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Vivitek D966HD-WT Owners Thread

Hi All

I just purchased a NEW Vivitek D966HD-WT.

It should arrive this week and I will post my Impressions.

I am NOT NEW to Projectors - I have owned Projectors since what
I call DAY-ONE when I bought the 1st Kloss Projector NOVABEAM
ONE in 1979
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Sounds great with all those lumens, but what's a 5 seg color wheel. Does it have a white segment
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Sounds great with all those lumens, but what's a 5 seg color wheel. Does it have a white segment
All the 5 segment wheels I've seen have a white (or clear) segment, and a yellow segment.
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I'm curious what has led you to purchase what is obviously a business class projector with a slow color wheel and a ton of inaccurate lumens with poor color brightness instead of a model designed for home theater?

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Vivitek-D966HD.htm

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All the 5 segment wheels I've seen have a white (or clear) segment, and a yellow segment.
So divide lumens by 3
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So divide lumens by 3
probably more like 60 percent.
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Will it be used for business or for a theater? Its rated at 35-40db in eco-full lamp..that's pretty loud and these listed specs tend to be pretty optimistic.
On the other hand, if this is going in an office then that low color-brightness and higher noise-floor won't be a problem at all.

The wattage and lumen spec indicate you can probably expect about 1200lumen in one of the more accurate presets. Your calibrated brightness will be lower than that, but you should still have a plenty "watchable" movie image around 1200lm.

If your intent is to watch movies, there are options that simultaneously give brighter, quieter, more accurate and higher contrast video all for a smaller price.

If this is for business presentation, that screen will be asking for a license-plate number.

Simple <$250 dedicated black-fabric theater room, build in a day, takedown in an hour.
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I'm curious what has led you to purchase what is obviously a business class projector with a slow color wheel and a ton of inaccurate lumens with poor color brightness instead of a model designed for home theater?

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Vivitek-D966HD.htm
I had a Hi-End Projector Failure. I bought this one for temporary
use why my High-End is being repaired. Once that step is
completed - I have a 2nd location that would use the D966.

It is on the TRUCK and should be delivered TODAY - [Tuesday].

In my view it is called having a SPARE BULLET in the Chamber.
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Talking I am Impressed

I received the D966 Yesterday - I fired it up in a temporary installation.
It was just sitting on top of a step ladder and shooting at my BIG
SCREEN - 152"

I have decided to KEEP it as my Backup Projector. I will install it
this weekend in my Small Screen - 92" room.

I took 38 pictures last night - After WORK TODAY - I will sort through
the pictures and add them here.

I notice one STRANGE thing which I have to figure out.

I wear glasses for reading ONLY. My long distance viewing is perfect.
I never wear glasses when watching TV every night on my BIG Screen.
Last night I noticed if I had my glasses on the D966 Picture was as
sharp as could be. If I took my glasses off the picture looked SOFTER.

I will need to do the same test with my GOOD PJ when I get it back.

I only put on my glasses to have the BEST Vision when I Focused the
D966.

BOTTOM LINE - I am impressed. It is better than the Vivitek that I
have in my SMALL Screen room now.

For the PRICE it is a VERY GOOD DEAL.
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I'm assuming part of the reason you went for that model was the zoom (which means it's probably possible to hide it in a box), but for now, how was the fan-noise? What preset/s did you end up using/liking?

Simple <$250 dedicated black-fabric theater room, build in a day, takedown in an hour.
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I'm assuming part of the reason you went for that model was the zoom (which means it's probably possible to hide it in a box), but for now, how was the fan-noise? What preset/s did you end up using/liking?
No idea why you suggested zoom?

Fan noise was low unless I turned it to high fan
while I was playing around with settings. I never
heard the unit turn high fan on.

I bought the unit because of 4500 lumens.
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Some Pictures from Last Night

Pictures where take in my DARK THEATER on my
CELL PHONE WITH NO FLASH. TV Program was Forever
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I bought the unit because of 4500 lumens.
At number is an outright fabrication for video. It's made from a clear segment in the color wheel. PowerPoint=4500 lumens. Video= maybe 1200.
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