Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Major residence in Sammamish Wa. @ Vacation home in Lake Havasu City Az
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While being gone to a professional conference, I recently got a chance to see Chris's ht in not so sunny Arizona. While I certainly don't presume that I am qualifed to evaluate anyones home theater, Chris is making something very special down in the desert. Work in progress like all of our hts', but the light at the end of the tunnel is certainly brighter for Chris than for me.
The image the RS2 displayed on his 120" wide SMX at screen was awesome. Chris first demonstrated the RS2 with moderate ambient light and there was still ample contrast to enjoy the content. Of course, make the room totally black and let the show begin. We played some shorts from Dish HD, Roy Orbison (for black and white) and, episode ll of Star Wars. All looked and sounded great, but the widescreen Star War clips using the panamorph had me mesmerized into the scene like I was seeing it for the first time.
The SMX has only 1.16 gain and it seemed plenty bright to me with the RS2. To me, more brightness would make the image less film like and more cartoon like. For those concerned about adequate light, as I was, you really need to see an RS2 in as simular environment as your ht as you can find. I really think you will be as pleased as I was.
I forgot to ask Chris how many hours currently on his lamp but considering the cost of our ht, not a big issue.
Thanks Chris for your time and I hope you were still able to get a round of golf in,
PS: Sorry I forgot the beer. Next time I am in LHC I"ll drop some by.