Also, in the screenshot where Jack Black is standing in front of Kong's fence, everything just seems artificial to me, kind of like well painted styrofoam. Of course I am not so bothered during the movie because I have less time to stare and nitpick.

Nonetheless, the VW50 certainly shines. Congratulations on your purchases.
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Beautiful screenshots everyone. Just a stunning picture.

What amazes me the most is the projector's ability to make even what is supposed to be real look fake again. Whenever I see Ann in the same picture as Kong, she just stands out like a puppet. Also, in the screenshot where Jack Black is standing in front of Kong's fence, everything just seems artificial to me, kind of like well painted styrofoam. Of course I am not so bothered during the movie because I have less time to stare and nitpick.

Nonetheless, the VW50 certainly shines. Congratulations on your purchases.

(emphasis mine)

I actually think this might be ADDITIONAL PROOF that the Pearl shines... by all accounts, the more detailed the picture, the more revealing of source defects, including special FX that aren't so "special". ;-)

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I have some PS3 shots on the Pearl. Anyone here I can email them to who can link them into this thread? Terminator too.

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Kip, I've PM'd you.

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Hi Dan,
Pics sent. Thanks!!!

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KING KONG is way too often FAKE LOOKING (not him in particular, the movie).
it's such a CGI galore..... JPark and especially the second looked way more believable
Spielberg knew night shots + animatronics was the only way to more realism.

i think KING KONG needs a projector with massive contrast capacities and ansi contrast. but still it looks fake, cartoonesque.
some bad CGI also in the movie on top of way too many CGI

some CGI look good (Kong, the raft scene, some trex scene).
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I agree. Believe it or not, the witch flying around in The Wizard of Oz looks pretty darn good. No CGI, just people being creative.

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Can someone who really knows their stuff tell me what screen is the best for the Sony Pearl? Price is not a factor. Thanks!!
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1.3 gain

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Nice! I like the gothic castle hall feel Did you get the dragon lamps from Design Toscano? I like their stuff.

What is the width of your screen? It looks curved.
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Can someone who really knows their stuff tell me what screen is the best for the Sony Pearl? Price is not a factor. Thanks!!


I am very pleased with the Carada BW 100".

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Here are Kipp's pics.











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1.3 gain

Thanks for the tip!!! NICE stuff you guys got here.....

By the way, what screen size is this A/Vspec? Looks pretty big.
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It is a 120" by 51" Cine-W Curved StudioTek 130

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Nice! I like the gothic castle hall feel Did you get the dragon lamps from Design Toscano? I like their stuff.

What is the width of your screen? It looks curved.

Actually I bought them at a local Spencers gift store on sale.

My last name is Knight so I had no choice but to go with a castle look.... LOL

I hope to finish most of the theater off this weekend and will post some finished pics when it is all done.

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It is a 120" by 51" Cine-W Curved StudioTek 130

That's pretty big for a Pearl. Hows the brightness? Using an anamorphic lense for the widescreen stuff?
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nathan_h: I just saw a Pearl on the same screen, very nice indeed. And if you have no ambient light issues this projector shines. I have a Batcave design and I am getting a Pearl in a few weeks, I looked at the Mits and a few others and right now till the JVC R1 comes out for the money this unit is sweet. Some units tend to need more calibration out of the box then others hopefully mine will be one that doesn't need too much tweeking. The material I was viewing was Star Wars III in HD pretty Amazing...
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the pearl looks great. i'm looking to hang the same projector from the ceiling. i have a 92" steward screen and i'm looking to shoot it from about 16' from the screen. My question is,"How low do i have to hang the projector from the ceiling."
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That's pretty big for a Pearl. Hows the brightness? Using an anamorphic lense for the widescreen stuff?

Plenty bright! Using a UH380 lense fixed in place.

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Camera screwed up on me for awhile.

I stapled up a bunch of black velvet, everything looks better now imho.



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My PJ is only AVIA calibrated. I'm waiting to get the Spyder TV pro to use later on. What I would like to see is for drapp to post an undited screenshot of this particular scene. I would like to use your screenshot as a reference point to how much improvement I get if I use the Spyder.

My screenshot looks a bit more colorful than what I see on my PJ and less bright. Thats just my camera introducing anomalies and stuff. I can actually make it look as close as drapps screenshots by using Photoshop (but that will cheating )

I personally have seen the Pearl and I say its worth it as long as you have 100% light control in your room and sit close enough to see all the details up close.
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Pearl in the House!!! Oh Joy!!!!

Can some one post some good settings for this unit? Or direct me to a Thread that has some good settings would be much appeciated. Got the VE and Avia Disc ready to roll, and this unit was a sinch to setup, just swapped out my HS51 (sold it) and slapped this one in it's place a few adjustments and away we go..... Nice to see more improvement in Blacks etc... Also looking for a
good screen for this combo...

Also I heard this Projector matches up well with a SilverStar.

Xylon: nice screen shots, I helped my buddy put up a AE900, nice PJ. He brought it over and we did a quick comparison. There is none in my mind, his did a fantastic job on some material but it was hard to compare a 1080p picture . Regardless both Projectors do well in certain areas. I heard this SilverStar by Vutec really brightens up things as it should with a 6.0 gain, most PJ will have hotspotting issues but I heard there isn't any with this combo...

"I personally have seen the Pearl and I say its worth it as long as you have 100% light control in your room and sit close enough to see all the details up close."

I agree with part of this statement, sitting close or far the detail is there regardless. But light control with this PJ is critical. Hence it would be nice to get a decent screen that could give it a some more pop if needed.

Thanks all!!

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What I would like to see is for drapp to post an undited screenshot of this particular scene.

I personally have seen the Pearl and I say its worth it as long as you have 100% light control in your room and sit close enough to see all the details up close.

Here's the unedited version. As you can see it's a bit rotated and not cropped and the black level may be a couple of clicks lower. If I were to change modes on my camera it'd have more effect than any subtle Photoshop alterations. Subsequent calibrations since I took these pics might lead to even a bit less color saturation, far less than in the AE900 shots.

I'll be getting a GretagMacbeth EyeOne Pro spectrophotometer in the next week or two and comparing with the Spyder2 and DTP-94 colorimeters. While I think the changes from calibrating with the EyeOne Pro will be subtle especially in terms of what screencaps can portray, I'll post if there's any significant difference.



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Perfect! Thanks a lot. Bigger size and all. I can rotate the pix myself.

This is another proof that calibrating your PJ is essential to get the maximum PQ. As far I'm concern after seeing all the screenshots in this thread especially Dan's I conclude that AVIA or DVE is not cutting it anymore. I need more accurate calibration than that. Albeit more pricey.
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Hey would anyone have a screen shot of lord of the rings return of the king? with the sony vw50?? or x-men 2 the opening scene with the blue guy

would greatly appreciate it
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