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post #991 of 2952 Old 05-24-2005, 10:21 AM
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I've had a 100" (80" x 60") 4:3 screen and now have a 106" (92" x 52") 16:9 screen (with a 16:9 PJ). I prefer the 16:9 screen. The number of 4:3 movies that I have is small compared to widescreen movies and a lot of 4:3 transfers to DVD are not good enough to warrant a 4:3 screen (exceptions are Casablanca, Citizen Kane, and some other classics).

The problem (for me) with using a 4:3 screen with a 16:9 PJ is that you have to re-zoom and refocus (?) for each format, and that can be a hassle. However, each person has his own preference.

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- Does the size of the picture adjust (+ or - in size) to the width or the height of the screen when switching from a 16:9 ratio to a 4:3? In other words, would it be benefitial to get a 4:3 screen to be able to watch a larger 4:3 movie and just shorten the screen height to 16:9 for letter box movies? The projector will be fixed ceiling mounted.

With a 16:9 projector like the MT700, you're better off with a 16:9 screen. The image will have the same height regardless of whether it's in 4:3 or 16:9 mode. With a 4:3 projector, having a 4:3 screen gets you a bigger image (greater height) in 4:3 mode.

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- I'm considering a Sony NS975V w/HDMI and wanted to know if this is the right way to go and what cables/hook up I needed to a Pioneer Elite 54TX (also considering) for best performance?

There are better DVD players than the Sony in that price range IMO. Check the DVD forum for suggestions, but I'd look at the Pansonic S77 or Oppo 971H.

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- Screen considering is an Elite HOME100IWV(63x84 4:3) or WH(63x84 16:9) for a room size of approx. 23'x13'

A 110-120" diagonal 16:9 screen would be fine.

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I recall reading in this thread that the MT700 will not accept 480i over HDMI. Is this something can/may be added as part of a firmware upgrade? I read that the HDMI spec supports 480i, so it should be possible.

Thoughts?

There a few sources available that output 480i over HDMI (and even fewer in the future), so I don't see it becoming a firmware (if possible) or hardware change.

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Tim-

My sources are lacking at the moment, that's for sure. I'm looking to slowly but surely upgrade my sources as the budget allows. Right now the only sources I have that run 480i would be DVD and video cam.

It's not a big deal to use component cables for 480i, but it would be nice to have one cable that can handle all formats. It would help clean up my PJ install a bit.

Thanks for your comments.

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I was just thinking the same thing ...... that there will be fewer 480i sources in the future. The next stopping point looks to be 720p. The whole "issue" is not a big deal. More less just my random thoughts for the day.
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can you guys help me figure something out, my brain is not working properly this morning

i went to pj central's calculator, but i'm not sure if i'm reading it right

with a throw of 15', what is the min and max screen size i can hit with this puppy?

i'm hoping i can hit a 92" from that distance, but i can't tell if that's possible, there's a blank in the bars, but the green isn't on it so i'm not sure. i really like the fact that there's no offset with this thing because my screen is extraordinarily high in comparison to most.

also one more question, has anybody measured actual lumen output at or around D65? what is it? so benq oem's this right? it's basically the pe7700 right?

you guys all pretty happy with this unit? i like the price.

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At 15', the smallest screen size would be about 122" diagonal. The largest, about 158". I have a 92" screen and the MT700 barely makes it at 12'.

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wow, bummer, that's a shame

the wife isn't going to go for that

guess i have to be patient. i just hope there will be something good that meets my requirments. turns out the best feature of the ae700 is that darn lens shift and favorable throw options

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Maybe not the $300 but if you don't take the $80 one Mike is offering I'd say that's pretty stupid.

I've been using dlp projectors from nearly 5 years ... yet to buy / change a bulb. I always sell the projector and get a new one (with minimal price difference) before the bulb runs out.
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I was planning on a smaller eletric screen too, for the same reason, wife factor. After seeing it at 144" diaganol she is coming over to the light side. She said I can get a large permanent screen now. Just get it and you will both be very happy.
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HiHOSteveo

Thanks for the JVC receiver info w/DVI switching this is OT but very welcome info.

Do you have a link... I need to understand the transcoding comments.

Link: http://www.jvc.com/press/index.jsp?item=437&pageID=1

I was excited about this too.

I believe that transcoding means that the receiver will take whatever input (composite, s-video, component, hdmi) you're giving it and turn it into a signal which can be carried by the highest-quality output (component on the lower end receivers, hdmi on higher end). Very handy to minimize # of video cables, if it's done well, but I wonder how good that signal would be, even if the receiver does its job very well--you know the old saying about garbage in...

Seems like the release date might have been pushed back--the Jan 6 press release says that some of them are due out in March & April; I haven't heard anything about them.

Also, I'm a little leery of the relatively small # of digital inputs. I've got an HD box, DVD player, XBOX and a CD jukebox all digitally connected to my current receiver -- the 401S/402B only has one optical input and one coax input! (The top-end 701S/702B is better in this regard, with 3 optical and 1 coax digital inputs.)

Sorry about the OT...
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Opus.......

The lack of digital inputs was exactly why I was going for the 702 instead of the 402. I guess that JVC is thinking that you also have two HDMI inputs which are also carrying digital audio... so that gives the 402 4 total digital audio inputs... at least I think that is where there heads are....

Unfortunately the Xbox, cable box, satellite box etc... are not yet using HDMI... maybe Xbox2!

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Why not buy a decent reciever and an HDMI switcher instead? What kind of speakers are you powering? Sorry for the OT.
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I've been looking around online for the mt700 for a price range between $2,400 to $2,500 but they all seem to be out of stock. Anyone know when this projector will be more widely available?
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Why not buy a decent reciever and an HDMI switcher instead? What kind of speakers are you powering? Sorry for the OT.

That is what I am currently doing.... in Vegas. I have a Denon 3805 with a Gefen 4 port DVI switch (you know the one everyone complains about... but is still big bucks!)

In Cedar Hills I am going to be powering a 7.1 Energy Connoisseur setup. It is just so much cleaner if I can have one unit doing all the work....... an iScan HD+ would do the trick, but I am too cheap at this point!

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I have an iScan HD+. It is awesome, but doen't do hdmi switching. There is only one DVI input port.
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I have an iScan HD+. It is awesome, but doen't do hdmi switching. There is only one DVI input port.
Warren.

Yes, Warren I know the current HD+ does not do HDMI... that is the next one!

They had the engineering version at January's CES... it had several HDMI inputs (cannot remember how many) as well as component, s-video, composite... and it would transcode all of the signals and output them over HDMI... The One Cable Solution!!

However, if I can get a JVC receiver to do the single cable job for me then that was the way I was going to go... I am sure the internals for the iScan are much better... but I thought I would give the JVC a shot and see how it works out.

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aerospace0007,
Try a Froogle search or ask MikeSRC

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Buy it from Mike.

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i have family down in frederick, maryland......

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Damn , there is soo much offtopic blabla in this thread it is no wonder it is not named an ***OFFICIAL*** thread

Anycase on topic:
I received my 92" DLP2005 Screenline projectionscreen (1.0 gain) and now I have a problem: the MT700 has just too much light for this size screen. If i turn on the subtitling I see RBE and when there is no picture the screen is dark grey instead of very dark grey/black. I think this is a luxury problem but I want to deal with it. Monday I visited another HT owner with a calibrated Benq8700 and the picture was so quiet that I could not notice any RBE at all, even with subtitling. The picture had also more depth in it and I was amazed at the quality. He had his projector ISF calibrated together with a red filter installment and so he lost lumens but gained a very pretty picture. So I called the guy who had calibrated his PJ and together were gonna tweak the MT700 by using a ND filter or also some color filter. I don't care about the lumens since I now have a total light controlled room, but I do care about the black levels and overall stable picture.
To be continued.
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Damn , there is soo much offtopic blabla in this thread it is no wonder it is not named an ***OFFICIAL*** thread

Nyah!

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I received my 92" DLP2005 Screenline projectionscreen (1.0 gain) and now I have a problem: the MT700 has just too much light for this size screen.

Sounds like you need a bigger screen...

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Sounds like you need a bigger screen...
(You can count on me to find the most expensive solution for any problem... )

more expensive then you might think cause then I also need a bigger livingroom
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Nyah!

I was beaten as a child and I just want attention. :P

Weird. I was beaten as a child and I now I want LESS attention.
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Here's the Toshiba USA spec sheet for the TDP-MT700


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Hi, I'm new as a poster here.
Have been a lurker here for quite a while tho.
Bought my second projector, MT700, based on this thread, and set up one specific way I am quite happy with the PQ.
So thank you all for all your posts.

I have one issue about the projector.
It seems to me that the projector image is very soft and seems a little out of focus.
I have managed to get a very good picture using an HD+ and sending the signal out as 720p through DVI with the MT700 set with 3 on the sharpness setting.
I was just surprised that without the HD+ the picture was always soft and to me seemed out of focus. It appeared this way using svideo, component and HDMI and using two different DVD players (both mid-range, one PAL 576i and one NTSC progressive). The projector menu when called up always looked sharp and in focus but the PQ for any DVD was very soft and slightly blurred.
My old low range sanyo projector always displayed a sharp image (despite its other shortcomings).
Is my projector faulty, or is this typical of this projector?
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Here's the Toshiba USA spec sheet for the TDP-MT700

That spec sheet clearly states Faroudja/DCDi as the deinterlacer.
But what's that about O Plus being the 720p scaler?

Also, is this 6-seg wheel RGBRGB or something other?

Thanks! Am redesigning my HT for constant image height and it's looking like this PJ will be my 4805 upgrade.
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There's always been some speculation from the European Toshiba specs that the scaler used was Oplus, so that's probably correct. The 6-segment wheel is definitely RGBRGB.

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