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The HD Leeza is now shipping.

Please post all your experiences to this thread.

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Mine arrived today and I will have results of preliminary testing this weekend.

Box looked a little beat up but no apparent damage.

It's Mother's day this weekend but I'll find a way to play.



I have MYSPHYT (from the forum) coming over for tweaking tomorrow. He is a A/V calibration guy and I look forward to his more expert opinions.

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I received mine on Monday and my installer put it in on Tuesday, but in an unfortunate twist of fate our floors were scheduled to be sanded and coated Wed-Fri. They have to dry over the weekend so I won't be able to get in to try it out until Monday. Grrrr. Not sure what inputs and outputs he's set up at this point. Can't wait to see the image on my G-150. The pj just got set up a few weeks ago and I haven't had a scaler yet so my DVDs have looked pretty crappy, especially compared to HBO, Showtime, and HDnet.
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OK, where did the "HD Leeza Release April 14 or 24" thread go?

There is no such thing as too much clean power.
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Everyone asked a new thread be started .
Now that the product is finally getting into the hands of end users members requested a new thread based on what they consider more important. Hearing from those using it in a real world situation.

Was there something in the old thread you felt important?
Im sure it will be covered here again if its an issue.
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Alan,

I can't say that anything was terribly important but I know I missed a few comments at the end. Ofer always has useful things to say.

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And you might add back here the stuff about the fan for anyone confused about how his new hd leeza is working.

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No need to put it back. Now that this is shipping we will see how many have the fan issue from users feedback. This will be a good gage to see how much of a real world problem this is. If it is an issue it will arrise again on its own. I am guessing a few will have this problem.

Jeff definitely put some time aside if possible: Looking forward to your feedback.
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There were some useful comments in the old thread. It's fine to close it and continue the HD Leeza discussion here but I would prefer it if the old thread remained.

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I was curious as to which way the fan is supposed to blow??

When properly wired, should it be sucking air in or blowing it out the back of the unit?

I'd like to wire it properly before it shuts down.

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the leeza should blow, not suck; the idea is to get the heat out of the case.

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I was curious as to which way the fan is supposed to blow??

When properly wired, should it be sucking air in or blowing it out the back of the unit?

I'd like to wire it properly before it shuts down.

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I simply swear to remember MichaelLucky writing there were NO FANS inside the HD Leeza. Has anything changed eventually?

Let me know, thanks.
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The thread is back for reference but its closed to keep the flow of new info coming to this thread.
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I remember reading there would be one fan for the power supply. The original Leeza had 2 or 3 fans and that made it a lot noiser. The one fan should be very quiet
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I remember reading there would be one fan for the power supply. The original Leeza had 2 or 3 fans and that made it a lot noiser. The one fan should be very quiet
According to someone who posted in the old thread, you can only hear this one if you within about 2 feet of the unit. In contrast, you could hear my old digital leeza 9 feet away, but even then it was only a slight noise at 9 feet and only noticeable if everything else was off.

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It has no fans other than the power supply which looks much like a computer power supply with the fan being part of it.

I consider the unit to be silent just as Dwins HD700 CRT projector. It has 3 fans but you cannot hear them when the cover is on the projector.
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According to someone who posted in the old thread, you can only hear this one if you are 2 or 3 inches away.
Thanks for reassuring!

Now we're really looking forward to reading some impressions on picture quality. This silence is frightening.

Thank you!

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Hah, Napp, you clipped me before I edited my post. Same conclusion but less absurd seeming ;)

And yes, time for someone to let us now how the bloody thing looks!

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the leeza should blow, not suck; the idea is to get the heat out of the case.
There has to be an air intake and place where air is pushed out of the case.

Maybe the HD Leeza could both Suck and Blow. And if it overheats, it might just Stink. :)

Sorry, just a funny play on words as I amuse myself.
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Has anyone on the upgrade list gotten their HD Leeza yet?

There has been varying accounts of when the bulk of these will ship - what's the latest story from KD?

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Upgrades may not ship until mid-June, last I heard. I know, I'm on that list too. I believe dealers and new purchasers are getting first dibs.

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Michael L. from KD told me the upgrade units won't be shipping until around June 15th.

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I was under the immpression that Alan was going to do an evaluation. I can see how a bad review from a moderator would lead to less banner advertizing for AVS. Does Alan have a Leeza to play with?
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I had a unit for a very short period of time.
I prefer to leave my comments out of it and let the customers post their feedback.
I will say I dont think anyone will be disappointed.
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Alan, when you do decide to comment could you compare the Leeza to some of the high dollar toys in your system? It might be nice to know one doesn't have to spend $20+K to achieve a certain level of performance.

There is no such thing as too much clean power.
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I received mine today from AVSCIENCE, but won't be able to hook it up until Monday May 19, when my installer will visit. I will be hooking it up to a NEC XG1352LC.

I have had mine plugged in for over an hour, and, from what I'm advised, if it doesn't cut out after about twenty minutes, there is no fan fix to implement.

There are small blue lights on the front of the unit indicating the input used. Perhaps it is because there is nothing plugged into it, but the light indicating the input is blinking. I hope that is not the usual state of affairs, but that may change if there is a source.

I am looking at the very thin manual. I just realized that it doesn't say anything about a 480i input (for DVD playback, but says 480p). I'm confused as to whether that means I have to feed a progressive signal to the unit. That is unlike my Faroudja NRS (720p), which only accepts an interlaced signal.

Jason said that the 8" NEC XG1352LC should be one of the 8" CRT projectors that will be able to take advantage of the scaling from 1080i to 1080p. I'll let you know how that works when we hook it up in a week.

I will keep the memories on the projector for the NRS, and for my direct input HD signal. After a week, my NRS will go up on the classified section. Alternatively, it might be back in my system depending on how the HD LEEZA works out.

I realize that all of this is far too long for anyone to wait, as I myself cannot wait the additional nine days. I'm anxious to read what others will post.

Yes, you can "hear" a fan, but it is faint enough that it should not bother anyone.

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Nick, not to pick on you but why do you need an installer to pug in 2 power wires (Leeza and DVD player) one SDI cable and the connection to your projector?

There is no such thing as too much clean power.
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If he is running it into a CRT without a calibrated memory for that scan rate what he will get won't be something he would probably want to talk about let alone write home ( or to us) about.:D

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Art,

I agree, but he is using a NEC 135 plus the scan rate can be changed on the Leeza. I just don't see the problem.

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If he is running it into a CRT without a calibrated memory for that scan rate what he will get won't be something he would probably want to talk about let alone write home ( or to us) about.:D

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Art knows of what he speaks.

I could probably try the LEEZA at 720p, as I already have a memory for that in my projector, with my NRS. I suspect that even this would be "off" from one unit to the next, but perhaps not noticeably so.

I can hook up just about anything audio or video wise . . . until I get to my CRT projector. That's the Great Sphinx of my system, with the unsolveable riddle.

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