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post #91 of 778 Old 02-28-2007, 04:55 AM
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Looks like it won't work sorry I'll have more time to play tomorrow and I'll test it more for you.

Thanks for testing it! I better get a small breakout cable, then.
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FedEx brought the pj at 12:00 today. Set it up on a table (temporarily) and put King Kong in my Toshiba HD-A1.

Wow.

This is the best picture I've had in my home theater. I did a few quick tweaks and the picture is amazing.

The bad thing is now all I want to watch is HD-DVD and HD. I tried Mask of Zorro (SD-DVD), which looked pretty good on my X1, but it's no comparison (obviously) to King Kong in 720p.
This is going to be expensive!

I'm very happy.
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You using the component in or dvi in on the projector for the HD-A1?

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You using the component in or dvi in on the projector for the HD-A1?

I used a 12 foot component cable I had laying around. This won't work for ceiling mount, of course.

I haven't tried DVI because the only cable I have is a 6ft HDMI->DVI. Not enough reach.
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I assume this projector allows the use of screw-in filters. Can someone tell me what size filter it takes?
One of the reviews indicated that the use of a red filter would have the benefit of raising the red level while maintaining the contrast.
Thanks for the help.

This looks like a great value.
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The lens is huge- I've read that the filter would be very expensive because of it's size. I'll have to measure for you.

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Ordered the PJTX100 yesterday and received it today. This is my first pj and I couldn't wait to fire it up. Just set it on a table and projected the image on a wall. I hastily grabbed a DVD from one of my (all too many) stacks, cranked the surround sound up to a neighbor-angering level, sat back and enjoyed.

Out-of-the-box settings were better than I had expected. Not great, but good. Had quite a bit of ambient light at first and it was still watchable. Making the room darker obviously helped things. Damn but this projector throws a lot of light in a dark room.

SDE was not much of an issue for me. Granted, my eyesight isn't the best, but sitting approx. 7' from a 110" image it was barely noticable, and even then only when I was looking for it.

Can't wait 'till tomorrow when the initial "rush" of a new toy is over and I can actually take the time to play with the settings. I want to put a few more hours on the lamp before I throw on AVIA & DVE, but my expectations for a basic callibration have been raised.

What a fantastic deal, and a great way to get into front projection. All the posts I've read were right, after you've gone big, there's no going back. After shutting the pj down for the night I went back to watching tv on my 12 year old 27" Panny........felt like I was watching a postage stamp.
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Has anyone been able to confirm wether or not the "computer input" will accept a component signal? Thanks.
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Has anyone been able to confirm wether or not the "computer input" will accept a component signal? Thanks.

SKoprowski tested it and reported on page 3 that it doesn't. When I get my ceiling mount I'll try it as well, but I'm sure he's right. The manual doesn't say that it does, and the couple reviews that I read didn't say so either.

Oh, well. I had to spring for the 35ft component cable - it's only money and time . And a 30ft HDMI cable with DVI connectors (needed that anyway).
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I was just hoping to get one of the VGA breakout cables from monoprice, because they send all three through one sleeve, and it would be a bit thinner and easier to run than the three individual component cables they offer. Oh well, small price to pay I suppose.
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Question to current owners.

I currently have a IN72, which seems to be a good budget PJ that has decent brightness to project an image in a lighted room and am considering moving up to a 720p PJ.

For the reviews on the PJTX100, there seems to be conflicting accounts on how visible an image is with lights on in the room (use with video gaming).

What is the opinion of current PJTX100 owners on this? Thanks in advance.
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I pulled the trigger on one of these last night, can't wait to report the results
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I pulled the trigger on one of these last night, can't wait to report the results

I continue to diddle around...logic and reason escapes me sometimes.
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Ohhhh my goodness... one major source has now thrown in a mount and a 92" screen to sweeten the deal. More $$$$ but not at all bad.

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I'm amazed that there aren't more takers on this Projector at this time. My thought is this: it appears to be a good hold over until 1080p models come out brighter and less expensive. It seems like a logical purchase for those that want 720p at a low cost with good placement flexibility. Brightness doesn't seem to be a huge issue. I guess fan noise and the fact that the technology is a few years old would be the biggest deterrents, but that's where the "hold over" concept comes into play. Why pay double or more when you'll most likely upgrade in a year or two anyway?
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I didn't notice the fan noise when it was sitting 2 feet away from me. In fact, in whisper mode, it's much quieter than my X1 sitting 4 feet above my head, probably because of the X1 color wheel.
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I didn't notice the fan noise when it was sitting 2 feet away from me. In fact, in whisper mode, it's much quieter than my X1 sitting 4 feet above my head, probably because of the X1 color wheel.

Sweet because mine will be about 2 feet above my head.
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anyone know what mounting bolts this PJ takes?
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Ohhhh my goodness... one major source has now thrown in a mount and a 92" screen to sweeten the deal. More $$$$ but not at all bad.


This has been around for (quite?) a while.

THe Mustang screen, imo, isn't worth it.

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For those that have purchased this unit, how is the panel convergance?
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anyone know what mounting bolts this PJ takes?

Same question here.
I glanced through the manuals and either it's not there or I skimmed past it.
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I've done some searches but I came up dry, i'll try the archives later tonight, there is a huge thread in 2005 on the tx100.

Mine will be here tomorrow
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Ordered the projector last night.
For me, the choice was between the IN72 and the Hitachi. The H31 wasn't bright enough. The IN72 is very bright, if you can believe the projector guide on 'projector central', but the lack of zoom put the projector at or behind our seating area, and I want to just put it on a coffee table for now.
The Mits and HD70's offset was too much for where I want to use the projector.
As I continued to move up the price range, looking for a flexible, bright projector with better contrast, I was approaching $1300 (Z5), which was more than I wanted to spend.
While I can control the light, it won't be a pitch black room.
Hopefully a bright, saturated picture can make up for the loss of contrast.
I also wonder if the desire for high contrast, high shadow detail isn't partly a function of the type of movies you watch? If you watch 'dark' movies, this would be a very high priority.
Anyway, I'll know in a few days and give you my impressions.
Currently have a 51" Hitachi RPTV (CRT) which I have enjoyed. I've kidded my kids over the years as I've increased the picture size, that I had two choices-- get new glasses or get a bigger TV.

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I just went through the very extensive thread. Worst problem seems to be with vertical banding. There are some tweaks outlined to alleviate it though. And this problem could be solved on the units that are currently shipping. Can any comment on the production dates of their projectors?
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anyone know what mounting bolts this PJ takes?

I think they are 8mm.

Correction as noted below by akdude47

They are 6mm.

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well I am in a hunt for a projector, I thought in IN72 , Optoma 70 little over my budget, U1000, and pani 900u, but suddenly I found this thread, read it all the way thru, and really looks like a good deal. I guess I will order the Hitachi the next week.

Question to the owners

What screen could be the more appropriate for it? (Grey or matte white) What gain? 1.1 or 1.3?
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I think they are 8mm.

I read somewhere last night that they were 6mm, so I got those... we shall see, Mr. Brown Truck Guy should be here any minute
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This has been around for (quite?) a while.

THe Mustang screen, imo, isn't worth it.

Thanks, Genius. I've finally got a comment from someone on that brand of screen. I did three searches and turned up nothing..... No reviews either.

Please tell us more.......

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It does take 6mm bolts, I got mine in today and got it mounted.

I had a X1 before, but with the TX100 I can have a much larger screen in the same space, so that, and the higher brightness are wowing me.
Currently working on getting some primer down for a painted screen, so I can't comment overall, but so far I am liking it, especially getting 720p at a decent contrast and brightness in this price range is incredible. Once the second layer of Kiltz drys later tonight I hope to get a movie in!
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...I had a X1 before...

What is the screen offset (?) for the PJTX100? I have a ceiling mount X1 and am thinking about upgrading, but do not have much flexibility in mounting options. Also have you noticed a siginifcant picture quality improvement over the X1 for high definition contents? Is X1 to PJTX100 a meaningful upgrade? TIA.
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